The WHY

The WHY

I was reading some materials on personal fitness training certification (as I’m thinking about taking the test to get certified) and it talks about the WHY behind fitness. Well I think there’s aWHY behind coaching. Many coaches do it for their kids -— or their league...
Finding Ways to Increase FUN

Finding Ways to Increase FUN

I have been working with a small group of players this summer and it’s making me think a LOT about how best to make drills FUN and have them actually impact performance. I love two-line throwing and all the steps, but I think the players just don’t enjoy it....
Insider Bat

Insider Bat

I get a teeny sales commission on this thing. If you want to get a good training aid, think about the Insider Bat.  I have an Amazon sponsored link but I don’t think I’ll make more than 5 cents or so if you buy one.  / So what is an insider bat, you say?...
Using a mirror!

Using a mirror!

It rained the other day, so I invited kids from a team I’m helping to come over and hit in my garage using my beloved SoloHitter — sadly I think SoloHitter went out of business, but it’s a cool device that has a ball hang on a string with a net behind it so that...
First Practice Ideas

First Practice Ideas

Many teams will be starting their first practice soon, and it’s one of my favorite times of the year.  After the arduous work of the draft (see the post I on preparing for the draft) and the cold of winter, its time for a new season.  Hope springs eternal....
Draft Preparation

Draft Preparation

 And so it’s that time of the year when many leagues conduct a draft. I haven’t really written much on draft preparation in previous blogs, so perhaps this might come at a good time. Many parents can’t believe an NFL-style draft is held that includes...
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