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Infielders Toss Overhand On Short Throws

 This article is from Marty Schupak’s best selling book: 44 Baseball Mistakes & Corrections     When you see a great point guard in basketball it is a beautiful thing to watch. On a fast break, most have excellent peripheral vision and can see the whole court. On most plays they know exactly when to…
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Too Many Travel Teams Can Be Detrimental To Kids!

  Right now we are seeing some positive signs that the Covid pandemic may be finally flattening. After this past year it’s only natural that parents and children are now anxious to get out of their homes and back to their old lives.  Often this means getting their kids involved in as many activities as they…
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Four Things Coaches Should Practice But Don’t!

It is amazing how youth baseball teams, as well as older and more competitive organized leagues, do not practice many of the basic fundamental aspects of the game. From my standpoint, the reason I practice certain things other coaches may not is because I’ve been burned by other teams and have lost games and championships…
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TEACHING YOUTH PLAYERS TO CATCH FLY BALLS

  It has always amazed me how tee ball coaches approach teaching their players the skill of catching fly balls. They will have their players, ages five and six, take turns while coaches will either hit or throw soft covered balls to them. And of course it is inevitable that one or more kids will…
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RUNDOWNS CAN BE SURE OUTS!

  I look upon rundowns in youth baseball differently from most other youth coaches. Too many times I have seen in games I’m involved in or games I am observing, opposing coaches instruct their team on a rundown that if they cannot get the out right away, then run the baserunner back to the base…
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5 COMMON MISTAKES INFIELDERS MAKE!

When you coach as long as I have the things that drive you crazy can easily add up. I’ve said it before. We have to keep reminding ourselves that we are coaching kids 8-12 years old. The infield, like everywhere else, seems to have the same common mistakes that come up over and over again.…
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