December 10, 2019

In less than 12 weeks baseball/softball tryouts will be upon most of us. Some players will not give it a thought until its too late. 

Gone are the old days where a player can come into tryouts/Spring Training and work themselves into shape. Now is the tine to get ready....

March 23, 2019

As 2019 Baseball Tryouts start to approach and as coaches we are busy planning for multiple situations (indoor tryouts and outside tryouts). Living in a Northern State we currently have been in a state of snow/rain and sunshine the past few weeks. However we continue t...

September 13, 2018

Life as a head coach begins and there is so many behind the scenes issues that a head coach must deal with which parents and kids do not realize. For instance, upon accepting the head baseball coaching position at a local high school here I have had to inventory all it...

March 1, 2018

Coaching is a difficult job but one of the most rewarding job out there. Coaches have to wear multiple "hats" when working with a player or team.

Coaches must be a :

1. Teacher

2. Parent

3. Role Model

4. Tutor (for older kids)

5. Confidant 

6. Trouble Shooter

7. Manager 

8. Pla...

January 14, 2018

 Now we are at the point in our training to begin to convert on sport-specific training into specific baseball skills. 

Practice:

Do drills, fielding, hitting, and throwing as a team.

Running:

Players should be running 5-6 times per week. For the first two weeks in this tr...

January 1, 2018

At this point in the training program you should be training five times per week to be in peak performance by the start of Spring Training. The objective during this phase is to lift heavier weights for more sets and fewer reps. This will teach the body to turn on more...

December 16, 2017

As we begin to work into the first "formal" training phase of the program please note that the previous section (Active Rest) is designed to prime the body for the training portion. This training phase is designed to build a general fitness base. In the first 4-week bl...

December 2, 2017

 Goal: To recover, rehabilitate, and maintain current fitness level

The goal in the first three to four weeks after the season is over is active rest. You want to give your body time to recover from the completed season and stay just active enough to maintain fitness. F...

June 21, 2017

Another night at the ballpark and yet another representative of baseball coaches that set a poor example. 

As I was watching this 9U game (had a pupil of mine playing in it) I couldn't help but notice the opposite coach complaining and yelling on every play. Don't get m...

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