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Virtual Instruction

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Looking For A Coach

I’m sure you heard this question many times before, but here goes. First, here’s some background info 10 years old 5’3” 130# Cal Ripkin league- No pitchers mound Average pitch speed 56mph Top speed 63mph Pitched to 103 batters, 77 strikeout, 24 walks,2 hit with pitch No hits. Only 2 foul balls Only 2 pitches-fastball, changeup  ...

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Practice In Small Areas

Dear Coach, I am a middle school baseball coach in North Carolina. Early in the season our weather is misserable and often cannot practice outdoors. Being the lowest ranking ball program spacing indoors is rarely available to us. Are there any drills you can recomend for indoor practices that take place in small areas? Thanks, Don Samson   &...

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Credit

My son pitched to one batter in his last game.  The bases were loaded when he came in and he unfortunately walked in the winning run.  How is this counted against him since none of the runs were his.  Is he credited with anything except the walk? Larry R. Greene     Larry You are correct, the walk is all your son, pitcher, get placed ...

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Foul Territory

Is it legal for the first baseman to have his feet, one or both, in foul territory while holding a runner at first base?   Kevin My rule you must have eight players in fair territory. The rule is really designed to keep a coach from placing a player behind the catcher during an intentional walk, or some other defensive scheme before a live pitch. So ...

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Marc

My son has played baseball for several years.  As he gets older his hitting does not seem to be improving.  I take him to the batting cages and he does very well.  He is currently on his high school team and does well at practice.  When he gets up to the plate, it seems like he freezes. He either walks or stikes out both swinging and looking.  His first scrimm...

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Tips

I coach baseball at the 13-15 Babe Ruth level. We work hard with our pitchers holding runners on to avoid giving up really easy stolen bases. At this point, I think our pitchers are doing well at this task. I have a question or two about the second baseman and shortstop and their jobs of helping hold runners on at second base. I feel if we are going to give up a ...

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Golf?

I have coached baseball for years and have told my kids that baseball and golf do not mix. Alot of golf can be a detriment to your baseball swing. Am I off base with my teaching?     Coach I can't really agree with you to give the short answer.  I see athletics as all independent.  When I first started out baseball players did not lift ...

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Late Swing

Hello Coach, My question is what can we do about a hitter that is habitually late with her swing? It doesn"t seem to matter if the pitch is fast or slow!! Her mechanics and bat speed are great! She will be a sophomore at UW Whitewater this year. If she doesn't correct this problem soon, I don't think she will make the team this fall. Thanks Tom Bigger   ...

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Laps & Push Ups?

I am coaching a 9 year old baseball team and have been discussing coaching techniques with my assistants.  My assistants think we should make players run laps and do push up when they constantly make the same mistake.  I am of the opinion that repetition and showing proper technique is the proper way to break habits and correct mistakes.  What is your opinion and ...

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