More baseball coaching tips

If you’re running a baseball or softball team this spring, here’s another idea to make practices go a little more smoothly. Break your team up into smaller groups so that they get more repetitions and so that there is less standing around. Have one assistant coach take 3-4¬†players out into right field and work on base running. Have another helper take another 3-4 into left field and have them catch pop flies. Meanwhile you can spread the rest around the infield and work on ground balls and throws to first. After five or six minutes, rotate the groups each to a new station. If you need ideas for stations to do with your teams, or specific instructions to give to your assistants, our deck of cards can definitely help. With a CoachDeck, even if your helper is just a parent who came to watch, they can run a fun and valuable drills which helps you create a dynamic and effective practice environment.

Your coaches will love their CoachDecks

Feedback we received the other day from a Little League President who ordered CoachDecks which he had just handed out to his managers. He said they all loved the decks and asked if they could have one to give to their coaches. Our handy, little deck of 52 fundamental drills broken into four, color-coded categories is exactly what your coaches and managers need this season since we know they don’t have time for books, manuals or online training sites. They need something they can carry onto the field and use at a moment’s notice while players are getting out of their parents’ cars. Every drill in the deck can be made into a fun and exciting game that kids love so they’ll want to come to every practice.

Will you coach again next year?

We know of many frustrated volunteer baseball, softball, basketball and soccer coaches who have something in common. They don’t feel like they’re doing a very good job with the teams they’ve been assigned to coach. They believe the kids are not getting better, not improving from game to practice to game, and that the parents are not supportive. Some of these coaches don’t think they are being given enough assistance from the league either.

Please, don’t give up! It will get better! You’ll get better! You may feel you are doing the kids a disservice but if¬† your heart is in the right place, you are not. This is not the time for kids to turn into superstars. This is the time for them to have fun and want to come back and play again next year. Just focus on that and everything else will fall into place. Eventually, the more talented players will receive the professional coaching they need to significantly improve but for right now all they need is a safe, fun environment to play. The league, and your community needs people like you this year, and next.