How’s that practice plan coming?

So it’s Monday and you have practice with your youth baseball, softball or soccer team tonight. Its going to be tough to get out of work in time, but you’ll try to be there and not be late. But are you going to duck out of a meeting today to log into a website and watch streaming video of practice drills? To download practice plans and print out sheets of paper to take to the field? Unlikely. Why not instead get yourself a CoachDeck so that you never have to worry about being unprepared again. Simply pull 3-4 color-coded cards out of the deck while your players show up to the field and you have a professional and fun practice in the palm of your hands!

CoachDeck “0-2 Drill”

It should probably be re-named, “0-2 Game” but this is a terrifically-fun drill/game to do with your baseball or softball team. This drill teaches players to avoid striking out, to be able to put the ball in play with two strikes. However it also, simultaneously is a great fielding drill for the entire team. You can get this and all 52 CoachDeck baseball or softball drills in a handy and portable deck of cards you’ll use for years!

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.