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HOW TO PLAY BETTER BASEBALL

With this kit, the coaches teach alike and the players play as a team.

 

 

Baseball Coach's  Survival Kit

"Our best advice: begin your athletic and academic preparation early. Good habits in sports and school begin developing by age 10." - Bob Collins Editor, The Student Athlete Scholarships Foundation

Effective Hitting Mechanics
Skills | Drills

Effective Pitching Mechanics
Skills | Drills | Pick Offs |
Effective Pitching Basics

Effective Team Defenses
Skills | Drills

Effective Catching Mechanics
Skills | Drills

Effective Fielding Mechanics
Skills | Drills

Effective Scoring Strategies
Skills |
Drills

"Essential Baseball Mechanics"

The information in these brochures is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!Baseball Pitcher Skills
Pitching Mechanics
 Pitching Drills
 Defensive Skills
 Self-Teaching Skills

The information in these brochures is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!Baseball Catcher Skills
Catcher Mechanics
Catching Drills
Hitting Mechanics
Hitting Drills
Self-Teaching Skills

The information in these brochures is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!First Baseman Skills
First Baseman Mechanics
Fielding Drills
Hitting Mechanics
Hitting Drills
Self-Teaching Skills

The information in these brochures is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!Second Baseman Skills
Second Baseman Mechanics
Fielding Drills
Hitting Mechanics
Hitting Drills
Self-Teaching Skills

The information in these brochures is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!Third Baseman Skills
Third Baseman Mechanics
Fielding Drills
Hitting Mechanics
Hitting Drills
Self-Teaching Skills

The information in these brochures is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!Shortstop Skills
Shortstop Mechanics
Fielding Drills
Hitting Mechanics
Hitting Drills
Self-Teaching Skills

The information in these brochures is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!Outfielder Skills
Outfielder Mechanics
Fielding Drills
Hitting Mechanics
Hitting Drills
Self-Teaching Skills

The information in this brochure is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!How To Play Better Baseball  -
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"How To Play Better Baseball" Reading List for Winners

"How To Play Better Baseball" Order Page 

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Effective Coaching Techniques

The information in this brochure is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!Coaches/Parents:
Effective Mental Training
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Effective Self-Teaching Techniques

The information in this brochure is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!Effective Athletic Balance

The information in this brochure is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!Achieving Peak Performance
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Effective Team Building


The information in this brochure is vital to maximizing a player's true potential!Essential Coaching Behaviors

Effective Child & Parent Connections

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The How To Play" Advisory Board selected 3 skills that turn average players into exceptional players  from each of the 6 "How To Play Better Baseball" brochures. Exceptional players always perform the skills presented below!!!  Here are some excerpts from “Essential Baseball Mechanics” and each of the "How To Play Better Baseball" brochures.

"EFFECTIVE PITCHING MECHANICS"

C Good Pitchers:  Have a balance point in their delivery... "THE HEAD/EYES - Tuck - The button of the cap is directly over the pivot foot..."
CC
Good Pitchers:  Let their bodies do most of the work coming straight overhead with the pitch... "THE HANDS - Thrust - the thumb points down forcing the elbows up until the throwing hand moves forward.  The back of the wrist remains up until the arm reaches shoulder height..."
CCC
Good Pitchers:  Coil the body exploding into the pitch's release... "THE LEGS - Tuck - The coiling stops when the knee reaches the belly-button and the thigh is at least parallel to the ground..." 

see more pitching skills and drills at...
Effective Pitching Mechanics | Effective Pitching Drills

"EFFECTIVE HITTING MECHANICS"

C Good Hitters:  Use their bodies to hit with power and drive the ball... "THE HIPS AND THE WAIST - Weight Shift - The hitter shows the pitcher their back pocket as the hitter sees the pitcher's back pocket..."

CC Good Hitters: Keep their weight back... "THE FEET - Stride - The front foot lands on the inside ball of the foot as if 'testing thin ice'..."

CCC Good Hitters:  Grip the bat to promote a fluid, powerful swing... "THE PROPER GRIP - The bat rests across the middle of the fingers." 

see more hitting skills and drills at...
Effective Hitting Mechanics | Effective Hitting Drills

"EFFECTIVE FIELDING MECHANICS"

C Good Fielders:  Are in motion as the ball crosses the plate... "READY POSITION - Feet - The fielder takes two small steps forward as the ball crosses the plate."

CC Good Fielders: Use their route to the ball as a transition to begin the throwing action... "THE PLANT - Feet - the fielder uses the body's forward motion from the 'banana route' to carry the plant foot (the throwing side foot) into the glove.  The player positions the plant foot directly below where the glove hand just fielded the ball."

CCC Good Fielders: Are in a throwing position on all fly balls.. "FLY BALLS - Fly Balls - all players - Hands - catch the ball with two hands at the throwing shoulder..."

see more fielding skills and drills at...
Effective Fielding Mechanics | Effective Fielding Drills

"EFFECTIVE CATCHER MECHANICS"

C Good Catchers:  Use their bodies to block bad pitches... "BODY POSITION ON BAD PITCHES - Low Pitches Away from the Body - step to the side of the ball, drop the opposite knee to the ground, hands to the space between the knees and the foot. Keep the body as square to the ball as possible."

CC
Good Catchers:  Rarely misplay foul balls... "FOUL BALLS - Body - the catcher's back faces the playing field."

CCC
Good Catchers:  Use foot work to throw runners out... "THROWING RUNNERS OUT - Feet - Depending upon the catcher's arm, the foot work will vary... In general, the catcher will pivot on the right foot, keep the shoulders closed and take a stride with the left foot."

see more catching skills and drills at...
Effective Catcher Mechanics | Effective Catcher Drills

"EFFECTIVE OFFENSIVE STRATEGIES"

C Good Offensive Players:  Concentrate on placing their hits to move runners up... "MOVING RUNNERS UP THROUGH PLANNED HITTING - MAN ON SECOND, NO OUTS OR ONE OUT. Location of Hit - hit the ball to the right hand side of the infield to move the runner to third."
CC
Good Offensive Players:  Manufacture situations that create defensive errors... "FORCING THE DEFENSIVE MISTAKES WITH AGGRESSIVE RUNNING - MAKING TURNS. Mind set - the runner's actions must make the other team think the runner is attempting to go for the next base.
CCC
Good Offensive Players:  Instinctively steal a base in special situations... "STEALING BASES - ALWAYS STEAL - When (1) an inexperienced pitcher throws from a windup with men on base, (2) with 2 outs, a 3 and 2 count and runner(s) on first, first and second or the bases are loaded."

see more offensive skills and drills at...
Effective Offensive Strategies | Effective Offensive Drills

"EFFECTIVE TEAM DEFENSES"

C Good Defensive Players: Have a purpose on each play... "GETTING STARTED - A defensive player has five options when the ball is hit:  (1) field the ball, (2) move to a cutoff position, (3) cover the base, (4) backup a player or (5) backup a base."

CC Good Defensive Players:  Make an early call for fly balls... "INFIELD FLIES - A 'call' for the catch is made when the ball begins coming down from its highest point."

CCC Good Defensive Players: Make sure the player with the easiest catch makes the play... "INFIELD FLIES - The player with the highest priority makes the catch, the other players clear the area in order to avoid a missed catch or a collision." (The actual priorities appear in the "Effective Team Defense" brochure.)

see more defensive skills and drills at...
Effective Team Defenses | Effective Defensive Drills

HowToPlay.com's "HOW TO PLAY BETTER BASEBALL"
How To Play Better Baseball... Hitting | Pitching | Team Defense | Catching | Fielding | Scoring
How To Practice Better Baseball....
Hitting | Pitching | Team Defense | Catching | Fielding | Scoring
Baseball Player Pages... Catcher | First Baseman | Outfielder | Pitcher
 Second Baseman |
Shortstop | Third Baseman
How To Coach Better... Essential Coaching Behaviors | Mental Training | Coaching Techniques
Team Building | Athletic Balance | Peak Performance
Coaching Special Editions...
Child/Parent Connections | Self-Teaching Techniques

The "How To Play Better Baseball" Formula:

Step 1: "Essential Baseball Mechanics" supplies Coaches, Parents and Self-Coached Players with a starting point, a plan, for turning average players into great baseball players.
Step 2:  The "How To Play Better Baseball" Series reveals professional baseball mechanics and skills.
Step 3:  The "How To Practice Better Baseball" Series recommends drills to use to develop these great baseball playing skills.
Step 4:  The "How To Coach Better" Series instructs coaches and parents how to properly teach these playing skills to developing players.

Bonus playing tips... view all the playing tips that appear in HowToPlay.com's "Essential Baseball Mechanics"!!!

You need the skills and drills presented in "How To Play Better Baseball" when you find yourself saying or thinking...

"Don't strike out."

"Keep your head down."
"Swing better than last time." "Throw harder."
"Throw more accurately." "Don't screw up."
"Don't over swing." "Stand closer to the plate."
"Throw on top of the ball." "Keep your head down."
"Change your stance." "Don't give them anything to hit."

... then "How To Play Better Baseball" can help you!!!!

The "How To Play Better Baseball" Series reveals to Baseball Parents, New Coaches and Self-Coached Players the detailed skills professional baseball coaches teach their players. With "How To Play Better Baseball", Baseball players learn from a series of concise 8-panel brochures featuring catching, fielding, hitting and pitching mechanics as well as team defensive assignments, offensive strategies and pick-off mechanics.

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