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Catcher’s Gear Rule Changes for 2020

February 12, 2019

The answer is yes, your catcher’s gear will be okay to use for the 2019 season. Unfortunately, it might not be for 2020. Be sure to check that your high school and college players are wearing a chest protector that is NOCSAE certified before next season. For leagues younger than high school age there are…

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8 Ways to Be a Better Baseball Coach Next Year

September 24, 2018

What to Do When the Season Ends to Make Sure Next Year is Better The season just ended and let me guess, you’re relieved. Next season isn’t for a couple months. You can wait a while to get ready, right? Wrong! The reason why you are probably so relieved is that the season was stressful…

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The Best Tee in Baseball – The Batting Tee that Every Coach Needs

February 9, 2018

Stop buying the same tees that break every couple weeks and invest in a tee that lasts for years. I wouldn’t promote a product I wouldn’t use for myself or my own team. As a coach, former Division I player, and avid believer in the baseball Gods, I have searched the overabundance of baseball equipment…

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How to Make the Batting Lineup – A New Coach’s Guide to Making a Batting Lineup in Seconds

February 5, 2018

How to Make the Batting Lineup in Seconds Making a batting lineup is no easy task. The minute you start building your lineup, or what I like to call: “the Rubik’s cube of baseball,” you realize that there is no cookie cutter way to make a lineup. I bet that up until now you’ve been…

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When to Make the Call to the Bullpen: 3 Easy Steps to Prepare for It

January 25, 2018

When to Make the Call to the Bullpen Any coach who’s had the pleasure of pulling a pitcher from the game knows that it’s almost never a pleasure. Very rarely do coaches take pitchers out when pitchers are doing well. If you have pulled your pitcher out while they are throwing well, you either had…

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The Game Starts in the Parking Lot

September 11, 2017

Successful teams show up to every game ready to play. It doesn’t take skill to show up early, take extra reps, or work hard. The best way to set the tone for your team is to establish a mindset where each player has a mission the second they open their car door. This can either…

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Coaching First Base (1B) – CRASH COURSE

August 28, 2017

Ever coach first base before? If not, here is a crash course in how to be an effective 1B coach. “My advice is to be as involved as possible but keep it simple.”                                                                                                                          …

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What is a “hitter’s count?”

August 18, 2017

A hitter’s count is any count where the hitter has the advantage. This could be a number of counts; 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-0, or 3-1. The batter can be aggressive or selective in this situation. The pitcher may feel a little pressure to throw a strike in these circumstances. Confidence plays a huge role into…

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