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October 2, 2009

Infield Drill Series With Winning Reps

With fall baseball season just around the corner, I would like to share some of the things we do at Rogers H.S., particularly in the way we challenge defensive situations.We make a concentrated effort to practice the multiple things that can make or ...

October 2, 2009

He Built It and They Came

In 1977, Gene Stephenson took over a non-existent baseball program at Wichita State. Since then, he has solidified his legendary rating as one of the premier coaches in college baseball en route to elevating the Shockers— the winningest Divisio...

October 2, 2009

Winning High School Baseball by the Books

Winning High School Baseball by the BooksHigh school coaches do not have to target and recruit athletes to fit a specific philosophy. Since most schools have a roster of decent athletes who are eager and teachable, the coaches need merely adapt to th...

October 2, 2009

Baseball/Softball: An infield drill series with winning reps

As a high school baseball coach, I used to find it difficult to coach everyone at the same time. I often had to struggle to get my infielders a lot of repetitions in practice. That was until I found out what could be done with one fungo hitter, a ...

October 2, 2009

A scientific slump cure

Baseball hitters at all levels of play experience slumps. Normally good hitters go through periods where they can’t even buy a base hit. A whole body of baseball myth and folklore has sprung up through the years around just how to break a slump. ...

November 2, 2006

A Beautiful Mind: A conversation with Tony La Russa

[caption id="attachment_25493" align="aligncenter" width="494"] Photo: Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is a master strategist. In 2006, Coach & Athletic Director spoke with the three-...