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June 20, 2017

Baseball/Softball: Tips for coaching your outfielders

A lot of coaches don’t spend enough time on outfield defense — they just put a couple good athletes out there, hit them some fly balls and hope for the best when it’s their turn to make a play. But any team’s outfield defense can be improved...


May 16, 2017

Ohio considers extending high school baseball, softball seasons

Ohio's athletic association next month could vote on whether to extend the high school baseball and softball seasons by two weeks. [caption id="attachment_15407" align="alignright" width="268"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] According to WCPO.c...


November 22, 2016

NFHS survey: High school football decline is slowing

The latest national participation survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations revealed that more kids are playing prep sports than ever before. That’s a fine achievement, but the focus continues to be on football and whether...


May 5, 2016

John Kruk to coach varsity softball at Florida high school

Former professional baseball player and three-time All Star John Kruk has agreed to coach softball at a Florida high school, according to the Naples Daily News. [caption id="attachment_15902" align="alignleft" width="185"] John Kruk | Photo: Seacr...


April 6, 2016

Oregon prep softball team files Title IX lawsuit against district

An Oregon prep softball team has filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school district, alleging that the program does not receive the same treatment as the baseball team. The Lake Oswego High School softball team outlined a handful of grievances,...


July 16, 2015

Parents of HS softball players file lawsuit alleging Title IX violations

Parents of three Arkansas high school softball players have filed a lawsuit alleging the district doesn't provide equal resources or opportunities for girls teams. [caption id="attachment_13409" align="alignright" width="336"] Three parents have f...


March 9, 2012

Baseball: Mastering first-and-third defenses

Your team defense is critical in forcing the opposition to earn what it scores and not allowing anything more. One area that constantly needs your attention as a coach is your defense when runners are on first and third, so that all players on...


February 23, 2011

Baseball: The infield drill series

As a high school baseball coach, I used to find it difficult to coach everyone at the same time. And I often struggled 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 bu...


April 23, 2010

Outfielders need instruction too

Too many coaches don’t spend enough time on outfield defense — they just put a couple good athletes out there, hit them some fly balls and hope for the best when the game starts. But any team’s outfield defense can be improved and that impro...


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 ...