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coaching baseball

January 31, 2019

Violin and Baseball: How One Musician Became a Coach

{Sponsored} What do coaching baseball and playing violin professionally have in common? As a career violinist, Carol Laube relied upon much more than virtuosity to gain and maintain her position as Associate Concertmaster with the Reno (NV) Philha...


March 7, 2018

Strengthen your infielders with the ‘Hubba Dubba’ drill

Hubba Dubba is an infield drill that includes every throw an infielder has to make, with the exception of the “slow roller.” The drill teaches communication, team unity and enthusiasm while improving arm strength and accuracy. DIAGRAM 1: T...


March 5, 2018

Baseball/Softball: Setting the infield defense

Having played shortstop for more than 50 years and having coached fast-pitch softball for 18 years at the summer, high school and college levels, it always surprises me when I watch teams defensively play every hitter the same — straight up in the ...


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...


February 10, 2015

Baseball: Placing an emphasis on baserunning abilities

Baserunning isn’t what it used to be, and that’s something Mike Roberts recognizes every time he watches the game. Up until the 1990s players were ferocious on the base paths, but today too many players take baserunning for granted. Given the ...


June 22, 2010

The role of summer camps in recruiting

The recruitment process in Division I intercollegiate athletics is filled with rules, regulations and can completely take over a coach’s life. Further, it is vital that coaches become proficient in the recruitment process to gain the best athletes....


June 15, 2010

Shared Facility Funding: Field Of Broken Promises

In September 2006, an artificial turf field was unveiled to a packed house under the Friday night lights at Wisconsin’s Brookfield Central High School (BCHS).  In addition to a state-of-the-art field for football, soccer, track and the band, t...


June 15, 2010

Female sports can be revenue generators

There’s football. And then there’s basketball — boys or men’s basketball, of course. Too often it stops right there. Too often, administrators and athletic directors look no further for programs that can generate revenue, publicity and ...