How To: Coach Young Baseball Catchers Home Plate Blocking

Most people believe the most exciting play n baseball is the home run, but some would say the most exciting play is at the plate. The catcher is the one with the most exciting responsibility. They control the home plate, and they're responsible for blocking ohm elate and making tag plays to keep the opponent's score down. Learn how to teach your young baseball players how to block the plate as a catcher. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.

How To: Play home run derby

It's summer again and it's time to get out of the house and there's no better way than with a fun game like some improvised baseball. You don't need a whole team of people all you need is a bat, a ball and another person to play with.

How To: Throw a crazy gyroball in wiffle ball

In this tutorial, we learn how to throw a crazy gyroball in wiffle ball. You will first stand still with the ball in your hand grasping it lightly, when you go to throw the ball, throw with force and spin your body around. This should make the ball go straight into the target almost every time you throw it. Keep practicing this until you have the hand placement correct. Try moving your hand in different positions around the ball so that the grasp makes the ball move in the right direction. Af...

How To: Throw an eephus pitch in baseball

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to throw eephus pitch in baseball. This pitch is a gimmick pitch and rarely used in any baseball game. There is no certain way to grip it. It is preferably gripped like a fastball pitch. This pitch can be used to catch the hitter off-guard and can be used as a last resort to strike out a player. The ball is thrown lightly overhand and goes at a low speed. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing baseball, ad would like to learn differen...

How To: Do the baseball "shoulder 7" decelerator exercise

This instructional video from BaseballRox will teach you how to warm-up and stretch properly on the field, which will help to prevent injuries. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field by strengthening shoulders with the "shoulder 7" stretches. See how to do the baseball "shoulder 7" band external rotations rows decelerator exercise.

How To: Practice outfielder's cutoffs and relays in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox with Max Luckhurst will help you develop your outfield mechanics with cutoffs and relays in the sport of baseball. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice outfielder's cutoffs and relays in baseball.

How To: Build arm strength for pitching

In this how to video, you will learn how to build up your arm strength for pitching. This involves using exercises that give you more focus on the muscles you will use for throwing. A high cable curl and crunch is a useful exercise for doing this. It involves gripping the rope on a weight machine and combining two different exercises together as one. You first start out with a curl, and then move on to a crunch. Repeat this for as many times as necessary. This will help you get a little extra...

How To: Master 'Coach Pitch' for Baseball & Softball

Coach pitch is an important part of any child's progression up the baseball and softball ladder. After tee ball, the next step for most young players is participating in a league where the coach pitches to them. This video teaches youth baseball and softball coaches how to pitch to their young players properly to maximize their learning, improve their baseball skills, and foster their love of the game.

How To: Throw a riser pitch with a wiffle ball

In this tutorial, we learn how to throw a riser pitch with a wiffle ball. first, hold your wiffleball the same as you would hold a slider. Throw with your sidearm towards the ground. This should be fairly simple to do, but you will need to get your fingers place correctly on the ball to make the throw perfect. Throw faster if you want the ball to hit the opponent harder. Keep practicing this until the ball flies into the spot you want and gets the amount of air it should get. When you learn h...

How To: Line a Baseball Field

Every type of athletic field or court requires maintenance to preserve the quality of the playing surface. Baseball might be the most labor-intensive field maintenance sport of all, with its mixture of surfaces and the very exacting lines chalked from home plate to the outfield wall. This video explains some tips and techniques for lining a baseball field properly with an old-fashioned lining machine. It works for football too!

How To: Teach Mental Tips to Young Baseball Catchers

The catcher is the player on the baseball field on whom the most difficult mental and physical demands are placed. They have to squat for long periods of time, defend the plate from slides and, most importantly, call the game for the pitchers. This video teaches you, as a youth baseball coach, how to train your catcher's mind to make them better at calling games and improve the performance of your whole pitching staff.

How To: Throw a sinker baseball pitch

This video shows how to throw a sinker baseball pitch. The instructor begins by showing his two seam grip on the ball and notes then he does not use the strong thumb tactic while pitching. The instructor explains how he throws through the inside of the baseball which involved his hand rolling over mid way through the pitch. Another pitching technique the instructor shows is the cross finger throw which is when you hold the ball securely with only two fingers on the ball with the thumb only sl...

How To: Grip a baseball with MLB reliever J.J. Putz

There are a lot of different ways to grip a baseball for pitching. This video features one great pitcher, J.J. Putz, explaining the grips he uses for some of his best pitches, including the four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, and, his personal favorite, the split-finger fastball. There is no actual throwing in this video, so master these grips and then get out there and throw some pitches!

How To: Warm up for baseball -- dynamic scorpion stretches

This instructional video from BaseballRox will teach you how to warm-up properly on the field, which will help to prevent injuries. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field by warming up with dynamic stretches. See how to warm up for baseball -- dynamic scorpion stretches.

How To: Master the Mental Approach to Hitting a Baseball

In all likelihood, there is no living person who knows more about hitting a baseball than former NL MVP Jeff Bagwell. This video features the man himself discussing the mental aspects of hitting, including getting over a slump and learning how to choose your stance properly. Watch this video, there is no one more qualified to teach you about hitting than this.

How To: Practice the soft toss drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice the soft toss drill in baseball.

How To: Throw a basic and 12-6 curveball

McDeProductions teaches you how to throw a curveball in softball or baseball. You want to put your thumb on the bottom of the ball and the rest of the fingers a bit apart. You will just roll the ball off the palm of your hand when you throw it, which will give the spinning motion. You have to also keep an eye on the bat and where you want the ball to end up. Use as much or as little power as you think is necessary for the ball to curve the right way. If you don't succeed the first time, keep ...

How To: Set up in the batter's box with Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard is one of the greatest power hitters in the game today. In this video, he breaks down his procedure for setting up in the batter's box before taking a pitch. He encourages young players to develop a batter's box routine like his own to ensure that they are in the proper position every time the stand in to bat.

How To: Properly break in a baseball glove

This video gives you four steps on how to properly break into a baseball glove. If a glove isn’t correctly broken into, it may affect a player’s performance. The first step is to condition the leather, softening it by adding either glove oil or cream. Remove any excess oil with a paper towel. Make sure to repeat this step throughout the year. The second step is shaping your glove by placing a ball where you would normally hold a baseball and then tying two large bands around the glove in ...

How To: Practice the bat throw drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice the bat throw drill in baseball.

How To: Develop Young Pitching Talent in Baseball

Pitching might not come natural to every baseball pitcher. That's why it's important to hone and develop a young pitcher's skills and performance while they're young, because once they learn the fundamentals of pitching great fastballs or curveballs, they'll have greater success as they mature into an adult athlete. In this video, join Jonathan Hurst, the pitching coach of the Savannah Sand Gnats, about coaching young players and developing their pitching talents.

How To: Catch a pop-up from the catcher's spot in baseball

Popping the ball straight up is one of the most embarrassing things that a batter can do. They can be absolved, though, if the catcher fails to make the catch in foul territory. This video features MLB catcher Josh Bard explaining his approach to catch pop flies. If he can do it in front of 50000 screaming Yankees fans, you should be able to do it yourself in a more easy-to-master situation.

How To: Warm up for baseball -- dynamic side shuffle stretches

This instructional video from BaseballRox will teach you how to warm-up properly on the field, which will help to prevent injuries. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field by warming up with dynamic stretches. See how to warm up for baseball -- dynamic side shuffle stretches.

How To: Throw a sweeping cutter

In this tutorial, we learn how to throw a sweeping cutter in baseball. This is a throw that will fool the batter so they swing and miss the ball. First, take your middle finger and put it on the inside lace of the ball. Now, place your index finger right next to it. Your thumb should be underneath the bottom seam of the baseball. To throw, come forward and snap your wrist when you release. This is what will give the ball a curve. Apply pressure to your fingers when you throw the ball to make ...

How To: Line a baseball field

There's a proper and improper way to line a baseball field. Learn how to prepare the ball field the correctly in this video. After the field has been mowed and leveled, you can place the bases and begin to line the field. You'll learn that the proper way to line each baseline is to take a cord reel with a stake attached. Place the stake down on your starting base or home plate, and pull the cord to your ending point. This way you can make sure your line is correct before you begin lining. Onc...

How To: Practice the head down on the ball drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice the head down on the ball drill in baseball.

How To: Throw a change-up in baseball in little league

In this tutorial, we learn how to throw a change-up in baseball little league. To do a circle throw, you will use your three fingers to make a circle on the baseball, and pitch it and just throw it like you're throwing a fast ball. Teach your child how to change speeds while throwing, so they are a good pitcher in baseball and think about what they are doing before they throw the ball. The more you stick the ball into the palm, the softer the ball will be. The close to the fingertips the ball...

How To: Dynamically Warm Up Youth Sport Players with Exercises

When playing sports, warming up is an integral pre-game must, and with kids, there's an entirely different approach to coaching them through warmup drills. This video will help coaches keep their team in good condition by talking about the process of teaching your youth players to successfully complete dynamic warmups. The biggest part is to prevent injury. The muscles have to be warm upped, the blood needs to flow, and the heart rate need to be up as well. See all of the necessary exercises ...

How To: Practice the hit by pitch drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to react to getting hit by the pitch in baseball.

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