Hot Baseball How-Tos

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: Practice the numbered balls 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 numbered balls drill in baseball.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 curveball

Mark McDonnell from All Star Dugout explains the mechanics of throwing a curveball. You'll learn how the pitch is different from others, how the ball should be gripped and the proper pitching motion for throwing the curveball.

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.

How To: Coach Young Baseball Pitchers Proper Grip and Release

Pitching can be either really great and effective, or really sloppy and frustrating. Most young children pitching the baseball fall into the latter category because they don't know how to properly grip or release the baseball. This video will talk about some proper grip and release techniques coaches can use to teach their baseball pitchers, so they can maximize spin and velocity during curveballs, fastballs, or any other pitch.

How To: Hold the ball when throwing a curveball

This quick and easy tutorial is going to show you how to curve ball like many of the professional baseball players you see do. To begin you want to take a baseball in your dominate throwing hand and hold it so you have your middle finger on the seam where the two seams come closest together. If done correctly you should have your index finger just outside of the seam, it should be to the all the way left or right of both seams not in between. Now, just take your regular pitching motion and in...

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: 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: 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: Throw a good curveball

Kyle Hutchens with Live Strong demonstrates how to throw a good curveball. First grip the baseball on the side where the skinny seams come together. Take a normal pitching stance with one leg back, come through, bend your front leg and snap your wrist down through the ball to release it. Snapping your wrist down through the baseball creates the speed and the drop of the curveball. It creates less velocity than a fastball. Create the drop when your arm is between the 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock p...

How To: Run the bases in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox will help you develop your running mechanics 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 run the bases in baseball.

How To: Practice a big & little wiffle 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 big and little wiffle ball drill in baseball.

How To: Practice the thunderstick 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 thunderstick drill in baseball.

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: Practice the proper tee placement 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 use the batting tee properly in baseball.

How To: Throw a slider in baseball

A slider is a pitch that's thrown like a fastball, but then veers off to the side. A well thrown slider can have the batter thinking fastball until its late break, making it one of the hardest pitches for a batter to detect. See how it's done in this video. Throw a slider in baseball.

How To: Be a better hitter in baseball

This video is part of the grip it an rip it series with Tony Gwynn. Discussed is where to stand in the batters box, what type of bat to have, the proper stance, how to swing the bat and follow through. As Tony describes how to do each aspect of batting, he illustrates each one. Throughout the video, popups and sidebars appear with additional tips making it easy to understand.

How To: Throw a Curveball

A curve ball is considered an off-speed pitch and is very effective. You should not throw this pitch if you are not physically mature yet. Around 13 years old is an appropriate age to start throwing one. A curve ball is slower than a fastball and breaks down. It breaks from 12 to 6. If the strike zone was a clock, a curve ball would start at the 12 and end up at the 6. You should throw this pitch when you are ahead in the count and can put the batter away!

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