Outfield Play Fundamentals and Techniques provides an overview of the basic factors that are essential to effective outfield play. Appropriate for coaches and players at all competitive levels, the DVD reviews and explains each aspect, and then details the steps that coaches can take to teach it. The DVD also features several developmental drills that can be used to enhance the fundamentals and techniques involved in sound outfield play.
Hitting: The Six-Ball Theory details how coaches can teach their hitters to stay on the plane of the ball and be better able to hit all pitches. In a step-by-step manner, the DVD explains and demonstrates how hitters can achieve and maintain good hitting mechanics throughout their swing. The DVD also features a series of systematic drills performed at game speed that are designed to develop the six-ball swing.
Hitting Skills and Drills presents a detailed overview of the mechanics, fundamentals, and techniques involved in sound hitting. The DVD features more than a dozen proven drills that are designed to develop the key aspects of hitting. Each drill is explained and demonstrated in an easy-to-understand and -apply manner.
Provides an overview of the five key factors that a pitcher must have to achieve mechanical efficiency. The DVD explains why pitchers must have all of these attributes in order to stay healthy and be able to compete successfully at any competitive level. Each factor is explained and demonstrated in an easy-to-understand manner. The DVD is designed to be an invaluable resource for coaches and pitchers at all levels of competition.
Among the topics covered: * Dynamic balance * Posture * Opposite and equal * Glove in the box * Late rotation * Keeping pitchers healthy * Arm problems
Getting their athletes to consistently play to the best of their abilities is one of the fundamental goals of baseball coaches at all competitive levels. The Baseball Coaches' Guide to Motivation -- The Fuel That Enhances Performance provides a compelling resource for anyone who wants to better understand the underlying factors involved in effective motivation. The DVD points out three different types of motivation and details how individuals can set and attain their goals. The DVD also reviews the seven principles that are essential to success in life.
Among the topics covered: * Fear * Self-esteem * Incentives * Establish goals
Seven principles of holding the rope #1 hustle #2 Enthusiasm #3 Intensity #4 Attitude #5 Care about winning as much as I do #6 Discipline #7 Loyalty
* How do you improve focus and concentration? * How high should you set your goals? * How do you track hitting success?
Baseball's 28 Baserunning Plays presents a comprehensive overview of the 28 possible plays of baseball offense. In an easy-to-understand manner, each play is explained and demonstrated in detail. The DVD features an on-the-field demonstration of each offensive play.
Among the topics covered:
* Steal plays * Hit and run * Fake steal * Bunts
38 mins 2008 Author: Stu Southworth, Tim Onofrei Level: Intermediate/Beginner
Throwing Runners Out From Behind the Plate presents an overview of the key factors that affect the ability of a catcher to effectively and consistently make the necessary throws. The DVD explains that while the catchers want to throw every runner out, several variables impact his ability to do so - some of which are beyond his control. The DVD also discusses the need for catchers to exhibit poise at all times and outlines the basic fundamentals involved in sound throwing mechanics. In addition, the DVD covers several specific situations that catchers need to master, including throws to the bases, fielding bunts, handling pitches, and pitch-outs.
Covering All The Bases -- Pro Pitching Drills features more than a dozen, highly effective drills for improving pitcher velocity, control, and overall throwing mechanics. Coach Darren Gurney and professional pitcher Tom Koehler (Miami Marlins) explain and demonstrate this series of innovative drills that are designed to foster proper arm action, a powerful hip drive, a consistent delivery, and the maintenance of a healthy pitching arm. The DVD provides a proven resource that players of all ages, skill levels, and competitive interests can use on and off the field to help them learn how to pitch "like a pro."
Effective Practice Drills for Throwing a Baseball features a series of game-tested drills designed to enhance the key factors involved in throwing a baseball. Appropriate for coaches, athletes, and teams at all competitive levels, the DVD explains and demonstrates each developmental drill in an easy-to-understand and -apply manner.
Among the topics covered:
Arm-speed and extension drills Balance drills Upper-body isolation drills Rotation drills Separation-and-turning drills Accuracy and control Arm action and reaction Overload
41 mins. 2008. Author: Luis Ortiz Level: Intermediate
New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long reveals techniques and strategies for becoming a successful hitter. Helping him demonstrate and providing his own insight is super slugger Alex Rodriguez! Coach Long covers six keys to becoming a great hitter, including:
1. Grip - Find the best grip to stay loose and increase bat. speed 2. Stance Â– Stay flexible to maximize the power in the lower half of your body. 3. Plate coverage Â– Use your best swing regardless of pitch location. 4. Load Â– How to put yourself in a stronger hitting position for each swing. 5. Knee drive Â– Learn how to level your swing and generate power. 6.Hip torque Â– Increase your bat speed using your hips.
What makes this video unique is that you can see how these drills are used at the Major League level and how they can be adjusted to work at any level: youth, high school, collegiate and professional.
"Drills for Catchers" with Joe Mercadante, University of Miami Assistant Coach
This three-part instructional DVD highlights receiving, blocking and throwing techniques for catchers. Coach Mercadante begins with stretching and flexibility - two big parts of developing good catchers. Drills for stretching hip flexors are catching specific that completely prepare catchers. Coach Mercadante then presents his receiving philosophy for catchers. In receiving Mercadante covers the elements of a good foundation, balance and target. Drills for receiving, including the bare hand drill, ball-in-hand drill, quarter turn and side-to-side drills, are illustrated. To develop good blocking fundamentals, Mercadante discusses blocking the 5 hole and throwing the hip to block. To develop these fundamentals he shows the side-to side drill and the five-ball drill. The third element is throwing. When the ball is caught, players are taught to work it back to his left shoulder, which aids their footwork. Mercadante dissects the jab step - the first movement forward after the catch. Exploding out of the blocks and keeping the weight over the feet are other keys he covers. The fundamentals, skills and drills presented in this DVD lay the foundation for successful catchers.
"Drills to Improve Infielder's Feet, Arms & Hands" with Jack Leggett, Clemson University Head Coach
This is the baseball DVD that coaches all over the country who have seen a Jack Leggett-coached team have been asking for.
Coach Leggett demonstrates more than 25 baseball drills he uses in his national power program to develop infielders. The fielding drills focus on three key areas of improvement- the hands, the feet and throwing. Footwork drills using ladders & hurdles provide an excellent way to improve quickness and agility. Drills are demonstrated to develop hand quickness as well as arm strength and accuracy. This is a must-have instructional baseball DVD for players and coaches at any level.
"Drills and Quick Fixes for Hitters" with Mark Brew, Lee University Head Coach 2008 NAIA National Runner-up, 2008 NAIA National Coach of the Year
Mark Brew's squad ranked in the Top 10 nationally in both ERA and batting average in 2008. In this instructional baseball DVD, Coach Brew shows you how to better utilize and develop your hitters' unique skills by implementing the fundamentals and mechanics of the swing. Brew walks you through tee, flip, and fungo hitting drills, as well as situational batting practice techniques for right- and left-handed batters. He also addresses 10 common mistakes that are made at the plate, including bat wrapping, over-striding, high elbows and more. Brew provides crucial, quick fixes that will improve your on-base percentage and increase your run production. Brew also includes a printable outline for a situational batting practice drill.
"Game Situation Drills for Team Practice" with Mark Brew, Lee University Head Coach 2008 NAIA National Runner-up 2008 NAIA National Coach of the Year
Coach Mark Brew reveals how to get the most out of your team and staff through baseball drills and practice planning. Coach Brew's high intensity, pre-practice warm-ups will improve the conditioning, coordination, footwork and agility of your team with an assortment of ladder, hurdle and medicine ball drills. His athletes demonstrate form running and baserunning calisthenics that simulate game-like situations and will improve a runner's conditioning and decision-making. Brew's team offensive and defensive drill series covers more than 30 different situations including double plays, bunts, pitcher fielding practice, baserunning and more. Brew's drill series will have all of your players involved and prepared for any situation. Brew also includes a printable outline for a defensive series drill that you can use to design your practice.
"20 Drills to Build a Better Outfielder" with Tom Riginos, Assistant Head Baseball Coach Clemson University; former Stetson University, Assistant Baseball Coach
Coach Tom Riginos highlights more than 20 baseball drills that will keep your outfielders performing at their best! Coach Riginos' throwing drills series will help your outfielders increase the back spin on the ball which will give their throws more carry and create a better hop for the cut-off man. Learn ground ball and pop fly drills and techniques that can be used every day in practice. Riginos also includes drills for working on special situations such as hitting the cut-off man, communication, playing the sun, and playing the ball off the wall. This baseball DVD is a staple for your coaching library.
"150 Baseball Drills, Games and Activities" with Dr. Dirk Baker, Worcester State College Head Coach; over 200 career victories
Get ready for the ultimate guide for innovative, fun and competitive games for baseball coaches and players. In this instructional 3-DVD set, Coach Dirk Baker presents over seven hours worth of baseball drills, games and activities from his book, Baseball Drills for Young People.
Designed to help players develop their skills in every area of the game, most of these drills and games can be adapted for players of any age and skill level. Baker shares dozens of baseball activities covering warm-ups, baserunning, bunting, catching, fielding, hitting, pitching and more. He even covers a variety of activities to use during rain delays at the game. Baker uses players to show you nearly 150 baseball games and drills. Develop technique, encourage friendly competition among teammates and get players to interact with each other and their coaches, all while having fun and learning the game of baseball. These activities can be modified for any type of situation, including indoor baseball practice, baseball camps, baseball clinics, pre-game warm-up and PE classes.
A step-by-step overview of how to coach a pitcher to throw basic types of pitches. Reviews strategies of when to throw different pitches. The grip, arm action, arm speed and other body mechanics for each kind of pitch are demontrated.
Types of Pitches Covered include: * Fastballs - Four-seam fastball and Two-seam across fastball * Breaking pitches - Â¾ curveball, downer curveball, cut fastball (slider), knuckle fastball
Plus instruction on: * When to throw each type of pitch * Hitting the target * Drills to develop breaking pitches
This DVD presents a detailed overview of the basic fundamentals and techniques involved in sound hitting. Based upon his experiences and observations when he played professional baseball for the Rangers and Red Sox, Luis Ortiz explains and demonstrates each factor in an easy-to-understand and apply manner. The DVD is designed to be appropriate for baseball coaches and players at all competitive levels. Among the topics covered: * Expecting to succeed * Knowing yourself as a hitter * Reading the pitcher * Knowing the hitting situation * Being consistent and adhering to sound mechanics * Making adjustments. About 55 minutes. CATEGORY: Hitting / LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced / TYPE: DVD
A nice overview of rehearsing before a game, including warm-ups, batting practice, stretching and infield/outfield drills. Good way to ensure your team is prepped and ready to go at game time. Specific topics include:
* Game Responsibilities * Warm-up and Stretching * Sprinting * Batting Practice * Bullpen Observation * Situational Running * Away-game Rituals
Producer Larry Price is an associate scout with the Boston Red Sox and a head coach of a Boise, Id., high school team that has won 7 state championships in 10 years. 42 minutes.
This DVD showcases fundamentals and techniques for developing essential motor skills for baseball. The producer, John Graham, is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, of which he is a former board member. Topics covered include:
* Movement Preparation * Dynamic Warm-up * Assisted/Resisted Acceleration Training * Plyometric and Speed Training * Static Stretching
The DVD also offers a number of drills including Line, Cone and Agility Ladder drills. 38 minutes. CATEGORY: Training & Conditioning / LEVEL: Advanced / TYPE: DVD.
Covers the fundamentals of two areas beyond the basics: baserunning and bunting. The format uses live-action footage with instructional narration. Marty Schupak, a 200-win baseball coach, offers these topics together as a way to teach "small ball," or ways to improve your team's chances to generate more scoring opportunities.
Topics include: * Delayed steal * Sliding techniques * Tagging Up * 3 bunting techniques * Drills for the backyard
For kids ages 7-12. CATEGORY: Baserunning / Hitting / LEVEL: Beginner / TYPE: DVD
This DVD provides creative fielding and important defensive tactics to teach younger baseball players. Coach Marty Schupak, a 200-win baseball coach, has compiled his most successful fielding techniques that parents and coaches can use time and time again to teach the fundamentals of fielding.
Topics covered include: * Ground Balls * Backing Up * Fly Balls * Breakdown of each posiition * Correcting common fielding mistakes
For ages 7-12. CATEGORY: Coaching-Fielding / LEVEL: Beginner / TYPE: DVD
This DVD features a series of 25 dry-run drills that are designed to develop the key factors in volved in each phase of sound pitching mechanics. Topics include push-off drill, stride-foot drill, balance-hop drill, leg-lift drill, arm-lift drill, chest drill, chin-up drill, eyes drill, heel-over drill, trajectory drill, rotation drill, pads-for-stride drill, target-catch drill and goal-post drill. For pitchers who want to take their game to the next level. 55 minutes. Bob Bennett. CATEGORY: Pitching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced / TYPE: DVD
This DVD goes into some of the best coaching strategies and philosophies used at the youth level and has been used by competitive coaches whose teams participate in regional playoffs year after year. Cutoffs, back up situations, first and third situations, and more, are clearly illustrated in this DVD that other coaches in your league don't want you to see! Other topics include bunting situations, the delayed steal and when to use it, and fun games to break up a practice. 32 minutes. By Marty Schupak. CATEGORY: Coaching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Beginner / TYPE: DVD
Full review of the proper mechanics required to become a great pitcher. Each phase of the pitching sequence is explained and demonstrated in a simple to understand manner. Topics include the downhill plane, pitching sequence, rocker step, balance position, hand separation, the glide and stride toward home plate, the power position, the pitch, follow-through, and pitching out of the stretch. 85 minutes. By Jerry Weinstein. CATEGORY: Pitching / LEVEL: Intermediate / TYPE: DVD
A detailed study of the factors involved in successful pitching. Each factor is broken down and explained in simple, easy-to-understand language. Many drills to review proper mechanics. Topics include importance of mechanics, signature factors, wind-up checklist, position on the rubber, developmental drills and delivery factors like front-arm action and follow-through. 76 minutes. By George Horton. CATEGORY: Pitching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Beginner / TYPE: DVD
A compilation of drills to develop youth players. All positions included! Easy viewing! In simple to understand language, the DVD covers topics like pitching drills, fundamentals of fielding ground balls, first base play, middle infielder play, third base play, outfield play, fielding drills and coaching pointers. Great overview for the defensive side of the game. 55 minutes. By Dave Altopp. CATEGORIES: Pitching, Fielding / LEVEL: Beginner / TYPE: DVD
Expert level hitting drills for serious and competitive youth, high school and college players. Give you a detailed overview of the absolutes of hitting. Broken down into 3 sections -- the stance, the stride, and the swing. Gives you some great drills to practice with. 54 minutes. By Rod Delmonico. CATEGORY: Hitting / LEVEL: Advanced / TYPE: DVD
Hitting Drills from A to Z features a comprehensive set of proven developmental drills that are designed to enhance the key components of sound hitting. In an easy-to-understand and Â“hands onÂ” approach, the DVD shows how to properly perform each drill, including towel bat; power trigger; pro cut; seeing the ball; flat bat; inside pitch; strike zone; hit stick; lad bat; reverse grip; split hand; heavy ball; inside-outside; curveball flip; bottle cap; drop ball; mojo; and thunder stick. For ages 13 and up, competitive players. Author is a great teacher. 43 minutes. By Rod Delmonico. CATEGORY: Hitting / LEVEL: Intermediate / TYPE: DVD
Comprehensive instruction on skills required to be a good catcher. In simple language, Coach George Horton of Cal State Fullerton breaks down the position step by step. Topics include what it takes to be a catcher -- both mentally and physicallly, basic fundamentals of the positon like sign stance, receiving stance, throwing stance and blocking. The DVD reviews tag plays, force plays, double plays, fielding bunts, popups and pickoffs. It's got it all. 69 minutes. By George Horton. CATEGORY: Catching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Beginner / TYPE: DVD
Step-by-step info on hitting skills, swing mechanics, bunting, more! Comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of sound hitting. Topics include basic hitting fundamentals, basic swing mechanics, bunting techniques, putting it all together and coaching pointers. 40 minutes. By Dave Altopp. CATEGORY: Hitting / LEVEL: Beginner / TYPE: DVD
Creative baseball activities and drills that can be done in your own backyard. Coach Marty Schupak uses everyday household items in a series of drills. Topics cover the basics like throwing, hitting and fielding, as well as how to overcome a child's fear of fly balls, how to break in your glove, how to choose the right bat, and drills for T-Ballers as young as age 4. Beginners through Little League ages. By Marty Schupak. CAGTEGORY: Coaching / LEVEL: Beginner / TYPE: DVD
Great info that should be taught in every high school and college program. Shows how to gain a "winning edge" by playing smarter on the basepaths. This DVD will tell you how and why aggressive baserunning is a key strategy toward a winning season. 61 minutes. By Rod Delmonico. CATEGORY: Baserunning / LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced / TYPE: DVD
They say catching is a fast-track to the majors; good catchers are always in demand. Whether playing youth, high school, or college ball, this will put you ahead of the others! This book and DVD combo includes selecting and using the proper equipment, selecting players for the position, developing the fundamental catching skills, proper practice habits, drills, and psychological factors and their implications for the catcher. This book is not about shortcuts. It is about coaches helping catchers develop the skills that promote consistency and accuracy. The fundamentals taught in this book require commitment and persistence. 101 pages, DVD: 56 minutes. By Bob Bennett. CATEGORY: Catching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced / TYPES: Book + DVD