I thought I knew everything there was to know about baseball practice. Then I got to college. What would take a full two-and-a-half hour practice in high school would be accomplished in an hour, maybe a touch longer. There was no dead time, no standing around and every drill was designed to get as many involved as possible. It was a thing of beauty. Practices for little ballplayers should be no different. It is critical to keep their attention and make it fun while making sure they’re getting instruction on individual needs as well as the team aspects of...Read More
Author: John Madden
Posted by John Madden | Jan 8, 2018
^^^ SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT BECOMING A BETTER COACH! If you’re a baseball coach and you want to win more games this season, then this is the video for you! Here are 5 baseball coaching tips to win more baseball games this season! 1) Establish A Team Goal On Day 1 When we can get our players to understand the big picture on day one and all commit to strive to accomplishing this goal, the chances of us doing so are a lot higher than if we never establish this goal together. 2)...Read More
Posted by John Madden | Jan 6, 2018
^^^ SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT BECOMING A BETTER PITCHER! If you’re looking for how to build a portable pitcher’s mound, then this video may help you. Although it really isn’t a DIY pitching mound tutorial, I think these pitching mounds may be the answer to your problems. Homemade Portable Pitching Mound So, as you’ll see in the video, I bought all of the stuff for my DIY Pitching Mound. I had hinges, wheels, a rubber, the wood, but I never did anything with it after cutting the slope of the mound of the...Read More
Posted by John Madden | Dec 24, 2017
Take a look around. It’s not hard to find examples of parents gone wild at youth sporting events. Arguing with officials, arguing with coaches and berating young kids has become so commonplace we hardly bat an eye. But as coaches, reining in the parents is crucial to a successful season. Establishing a winning environment for team parents is a mix of education, getting everyone on the same page, having open communication and holding parents accountable—even if that last part is sometimes uncomfortable. Education My town rec league has coaching clinics galore, but we do nothing at all for the...Read More
Posted by John Madden | Dec 11, 2017
^^^ SUBSCRIBE TO CHRIS’ YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT BECOMING A BETTER ATHLETE! If you’re an outfielder, infielder, catcher, pitcher, quarterback, or really any throwing athlete, then this video will be beneficial to you! I had the opportunity to do a “collab” with Chris Barnard of OverTimeAthletes, trainer to many professional baseball players. In this video we talk about… 4 Tips To Increase Throwing Velocity Throwing velocity is important because that is the measurement that scouts use to measure our throwing ability. Although it is not conclusive in evaluating a thrower, it is currently the number 1...Read More
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