Little League Drills and Strategies : Imaginative Practice by Ned McIntosh

By Ned McIntosh

The authoritative sourcebooks for fogeys, avid gamers, and coaches Baseball is a classy video game to benefit, relatively for a nine- to 12-year-old's awareness span. Bewildered managers, coaches, and oldsters of the greater than 2.5 million Little League Baseball® avid gamers want the entire aid they could get. full of enjoyable and easy-to-follow directions and suggestion on instructing the basics of baseball, the bestselling Little League Baseball® sequence is bound to attain with coaches and youngsters alike. LITTLE LEAGUE® DRILLS and methods With totally up to date drills and techniques, this bestselling advisor is equipped round 3 basic principles for Little League good fortune: drilling the fundamentals; the continue it simple/make it enjoyable philosophy; and perform, perform, perform.

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Little League Drills and Strategies : Imaginative Practice Drills to Improve Skills and Attitude

The authoritative sourcebooks for fogeys, avid gamers, and coaches Baseball is a classy video game to profit, relatively for a nine- to 12-year-old's consciousness span. Bewildered managers, coaches, and oldsters of the greater than 2. five million Little League Baseball® gamers desire the entire support they could get.

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29. 30. 31. Shoulders are rounded. Hips shift. Rear knee bends. Rear foot pivots. Back toe remains on ground. Wrists roll after contact. Head remains still. Torso turns with bat. Follow-through is smooth. Basic 1: Checking the Legs 20 Just as in pitching, where the whole body must be involved, Mike concentrates on the movement of the legs to force the whole body into the act of hitting. During a good swing, the batter steps toward the pitcher with his front foot and pushes with his back foot to start turning his body.

6 The “Texas two-step” teaches a batter to use the legs and body in the swing. drill, because it is impossible to avoid getting the whole body into the act of swinging when a batter, with a bat locked in his arms behind him, steps forward with the front foot and pushes back and grinds with the back foot. Try it, and you will see that this works. How often have you seen a major-league batter raise his hand as he comes to bat (to ask the umpire for time), and “dig a hole” for his back foot. You should remind the kids to look for this routine when they are watching a game on TV.

2. The sitting position. This is when the left knee (on a righthanded pitcher) is raised and the arm is going back toward center field. At this point the pitcher should bend his right knee to get his body in a lowered position—like he is sitting down. 3. Using the back. You will hear coaches admonishing their pitchers to “use your back” or “use your body”—as opposed to just pitching with the arm. If you see this weakness in a pitcher, have another player hold his pivot foot as he comes around. There is no way, with this restriction, that he can pitch the ball without bending his back and following through.

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