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Offline mahonz

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Re: Yesterday I became that parent
« Reply #210 on: May 30, 2018, 12:07:18 AM »
Not a question. Just a pondering. Over the years as a coach and a parent/spectator, I've seen my share of coddling from parents. While I don't agree with it and it's never been my parenting style, as a parent, I guess I understand where it's coming from. Then again, maybe being a parent or not has nothing to do with it.

I am pretty sure I have Tara talked into being our Team Momager this Fall.

One side of me says she is going to rock. The other side  would not be the least surprised if she runs out on the field at some point during a game yelling SOMEBODY CALL 911 !!!!
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Re: Yesterday I became that parent
« Reply #211 on: June 01, 2018, 02:29:13 PM »
Was talking to one of my players parents from my team the other day, her son is in the next league up age wise for the same baseball program.  She was telling me about how last year after their last game of the season (he coached in the 7 and 8 year old machine pitch league then) that he just left after the game in a hissy fit, threw his league issued coaches polo in the garbage and said he was done coaching... if only! 

There is so little coaching and instruction going on it is hard to watch.  easily coachable mistakes are being left to pasture.  Its like they do not want to be there, they act like they don't care at all.  I feel bad for the kids, they deserve better.

And fwiw, after the most recent game, there was no game ball...

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Re: Yesterday I became that parent
« Reply #212 on: June 01, 2018, 04:28:48 PM »
My son said his coach said he isn't coaching next year. I will believe it when I see it.

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Re: Yesterday I became that parent
« Reply #213 on: June 01, 2018, 04:39:31 PM »
Well I will be coaching baseball next year.... never thought I would be saying that, but I am going to latch on to someone as an AC.

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Re: Yesterday I became that parent
« Reply #214 on: June 01, 2018, 05:28:09 PM »
I will be coaching baseball next year.

Good!  At least the team will have someone on the staff that cares.  I'm sure you'll be a big improvement.

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Re: Yesterday I became that parent
« Reply #215 on: June 04, 2018, 10:50:27 AM »
Well I will be coaching baseball next year.... never thought I would be saying that, but I am going to latch on to someone as an AC.

I coach baseball and basketball (in addition to football) and I've coached soccer.  I'm not really in to baseball and hated basketball, but nobody else stepped up and my kids wanted to play.

It seems to me that coaching is coaching, you can apply a lot of what you know coaching-wise across multiple sports. If you need drills/info on fundamentals there is an entire world of information available at your fingertips. Simply being organized and having a plan will put you miles ahead of a lot of coaches.  Add in a good grasp of and plan for teaching solid fundamentals in the sport and you'll be in pretty good shape IMO.

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Re: Yesterday I became that parent
« Reply #216 on: February 08, 2019, 10:11:08 AM »
As of today, it is official!  I am not latching on as an AC to someone else.  I am the head coach/manager for a team.  This will be an exciting challenge!  I will be coaching baseball like a football coach for sure. 

The kids will learn, we will use mistakes as teaching tools, we will break down mechanics in to steps to build them up.  They will learn about being a team. 

I am taking over a 1 win team from last year.  No idea how many returning players I will have yet as registration just opened. 

It will be fun!  Any advice is much needed. 

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Re: Yesterday I became that parent
« Reply #217 on: February 08, 2019, 10:59:15 AM »
As of today, it is official!  I am not latching on as an AC to someone else.  I am the head coach/manager for a team.  This will be an exciting challenge!  I will be coaching baseball like a football coach for sure. 

The kids will learn, we will use mistakes as teaching tools, we will break down mechanics in to steps to build them up.  They will learn about being a team. 

I am taking over a 1 win team from last year.  No idea how many returning players I will have yet as registration just opened. 

It will be fun!  Any advice is much needed.
If I were coaching baseball, which I have in the past, I would coach it just like I do football but with a little less intensity. I would do EDDs and then I would have different drills to keep practice fun and exciting. I hated when my son's practice were the same every single day. It got really boring for him. I would also scrimmage game situations at least once a week and if they really needed it, I would make it an EDD.
As far as strategy, make sure you have at least 2 quality catchers and get as many pitchers as you can. If the whole team can pitch, go for it. It will really pay dividends come tournament time(assuming you have one of course). When it comes to the line up I like rewarding kids for their effort in practice and games. So they better they do and the more effort they show, the higher I would move them up. Depending on your league rules, make sure you always take advantage of the run for pitcher/catcher rule. That is all I got for now. Good luck!

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Re: Yesterday I became that parent
« Reply #218 on: February 08, 2019, 11:56:49 AM »
If I were coaching baseball, which I have in the past, I would coach it just like I do football but with a little less intensity. I would do EDDs and then I would have different drills to keep practice fun and exciting. I hated when my son's practice were the same every single day. It got really boring for him. I would also scrimmage game situations at least once a week and if they really needed it, I would make it an EDD.
As far as strategy, make sure you have at least 2 quality catchers and get as many pitchers as you can. If the whole team can pitch, go for it. It will really pay dividends come tournament time(assuming you have one of course). When it comes to the line up I like rewarding kids for their effort in practice and games. So they better they do and the more effort they show, the higher I would move them up. Depending on your league rules, make sure you always take advantage of the run for pitcher/catcher rule. That is all I got for now. Good luck!

I am on the same page, I want to do hitting and throwing EDDs that have a sharp focus on the mechanics.  Try and do a 3 step or so progression of throwing for the first 15 minutes, hitting the next 15 minutes, and then work in things like base running, and fielding and catching and all that stuff.  And situational stuff too.  I am trying to get clarification on the draft procedure, but yes, I may be able to essentially recruit kids despite it being a drafted team.  In which case I want to try and get some kids from our football program in there.  They have strong arms.  Hopefully I can get them accurate. 

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Re: Yesterday I became that parent
« Reply #219 on: February 08, 2019, 12:49:01 PM »
I am on the same page, I want to do hitting and throwing EDDs that have a sharp focus on the mechanics.  Try and do a 3 step or so progression of throwing for the first 15 minutes, hitting the next 15 minutes, and then work in things like base running, and fielding and catching and all that stuff.  And situational stuff too.  I am trying to get clarification on the draft procedure, but yes, I may be able to essentially recruit kids despite it being a drafted team.  In which case I want to try and get some kids from our football program in there.  They have strong arms.  Hopefully I can get them accurate.
If you are in an age group that allows stealing, really work on that a lot. In stealing and defending. Stealing and defending the steal can make a huge difference in a close game. In most of the leagues my son has been in, they don't even bother making the throw if you steal second and about half of the time they don't throw if you steal third.

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Re: Yesterday I became that parent
« Reply #220 on: February 08, 2019, 12:56:27 PM »
If you are in an age group that allows stealing, really work on that a lot. In stealing and defending. Stealing and defending the steal can make a huge difference in a close game. In most of the leagues my son has been in, they don't even bother making the throw if you steal second and about half of the time they don't throw if you steal third.

Yup we can and will steal.  I will be very aggressive on the base path too.  I got to watch a lot of games last year, and observed how the good experienced coaches did things.