How to Turn Great Practices in to Great Game Play

Dan Blewett discusses why some players perform better at practice than in a real game and what they can do about it.

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7 Softball "Rules" Debunked

Ken Krause outlines 7 rules that softball players, coaches (and sometimes umpires) constantly get wrong.

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Know the Rulebook!

Ken Krause from Life in the Fastpitch Lane explains why knowing the rules and constantly keeping up to date on them is so important. It not only can help your team, but it can keep you from embarrassing yourself!

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How to Boost Your Baseball or Softball IQ

Like most sports, baseball and softball are not just a test of physical abilities. There is a mental side of the game, too. Dan Blewett discusses how coaches can help boost their ballplayers' IQ, making them even better players.

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Coaches Need to Make the Game Fun for Young Players

Dan Blewett says that coaches need to figure out a way to make the game fun and inspire every player to want to improve, to love the game and feel good about themselves when playing the game.
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5 Things Coaches Should Explain at the Beginning of a Season

Dan Blewett lays out five things that all coaches should do upfront, at the beginning of the season, to set expectations for communication with players and their parents.
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Things That Coaches and Parents Should Be Teaching Young Ballplayers

Dan Blewett outlines three things that coaches (and parents) should be teaching to their young athletes - especially these days, where far too many kids are coddled.
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How to Do Soft Toss the Right Way

Sean Laird demonstrates the proper way to do soft-toss - something that few coaches do.

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Interview with Villanova Pitching Coach, Jabin Weaver

Nunzio Signore from RPP Baseball interviews Villanova pitching coach, Jabin Weaver, discussing the transition from high school to Division 1 college baseball, common lifestyle adjustments that need to be made, why some freshmen struggle and more.

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Stop Telling Hitters to Keep Their Back Elbow Up!

Sean Laird explains why telling hitters to get their back elbow up is usually the opposite thing you need to be telling them.

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Stop Telling Lefties to Hit to Left Field

Ken Krause tells coaches to STOP telling lefties they need to hit to left field and gives five solid reasons why.

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The Four Biggest Pitch Calling Mistakes

Dan Blewett explains the four biggest mistakes that coaches, pitchers and catchers make when calling pitches.

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An Important Baseball Rule You May Not Know ...

Matt Antonelli shows a video of a baseball rule infraction that many people may not know. The penalty for not knowing it is quite severe!

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Parents - Follow These Tips to Save Your Young Pitcher's Arm

Dan Blewett provides parents with six useful and common sense tips to prevent their child from wearing out his arm as a pitcher.

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What Pitch to Call During Crucial Times

Dan Blewett discusses what pitch catchers should call when the game is on the line.

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Coaches - Stop Telling Hitters to Get Their Foot Down Early!

Matt Antonelli says that coaches often make the mistake of telling hitters to get their lead foot down early and explains what they should be saying and emphasizing, instead.

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Coaches - Stop Asking Pitchers How They Feel!

Dan Blewett says that coaches need to stop asking pitchers how they feel and if they are good to go another inning or batter.

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Fun Speed Drills Your Players Will Want to Do

Matt Antonelli says that players like competition and that drills work better when they are competitive. He then provides three speed drills that players will actually want to do.

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Stupid Things Coaches Say - "Just See the Ball and Hit it"

Matt Antonelli explains why coaches who say "just see the ball and hit it" are doing their players a disservice.

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Coaching Mistake - Don't Tell Pitchers To Slow Down

Ken Krause says that when a pitcher is having control problems, telling them to slow down their delivery is a horrible piece of advice.

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Interview with Texas A&M Pitching Coach, Nate Yeskie

Nunzio Signore from RPP Baseball interviews Texas A&M pitching coach, Nate Yeskie, discussing the qualities he looks for in a pitching prospect for the team.

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Dumb Things That Coaches Say

Ken Krause from Life in the Fastpitch Lane lays out a short list of things that coaches should never say (but they constantly do).

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How to be a Better Third Base Coach

In this podcast, Rob Tong from Youth Baseball Edge interviews Toby Gardenhire, the manager of the Twins AAA affiliate, St. Paul Saints, about how to effectively coach third base.

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Interview with Craig Albernaz - How to Develop Catchers

Eric Cressey interviews San Francisco Giants bullpen and catching coach, Craig Albernaz, discussing the myriad of duties a catcher is responsible for and how that makes managing them a particularly difficult thing to do.

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Being Kind and Being Nice Are Not the Same Thing

Matt Antonelli offers a coaching tip, differentiating between being nice and being kind and how the two can work together to help players improve their game.

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