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#BaseballChat on Twitter

At On Deck Sports, we like helping coaches coach. Whether we’re supplying training aids, installing indoor sports facilities, or posting drills & workouts, our goal is to enhance baseball/softball programs in any way we can. That way, we take on all the preparation and logistical work, leaving you more time to focus on what you do best – coach!

We recently partnered up with Lone Jack High School (MO) Head Baseball Coach, Dustin Darby (@Coach_Darby_) to facilitate a conversation between baseball and softball coaches.

The #BaseballChat allowed coaches to share new ideas, drills, and philosophies with each other that they learned during the offseason, and plan to implement during their 2021 season.

Check out a recap of the conversation below as well as some charts & analytical resources you can download and use for your program!

Question #1 – Foundation / Team Building

Throughout the offseason, what is something new you learned and want to try that can enhance team building through foundation, culture, or camaraderie?

Question #2 – Charts & Analytics

There’s been a lot of chart-sharing and discussion about how we put analytics on paper for our program. What do your charts look like? What have you added from other programs?

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD CHARTS
See full pages below
Freebie Chart – To track avoidable mistakes made during games
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Pitching Chart – to keep track of pitching patterns
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Player Game Chart
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Game Chart

Question #3 – Developing Catchers

What are some drills you have acquired to help develop your catchers? What are some favorites that you practice regularly?

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

Question #4 – Infield Play

How do YOU enhance your infield play? What are some drills you plan to add to your practice programs to improve?

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SHORTSTOP POSITION TRAINING VIDEO

Question #5 – Outfield Play

How do YOU make the most out of outfield practice? What are the key components to develop a superb outfield? What outfield drills are important to your practices?

See full documents below
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Question #6 – Offensive Approach

Clinics and conferences can be very offensive-driven. What are some offensive practices and drills, new or old, you plan to utilize in 2021?

Hack Attack Pitching Machines are great to use for simulating live, hard-hit ground balls and pop ups!

Question #7 – Pitching Development

With many battling poor weather and limited offseason access, how are you planning to get your pitchers ready for the season?

If you can’t have a live batter standing in, a perfect alternative is The Designated Hitter

Question #8 – COVID

COVID has changed the way we do many things. What are some precautions you plan to take to ensure a safe and complete season for your program?

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Since 2001, On Deck Sports has been helping coaches coach by manufacturing and supplying team, field, and facility equipment. Give us a call 800-365-6171 to speak directly with one of our sales reps today!

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