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The Lineup

Your lineup isn't something you make on the fly, you need to begin getting your lineup in order well before the season starts and you need to know what the objective of the lineup is.

Single centerfield - Runners on first and third.

Baseball defensive situations with runners on first and third.

Baseball Signs And Signals: Who's On First?

The Coach, that's who. Players depend on the Coach to know the game - inside and out. That's why a coach has to develop baseball signs and signals that feel comfortable - that allow players to respond without being distracted. Coach Polk offers up humor and reality in this introduction to baseball offensive signal systems.

Volleyball Defense 101: Rotation Defense Part One

The Rotation Defense in volleyball is geared to pick up tips. Beginning with the volleyball being set to the outside, Coach goes over the movement and court responsibility of each position. It's essential that players know their area of responsibility. Coach also discusses how this volleyball defensive strategy can be adjusted based on the skill level of your players.

Team Building: Communication Part One

Beginning from day one with athletes the first goal is build a team. Everything else revolves around that. But where do you start? Coach Weisberg starts by defining the five most important aspects of success, beginning with Communication.

The Basics: What Parents Need to Know About Middle School Football

Coaching football takes commitment. Playing football takes commitment. But, being the parent of a young athlete takes dedication to a new level. From practice schedules and medical exam requirements, to planning family vacations around game days - coaches and athletes aren't the only ones who have to demonstrate their dedication to the team.

Evaluation and Tryout Process Organizational Meeting

All baseball coaches should hold an organizational meeting for prospective players and their parents before evaluations and tryouts begin. This meeting should provide interested players and their parents information regarding what will be expected of the aspiring player during the tryout process and what criteria will be used in player selection.

Hand Action Drill

Remember! Getting the hand action down is important to any defensive lineman and even though this drill will have your defensive linemen laughing because they feel like they are playing a girls game of "patty cake", the basic hand technique to win in the trenches is learned and reinforced.

Six Point Explosion Drill

Football offensive line drills are about Power. It starts with the stance: Six Points. The offensive lineman is ready to explode on to the field. Hike! Shoot the hands. Watch knowledge, skill, and good coaching come together in an explosion of power. Then watch the defense crumble. But first, watch this football offensive line drills video.

Football Hammer Drill

The hammer drill is a defensive line drill that works on your defensive lineman's ability to use leverage and lean as he works his way around the offensive linemen on his way to the quarterback. Watch this defensive line drill video as Coach Cochran pits a defensive lineman against 2 teammates using dummies and helps his defensive linemen perfect their defensive skills.

Hitting Fundamentals Part One

Where is THE place to observe the best hitting stance in baseball? Watching the pro's of course. In this introduction to baseball hitting fundamentals, Coach uses professional baseball players to show the proper hitting mechanics from stance to contact to follow through.

Football Squeeze Technique

This series of football drills teach and reinforce the squeeze technique used by defensive linemen. Don't skip any of this video because there are coaching points you'll find all through it.

Specific Baseball Infield Drills By Position

In addition to general infield baseball drills, there are drills that are specific to an infield baseball players position. This video segment covers drills that are specific to third base, middle infield and the first baseman.

Softball Skills: Defense

Half the game of softball is defense, so here is a discussion on defensive strategies (Softball Defensive Strategy).

The Stab Set and Bull Rush Drills

Athletes need to be able to know not just how, but when to shoot the hands. Good timing isn't everything in this power play, but it is essential to success. Coach Meadows takes athletes through the Stab Drill (and through the opposition) as he instructs on technique, timing, and power.

Sweating The Pitching Details

Sweating the details has multiple purposes and having the details in place is the beginning of mental preparation. To get to the meat of this video scrub to the 3:00 in the time window.

The Nuts And Bolts

<p>Obviously, if you want to improve some aspect of your pitchers performance, you must be able to measure how your pitcher is perfuming in that area.</p> <p>This video shows you how to measure and improve the 4 areas covered in part II as your pitcher works hard to become an elite strikeout artist.</p> <p class="bold">This is stuff you can take to the bullpen today!</p>

Baseball Pitching Drills: Body Types And Styles

This baseball video is an overview of different styles of pitching based on the pitchers body type and arm angles. The discussion covers what you - as a coach - can do to help a pitcher throw effectively based on individual strengths versus working against natural body styles and actions.

Baseball Skills: Throwing Footwork

Baseball players have to catch a baseball and throw a baseball where it needs to go. The feet are an important part of each and every throw!

Coaching Softball: Base Running and Coaching Third Base

"The shortest distance between two bases is a straight line." It's the coach's job to get softball players down that line and around the next base. In this softball coaching segment on Base Running, Head Coach Marla Townsend, discusses basic base running skills and techniques for coaching 3rd base. Good communication with base runners is one key to successfully coaching from the field.

Offensive Passing Package

This video begins with X's and O's on an overhead projector covering some of the options your wide receivers have against the defense, then shows how effective these technique are using game film and questions from football coaches in the audience. It's not just about the receivers, you'll also get information about how your quarterback needs to read a defense in order to effectively use the strategies presented in this clinic.

Bunt Defense: Coaching Overview

Coach Polk speaks about his methods of coaching and making sure what is learned in practice is applied in game situations. (Baseball Bunt Defense)

The Outfield

Baseball theory is great and there is an abundance of different theories, but the main thing is to see the baseball, catch the baseball then get it where it needs to go.

Quality vs Quantity

Quality and quantity are important and the balance between the two is a fine line that you as a coach must walk to point your baseball players in the right direction.

Double Slot Speed Sweep Left

A sweep around the left side makes this just one of the many effective football plays in our free animated football playbook out of the double slot formation.

basic football skills and drills: Ball Handling and The Hand-off Drill

It's not enough to get your hands on the football; You have to know how to hang on to it. This basic football skills and drills session covers Ball Handling - how and where on the body to hold the football so that it is protected in running and tackling situations. Using the Hand-Off Drill basic Ball Handling Drills, athletes work on moving the ball from side-to-side keeping it away from the defense. You can find more <a href="/football/runningbacks/">running back skills here.</a>

Baseball Pitching Checklist

Gunside L -arm position. Alignment - once gunsd L is rotation on a straight line Use lower body to rotate, quicker in lower body rotation the faster the pitch

Swim, Swim Tackle and get the ball!

This video begins with the defensive lineman working against one blocking dummy until the swim technique is practiced and perfected. Next the defensive linemen work against 3 dummies, swimming left, right then changing direction to move downhill to secure the tackle. <br> Study each set of defenders as they move through these football drills and use this opportunity to teach yourself to detect areas that need correction with each football player. As you learn to detect and correct the subtle points, you will field a better defensive line and become a better football coach.

The Rundown

In baseball or softball when a rundown starts you want to be prepared and practice is how you prepare. This video demonstrates how your infield can prepare to be the victors in any rundown situation. This is part of the fundamental drill series outlined in the <a href="">baseball playbook.</a>

Running Back Tips - Ball Security

Running back tips from two specific football plays during this video series. This first football video begins with ball security. Coach demonstrates the drills used to enforce ball security beginning with the "balance touch."

Planning Each At Bat - Introduction and Overview

Coach Dangler leads off this baseball video series by hitting a homerun with the four areas of concentration for maximizing hitting skills.

Secondary Break Formation

Here Vestavia coach George Hatchett and his rebel squad demonstrate a variety of secondary break formations to advance the ball quickly up the floor in order to set up their half-court offense. Using color-code designation to signal which side of the floor to begin advancement, the players concentrate on quick forward passing to set up their ‘three out, two in’ formation which begins the Rebel’s half-court set.


Coach Zulli introduces himself and covers his coaching philosophy and why he teaches what he teaches.

Homework Assignments

Giving your baseball players homework assignments is a great way for them to develop their's unique homework assignment for your athletes.

Catcher Overview

There are characteristics that a good catcher must have to be successful, here's some thoughts on what makes a great catcher for a baseball team. This video covers the receiving stance and action stance.

Baseball Baserunning - The Proper Stance

Coach discusses how essential good baserunning techniques are in becoming a good baseball player. Beginning with discussion on the importance of the proper stance to the effectiveness of the first power step out of the box, Coach follows with a baseball drill focusing on stance.

Pitching: The Change-Up Part One

Coach Schoenrock covers the basics of the change-up pitch including philosophy, grips, velocity and location. (Baseball Pitching)

Step and Punch Pass Block Video

In this football skills segment, offensive linemen work on picking up the blitz, twist, and other stunts. Starting with the proper stance and alignment for the vertical set, you'll insure your offensive linemen understand their pass block technique of stepping and punching. <br><Br>Then, this offensive line drill puts a defensive rusher against the lineman who twists and turns to break thru. The offensive lineman treats this as a mirror drill and holds his block against the defender.

Organizing Baseball Practice: Practice Warmup

Coach Barker provides an overview of how to run a productive baseball practice warm-up routine. With an emphasis on keeping your practice organized and moving at the appropriate pace, Coach presents simple and easy ways to get your team geared-up to go. Utilizing five separate workstations, these drills provide elements of strength, footwork, and athleticism to your workout. After completing the station workouts, players transition into throwing drills.

Baseball Truths: Section 1

What are "Baseball Nuggets"? Well, Coach Guilliams explains what a nugget should be to a baseball coach and starts his list.

Coaching Baseball: Team Building -Introduction

Why is Team Building so important to a baseball team? Coach begins this video baseball clinic by explaining just that. Sharing his background as a player and coach, as well as insights into successful team building begins with players who have an energy and passion for the game. Coach builds on this as he shares personal stories of his career as a player and a coach.

Basic Swing Fundamentals

Fundamental factors that great baseball hitters have in common are demonstrated in this segment.


Introduction of Coach McNickle by Coach Polk (hitting and swing mechanics)

Throwing Program For Pitchers

A Baseball pitcher MUST throw, and a throwing program that helps him get better as the season progresses just makes sense. Coach Sprowl covers a simple, time tested pitching program that he uses at Shelton State

Infield Play: The Stance

This Infield video series begins with a demonstration of a good athletic stance. Coach points out the proper position of the knees, body, elbows, and glove, explaining why stance is so critical to successful Infield play.

Hitting: Initial Stance

You've got to have a great initial stance so you can approach the baseball and be in position to hit it!

Situational Hitting and run production

A successful "At Bat" is a must for EVERY hitter in the line up with the BBCOR bat. You can't just say "Johnny will strike out", you now have to say "...Johnny need to take 7 pitches and maybe get hit by the pitcher." Here you'll get some ideas about producing successful at bats.

Pass Rushing

This drill starts by pitting your defensive linemen's pass rush against a set of pop up dummies where they learn to club and rip the offensive linemen. Next your defensive linemen pass rush the dummies again and work on their club arm over punch and getting to the quarterback. If the defensive lineman is ripping or clubbing with an arm over, he must always be aware of his hip position so he is ready to move toward the football with a vicious pass rush. <br><br> After defeating the pop-up dummies and perfecting their techniques, the defensive linemen work the same pass rushing drills one-vs-one against an actual offensive lineman. Watch this video not only to learn and understand the drills, but to sharpen your own ability to pick up the things that need to be brought to your defensive linemen's attention so you can develop a defensive front that is known for their awesome pass rushing.

Stance and Mechanics

Batting requires a good stance and here's some tidbits that will develop a great hitter.

Selling Your Philosophy

Over and over again coaches talk about selling their philosophy to their baseball players, here's some ideas for selling your philosophy to your team.