I want to repeat an often used phrase we used to use from the major league bench directed towards the umpire. This was a facetious comment, of course, and definitely not one that youth players should ever use. It went like this,
“You’re missing a good game.”
The reason I repeat that line, and once again something a youth coach should never use, but if you are missing these podcasts or not recommending them to a youth baseball coach and parent, “They are missing out” of some of the best coaching tips you will find anywhere. This podcast is “Something Worth Catching.”
In this Episode, Jack Perconte and Sam Zagorac give great advice on:
- A couple of fielding drills for youth that many have never tried and that work.
- A couple of innovative base running drills to help young ballplayers learn to run the bases more efficiently.
- Should youth baseball players be taught to work the count as the major league players do?
- What about the pitcher that has control but no speed to their pitches?
- What are thoughts about the drop third strike in youth baseball?
- What are some good books to recommend that kids and baseball parents read?
- What are some tips to help a player’s mental game of baseball?
The podcast ends with a great story for youth coaches to pass on to their ballplayers as an example of hard work and that there are no naturals in the game.
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Jack Perconte is a former major league player and long-time youth coach and writes all articles for this site.
Sam Zagorac is the owner and head instructor at the Diamond Edge Academy in Willowbrook IL – It is a place worth checking out – believe me.