With all due respect to other baseball coaches, tee ball coaches have it toughest. Yet there isn't much info out there for this oft-neglected group of coaches. If you are—or will be—coaching tee ball kids, Marty Schupak delivers some great advice for coaches teaching the youngest of baseball athletes. This is Part 1 of a two-part interview.
Plus Justin Stone of EliteBaseball.TV answers the Question Of The Week about how to find a hitting coach for an 8-10 year old.
In this 45-minute episode, you'll learn:
- why tee-ball is important
- 3 key tips for first-time baseball coaches
- what is a parent meeting, why it's important and some sample topics for a productive meeting
- four more tips for better parent meetings
- the difference between an introductory email and a parent meeting
- a sample introductory email
- a few of Marty's coaching philosophies
- how to handle a tee-ball batting order
- three other tips to provide tee-ball parents
- a great tip for parents to find used, already-broken-in gloves
- the ideal number of practices in a season
- how to help keep kids focused during practices
- two ideas to help kids learn all the different positions
- how to help kids on defense from piling up on each other while fighting for the ball
- what to focus on so that passive kids are more willing on defense to go after balls
- a simple tip to help kids not throw their bats
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Marty's book T Ball Skills & Drills
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