John T. Reed shares his unique, contrarian—and sometimes controversial—youth baseball strategies. Plus, Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers a question about the ideal practice for our "Ask Justin" Question Of The Week.
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In this episode, you'll learn:
- how to define what a competent coach is
- how local leagues can truly create parity
- what the most coachable aspect of baseball is
- what "two-strike hitting" is (it's not what you think)
- how to implement "two-strike hitting"
- whether scouting is worthwhile in youth baseball
- Jack's case for playing kids in one or two positions all season
- a drill for parents to help beginner kids learn how to catch
- why Jack doesn't do any batting practice at all. Ever.
- why it's bad to hit off a machine in a batting cage
- why you should have a parent meeting
- how to reach unmotivated players
- how often to practice sliding
- how to keep players from misbehaving
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