Spring is arriving that means baseball season is also arriving pushing the cold climate and temperatures away. Have you ever played the thrilling game, Baseball!? If the answer is ‘NO’, I suggest to give it a try or go and experience the baseball matches happening around you to know how thrilling the game can be. Watching baseball game even gives you adrenaline rush when the ball speedily coming towards you. However baseball is such a great game ever invented. 

Mastering baseball takes years and years, but young players improve quickly when they’re doing the right drills. Coaching plays major role to make you master in baseball and a best coach would be the most important role model that players have during the baseball season. I strongly believe that the skillful efforts and strategies taught by a coach (influential person to players) not only helps the baseball players in the baseball field but also helps them in real life. So, it is equally important and our responsibility to honor the baseball coaches with a professional looking baseball coach certification. Isn’t it!? Hope you all agree to my point.

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What is Baseball

Baseball is a bat and ball sport played between two opposing teams who takes turns to bat and field. This is America’s one of the most iconic and beloved sport. The origin of baseball is uncertain. But there are evidences that baseball is derived from the Rounders played in America during 19th century and was called Town Ball. On the other hand, there is a clear evidence that a game called Baseball was played in England in the 18th century.

Basic fundamentals of the game

Basic fundamentals are like building blocks to any game or sport. The basic fundamentals of the game involve hitting the ball, throwing the ball, fielding and catching the ball. Any which ways, it sounds easier but the execution of these fundamentals is more challenging. And this is that challenge which compels a player to play the game.

How to become a Best Baseball Coach and Coaching Tips

Coaching is not an easy job. Good background, knowledge and experience are the key factors to become a best baseball coach. Here are the few responsibilities of a good baseball coach.

  • Must be able to build and maintain positive relationships among players.
  • Get to know your players individually
  • Be positive in your suggestions and game skills
  • Even-handed and even tempered treatment to all the players
  • Help the players learn to trust and admire you. If they don’t like you the team’s morale will spoil.
  • Build a good and fair bond with your players. Don’t be hesitated to ask your players what they’d like or expect from you. Their answers may surprise you but could help you become a better coach.
  • Start teaching with the important basic rules such as main rules, fundamentals and patterns of the game, introduce them to a few fundamental drills, such as fielding ground balls or pop flies. This helps a good coach to analyse each player’s skills and talent.
  • Prepare your players for the live game. Make sure they are ready with their practice skills and teach them properly how to react to a situation in the real game.
  • Teach players how to slide properly on the baseball field. This helps to prevent the risk of collision or ball hitting the runner.
  • For older and experienced players, introduce some important signals, various hitting and base running tactics.
  • Hold a parent meeting and assure the parents of the players that you are serious about your responsibility of providing quality baseball instruction to their child.
  • Provide some important baseball tips that you can hand out at the end of practice for players to take home.
  • Smart coaches should try to teach players to operate something on muscle power and memory which are accomplished by making them practice few league drills. The league drills include ‘The Unzip and Release drill’, ‘The Pop Fly Drill’, ‘The Bucket Drill’, ‘The Cut-off Relay Drill’, and ‘The Squash the Bug Drill’.
  • Emphasize Improvement
  • Have fun with your players and show them you care
  • Organization And Discipline
  • Be positive
  • Players Learn by Doing—Always remember and try to explain your players about the famous phrase ‘You hear, you forget. You see, you remember. You do, you understand.” Give a quick and brief explanation while you show them the skill you want them to perform. Then ask them to do it.
  • Consider carrying a first-aid kit, Water for the entire team, and Bats, balls and other baseball coaching equipment always with you.
  • Before you send the players home, take a few minutes to recap what you went over or taught in practice that day.

Generally, professional baseball players in present and previous times are from North America and the US in particular. There are thousands of baseball leagues and teams in the US alone. But there are some other American countries where the thrilling game, baseball is played. They include Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

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What is a baseball coach called?

In baseball, the field manager refers to the head coach of the team and commonly known as a manager. The person who is called as manager plays major role in all the
activities involved in game management like assigning field positions, setting the batting order, lineup selection, training and instruction and making final decisions
on all aspects of general strategy etc. Managers are typically assisted by a staff of assistant coaches whose responsibilities are specialized.

Do baseball coaches have numbers?

Yes, in baseball the most legendary head coaches, players and managers sometimes or always have their uniform number even if they get retired. Thus, the future coaches
and players cannot wear the uniform with the same number while playing for the same team. Numbers on the uniform are used for the purpose of easy identification of players
on the field as no two players from the same team can wear the same number. Though the numbers are created for the indentification purpose only, numbers have become the
source of superstition, emotional attachment, and honor.

Why do baseball managers and coaches wear a baseball uniform?

In all other major sports, coaches are confined to sidelines where as the baseball coaches play important role on the filed of play. The two corner base coaches stand on
the field while their team is batting. The pitching coach sometimes goes to the mound to consult with his pitcher. Because the baseball coaches spend more time on the
field during the game, it is fitting that they wear the same uniform as their players.

What are the characteristics of a great baseball coach?

The best baseball coaches often share similar characteristics such as knowledgeable-expert knowledge on the sport, strategist-requires constant strategizing and observation,
talent evaluation-build their teams by spotting talented players, and good leadership qualities-motivate players to succeed by being fair, positive, patient, sincere, concerned
and honest.

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