Baseball Practice Plans
Having a practice plan ready for your baseball season can make a big difference. As Louis Pasteur said, “Fortune favors the prepared mind.”
Here are some reasons you’ll want to have your baseball practice plan:
- Instills confidence in coaches and players by working with a proven system from experienced coaches who have “been there and done that.”
- Identifies and explains coaching concepts to address and the order to address them in – the right stuff at the right time.
- Generates team improvement rapidly. The biggest winners are the players!
- Saves time. You won’t have to start from scratch; just review and tweak as needed for your team. Print out the plan for your upcoming practice and bring it with you to use as your guide.
- Enables you to “coach in the moment” at practices by being focused on the task at hand vs. having to worry about what to do next.
Well Prepared Coach™ – 25 Youth Baseball Practice Plans includes agendas and teaching points for twenty‐five, 90‐minute practices and twenty‐five, 10‐minute, pre‐practice meetings. You won’t have to wing it. Be ready for every practice & pre-practice meeting by just printing out the sheets from this ebook (designed to print on 8.5 x 11″ paper).
It’s a road map for beginning coaches and a time‐saver for expert coaches. You’ll have more fun by being well prepared and everyone will notice the improvements in your team.
When you purchase this ebook, you’ll be immediately sent a link enabling you to download the PDF. The PDF file, which you’ll save to your computer, works on PCs and Macs.
About the Author
John Blissenbach has coached all levels of youth baseball from kindergarten through high school. He has coached and managed championship youth and American Legion baseball teams. He began coaching baseball in 1979 at the age of 20. He started as a high school assistant varsity/JV head coach working with varsity head coach Hank Mauer – Great Uncle of Minnesota Twins All‐Star Catcher, Joe Mauer.
In addition to coaching baseball, John has also been a coach for his 4 children’s softball, football, basketball, track & soccer teams. During the past 20 years he has had the great pleasure of coaching more than 50 youth teams.
NOTE FROM AUTHOR JOHN BLISSENBACH
In my youth, many baseball practices consisted of batting practice followed by a round of infield. Players spent a lot of time standing around watching other players hit and would occasionally field a ball hit to them. Most coaches were dads that had little time to think about or prepare a plan for each practice.
If, as a youth baseball coach, you would rather have fun, structured, fast‐moving practices loaded with fundamentals, then this book is for you. As you enter a new baseball season, three things are certain; your players will be diverse in their skills and understanding of the game, there is great deal your players will need to learn, and finally, you will have a limited amount of time to prepare for each practice, as well as a limited amount of time during practice.
How your players spend their time during practice will determine the success of your team’s season. What your players do during practice and when they do it is entirely up to you. Your players are counting on you to be prepared so they can be prepared.
This guide is intended to make your coaching job a lot easier. If you’re new to coaching, you can use this guide as your roadmap. If you’ve coached before, this guide will remove a lot of the work associated with mapping out each practice. You can supplement the practice plans with your own concepts that have worked for you in the past.
With your use of this guide, your players will be learning, having fun and picking up on the key baseball concepts at the right time. As a coach, you’ll look experienced, knowledgeable and well prepared. Plus, with some of the heavy lifting removed from our schedule, you’ll have more time to appreciate the season. Enjoy!
Youth Baseball Practice Templates
The Well-Prepared Coach — 25 Youth Baseball Practice Plans (EBook) — $29.98
The book comes with an overview of the 25 practices. Here’s what the first 10 practices look like:Here’s what a sample practice plan grid looks like. Coaches can print the sheet with them to practice. You can be ready for practice in 5 minutes with these plans.
Baseball Drills and Tips
To make it easy to understand some coaching points, diagrams like these are included:
The Well-Prepared Coach — 25 Youth Baseball Practice Plans — $29.98
Baseball Practice Plans