Hi, I’m SKOLI! Some of you may remember me via my previous post on “how to start pitching”… thanks for all your advice. I’m not joking. Brief synopsis of the previous post: I AM A TOTAL BEGINNER. I HAVE ZERO EXPERIENCE WITH BASEBALL. I’VE NEVER EVEN TOUCHED A BAT BEFORE. (i bought a glove three days ago though… yay!)
However, I forgot who told me to, but one of the replies was, “get a coach.” I thought about this idea, and I concluded that it was a brilliant one. WHY? Aside from basic improvements I could do to myself (push-ups, sprinting, long distance, lunges, playing catch to get the basic feel of baseball… etc), I can’t get better at the actual GAME. Let’s say I have a nice bat and a tee, a net, or whatever players use to train. I can practice hitting that ball all the time, but since I don’t know the correct way to bat, I won’t get much from the practice! Without being familiar with the stance, steps, etc etc etc, techniques, mechanics… I can’t really bat in a real game. Same goes for pitching. Just today, I kept throwing the ball at a wall, to try to improve my throwing distance (which is pathetic). I didn’t know the correct grip for the ball, nor did I know exactly how to throw it (I can’t even THROW, so forget pitching for the moment). Let’s say I’m playing real baseball. I don’t know how to gracefully slide on the bases. Am I making my point here? I NEED AN INSTRUCTOR! :twisted:
I’ve decided to join a nearby little league, but it appears that I must wait until December to join. I’m getting frantic, because of many reasons. First of all, I realize that I started extremely late to even consider COLLEGE BASEBALL (forget mlb at the moment), so every day wasted is a tremendous waste. Not only that, I have this crazy, burning desire to practice/play baseball the correct way ASAP. Finally, SPRING BREAK IS HERE. THIS IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO BEGIN MY BASEBALL JOURNEY, because I can take this break to my advantage and begin baseball lessons.
Where, oh WHERE can I get baseball lessons? The “find a pitching coach” tab on this site scares me, because of two reasons. One: These people seem to be willing to teach slightly EXPERIENCED people who at the very least, know how to throw a baseball of some distance. Two: I think they teach ONLY pitching.
Where/from who/how can I get baseball lessons? As you can tell, I need to start from SCRATCH. I live in the Long Beach, CA area, if this information might help you.