I have played baseball all my life but unfortunately pitching is not my forte. I love the game of baseball and hope to pass on that love to others that I come in contact with. I recently decided to go back to college and get a degree in Physical Education, Wellness and Leisure so I can begin coaching at the high school level. An opportunity came my way to help coach at a very small high school in Southern Arkansas. The program has never been much. I have had a number of people tell me that it is a “basketball school”. Being a “basketball school” not much interest has been shown toward baseball. So most of the players missed out on the necessary fundamentals needed to compete at this level. For the past few years we have been building up the youth summer baseball program. Most of our program consists of ages 5-12. Then there’s a gap till our high school program. So the future is looking bright for our community. Back to my original reason for posting…
We had our first practice this past Tuesday. We went over the stretching program that I purchased along with the “The TUFFCUFF Strength And Conditioning Manual For Baseball Pitchers” which is on it’s way. We are currently in our fall work out and right now we only practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a couple of house which could change if need be.
What I have is 9th-12th grade boys that haven’t played much baseball. I also have 7th-8th graders that haven’t played much either.
Where do I start? Will I start at the same place for both Jr. Varsity and Varsity?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.