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Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Problem With Baseball Training Aids

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The Problem With Baseball Training Aids
By Joseph Harrison Jr

When it comes to America's game, many people try to cash in on baseballs popularity by providing baseball training aids. This is something that coaches and teachers of the game should be leery of when getting involved with baseball instruction. Not only are there baseball instruction videos and equipment, a lot of the coaches of little league do not know the fundamentals of the game. This is primarily because they are fathers or mothers who just want to get involved with what their children are doing.

It is important for beginning players to be taught the basics of baseball before concentrating on other advanced techniques. If this is not done, then players get confused and may not be able to perform to their potential. Just because a person played baseball early in life does not make them an expert on the game or on teaching someone else about the correct stance, swing, pitch or catch. This game is a game of technique. If the aid or coach does not know the techniques involved in baseball they will not be a good coach.

It is imperative that a coach or training aid used to instruct players on the game of baseball is a qualified individual. They should have some instruction themselves from people who have taught the game at the highest levels or become an assistant to someone who knows how to train and teach the game of baseball. When it comes to throwing and hitting the techniques are important. These fundamentals should be taught from an early age to ensure that the players will improve from beginners to experts in their positions. When this is not done correctly then it will frustrate the player or even make them quit a game that can be played for the rest of their life.

Finding the right coach or training aid that will correctly instruct the players at each position is something that must be considered before getting involved in coaching. This should begin with the involvement of the league. Every league has a group of individuals who decide on who will coach each team and the rules of the game for their district.

When the league board chooses a coach or training aid for each team, they should take every aspect under consideration to prevent improper coaching or training. No one who knows the game of baseball will refuse to use the best baseball training aids available to ensure that the players perform well and enjoy themselves doing so.

I am Joseph Harrison, a baseball coach since 20 years ago. I love baseball since I am young, especially the feeling when you know you will absolutely crush the ball. Training your kid to gain interest in baseball will benefit him from both mentally and physically. In with he will gain team spirit, learn how to cope with teammates, and at the same time train up his physical, and concentration (to have good eye and hand coordination and the ability to use both at once). Go through my article and you will know all the benefits of baseball.

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