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4780 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2009 2:59 PM by NA_Umpires
m_laterz Rookie 1 posts since
Apr 6, 2009
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Apr 10, 2009 9:53 AM

tball

i dont know much about tball coaching. i volunteered to help the head coach, but the coach had to have surgery and left the team to me. i've been doing the best that i can but i nead help. all the websites i've found want to charge for books and tip. if anyone can help i would appreciate it.

  • Lou_B Community Moderator 1,319 posts since
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    1. Apr 23, 2009 2:33 PM (in response to m_laterz)
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    Try here:  http://www.eteamz.com/baseball/instruction/tips/index.cfm?m=1,2,3,4,5

     

     

    GOOD LUCK

     

     

    Most important thing - Ice Cream after the games !!!

     

     

  • Bob_Doyle Rookie 1 posts since
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    2. Apr 23, 2009 8:13 PM (in response to m_laterz)
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    I have yet to see a T-ball team where you could not get a father or even a mother to help out on the field. Basics is the key. Paying attention, throwing catching, where the bases are and did I mention paying attention. We used to do the fun drills of timing them while running the bases properly or throwing baseballs to a target and counting how many hits out of 10 throws. Make it fun. I have not seen many book dedicated to T-ball. Just make it interesting for them so you can keep them coming back next year.

     

     

  • Davids mom Jessica Rookie 1 posts since
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    3. Aug 28, 2009 10:52 AM (in response to m_laterz)
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    How old do you have to be to be able to play t-ball? My son, age 4, wants to play t-ball. Fall ball actually. I am trying to register him online  and the age groups start at 5. I thought you can get start them off at 4?  My son has been playing baseball since he started walking at 9 mo. He loves the sport and s EXCITED about playing. My family has been looking foward to seeing him play, and so are his 2 older brothers. How can I sign him up, or do they even start them out at age 4?

     

     

  • fogball Rookie 6 posts since
    May 30, 2007
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    4. Aug 28, 2009 1:39 PM (in response to m_laterz)
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    Use the time in Tball to get them ready for the next league. When they leave tball they should be able to do a list of things:

     

     

    field ground balls, catch fly balls, throw, run the bases correctly in order, know what is a force situation or not, bat without throwing the bat for starters. Our league introduces coach pitch after the halfway point. Each batter gets 3 pitches before the tee is put back up. Make up a list of things that are important to you to work on during the practices and games. At this level there is little difference between games and practice.

     

     

    Fogball

     

     

  • Lou_B Community Moderator 1,319 posts since
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    5. Aug 31, 2009 1:00 PM (in response to m_laterz)
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    This might help:  http://www.teeball-to-a-tee.com/12things.pdf

     

     

     

     

     

  • NA_Umpires Community Moderator 350 posts since
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    6. Dec 22, 2009 2:59 PM (in response to m_laterz)
    Re: tball

    If you are a "serious" baseball coach, then T-ball can be a difficult adjustment.

     

    Try to remember one thing: you're not coaching a baseball game. If you think you are, you are likely to become quickly frustrated.

    That doesn't mean skimping on the fundamentals -- but it does mean toning down your expectations. They are 1 or 2 years out of diapers, don't expect them to win the World Series.

     

    It's more helpful to think of it as hosting a baseball-themed birthday party twice a week.

     

    YYMV - especially if you live in TX. Where they do have a World Series.





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