Baseball/Coaching - Reduce the Number of Players Who Come Late to Practice

Baseball/Coaching - Reduce the Number of
Players Who Come Late to Practice

Dick Moss

Baseball/Coaching - Reduce the Number of Players Who Come Late to Practice
Do you have a problem with players arriving late for baseball practice? It so, try this idea by coach Marty Schupak.

Practice Tardiness Tip
As your players arrive, have them take a number (from a stack) and keep that number throughout practice. The first to arrive is number one and the other players' numbers ascend in sequence.

Once practice beings, the players with the lowest number are first line for batting practice and other drills in which players must line up.

In coach Schupak's experience it only takes a couple practices before players all start arriving early in order to get a good number.

Other Sports
You can adapt this technique to other sports or for class by providing an advantage for the first students to arrive at practice.

For example, the first to arrive could be the first to the water fountain during breaks, etc.


Reference:

1. Marty Schupak,"Getting Kids to Practice on Time." Coach John Peter's Baseball Tips.com. http://www.baseballtips.com/schupak_ontime.html

2. Bragg Stockton, Coaching Baseball: Skills & Drills (3rd Edition - Kindle Edition), Coaches Choice, 2015.

 

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