Indoor practices, usually held in a school gym, are common during the preseason, especially in cold-weather areas. The coach, as well as the league, must verify with school districts that indoor practices are allowed and what types of drills are prohibited. Some communities have batting-cage facilities, which are excellent for indoor practices.
The other four players allow the player with the ball to use a maximum amount of space. The player deep on the strongside sideline may sprint to the ball if the ball handler is in trouble. Receiving a Pass When receiving a pass against pressure, coaches tell players to “run over the ball.
Below is a list of fundamental statements that apply to reducing water resistance and increasing propulsive force. The arms and hands should travel through approximately one-third of their underwater armstrokes before swimmers begin to push backward against the water. Even though drag is probably the dominant propulsive force in swimming, pulling and pushing the arms straight back through the water will not provide the greatest distance per stroke, nor will it provide the fastest forward ...
After a run-up that generates momentum, pull the throwing arm back with your hand at or slightly higher than shoulder height; turn your body somewhat sideways. Keep your throwing arm back and straight while extending your left arm toward the throw direction for balance; extend your left leg forward as well, waiting for the ground contact. The throwing hand often slaps the left thigh as it finishes the throw.
Decompression Zone: Relaxation and Contemplation Zone one is the staging area for your next performance (figure 2.1). Your score ___ Refocus Zone: Strategy and Decision The area just in front of the approach is zone two, the refocus zone (figure 2.2). Your score ___ Energy Zone: Visualization and Affirmation As you step onto the approach, you enter the energy zone (figure 2.3).
Players need to develop the ability to make tough, playable serves that force the opponent to move. Players can serve against a wall, or serve 20 consecutive balls taken from a carrier over the net and then retrieve the balls and start the drill again. One player serves a flat serve, a floater or topspin, that crosses the net no higher than midway up the antenna.
When returning serve, he stands up in the court and hits lots of kill shots, a special favorite being the crosscourt volley kill shot into the nick. The attacker will seize on crosscourt shots, hitting a straight kill shot that will force you to run the diagonal of the court to stay in the rally. Also, most attackers hit great volleys off hard-hit crosscourt shots or loose straight drives but do not volley as well when moving backward and when the ball is high above their heads.
Begin by giving your players the proper mental picture of the slide. The headfirst slide does not allow the runner the same opportunity to advance as the bent-leg slide does because he cannot pop up as easily from this slide. Problem areas to watch for are players using their elbows or hands to break the fall, players not keeping their chests up, and players using their knees to break the fall.
Use this drill to practice fielding an assortment of ground balls (requiring different footwork positions) and throwing to different bases, as well as to work on conditioning. 3. The player then loops around second base toward the shortstop position and is hit a ground ball, which she throws to first base. Variation: Begin at first base and throw the first three balls to third base.
Offensive Emphasis Your whole coaching approach to offense must be different from your defensive strategy. Without offensive balance, the defense can concentrate on fewer than all the aspects of offense and consequently reduce its projected mistake potentials. We practice what we will do in certain situations: the third and eight, our goal line offense, our coming out offense, the four down area, the three down area, long yardage plays, quick switch plays, waste down plays, two-point plays.