My Assistant Coach Joins UsFebruary 28, 2008 9:25 am Uncategorized
Practice was very much the same as the last two days with adding basic outfield fundamentals. We worked on geting behind fly balls and running in for a grounder and then breaking down in a good fielding position. The main thing that was on my mind was Thursday’s practice. Instead of going outside or into the gym we are going to the classroom. I had booklets made today with an outline of a field on each page. On each page the girls are going to fill out were every position should be in certain situations. An example would be bunt defense, the girl would draw that the second baseman goes to cover 1st base. We are doing this so they will have this at home and I can tell them that the we are going to cover 1st and 3rd tomorrow so look at your notes tonight and then we will not waste time on the field with a lot of explaining. During the meeting I will cover all of my expectations, some of my pet peeves, and the little issues as a coach you know will come up, so I am going to nip them in the bud.
This was also the first day my new assistant coach came out, he was coaching b-ball, and he did a good job stepping in when needed. I think meeting with him before the season and talking about how I do things got us off to a good start.