PBI Pro Tips #26 – Infielders Part 2

In PBI Pro Tips #25, we focused on proper glove work for infielders - getting the hands out in front, head down, and more. Now we take it a step further. Professional Baseball Instruction coaches Jim Monaghan and Jose DeLeon work with members of the 13U Ridgewood (NJ) travel team on the … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #25 – Infielders Part 1

Need help on ground balls for your players? Start from the ground up. Professional Baseball Instruction coach Jim Monaghan - with help from 13U players from Ridgewood NJ - demonstrates a drill good for players of all ages designed to help fielders field "through the ball," see the ball into … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #24 – Dress For Success

Trying out for your high school team for the first time? The old adage "you get one chance to make a first impression" applies here. That first impression on your coach could very well be how you're dressed. With the high school baseball season about to start, Professional Baseball … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #23 – Lateral Movement For Outfielders

Don't overlook the importance of your outfielders being able to move in all directions. In this latest PBI Pro Tips video, Professional Baseball Instruction coach Mickey Stec demonstrates an easy-to-do drill designed to help outfielders move laterally and come "through the … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #22 – Playing Catch With A Purpose

One of the biggest problems coaches have - especially if they're dealing with young players - is getting kids to throw the ball straight. You can go to any youth baseball field and watch two teams warm up - as a general rule, the team that plays catch better is the one that will win the … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #21 – 6 Traits Any Player Can Have Regardless of Talent

In our PBI Pro Tips video series, we show you different drills designed to help players improve in a specific area of baseball. Players, of course, come in all different shapes and sizes, and with varying skill levels. In this latest PBI Pro Tip, the Professional Baseball Instruction coaching … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #20 – Helping Catchers Stay Low In Their Throws

Catchers frequently come up too high when throwing to a base on a steal attempt. In this drill PBI coach Aaron Walsh addresses that, along with some footwork issues catchers deal with. This is a nice companion drill to PBI Pro Tips #18 & #19. https://youtu.be/oGHjnQXRadk This is just a portion … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #19 – Lateral Blocking Drills For Catchers

Learning how to block the ball is an important skills for catchers at all age levels. PBI Pro Tips #18 showed some basic blocking drills and this video featuring Professional Baseball Instruction coach Aaron Walsh and PBI student Sheldon (age 12) demonstrate some drills designed to help catchers … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #18 – Basic Blocking Drills For Catchers

Even wearing all that protective equipment, young catchers have issues blocking balls in the dirt due to concerns about getting hurt. In this video, Professional Baseball Instruction coach Aaron Walsh and 12-year old Sheldon demonstrate a number of drills designed to help catchers learn the … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #17 – Overcoming Fear of Getting Hit By the Ball

One of the biggest fears players have in the batter's box is the fear of getting hit by a pitch. In this video Professional Baseball Instruction coach Jim Monaghan and 9-year old PBI student Jayden show you some drills designed to help a player overcome that. https://youtu.be/f5JqpBLWQ-U … [Read more...]