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...]

PBI Pro Tips #16- Practice Tips For Coaches 1

COACHES - STOP MAKING YOUR PRACTICES BORING! One of the biggest complaints we hear is that there is too much standing around during practices. With multiple coaches, you can get your players more involved and make your practices more productive with a fungo drill involving players at multiple … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #15 – Tee Ball Drills For Coaches and Players

Do you have a child playing tee ball this spring? Maybe you're coaching tee ball. PBI instructor Jim Monaghan and 5-year old Jack have a couple of tips for you including proper placement of the tee in relation to home plate, and the fallacy of "get your back elbow … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #14 – Multipurpose Base Running Drill

Have trouble with your base runners taking things one base at a time? Do your batters stop on first base without running through the bag? Do runners on third leave too early on fly balls to the outfield that are caught? Here's a great drill that helps players get into a two-bases-at-a-time … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #13 – Getting Fielders To Move Their Feet

Many young players have difficulty understanding that defense in baseball is played with your feet. If you have a player who doesn't move his feet to and through the ball, try this drill featuring PBI instructor Bobby Lineburg. https://youtu.be/lpXPjJzc0lI … [Read more...]