Tips On Running A Baseball Tryout

Written by Coach John Peter

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Shortstop- The leader of your infield and very quick and hopefully, fast. If he can't coverrepparttar whole left side ofrepparttar 150917 infield, than he should be a 2nd baseman. Should be very athletic and maybe your leadoff or #2 hitter.

3rd baseman- Strong arm, doesn't have to berepparttar 150918 quickest but should be able to coverrepparttar 150919 line because your shortstop will cover to his left if he can't reach it. The olderrepparttar 150920 player,repparttar 150921 more he is looked at as a power guy.

Left Fielder- Should be able to charge in very well because he needs to play deeper than most of your outfielders due to so many right-handed pull hitters. Doesn't needrepparttar 150922 best arm but couldn't hurt.

Center Fielder- Good to great arm, should be one ofrepparttar 150923 best and quickest athletes on your team. If he can't cover much ground, don't pick him or put him in left or right if he has a superior arm. He givesrepparttar 150924 corner outfielders confidence. Remember…the game is won "Uprepparttar 150925 Middle"!

Right Fielder- Big arm, needs to makerepparttar 150926 longest throws onrepparttar 150927 field. Again,repparttar 150928 olderrepparttar 150929 player,repparttar 150930 more he is expected to hit for power. Doesn't need great speed, covers limited amount of ground.

Always watch players warm up and practice when they are not "inrepparttar 150931 spotlight;" that will tell you a lot about how they play.

Always make sure most of your team can pitch or catch. You can never run out of those. Pitchers atrepparttar 150932 younger levels tend to berepparttar 150933 most athletic and/or advanced players.

Inrepparttar 150934 end, play a game. Here'srepparttar 150935 best idea I have. Line them up and number off by threes. The 1's hit,repparttar 150936 2's play infield, andrepparttar 150937 3's play outfield. A coach or machine pitches. Start them with a 1 ball and 1 strike count to speed it up. Pitch average fastball speed forrepparttar 150938 age group, nothing on either extreme. You will see a lot of repetitions, situations etc. andrepparttar 150939 guys will relax and have some fun. Remember, kids know how to play, some just don’t "test" as well as others. Coach JP’s Note: When evaluating baseball talent… Think Arm Speed, Bat Speed, Foot Speed And never forget, attitude, and all that that implies.

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Coach John Peter, presently aged 50 something, is a lifelong student of the greatest game on earth. After being asked to find a more suitable occupation at age 26, many seasons after donning his first uni at age 7, he has transcended his skills into the much more important role of coach and especially as an instructor! He prides himself as never having charged any player or coach for a single lesson!

How To Have Better Camping Trips.

Written by Marc Wiltse

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Camping trips in remote locations may require different transportation than you're used to... how are you going to get there. Is help easily available if you need it?

Do you need topographic maps because you're wanting to get away intorepparttar backcountry?

If you're hiring an outfitter ask what's included and expected of you regardingrepparttar 150916 camping tours you're considering. If you're camping at various sites do you have to carry your own hiking gear or other equipment used for camping or will your host take care of it? Do they provide food or shelter?

Isrepparttar 150917 camping trip "kid appropriate"? Do they have guest references you can check with to make sure your trip is a good one? Do they carry insurance or do you need to get your own?

If you're going on any remote camping trips make sure you plan for water. Will there be water availablerepparttar 150918 entire time or will you need to treat or purify your own with a water filter or water purifier? Or will you have to carry it all...

If you'd like more information about camping trips click here forrepparttar 150919 rest ofrepparttar 150920 article. You may also want to take a look at a related article about how to pickrepparttar 150921 best camping tents.

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