Dynamic Practice Organization
will make any coach look like a genius! Emanski details a complete practice program
based on the same drills featured at Baseball Worlds Training Center in
Orlando, Fla. This is a proven training program that will help improve team batting
practice, infield, outfield and conditioning drills.
best video ever produced on the subject of practice organization has hit the
market in Baseball World's Dynamic Practice Organization.
who has led his Baseball World's teams to AAU national titles in 1990 (12 -year
olds), 1991 (13-year olds) and 1992 (11 year olds), divulges for the first time
training secrets which have allowed his teams to be successful in national competition.
His organization philosophy is based on the same training techniques the Navy
uses to teach combat pilots. Emanski
states that if a baseball player makes a mistake, he can go home. But, if a
fighter pilot makes a mistake, he is usually dead. That is why emulating the
training techniques of Navy pilots can pay dividends.
It is also
important to note that his 12-year old AAU national champions in 1990 did not
commit a ground ball fielding error in eight games during the tournament while
going undefeated. His teaching techniques are worth taking a close look by all
organization philosophy centers around a 5-point plan. Each day begins with
a briefing to players in class where proper techniques are discussed about upcoming
drills of the day. To learn proper fundamentals of a skill (such as fielding)
Emanski slows down the athletic movements so each player can actually feel the
proper techniques of the baseball skill. After this is mastered, the complexity
of drills is speeded up to game rhythms. The fifth point in the plan has players
meeting with the coach after practice for a debriefing to learn how to iron
out mistakes which were made during practice. Lieutenant William Riley, a US
Navy fighter pilot and Top Gun graduate, said this same organizational pattern
takes place in Navy flight school.
delves into 11 drills which will undoubtedly take players of all ages to another
level in their playing career. The drills include:
~ Ground Ball Circle Drill
~ Bare Hand Drill
~ V drill
~ Pass Patterns' Drill
~ Tennis Racket I Drill
~ Tennis Racket II Drill
~ Soft Toss Creep
~ Greenie Board B.P.
~ Rocket Relay
~ Call The Cutoff
the thought process which went into each drill, but my favorite was the Greenie
Board B.P., which is patterned after Navy fighter pilot records which are listed
for all pilots to see.
drill, players are divided into groups of four and allowed to bad. During the
first cycle, batters are allowed to take five swings. A coach grades a player
~ 4 points
- Hits a Missle
~ 3 points - Good Hit
~ 2 points - Fair Hit
~ 1 point - Poor Hit
~ 0 points - Missed ball or did not swing at strike.
groups go through the 5-swing cycle, they commence through a 4-swing cycle,
3-swing cycle, 2-swing cycle and a 1-swing cycle can get bonus swings as long
as he earns 3 or 4 points on each swing. After two weeks, all the points are
tallied, and listed for all players to see where they stack up with the competition.
Those rated low are given extra instruction and drills so they improve.
on all levels of baseball can learn from this video - another in a long line
of superb tapes from Tom Emanski.
... By Lou
Pavlovich, Editor: Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
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