A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico-based attorney Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil owns a private law practice where he concentrates on habeas corpus law. Active within his community, Geoffrey Scovil coaches for the North Valley Little League in Albuquerque.
In order for each athlete to receive a high-quality experience, the North Valley Little League aims to make participation enjoyable and informative. The league also wants each athlete to feel like an integral part of the team while learning the tactics and skills needed to improve as a player.
To that end, the North Valley Little League provides some tips for coaches on running baseball drills.
Make the drills fun
Not all drills need to entertain the players, but it’s a good idea to mix in a little fun between more difficult drills.
Avoid elimination drills
It’s not a lot of fun to sit on the sidelines and watch while other players compete. Instead of eliminating players in drills, use a points-based system and then tabulate a winner.
Keep players nearby
Coaches might feel tempted to spread out and work on long throws, but it’s better to keep the players close by. When players are closer, it’s easier to communicate; they also perform better when there’s less distance involved.
Geoff Scovil received a BA in history, philosophy, and ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin.