with Steve Smith, Baylor University Head Coach; over 690 career wins;
USA Baseball National Team Head Coach 2005 and pitching coach 1998
The Baylor Baseball program is built on successfully executing baseball fundamentals. Join Head Coach Steve Smith and the Baylor coaching staff as they give you inside access to their practice sessions and structure allowing you to discover what has made Baylor baseball an NCAA contender.
Always looking to gain an edge, Coach Smith and his staff work to make mental conditioning a fundamental of the Baylor Baseball program. Sit in on a staff meeting as they design a daily practice plan that focuses on specific skill development while mentally conditioning players.
On the field, Baylors standard of excellence and focus on the fundamentals begins with their stretching routine and guides their highoctane practices. Drills designed to work on ball handling skills, pickoffs and team defensesuch as live reacts all create a gamelike practice environment, which gives the Baylor program an edge over their opponents.
Many baseball coaches struggle with how to implement or recognize the value of incorporating live batting practice into their practice plan. Watch as Coach Smith combines individual live hitting on the field with defensive work and baserunning to maximize practice time and keep all players engaged. You will also see outfielders working individual drills on different types of OF balls. Meanwhile, baserunners work live reacts to hit balls.
Baylors baseball team combines individual live hitting on the field and in the cages as a critical part of their offensive preparation. Live hitting also benefits the pitching staff as well as they are gaining valuable experience on the mound in gamelike situations. In the cages, players are able to finetune the mechanics of their swing through a series of drills which focus on different parts of the swing.
Practice ends with functional training for pitchers and position players performing a series of drills with bands, sleds, medicine balls and hurdles.
From the coaches office to the classroom to the baseball diamond, for Coach Smith and his team there is no detail left to chance. In this practice you get an inside look at:
Practice is highenergy and focused on gaining a competitive edge over opponents by doing the little things better.