Originally Posted by BigKlu
I am coaching a youth baseball team made up of 3rd & 4th graders. We've hit fairly well most of the season, but my players really struggle against pitchers who throw particulary fast. Now of course, these tend to be the best pitchers in the league, which you would imagine most kids would struggle against anyway. But as the coach, I can't just sit back and say "oh well, they are the best, what ya gonna do?"
So my question to my fellow RedsZoners, what suggestions would you have for this sutuation, other then setting up deeper in the box and choaking up?
The first time around everyone is going to struggle. It is just the lay of the land. But the next time around the big time players will step up.
I remember when I was playing for Indian Hill Rec, we faced this team from Norwood. This guy threw bullets, he was really good. The first time he shut us down pretty good. But in game two a few weeks later, Mr. Voice over here had three hits, a double and represented the winning run on third with less than two outs and the best hitter on the team at the plate. ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS MAKE CONTACT!
unfortunately he was unable to, and we would go on to lose the game, but your big time players will step up.