Presentation on theme: "DEVELOPING THE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PROGRAM"— Presentation transcript:
1 DEVELOPING THE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PROGRAM Mike MorrisonWest Delaware Baseball
2 Whose Job is It?This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
4 Goal Setting Set achievable goals. Have a timeline for your goals. Set high level goals.Have players set team and individual goals.
5 LeadershipYou are ultimately responsible for the success of the baseball program.Surround yourself with strong leaders and strong supporters.Demonstrate confidence in your ability to lead the baseball program.
7 Assistant Coaches Find assistant coaches who: you can trust. are independent.treat kids with respect.share your goals.communicate effectively with kids.
8 Booster Club Be active in your Booster Club. Be a member at the highest level you can.They will provide many things you need.CagesDugoutsFull underground waterEquipment, etc.
9 Dealing With Parents Parent Meeting Never discuss playing time with parents.Never discuss the poor performance of a player with parents.Give parents a role.Field maintenanceRoad game mealsConcessionsPlanning post game partiesGame announcer
10 What Parents Want They want their son to be happy. They want to be happy.They want to be proud of their son.They want the team to win.They want you to play the best 8 players plus their son.
11 Organization Plan your practices well in advance. Schedule your month of practices.Hang the daily practice schedule outside of your room/by the locker room/dugout door.Make a list of everything to cover before 1st game, 10th game, etc.Make notes of what goes well and what doesn’t.Cover it at least 3 times before it is game ready.
12 Establish Rapport Build rapport: mutual trust and respect. Develop rapport with other coaches in your school.Be visible.“They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
13 Handling Your Players Set high expectations for your players. Expect things to be done right.Create a comfortable atmosphere.Be their coach, not their buddy.Promote Family.
14 Summer Camps/Clinics Discourage it with our varsity players. We deal with it on an individual basis.If you do leave, you are opening up your spot for others.All head coaches support our policy.We have had excellent success working together.The kids know that all of the coaches are on the same page.
15 A JK-12 Approach Be active in your youth baseball organization. Hold coaching clinics for youth coaches.You and your players help with work days.Host baseball camps.Provide the direction needed to make your program more successful.
17 Fundraising Great Team Building Activities. Work for Local OrganizationsK of C Fish FryDonation of $700 to our programHost Pitching clinicsFather/Son, Mother/Son, etc.Produced our own pitcher’s manualAttendance of 40 – 50 kids$20 each$800-$1000 profit for 6 hours
18 Fundraising Host Skills Camp Sell Season Tickets Host a Supper Two sessions3 days each sessionApprox. $2500 profitSell Season Tickets150 tickets$4500 income guaranteedHost a SupperSoupPancakes and SausageProfit of $1800-$2200Most product is donatedCollect returnable cans and bottles5 Saturdays for 2 hours eachMake around $1500-$2000 per year
19 Marketing and Promoting Create a separate student section.Get people to come to your games any way you can.They will come back.
20 Marketing Host Manchester Kids League Opening Day Baseball Camp Night Each team scrimmages 45 minutesHome Run Derby for each age groupDunk TankRadar ThrowPicture of all participants on HS FieldHS Teams scrimmage/practice in the evening under the lightsEvent lasts from 9 am to 10 pmBaseball Camp NightCampers admitted free, if they wear their shirtAll kids from camp circle the basesOne kid per grade throws out a pitchHost ACME Factory NightAll employees admitted freeACME Factory makes a $200 donation, all employees get in free
21 Marketing Sell T-Shirts and Apparel Make your own website. Provides alumni a way to keep track of your team.Easy way to communicate with your players and publicPresent awards between games to those who have been instrumental this year, in the past, etc.In conjunction with Manchester Kids LeagueHonor the History of Your Program
22 5 Keys to Success Be innovative! Be aggressive! Have fun! Remember why you are in coaching!Put the kids first!