Defense Resources

 Catch Over the Tarp
(1/6/2020)
 
 
   

Catch Over the Tarp 


Monday Manager
By Tom Succow


In this edition of Monday Manager, four-time USA Baseball coaching alum Tom Succow discusses the proper technique to secure a snag on a foul ball hit over the tarp down the baseline as a third baseman. 


Tom Succow, is a contributor to the USA Baseball Sport Development Blog, and is currently the assistant coach at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. In 2017, Succow retired as the Head Baseball Coach at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, after 42 years at the helm. Succow accumulated over 700 wins during his tenure, as well as a state championship in 2006 and three state runner-up honors in 1982, 2007 and 2012. Succow is a four-time USA Baseball coaching alum, including an assistant coaching position with the 2003 16U National Team, which won the gold medal in the International Baseball Federation AA World Youth Championships in Taiwan. Succow was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as National Coach of the Year in 2007 and is a member of four Halls of Fames, being inducted into the Arizona Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003, the Brophy Hall of Fame in 2007, the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) Hall of Fame in 2013, and the Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016.


 Textbook Backhand by the Shortstop
(12/16/2019)
 
   

Textbook Backhand by the Shortstop


Monday Manager
By Tom Succow


In this edition of Monday Manager, four-time USA Baseball coaching alum Tom Succow discusses how to execute a perfectly-timed backhanded snag and deliver a pinpoint throw from the shortstop position. 


Tom Succow, is a contributor to the USA Baseball Sport Development Blog, and is currently the assistant coach at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. In 2017, Succow retired as the Head Baseball Coach at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, after 42 years at the helm. Succow accumulated over 700 wins during his tenure, as well as a state championship in 2006 and three state runner-up honors in 1982, 2007 and 2012. Succow is a four-time USA Baseball coaching alum, including an assistant coaching position with the 2003 16U National Team, which won the gold medal in the International Baseball Federation AA World Youth Championships in Taiwan. Succow was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as National Coach of the Year in 2007 and is a member of four Halls of Fames, being inducted into the Arizona Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003, the Brophy Hall of Fame in 2007, the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) Hall of Fame in 2013, and the Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016.


 Diving Play by the Second Baseman
(12/2/2019)
 
   

Diving Play by the Second Baseman


Monday Manager
By Tom Succow


In this edition of Monday Manager, four-time USA Baseball coaching alum Tom Succow discusses an attempt at a diving catch by the second baseman, and how both the defense and offense should react when they fail to covert the grab. 

Tom Succow, is a contributor to the USA Baseball Sport Development Blog, and is currently the assistant coach at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. In 2017, Succow retired as the Head Baseball Coach at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, after 42 years at the helm. Succow accumulated over 700 wins during his tenure, as well as a state championship in 2006 and three state runner-up honors in 1982, 2007 and 2012. Succow is a four-time USA Baseball coaching alum, including an assistant coaching position with the 2003 16U National Team, which won the gold medal in the International Baseball Federation AA World Youth Championships in Taiwan. Succow was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as National Coach of the Year in 2007 and is a member of four Halls of Fames, being inducted into the Arizona Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003, the Brophy Hall of Fame in 2007, the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) Hall of Fame in 2013, and the Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016.


 Shortstop Working Through the Play
(10/21/2019)
 
   

Shortstop Working Through the Play


Monday Manager
By Tom Succow


In this edition of Monday Manager, four-time USA Baseball coaching alum Tom Succow discusses why a shortstop should maintain composure, scoop up the ball and make a strong throw, despite bobbling or misplaying a sharply hit ground ball. 

Tom Succow, is a contributor to the USA Baseball Sport Development Blog, and is currently the assistant coach at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. In 2017, Succow retired as the Head Baseball Coach at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, after 42 years at the helm. Succow accumulated over 700 wins during his tenure, as well as a state championship in 2006 and three state runner-up honors in 1982, 2007 and 2012. Succow is a four-time USA Baseball coaching alum, including an assistant coaching position with the 2003 16U National Team, which won the gold medal in the International Baseball Federation AA World Youth Championships in Taiwan. Succow was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as National Coach of the Year in 2007 and is a member of four Halls of Fames, being inducted into the Arizona Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003, the Brophy Hall of Fame in 2007, the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) Hall of Fame in 2013, and the Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016.


 Consejos Sobre Llamar El Juego
(10/10/2019)
 
   

Consejos Sobre Llamar El Juego


USA Baseball

 
Mientras que la posición de receptor demanda gran esfuerzo físico, demanda gran esfuerzo mental también. A continuación se ven varios consejos que todos los receptores pueden utilizar para obtener ventaja sobre el oponente y liderar mejor a su equipo:

Hazte cargo del partido.
o El receptor es el quarterback – el equipo va a jugar según el ritmo del receptor.

Sabe cómo encargarte de cada lanzador en el equipo.
o Sabe su mejor lanzamiento para situaciones distintas, tal como la de doble matanza o la de cuenta de dos strikes. 

Sé positivo cuando das consejos.

Sabe cuándo ceder a la elección de lanzamiento del lanzador. 
o Llama tiempo en una situación grande y habla con el lanzador.

Demuestra interés en la elección de lanzamiento durante y después del partido.
o El receptor debe poder revisar los lanzamientos que se tiran con el entrenador y el lanzador después de que se termine una entrada.

El entrenador de lanzadores y el receptor deben trabajar juntos. 

Demuestra emoción cuando el lanzador tira un gran lanzamiento. 

Sé prudente sobre la elección de lanzamiento. Sabe los mejores lanzamientos para tirar en caso de: 

o Un strike en el primer lanzamiento 
o Un cambio: ¿Cómo? ¿Cuándo? 
o Una recta pegada 
o Una cuenta 0-2 

Lanza alrededor de buenos bateadores. No les des nada que pueden golpear bien. 

Haz que el bateador batee el mejor lanzamiento del lanzador. 
o Aprende sobre los bateadores opuestos.