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  • #31
    Originally posted by omg View Post
    Not even in college? I understand what you are saying though as that has largely been my experience as well. But think about it, it is very common to run at the end of practice, right?
    We ended practices with base stealing and leads ... so we were able to get in running while learning something.

    Like I said, running after games is not an every time occurrence but there are definitely times when it is appropriate. You run at the end of practice for a reason as you would at the end of a game. What if your team played Friday afternoon and wasn't practicing or playing again until next Wednesday?
    So what does running after a game 5 days before your next practce tell you??
    A coach has to know whether a team can benefit from a workout and when it will be detrimental.
    I am uncertain if I even understand this...

    As far as the post-game running, I probably lean towards the idea that it is one more opportunity to teach, usually an aspect of base running, and it's killing 2 stones with 1 bird to get conditioning out of it.
    Seldom does a team take a field for anything after a game other than a post-game talk. I certainly would not do it on a visitor's field.
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    • #32
      I can say I've used it once in my time as a coach. We lost a close game on a questionable call and I had 2 kids that acted in a disrespectful manner to one of my assistants, the umpire and the other team at the conclusion. There was also some equipment throwing/slamming involved. All of this IMO is unacceptable. Other than that I see no purpose of it win or lose. We beat a team pretty good this year. They had some errors that helped but the bottom line was we hit the ball the best we did all year and just overwhelmed the team. They had actually just beat us the prior week. The other coach chewed them during the whole game and after then made them run bases after the game for poor performance. I don't know of any kid on any team that tries to go out and play bad and lose. I can't see having kids run for poor performance.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Jake Patterson View Post
        We ended practices with base stealing and leads ... so we were able to get in running while learning something.

        Right, this is typically what I do. Just saying this may occur after a game as well. Don't see why that is difficult to understand.

        So what does running after a game 5 days before your next practce tell you??
        It doesn't tell me anything. It just means they will have ample rest so that makes it a good time to condition. Hell, if the previous game was 5 days earlier then you've gone 10 days without conditioning.

        Seldom does a team take a field for anything after a game other than a post-game talk. I certainly would not do it on a visitor's field.
        If it's the visitor's field then the running takes place in the outfield.
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