Ed Servais - Do Simple Better - Throwing/Catching Programby NHSBCA
Do Simple Better-Throwing/Catching program
Throwing and catching is a staple of baseball, a fundamental which is needed to play the game. Such a simple thing can make a difference in the outcome of a game. “Do simple better” says Ed Servais. By simply taking the time to develop and enhance the basics, can your team elevate and outperform the opposition?
The practice field is the perfect place to implement fundamental drills that can improve the biomechanics of throwing and catching. Drills such as “two knees” are one of the best tools accessible to a coach. Players get on two knees about 20 feet away from their partner. Practice throwing and catching on each other, ultimately promoting good circular motion of the shoulder. Creating good throwing mechanics. Similar to the one knee down, which allows for better hip rotation.
In this course, Ed Servais breaks down his throwing and catching program. He shares some of his favorite drills and exercises he uses to improve and develop his young players. Everything you need to become a better thrower and catcher is right here.
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Ed Servais is at the top of the helm of the Creighton baseball program. Guiding the Bluejays to their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance under his leadership in 2019 (2005, 2007, 2011, 2012 & 2019).
Known as a coach who emphasizes team defense, Servais’ teams have consistently been among the nation’s best in fielding percentage. In his first season (2004) the Bluejays’ .982 fielding percentage led the country. Creighton has repeated that impressive feat two additional times (2009 & 2014). During Servais’ 16 seasons at Creighton, the Bluejays have finished in the NCAA’s top-10 in fielding 11 times (including fifth in 2019). Since the Servais era began, Creighton has committed the fewest errors in the nation (758), while also leading the country with a .977 fielding percentage.
Servais’ reputation for teaching was rewarded during the summer of 2013, Servais served as one of three assistants for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team. Servais was responsible for team defense and was the first base coach. Servais helped Team USA post a 7-3 record, including a five-game sweep of the Cuban National Team.
Servais’ ability to prepare his squad to play beyond the college ranks led to 37 Bluejays being taken over the last 16 seasons in the MLB Draft. Six Creighton players were selected in the draft following the 2019 season, tying the six Bluejays taken from the 1991 team.