Teaching the fundamentals of the game with Mark Mckenzie

Teaching the fundamentals of the game with Mark Mckenzie


Infield or outfield, batting or pitching, each require their set of fundamentals. Without them, there wouldn't be high level athletes or big leaguers. Throwing, catching, and hitting are the three primary skills required to play baseball. Young players with a passion for this game should look to improve the skills in these three primary areas. Pitching and fielding are considered slightly more difficult however they too require a clear understanding of fundamentals. 


It's an obvious fact that great players understand that mastering the basics of baseball is one of the most important aspects of improving their skills. Big leaguers make the most routine of plays look completely effortless because they are able to execute the movements in their sleep.


In this course, Mark “lunch” Mckenzie talks about the fundamentals of the game, as well as how he approaches his players when teaching them everything they need to know. He breaks down what he practices and what drills he uses to help develop his players. A guidebook to baseball 101.


Simply click the ‘Book This Course’ button at the top right of this page, place your order, and you’ll immediately be logged into the training with full access. Learn how to teach the fundamentals of the game the right way!


The Coach



National High School Baseball Coaches Association


Mark "Lunch" Mckenzie concluded his 20th year as the head baseball coach at Concordia University, St. Paul in 2019 and remains on the staff as an assistant coach. The 2005 NSIC Coach of the Year became the program's all-time wins leader in 2008 and carries a 456-361-1 overall career record, while leading the team to a 281-234 record in Northern Sun play. His 2009 team also holds the school wins record, finishing 35-18 overall while the 2014 and 2016 Golden Bears won a program record 20 Northern Sun games.

He guided the Golden Bears to NSIC Championships in the 2003 and 2008 seasons, winning the conference tournament each season while reaching the NCAA Central Region Tournament for the first time in school history. The program's 2003 NSIC Championship and 2008 NCAA Tournament appearance were the first men's teams in Concordia's Division II & NSIC history (1999-00 to present) to accomplish the feats for the athletic department. The Golden Bears again reached the NSIC Championship game in 2016 and 2018, falling to St. Cloud State in 2016 and Augustana in 2018.



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