The next thing out of your [tag]baseball coaching toolbox[/tag] should be time for technique and [tag]drills[/tag]. This may be the least entertaining part of [tag]practice[/tag], but it may also prove to be the most worthwhile.
No one enjoys repeating [tag]baseball[/tag] drills just to fix some minute error, but this develops strength, patience, a drive for perfection, and personal pride when the [tag]drill[/tag] is performed correctly. All these drills and technique practices should follow a series, working from the most basic to the most intense. You cannot teach your players to run before they learn to walk, so start at the beginning and work your way forward.
After working on technique and drills, [tag]coach[/tag] your team to competition preparation. Show them tapes of previous games and what they can work on, or walk them through their last game mentally if you do not have tapes. Be sure to point out the positive aspects of their game as well as the negative aspects, and gently show them what needs to be improved for the next competition. When you enter this section of practice, you must pick a finite number of improvements on which you want your players to focus. More than three is unrealistic. Look at the past competitions and look for a pattern. Are you seeing anything that your team is consistently missing, even though you have raised it as a concern? If so, pick that as your only focus between now and the next competition. Sometimes, even three improvements are too many, especially when you are trying to change a major pattern you see in your team. Ask them to be aware of that issue and to do their best to fix it in themselves. They need to know that even though they are part of a team, their main responsibility is to ensure that their own actions are the best they can be.