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Excerpts — Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball

Kick off the season with a team meeting

The initial team meeting provides a chance to meet teammates and parents alike. At this meeting, you can break the ice and clearly communicate team goals as well as your own coaching philosophies.

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Teaching infielders the game

Understanding how to field a ground ball is entirely different than teaching infielders how to do it.

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Youth baseball drill teaches proper catching position

This drill teaches the receiving position of the hands. It also provides an opportunity to teach athletes to use two hands when catching a ball.

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Coaching youth baseball pitchers: Mechanics and motion

Pitchers use two methods to deliver a baseball: the windup and the stretch.

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Coaching tips for gameday success

Follow these guidelines for an easy game day.

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