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Coaching Youth Baseball

Getting Ready to Play

What the players need to do to prepare their bodies for playing baseball. Also, what the coach needs to do to to help them.

Organizing a Practice

Assistant Coaches

The good, the bad, and the ugly and how to tell them apart. Also, what you need to do in getting rid of an assistant.

Safety Concerns

Keeping the kids safe is your number one job.

Player Homework

The practice that makes perfect takes place at home.


The three rules that make for a good defense.

Flight of the Ball

Why the ball does what it does.

Throwing the Ball

Throwing is 90% of baseball (and hitting is the other 90%).

Catching the Ball

The mechanics of catching fly balls and grounders.

Picking Up the Ball

There is more to it than meets the eye.

Who Plays Where

Everybody wants to pitch and no one wants to catch.

At Bat

More than you ever wanted to know about what is involved in batting. But, the headings let you pick and choose.

On Base

Base running from home to third and back.


The most important position on the team.


The second most important defensive position.

First Base

Second Base


Third Base

Left Field

Center Field

Right Field

Pop Ups

Priorities for fielders and techniques to use in catching popups. Also, the infield fly rule (simple!).


Probably the most fun and beautiful part of baseball.


How to get along with them.

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