Online Education for Coaches
The USA Baseball Online Education Center provides online training courses and programs focused on key aspects of the game of baseball for players, parents, coaches and umpires. For coaches, the Online Education Center offers many resources including the free Confident Baseball Coach course, hosted by Manager of the Chicago Cubs, Joe Maddon, which introduces ways in which coaches can have a more positive impact on each of their players.
USA Baseball Mobile Coach
The USA Baseball Mobile Coach application, free to all users, provides an on-the-go practice planning solution for coaches at all levels. Equipped with a library of drills and practice plans, as well as the ability to create your own practice plans and track the pitch counts of your pitching staff, download Play Ball Mobile coach today to get started planning your next practice. Learn More
The USA Baseball Mobile Coach app features the following:
- Mobile interface downloadable from the Apple and Android application stores
- Drill library with baseball specific drill documents and videos
- Ability for coaches to create practice plans using the drill documents and videos
- Pitch Smart pitch counter that allows coaches to enter players and their ages and keep track of pitch counts
- Additional tools and resources including a stopwatch and more
Coaching isn't just about teaching baseball-specific skills. Coaches also have to be organized and prepared for every practice or game. Here you can find references and printable resources to aid in your game or practice preparation. Learn More
Coaching Your Own Child
Coaching your own child can be difficult. Many parent-coaches are either too tough on their own kids or not tough at all.
Coaching isn't just about teaching baseball-specific skills. Coaches also have to be organized and prepared for every practice or game.
As one of the key components of the game, base running should be practiced often during the season.
The catcher is responsible for controlling the game. They must know every game situation and take leadership on the field.
Hitting is one of the most difficult tasks across any sport. This section will provide coaches with the tools to help teach players the basic mechanics of the swing.
While infielders share many of the same responsibilities, each of the infield position requires different skill sets.
Outfielders are often seen as the last line of defense on the field. Because of this, your outfielders need to be properly trained.
It is important to make sure your pitcher is prepared to take the mound. Learn how to prepare your staff and teach basic fundamentals.