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Coaching Youth Baseball: Ages 9 to 12
by Scott Bradley

Welcome to the wonderful world of Coaching Youth Baseball!

We've designed this plan for coaches, parents and volunteers who want to learn more about baseball while developing their ability to teach youth players. Take pride in the commitment you've made to the youngsters. This plan is specifically intended for use at the beginning of the Kids Pitch levels of youth baseball, or what we've titled "Ages 9 to 12". Inside, you'll find an entire library of exclusive video drills, coaching tips and downloadable practice materials conveniently organized into the following topics:

1.) Throwing and Catching
2.) Fielding
3.) Hitting
4.) Baserunning
5.) Pitching

We've intentionally focused on these five skills as they are foundational to the game of baseball and essential for players to practice as they progress to more organized game play. At the end, we've also included a collection of videos called "Coaching Tips and Advice" - these provide valuable insight on everything from practice organization to dealing with parents to help you along the way. You can access any piece of content online at anytime to get a step ahead of the game in planning your team practices and training sessions. 

Chapter 1: Pre-Season
1 Getting Started
2 Meet Coach Scott Bradley 01:35
3 Meet Coach Jeremy Meccage 01:42
Chapter 2: Topic 1: Throwing and Catching
4 Introduction to Throwing and Catching
5 Basic Throwing Mechanics 01:45
6 How To Grip A Baseball 00:30
7 Basic Catching Drill 00:56
8 Playing A Game Of Catch 04:22
9 Hit The Hat Drill 02:26
Chapter 3: Topic 2: Fielding
10 Introduction to Fielding
11 Routine Ground Balls 02:24
12 Side-To-Side Drill 01:11
13 Ground Ball Drill 02:44
14 Ground Ball Drill 02:44
15 Crow Hop and Throw 02:21
16 Wall Ball 02:33
17 Fly Ball Drill 01:29
18 Tennis Racket Drill 01:59
19 Pass Pattern Drill 01:29
Chapter 4: Topic 3: Hitting
20 Introduction to Hitting
21 Swing Mechanics 02:36
22 Pepper Drill 02:29
23 Walk-Up Tee Drill 02:06
24 Front-Toss Drill 01:55
25 Medicine Ball Drill 02:39
26 Soft-Toss Drill 01:39
Chapter 5: Topic 4: Baserunning
27 Introduction to Baserunning
28 Running Through First Base 03:29
29 Angle Towards Second Base 02:58
30 Jumps Off First (No Leads) 02:21
31 Leading Off 03:52
32 Run-Down Drill 02:42
Chapter 6: Topic 5: Pitching
33 Introduction to Pitching
34 Balance and Rhythm Drill 01:32
35 The L Drill 01:44
36 Stride Line Drill 01:22
37 Chair Drill 01:13
38 Towel Drill 01:22
39 Reverse Mound Drill 01:14
40 Wall Drill 01:44
Chapter 7: Coaching Tips and Advice
41 Prepare For Practice 01:10
42 Sportsmanship From Dugout 01:10
43 Don't Over Coach 00:45
44 Ending Practices 00:35
45 Hydration 01:17
46 Don't Punish Players 00:55
47 Homework 00:38
48 Don't Embarrass Players 00:58
49 Dealing With Parents 00:42
50 Dealing With Umpires 01:01
Chapter 8: Bonus - Practice Plans
51 Practice 1: Fielding and Throwing
52 Practice 2: Throwing
53 Practice 3: Hitting Basics
54 Practice 4: Hitting and Baserunning
55 Practice 5: Hitting and Fielding
56 Practice 6: Infield Positions
57 Practice 7: Outfield Defense
58 Practice 8: Infield and Outfield
59 Practice 9: Fielding and Sliding
60 Practice 10: Infield Drills
61 Practice 11: Fielding and Hitting
62 Practice 12: Rundowns
63 Practice 13: Outfield and Baserunning
64 Practice 14: Game Situations
65 Practice 15: Infield and Outfield
66 Practice 16: Game Situations
67 Practice 17: Situations and Outfield Defense
68 Practice 18: Live Game Situations
69 Practice 19: Batting Practice Game
70 Practice 20: Stations

ScottBradley Scott Bradley Head Baseball Coach at Princeton University

Coach Scott Bradley shows you how to take your kids from the basics to more advanced techniques with these 40 step-by-step videos. Specifically designed for players ages 9 through 12, these videos share how to help your players advance their skills in catching, fielding, hitting, baserunning and pitching. 

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WillieD
WillieD

These videos literally give everything needed to coach practice all season...from batting tips to ball drills to baserunning and even some psychology stuff like the right way to end practice.
Nov 10, 2015 10:47:20 PM