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Resources for Baseball Coaches

Thank you for coaching baseball at the Y! We believe that a youth sports program is only as strong as its coaches, and that is why we want you to have all the tools you need for your season. Whether you are a first-time coach, or a veteran, use these coaching tactics, plays, drills and tips to help your athletes excel.

Coaching Manuals

Use these drills to help engage your athletes during practice, and ensure that your practice is developmentally appropriate.

3 - 5 Year Olds T-Ball

6 - 9 Year Olds Baseball


Preschool and Kindergarten T-Ball Practice Plan

Basic Baseball Fundamentals

Baseball Warm-Up Games

Baseball Drills


Preschool T-Ball Rules

Kindergarten T-Ball Rules

1st/2nd Grade Coach Pitch Baseball Rules

3rd/4th Grade Modified Player Pitch Baseball Rules

5th/6th Grade Player Pitch Baseball Rules

Additional Reading

Tips for the First-Time Coach

7 Critical Elements to Make Your Practice FUN!

Getting Players to Play the Best They Can

6 Tips for Motivating Young Athletes

Additional Information