Why Does This Site Exist?

CoachingYouthBaseball.com was officially established in 2015, but I have been coaching since 1999.  I even had a website for my team in 1999 but it was on some long forgotten server. The world is full of baseball experts – former players – baseball schools – full of...

Building Muscle Memory

So what are we really doing with all these drills.  We are trying to build muscle memory.  When you pick up a ball and its in aplay you don’t thing, “Step 1, pick up ball to do that I have to bend my knees, reach down, grasp ball, open fingers, close fingers….”  You...

Hitting During A Pandemic

OK this one is hard.  You need space for real hitting.  You can use nets, but most parents don’t have them and if a kid hits a ball they have to go chase it.   Batting cages are nice if you have any that are open during the pandemic.   If not hitting off a T is...

Fielding During A Pandemic

This one seems hard.  I mean don’t you need a baseball field to work on fielding.  Surely you need a dad to line the kid up at shortstop, get a bucket of balls, walk over to home plate and toss one up and hit a shot 6 feet to the kids left so he can show some agilty...

Throwing During a Pandemic

The key to defense is to throw to a target.  If you can get to the ball, you usually have to throw to a target and the accuracy of that throw drives success or failure.  Getting it close to the target is often not good enough.  A throw that pulls the first baseman off...
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