Coaches Resources

Printable Baseball Coach Resources

Tap HERE for MUST HAVE printables like line-up cards, practice plans, etc.

Arm Care and Throwing Programs

Prevention of arm injuries – Thrower’s Handout

Recommended Baseball Articles and Books


The Baseball Playbook by Ron Polk: This is one of the best print resources that I have ever owned. It has everything you need to know as a baseball coach from play diagrams to field maintenance.


Youth Baseball Coach’s Playbook

Virginia Baseball Club Coaching HandbookThe VBC Complete Baseball Coach’s Handbook contains a thorough guide to coaching youth baseball. This is one of the best baseball coaches resources that I have ever purchased. The book is written by veteran youth coaches/high school coaches/former college and professional players. Over 200 pages of detailed explanations and photos: from Setting the Table for a Successful Season, Hitting from start to finish, position play, team defense, base running, and practice organization.
Complete Conditioning for Baseball By Steve Tambora

This is a great resource if you are looking for legitimate exercises specific to baseball.
I have used many of the workouts, agility exercises and rotator cuff exercises for my players and noticed considerable improvement.
Short Description: Strengthen your on-field performance with Complete Conditioning for Baseball. With customized workouts for position-specific skills, this book and DVD combination provides you with the exercises, drills, and programs designed to generate more hitting power, increase the velocity of throws, improve quickness, and enhance your overall abilities.
Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
By Geoff Colvin

This book is a study of great achievers from Mozart to Tiger Woods. It highlights the fact that great effort equals great success. Colvin talks about “Deliberate Practice” and how it is a different kind of hard work…it is difficult and it hurts. But more of it equals better performance. Tons of it equals great performance.

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper: This paper will give you interesting articles about baseball instruction from well known college coaches as well as team rankings, awards, etc. Comes out about once per month. This is one of the best baseball coaches resources that will keep you up to date with current training philosophies and drills.

15 Mistakes To Avoid When Caring For Your Infield: Ok…so it rained the night before and you have a game the next morning. You show up at the field and players/coaches are sweeping the mud-puddles into the outfield grass. This article is for you.

Recommended Websites

The CD and/or DVD is a MUST for any high school or college baseball player to get their mind right in the batter’s box. We can work on the physical technique of the baseball swing all day long, but when it matters most, players need the right approach in the game. I highly recommend Steve Springer’s Quality At Bats CD and DVD.

A hitter’s baseball approach is extremely important. Keeping an even keel and staying focused on obtainable goals are keys for success. By concentrating on attacking the inside part of the baseball and hitting the ball hard – you have set attainable goals.

Spring’s baseball hitting lessons incorporate the mental side of hitting along with increasing bat speed drills and coaching improved hitting mechanics. Let Steve teach you how to recognize the ideal type of power backspin that can be achieved when proper swing mechanics allow you to hit the inside part of the ball.

Cornerstone Coaching Academy

Cornerstone Coaching Academy

Why choose Cornerstone Coaching Academy? First and foremost, they have a comprehensive archive of coaching blog posts…that means FREE content. Coach Nelson has a ton of quality coaching content perfect for the youth coach. He is also coming out with a youth baseball coaching class. Their curriculum is researched based to give coaches the best and most up to date information. Cornerstone’s program offers coaches ideas and skills they can immediately apply to the teams they coach.

This is a great company that designs their own conditioning training aids specific to baseball. They are baseball guys that produce quality baseball conditioning products. Some examples include: Sand filled weighted balls, medicine balls, resistance tubing for pitchers etc. Click the banner above to find out more or watch the video below to see examples of exercises using their products.

Coach Posting Website

Coach Posting allows you to share in and contribute to a goldmine of baseball tips, drills and training methods for all levels of experience. Professional, college, high school and amateur players and coaches add new content daily.

PlayInSchool is here to help you take the next step… TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE! You work hard in the classroom, you work hard on the field, and now you’ve got to work hard to find the right college. Do you have what it takes to play at the next level, but aren’t sure where to start? Turn your vision into a reality and take a proactive approach to the college recruiting process.…it’s like Facebook for baseball players and coaches! Great info here! This is one of the most comprehensive baseball websites. It has direct links to most college baseball teams, collegiate summer baseball leagues, independent professional baseball leagues, etc. We create video resumes that show athletes’ unique skill sets in a well-organized, intuitive fashion. Video resumes will highlight the skills and angles necessary for coaches to efficiently evaluate the individual player. A digital fact sheet with key pieces of information will also be featured in the player’s video resume. This is a great website and Blog for youth coaches. A member of the National Speakers Association, Dan Clemens delights audiences with his message of fun, learn, compete and Respond vs. React in keynote presentations and workshops to youth organizations and corporations across the country. Less concerned with wins and losses, Dan’s philosophy is that all youth sports should embody three things:

  • Kids should learn about the game, teamwork, and themselves
  • Kids should be competitive (play at the appropriate level both as individuals and a team)
  • Kids should, above all, have fun