Responsible Coaching Practices
By Michael Cuddyer
Former Major Leaguer Michael Cuddyer discusses several resources that coaches can use to maximize practice time while protecting players’ health, such as the USA Baseball Mobile Coach app and Pitch Smart guidelines. To have your questions answered by Michael Cuddyer, use #USABMailbag on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Michael Cuddyer is a contributor to the USA Baseball Sport Development blog, and is a 15-year MLB veteran and two-time All-Star, spending his career playing for the Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies and the New York Mets. A member of the USA Baseball 18U National Team in 1996 and 1997, Cuddyer was then named the 1997 Virginia Player of the Year, Gatorade National Player of the Year, and was a member of USA Today’s All-Star team. He was selected ninth overall in the 1997 MLB Amateur Player Draft by the Minnesota Twins.