Youth Baseball Manual

This youth baseball manual has been developed to support the thousands of dedicated baseball coaches around the country in their mission to provide a positive, development-based experience for their athletes. The manual can serve as a blueprint for building a productive environment for athletes, and a call to action for coaches to work towards the betterment of the youth baseball experience. Key concepts that this manual covers include the following:

  • The importance of emphasizing enjoyment of the game and the best interests of the athletes
  • How to create appropriate practice and game plans based on the USA Baseball ADM that enables maximum engagement, movement and physical activity
  • The benefits of supporting your players’ participation in multiple sports
  • Managing relationships within your program, including conflict resolution techniques
  • Developing a positive culture
  • Best practices concerning health and safety, and 
  • Keeping it fun!