Hitting, Throwing & Fielding for Beginners * - Tips on technique and drills to help parents & coaches teach a beginner the basics of baseball.
Practical information for Pee Wee games - Information about coaching Pee Wee (formerly Rookie B) games from past experience
Sample Practice Plan - A sample "Rookie" practice plan with drills
Practice Plan, All-Star Baseball Academy * - A basic youth baseball practice plan
Healthy & Safety
CDC "Heads Up" - Concussion awareness & information resources for coaches & parents
MLB Pitch Smart - Guidelines on arm health and fatigue for youth pitchers from Major League Baseball
Pitching Limits * - Comparison of pitching limits published by different organizations
How to get weekly coaching e-mail
Ripken Virtual Academy - Great coaching resource, instructional videos, articles, etc.
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Ripken Baseball Email Preferences - Set your Ripken account to receive e-mail with coaching tips
Ripken Baseball Fielding Tip - Fielding a Ground Ball - YouTube video - The basics of fielding a ground ball
Ripken Baseball Fielding Tip - Throwing to First Base - YouTube video - Fielding a ground ball, throwing to first: the "3 Dot Drill"
Power Position Drill - Ripken Baseball - The basic starting position for throwing, with younger kids often described as "making a 'T' with your arms"
Developing quickness in the outfield - Ripken Baseball video - Drills for good footwork, the basis of quickness in the outfield
Front Toss - Basic - Ripken Baseball video - Demonstration of Front Toss and a basic drill
How to have Fast Hands when Hitting - Ripken Baseball video - High tee drill
How to throw batting practice - YouTube video - Advice for coaches and parents on throwing batting practice (23 min)
Fail Harder - Motivation - YouTube video - Basketball theme, but applies to baseball (& life), good words to remember
Why Kids Quit Sports - Insight on how parents and coaches can help kids stay with sports
Babe Ruth Baseball - Home page
Ripken Baseball - Home page
Game Changer - Electronic game scoring
Pitching Faults - The Complete Pitcher - TheCompletePitcher.com pitching website
Baseball Equipment Advice *
URA Complex Map - .JPG map of the URA Baseball Complex
UCFSD Field Map- .JPG map of the High School and Middle School fields
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