LBA: Coaches Corner

COACHES CORNER

The Coaches Corner provides information and tips, instructions, and other useful information for team coaches. The information below is a resource for new and veteran team coaches to help them manage players, practice sessions, games, and more.

ALL TEAM COACHES SHOULD READ AND FOLLOW THE TIPS AND INSTRUCTIONS BELOW DURING THE SPRING AND FALL SESSIONS. 



BASEBALL DRILLS
Baseball drills are the cornerstone in developing  the mechanics necessary to become a good baseball player. LBA offers several baseball drill resources for team coaches. Hitting, Pitching and More Hitting Tips can be found at the LBA Handouts page.  Youth Baseball Drills by Marty Schupak is an excellent book on baseball drills for practice sessions. Below are additional baseball drills for LBA team coaches.

Base Running
Offensive Situations
Catching Outfield
Coaching Parents
Conditioning Pitching
Defense Situations Practice
Drills Pregame Rituals
Hitting Throwing
Infield  


INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
The instructional videos below are useful for parents and coaches alike. Each video provides age appropriate instruction on the fundamentals of playing baseball.

Baseball Player Level Link
Hitting R Basic Hitting Mechanics for Youths
Fielding T, R, Mi, Ma, BRP, BR
Receiving and Fielding (Infield)
Catching

R, Mi, Ma, BRP, BR

Mi, Ma, BRP, BR

Proper Receiving Stance

Catching - Receiving

Pitching Mi, Ma, BRP, BR
Pitching Mechanics
Game Rules Mi, Ma, BRP, BR
Infield Fly Rule (Majors)
T=T-Ball, R=Rookie, Mi=Minor, Ma=Major, BRP = Babe Ruth Prep, BR = Babe Ruth


DETERMINING PLAYER BAT SIZE
Selecting the correct bat for a player is important.  Not ...

GAME SCHEDULES AND SCORES
Once the baseball season has started, LBA team coaches should update game schedule information so that parents know when a game has been re-schedule or cancelled by simply visiting the LBA website. Team coaches can also report the scores of each game played so that team standings during the season can be easily viewed. Below are instructions for team coaches on how to update game schedule and score information.  Updating LBA website game information is easy and only takes a few minutes.

Re-schedule/Cancel a game

Add/Update a game score