Rookie Resources

WELCOME TO ROOKIE BALL COACHING

ROOKIE BALL - AGES 5-6

28 MPH – 28 feet from the plate  |  80 minutes

   11 Tips for the First-Time Coach PCA D Zone (PDF download)
  Double-Goal Coach Job description PCA (PDF download)
  Dos & Don't for Youth Baseball Coaches (Andy Pohl)
  Practice Plan Coaching Baseball (YMCA video)
  2 min drill on Little League Rules & Regulations (video)
  Coaching Infield Part 1 of 3 - Ground Ball Drills (video)
  Coaching Infield Part 2 of 3 - Backhand Grounders (video)
  Coaching Infield Part 3 of 3 (Shuffle, Throw, Follow (video)
  Mount Union Infielder Break-down Drill video (Ryan Schmidt)


PRACTICE PLANS - ROOKIE BALL

  Rookie Ball 12 Week Program
  Coaching Rookie Ball (Coach Pitch age) Guide Making it fun for you and the kids 
  Little League Coaching Tips
  Coaching the bases (Rule 1. Don't touch the player...ever)
  Sample Parent Letter
  8 Helpful Tips for New LL Coaches
  How to know good from bad baseball instruction
  10 Life Lessons Learned from Baseball
  The Matheny Manifesto(Great Read for Coaches & Parents) 
  A Guide to Why Little League Parents Should Get Involved NOW LLU
  MLB Network Videos Sandlot to the Show
  USA Bats  (Bat approved Link)What bat can I use?
  LL.org Bat Information (online resource)
  Coaching your own CHILD


TIPS

•  When Coaching your own Child, have another Coach he/she and YOU Coach the other Coach's Child.
•  During games with players positions every three batters.
•  "Tip" batters each inning (flip-flop first to last, last to first, etc...). This way everyone has a chance to hit a Grand Slam! 


TEAM DRILLS

Feel free to try some of these OR read and change to help your team.

  Game Like Practice
  The Work-UP Drill
  Catcher - Receiving the Ball (Introduce Catcher to some of the players)


LET'S GET THROWING

  Team Throwing Drill Week 2 LLU (Rookie Ball)  *ANY WEEK WORKS & REPEAT*


ROOKIE DEFENSE

  Rookie Ball Defensive Rotations Zone 1, 2, 3
  Run the Bases Drill LLU.org Station 1  (Rookie Ball)
  Base Running & Ground Balls  (Rookie Ball)
  Progression 1 & 2 (Rookie Ball)
  Week 3 Left Field Center Field Right Field (Rookie Ball)
  Week 5 Offense and Defense Progression 3 (Rookie Ball)
  Week 6 Tee Hitting Review Pre Season (Rookie Ball)
  Week 7 Hit the Bucket (Rookie Ball)

 

ROOKIE HITTING

   Steve Bernhardt Baseball Factory LLU.org
   2 Simple Drills to Develop Perfect Baseball Hitting Mechanics! Ultimate Baseball Training
   Common Hitting Flaws & Drills
   Steve Bernhardt talks about the importance of finishing the swing
   ProBasebalI Insider Hitting Tips
   7 Absolutes of How to Hit
   Tee
   Tee 1-2-3
   Hitting Stage 1 Rhythm
   Hitting Stage 2 Load
   Hitting Stage 3 Separation
   Hitting Stage 4 Weight & Shift
   Hitting Stage 5 Decide & Release


BASE RUNNING DRILLS

  Breakdown on The Bases Drill
  No Defense
  Relay Race
  HOW TO SLIDE!!! Ultimate Baseball Training
  Getting Ready for Texas League Some Baseball Rules, Umpire is Human, Hit By Pitch, The Runner & More


INFIELD

  How to THROW a baseball Part 1
  How to THROW a baseball Part 2
  How to THROW a baseball Part 3
  24 Fielding Drills bsb* Drills Drills Drills
  One-two Infield Drill
  Egg throw/soft hands technique drill
  LLU The Line Drill
  LLU Groundball with the Hat Drill
  In fielding Glove Steps & Feet
  Fielding a Ground Ball


OUTFIELD

  LLU Fly Ball Contest
  Outfield - Sun Ball
  Team Cutoffs
  Fly Ball Communication
  PBI Outfield Tips, Technique, Strategy

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