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)

 

Coaching Baseball 3 BIG Tips
Dos & Don't for Youth Baseball Coaches (Andy Pohl)
Practice Plan Coaching Baseball (ymca video)
2 min drill on Little League rules & Regs video
Coaching Infield Part 1 of 3 (Fielding a ground ball) video
Infield Part 2 of 3 Video
Infield Part 3 of 3 (Shuffle Shuffle 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

 

Tip when Coaching your own Child……..Have another Coach - Coach he/she and YOU Coach the other Coaches Child

****DURING GAMES SWITCH PLAYERS POSITIONS EVERY THREE BATTERS******
BATTING ORDER 'TIP' EACH INNING FLIP FLOP FIRST TO LAST, LAST TO FIRST. 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 "D"

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