What Coaches Are Saying

Hear from coaches who have passed Youth Baseball Development

Chris Singleton

Little League and Travel Ball Coach

Great course for beginner and experienced coaches alike.

13U Youth Coach

The course was good and challenged my thinking on both pitching and hitting. I built confidence from these videos and have brought some of my learning into player development.

Youth Travel Ball Coach

Great course for those serious about youth development.

Become a Driveline Certified Coach

This online course contains 21 videos teaching our fundamentals of training and programming applied to youth athletes. We review the framework of pitching, hitting, and how coaches can plan our practices and a season.

  • We explain our training philosophies and how they can be applied to youth athletes to create a fun practice environment that focuses on skills that scale over the long term

  • We review hitting and pitching mechanics, ideal outputs and the basics of our drills

  • We explain practice design principles to make practice fun and productive while looking at how coaches can plan out an entire season of development

What to Expect

A comprehensive online course covering all things youth development

Youth coaches and parents are faced with a difficult task: improving the performance of youth baseball players while understanding that baseball is a game of failure. Baseball can be fun, but more often than not practices are constructed around trying to reduce failure rather than maximize fun.

The cost of not solving this is high. Practices aren’t fun, performance doesn’t increase and youth athletes are left wondering if they want to keep playing at all.


Youth baseball players should be able to have fun while also knowing that they are developing the skills that will help them the most in the long-term. This course will teach you what skills to focus on and how you can orient training and practice around those skills in an entertaining and fun way.

  • 21 videos and quizzes on how coaches and parents can help youth players develop long term skills in a fun environment 

  • Focus on how to meet kids where they are and construct helpful expectations

  • Learn the skills that scale, fundamentals that will benefit players as they age and  can be taught to kids in a fun way 

  • Take a deeper look at our hitting philosophy, review key pieces of mechanics and ideal outputs that coaches can monitor

  • Learn our throwing warm-up and the importance of warming-up to throw, not throwing to warm-up

  • Take a deeper look at our pitching philosophy as we explain key mechanical pieces to look at, as well as what coaches should not worry about

  • Learn how to do our throwing drills, along with common mistakes to avoid

  • Receive an introduction to youth strength and how to introduce youth athletes to strength work

  • Review practice design principles and structure so practice can become more productive and fun

  • See how an entire season can be mapped out, going from experimentation to competition so that your players are challenged


A bonus Practice Design PDF is included so coaches and parents can take what they learned and apply it on the field.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome to Driveline's Youth Baseball Development Course!

    • Introduction Survey

    • Youth Practice Guide PDF

  2. 2
    • Introduction to Coaching Kids and Skills that Scale

    • A Better Way to Coach Kids

    • A Better Way to Coach Kids Quiz

    • Skills That Scale Part 1

    • Skills That Scale Part 1 Quiz

    • Skills That Scale Part 2

    • Skills That Scale Part 2 Quiz

  3. 3
    • Introduction to Youth Hitting

    • Youth Hitting Philosophy Part 1

    • Youth Hitting Philosophy Part 1 Quiz

    • Youth Hitting Philosophy Part 2

    • Youth Hitting Philosophy Part 2 Quiz

    • Youth Hitting Mechanics & Ideal Outputs Part 1

    • Youth Hitting Mechanics & Ideal Outputs Part 1 Quiz

    • Youth Hitting Mechanics & Ideal Outputs Part 2

    • Youth Hitting Mechanics & Ideal Outputs Part 2

  4. 4
    • Introduction to Youth Throwing Warm-up

    • Principles of Youth Throwing Warm-Up

    • Principles of Youth Throwing Warm-Up Quiz

    • Youth Throwing Warm-Up Part 1

    • Youth Throwing Warm-Up Part 1 Quiz

    • Youth Throwing Warm-Up Part 2

    • Youth Throwing Warm-Up Part 2 Quiz

  5. 5
    • Introduction to Youth Throwing

    • Youth Throwing Philosophy Part 1

    • Youth Throwing Philosophy Part 1 Quiz

    • Youth Throwing Philosophy Part 2

    • Youth Throwing Philosophy Part 2 Quiz

    • Youth Throwing Mechanics & Ideal Outputs

    • Youth Throwing Mechanics & Ideal Outputs Quiz

    • Youth Throwing Drills Part 1

    • Youth Throwing Drills Part 1 Quiz

    • Youth Throwing Drills Part 2

    • Youth Throwing Drills Part 2 Quiz

  6. 6
    • Introduction to Youth Strength

    • Principles of Youth Strength

    • Principles of Youth Strength Quiz

  7. 7
    • Introduction to Practice Design Principles

    • Practice Design Principles

    • Practice Design Principles Quiz

    • Practice Design Structure

    • Practice Design Structure Quiz

  8. 8
    • Introduction to Scheduling a Season

    • Scheduling a Season Part 1

    • Scheduling a Season Part 1 Quiz

    • Scheduling a Season Part 2

    • Scheduling a Season Part 2 Quiz

  9. 9
    • Introduction to a Pre & Post Game Routine

    • Pre/Post Game Routine

    • Pre/Post Game Routine Quiz

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Reviews of Youth Baseball Development

5 star rating

Wonderful

Michael Hudson

Loved it - helped me define what type of coach I wanted to be.

Loved it - helped me define what type of coach I wanted to be.

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Great Course

Aaron Howell

Informative... easy to follow and work at your own pace.

Informative... easy to follow and work at your own pace.

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Huge Fan

Taylor Childress

It was a thorough summary of a way to approach today's youth players taking into account the many external factors which impact their lives. I felt it provi...

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It was a thorough summary of a way to approach today's youth players taking into account the many external factors which impact their lives. I felt it provided age appropriate insight and would recommend this to any youth coach.

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Outstanding Framework for Youth Baseball Coaches

Carter Stein

Too many youth baseball coaches teach baseball the way they were taught or the way they have seen other coaches do it. This course breaks the "we've always c...

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Too many youth baseball coaches teach baseball the way they were taught or the way they have seen other coaches do it. This course breaks the "we've always coached baseball this way" paradigm.

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Course Details

Driveline’s Youth Development course is entirely online and self-paced.

Certifications are good for the life of the course. No coach is considered certified until they have completed the final quiz of the course.

Each video is followed by a short quiz. Coaches must score 80% or higher to move on to the next section.

Upon completion of the course, coaches will be considered certified. We do not give permission to individuals or programs to represent themselves as “Driveline”, but instructors may represent themselves as “Driveline-certified” or a variant that is appropriate.

Coaches who pass will not be listed as certified on Driveline’s website, but we may confirm completion upon request.