Rethinking the Fundamentals of Youth Baseball

Being a youth baseball coach is a tough job. You need to teach the fundamentals of the game while introducing a quality experience that kids look forward to coming back too.

In this course we examine why the incentives in youth baseball aren't aligned correctly. There is too much emphasis on winning and not enough long term emphasis on development and fun.

Driveline orients it's youth training around 'skills that scale', specific markers that youth athletes can focus on that can help them win and develop in the long term.

Developing Skills that Scale

Coaches want to be able to spend time on what matters most, which is why we focus on the 'skills that scale'. Coaches can understand how they can focus on those skills in practice by engaging games. Along with knowing what information they can track to make the best decisions for their players.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Rethinking Little League Success - (14:42)

    • Rethinking Little League Success Quiz

    • Rethinking Little League Part 1 - (08:11)

    • Rethinking Little League Part 2: Hitting Games - (07:03)

    • Rethinking Little League Quiz

    • Data Collection for Youth Players - (13:45)

    • Data Collection for Youth Players Quiz

    • Youth Baseball: Tee Ball to Majors Part 1 - (08:52)

    • Youth Baseball: Tee Ball to Majors Part 2 - (09:55)

    • Travel Ball Pressure - (10:58)