VBC TEACHING VIDEOS & HANDOUTS

Our experience of more than 20 years in education, baseball training programs, summer baseball camps, coaching youth baseball, and working with youth league directors has provided us with the opportunity to find the right balance of skill development and fun.  Taking the best practices from sports psychology and experienced youth baseball coaches we have designed  the following videos, handouts and books that are both valuable and enjoyable.

VBC TEACHING VIDEOS & HANDOUTS

Our experience of more than 20 years in education, baseball training programs, summer baseball camps, coaching youth baseball, and working with youth league directors has provided us with the opportunity to find the right balance of skill development and fun.  Taking the best practices from sports psychology and experienced youth baseball coaches we have designed  the following videos, handouts and books that are both valuable and enjoyable.

Hitting

TEACHING HITTING - Recognizing Common Flaws

 

 

Ripken Hitting video:

 

Teaching Hitting (pdf)

Home Workouts (pdf)

 

Hitting Mental Approach  MLB Video 1, MLB Video 2

Separation

Batting cage routine  (video) 1. Lob toss 2. On top toss  3. Back toss  4. Small ball  5. Rapid fire 6. One hand tees  7. Fungo 

Machine bp on field/Miss. State game   Video 1, Video 2

Swing Plane: Behind and Through, Pete Rose

 

Pitching

TEACHING BEGINNER PITCHING

 

 Phase 1-Introduction, set up, rocker step & pivot




 

 

Phase 2-  Balance point

 

Phase 3-Direction and power position               

Phase 4-Release and follow through Mental Aspects of Pitching

 

Handouts: Teaching Pitching (pdf)

More videos:

Pitching check points

Pitcher fielding practice (PFPs)

Pitcher’s covering home

Covering First

Arm Band Exercises

 

Throwing

 

TEACHING THROWING

Teaching Throwing, Catching, and Fielding

Video: Teaching Throwing and Catching


Throwing and Catching

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Catching

TEACHING CATCHING

 

Handouts: Teaching Catching (pdf)

Videos:

Receiving Drills

Footwork for throws

Throws to 2nd and 3rd

Pop flies

Catcher retrieves bad pitch

Fielding

TEACHING FIELDING


Handouts: Teaching Fielding (pdf)

Videos:

INFIELD

Fielding a groundball

Groundball drill

Double Play Pivot

Rundowns

Infield tags: Video 1, video 2, video 3

Infielders- dive play fundamentals

Infielders, pitchers, catchers-infield in gball plays to plate w/tag: Video 1, video 2, video 3

1B Flip to Pitcher

Holding a runner on 1B

OUTFIELD

Outfield footwork- Pototsky

Outfielders-angles on grounders Pototsky Video 1, Video 2

Outfielders- Balls over head-Pototsky

 

 

Coaching Tools

COACHING TOOLS

 

 
Setting the Table for a Successful Season (pdf)

Sample Pre-Season Parent Letter (word)

Youth Core Exercises (pdf)

Baseball training and conditioning exercises, the importance of proper mechanics, and injury prevention and injury treatment

Online Practice Planner (html)

Youth Core Exercises (video)

All around – Good information Links

Ripkenbaseball.com

IMG Academy

TouchEmAllBaseball

Expressbaseballdevelopment

Baseballbytheyard.com

Baseball.coachesdirectory.com

MLB Incredible Moments

 

Team Defense

1st/3rd            

Bunt Defense

Double Relays

FUNNY BASEBALL INSTRUCTION

Domingo Ayala

Wichata State Two Strike Hitting

Baseball Links for Northern Virginia

virginiabaseballclub.com

novabaseballmagazine.com

 

 

 

 

VBC BOOKS
We now have two VBC Coach's Manuals: The VBC Youth Coach Playbook for Ages 5-9 and VBC Complete Youth Baseball Coach's Handbook.

A Complete Baseball Handbook

The VBC Complete Baseball Coach's Handbook contains a thorough guide to coaching youth baseball. The book is written by veteran youth coaches/high school coaches/former college and professional players. Over 200 pages of detailed explanations and photos: from Setting the Table for a Successful Season, Hitting from start to finish, position play, team defense, base running, and practice organization. This book features photos and pictures to help you visualize your practice. View table of contents.  Available in paperback.

 

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY

 

The VBC Youth Coach Play Book for Ages 5-10 is a 35-page picture guide with age-appropriate, game-like drills for skill development. Included are coach skills for making the the youth game a fun and valuable experience. This playbook will set you up for a great season with youth baseball. It features photos and pictures to help you visualize your practice. View table of contents. Available in paperback and eBook.

Team Special: Reduced price for orders of 20+ paperback books.  Please inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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eBook: NEW! Amazon Kindle Edition

 

 

 

 

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