How To Coach Baseball
Learning how to coach baseball can be very rewarding. Most people can easily start out coaching baseball at the youth level, and possibly work their way up to the high school level, or further. There you can enjoy the game of baseball while teaching others about the game.
- Find a local baseball league where you can volunteer. Try youth leagues and other associations where youth baseball is played. There you can volunteer to coach a team, or possibly start out as an assistant. The latter might be a good choice if you are brand new to coaching baseball, or learning how to handle youth sports.
- Learn some basic drills for practice. To be able to coach baseball, you will need to learn how to practice the various aspects of baseball. Stick to the basics, especially if you are coaching youth players. Work on basic hitting, fielding, running and other fundamental aspects of baseball.
- Be aware of the rules in the league. Every league, whether it is youth Little League or competitive high school baseball, will have special rules. For instance, every player may need to play, or likely there will be special rules for stealing a base.
- Read some literature on coaching baseball. Entry-level experience alone will not allow you to advance your coaching career. Pick up a book from the library or bookstore. Start learning baseball strategy, coaching fundamentals and how to interact with your players and coaches. This will help you become more accustomed to the aspects of coaching baseball. This will also help you move up in coaching baseball, if you desire.