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Coaching Youth Baseball:
Ages 9 to 12

Drills and skills for intermediate level players

Coach Scott Bradley shows you how to take your kids from the basics to more advanced techniques with these 40 step-by-step videos. Specifically designed for players ages 9 through 12, these videos share how to help your players advance their skills in catching, fielding, hitting, baserunning and pitching. Your purchase also includes access to downloadable training notes and coaching tips for each drill.



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Crow Hop and Throw


Table of Contents

Pre-Season
  • Getting Started
  • Meet Coach Scott Bradley
  • Meet Coach Jeremy Meccage
Topic 1: Throwing and Catching
  • Introduction to Throwing and Catching
  • Basic Throwing Mechanics
  • How To Grip A Baseball
  • Basic Catching Drill
  • Playing A Game Of Catch
  • Hit The Hat Drill
Topic 2: Fielding
  • Introduction to Fielding
  • Routine Ground Balls
  • Side-To-Side Drill
  • Ground Ball Drill
  • Crow Hop and Throw
  • Wall Ball
  • Fly Ball Drill
  • Tennis Racket Drill
  • Pass Pattern Drill
Topic 3: Hitting
  • Introduction to Hitting
  • Swing Mechanics
  • Pepper Drill
  • Walk-Up Tee Drill
  • Front-Toss Drill
  • Medicine Ball Drill
  • Soft-Toss Drill
Topic 4: Baserunning
  • Introduction to Baserunning
  • Running Through First Base
  • Angle Towards Second Base
  • Jumps Off First (No Leads)
  • Leading Off
  • Run-Down Drill
Topic 5: Pitching
  • Introduction to Pitching
  • The L Drill
  • Balance and Rhythm Drill
  • Stride Line Drill
  • Chair Drill
  • Towel Drill
  • Reverse Mound Drill
  • Wall Drill
Coaching Tips and Advice
  • Prepare For Practice
  • Sportsmanship From Dugout
  • Don't Over Coach
  • Ending Practices
  • Hydration
  • Don't Punish Players
  • Homework
  • Don't Embarrass Players
  • Dealing With Parents
  • Dealing With Umpires

About the Coach

The Coach

Scott Bradley spent nine seasons as a catcher in the major leagues with the Yankees, White Sox, Mariners and Reds. Scott became the head coach of the Princeton University baseball team in 1997. Nine of his former players played professional baseball in the 2008 season.