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Coaching Youth Baseball: PlaySportsTV’s New On-line Training Plans

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Doug Donaldson, PlaySportsTV
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Coaching Youth Baseball: PlaySportsTV’s New On-line Training Plans Provide Great Baseball Drills and Tips for T-Ball and Little League

An entire season’s worth of youth baseball instruction with Princeton head coach Scott Bradley

Princeton, NJ (April 6, 2009) – To say Scott Bradley has been part of great baseball instruction puts it mildly. He grew up playing the sport on all levels, spent nine seasons in the major leagues with four teams, including the New York Yankees, and has been the head baseball coach at Princeton University for the past 12 seasons.

Bradley shares a common belief with the most successful baseball coaches: athletes must learn to do all the little things correctly. The best time to instill baseball fundamentals is when kids are starting out in the game, playing T-Ball up through the first years of kid pitch. “The fundamentals need to be extremely basic,” Bradley says. “We have to be careful how much we introduce to the kids at the various ages. We cannot coach the 6-year-olds like we coach the 11-year-olds. We want to make sure that we introduce some building blocks.”

This emphasis on age-appropriate teaching is where puts its focus for coaches, parents and athletes themselves. The leading on-line youth sports coaching and instructional resource in the United States announced today the launch of its professionally developed baseball training plans, Coaching Youth Baseball with Scott Bradley, an easy-to-use, web-based training plan containing over 80 instructional video segments, with accompanying training notes. Youth baseball drills and tips are delivered on-line in a week-by-week format that provides the essential baseball instruction that T-ball and Little League players need to learn the game. The training plans cover all the fundamentals needed in youth baseball instruction: fielding, throwing, hitting, base running and pitching.

In addition to its use by individual coaches and parents, Coaching Youth Baseball training plans are also being adopted by Little League teams and leagues to provide a consistent set of youth baseball drills and coaching tips for all coaches and players.

Founded in 2006, PlaySportsTV is the leading on-line sports coaching resource for youth coaches, parents and athletes. Named a Great Site for Kids by the American Library Association, PSTV has produced over 2,000 instructional videos and articles in a wide range of sports. has worked with Major League Soccer, Major League Lacrosse, the United States Tennis Association, the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball players, along with great coaches at all levels. In addition to teaching the fundamentals of sound coaching and instruction, PSTV addresses such important youth sports topics as sports parenting, health and safety, and character and skill development.