Be part of a great summer sports program for kids!

We recognize and appreciate the challenges that come with being a coach, manager or volunteer. That’s why we encourage you to seek out reference and education to stay current with the latest drills and coaching techniques which enhance your knowledge, and potentially advance the skills and enjoyment of your players.

Below, you will find time-tested, relevant resources and first-class educational tools for anyone coaching Cleveland recreation activities at the local league level.

Resources

The Art of Being a Successful Youth League Coach
This should be your first stop. It provides a great overview on how to be a successful coach and important guidelines and suggestions on dealing with today’s children. By Dr. Darrell Burnett, clinical psychologist and a certified sports psychologist specializing in youth sports. He is a member of the Little League International Board of Directors and was listed among the “Top 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America” by the Institute for International Sport.

Little League Coach Resource Center
A free service which offers an extensive volunteer training and education tool with content and video contributions from two-time USA Olympic Softball gold medalist Michele Smith and the Positive Coaching Alliance, along with other Little League Baseball and Softball’s licensees.

Softball Tips
This is coaching know-how at it’s finest and you can’t beat the price – FREE! You’ll find articles on involving parents, player pep-talks, avoiding sports injuries, … And, don’t forget to check out all our softball drills as well. These articles are what every coach needs to know.

Responsible Sports
A great place for general coaching tips and helpful guides. While not specifically focused on youth league softball, the content is of high value. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual.

BaseballRox.com
An exhaustive resource for baseball training. Be sure the checkout their Coaches Corner which covers the following areas: drills, forms, warm-ups, hitting, infield, bunt defense, outfield, cutoffs and relays, catching and receiving.

Quality Coaching Baseball
Geared specifically towards t-ball through high school baseball. Covers hitting, pitching, drills, baseball situations, coaching tools and good motivation.

Concussion Training For Youth Coaches
Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, when to remove athletes from play and how to recover through this free interactive training program. Our goal is to help educate those around the athletes to better understand, prevent and recognize concussions earlier.