MYB Coaches Corner

Guide & Tips for MYB Coaches

Updated Tuesday April 12, 2016 by MYB.

Station Model For Youth Baseball

Great links for running a practice. These are suggestions. Please do not limit yourself to these links. There is a lot of great information readily available.  

  1. Youth Baseball Connect - Running an efficient practice (vol.44)
  2. Youth Baseball Practice Organization

  3. Station Model for Youth Baseball Practices
  4. Youth Baseball Practice Organization
  5. Hitting Instruction and Drills
  6. Infield Instruction and Drills
  7. Proper Baseball Practice
  8. Manager's training video "Proper Baseball Practice
  9. Basic Pitching Mechanics
  10. Common Hitting Flaws and Drills


Babe Ruth League Cal Ripken Division

Cal Ripken Baseball Division – Ages 4-12

Keeping baseball FUN-especially in the early stages of youth baseball-is a primary concern of Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken Division, which is comprised of the following divisions:

Major/70: Featuring a 50′ pitching distance and 70′ base paths, this new division is offered as an option to current league format, and still includes a tournament trail from District competition through World Series.

Major/60: This division is recommended for ballplayers ages 11-12. Features a 46′ pitching distance and 60′ base paths.

Minor: Recommended for ballplayers ages 9-10. Players build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and teamwork. In most regions, participants first experience post-season tournament competition in this level.

Rookie: Designed primarily for ballplayers ages 7-8, this division makes use of a pitching machine to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field.

T-Ball: Ballplayers ages 4-6 learn hitting and fielding fundamentals in a supportive team environment. Young athletes hit the ball from a batting tee which is height-adjusted for a level swing, batting in order through the line-up for the entire game.

Coaches Code of Conduct - 

Click here to view and print the MYB Coaches Code of Conduct


Communicating with Your Team -

SportsSignUp Coach User Guide for Team Wall and Team Communications

This document is intended for coaches using the SportsSignup online registration system. The
User’s Guide assumes that you have already registered to coach; your organization has used the
SportsSignup system to assign you to one or more teams, and has made the teams “visible” to
players and coaches by setting the team’s access to “Whole Team”. The guide will show you
how to view all players assigned to your team, how to upload Person ID images, how to email
the team, and how to print the team roster. You may also have the capability to print player
passes if applicable to your organization.


Instructional Videos:

This and many more videos are available on YouTube at the RipkenBaseballChannel