As hard as it is to fathom, with the Super Bowl only a week gone, yesterday marked the beginning of Spring Training for many Major League baseball teams. It seems like the season only ended yesterday, but pitchers have already began to report, with most position players reporting by weeks end. As surprising as this may seem, I find it more shocking how excited that leaves me for the kickoff of the season.
A staple of my youth was always summer youth baseball. The problem was that while I was a decent position player, I suffered from a chronic batting average that could only be seen by a microscope. In other words, I was a HORRIBLE batter. So you know how the old adage goes, “those that can’t do, teach…” and hence my involvement with baseball coaching. While I couldn’t play the game for squat, I understood it inside and out, hence me helping my father coach his youth teams.
But what if there were an app that could help those that are newer to the sport coach more efficiently? Last week Human Kinetics introduced their new program Go Coach Baseball, that aims to do just that. Here are some of their key features that you should know about:
Developed by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) and endorsed by Babe Ruth League, Inc., Go Coach Baseball offers 32 video clips and 11 animations demonstrating 34 skills and 26 drills to organize and run your practices. Supplemental coaching tips and advice, safety guidelines and checklists, and guidance on season and practice plans will help you manage team activities beyond the Xs and Os. Drawing content from ASEP’s Coaching Youth Baseball book, Go Coach Baseball is the authoritative app for any on-the-go coach.
Just judging by what I have seen in then screenshots, all of the specifically tuned training tools could really be irreplaceable in any coach’s lineup, not to mention a steal for only $1.99. When you throw in all of the additional drills that could be gleaned, your team will be playing like big leaguers in no time. If you are still on the fence, check out the trailer below and get on top of your coaching game. Your players will thank you for it some day.
Released: 2011-02-08 :: Category: Sports
Tagged with: $1.99, Go Coach Baseball, Human Kinetics, preview, Spring training