How Do I Get Started with Youth Athletes? (9-14)
Our focus with youth athletes revolves around teaching young baseball players four main things:
- Good throwing mechanics
- Good warm-up and recovery habits
- A love of the game
- Time off per MLB Pitch Smart Guidelines
Perhaps no role in baseball is as unappreciated as the volunteer youth baseball coach. Unlike higher levels of baseball, the differences in ability (let alone attention span) can be wide.
Our basic approach when training youth baseball players is to provide a fun, competitive environment and let the drill work take care of progressively moving athletes towards better movements.
Hacking the Kinetic Chain Youth outlines our complete approach and has year-round programming for youth athletes.