Education is one of the fundamental building blocks of the game. As such, USA Baseball’s educational resources emphasize a culture of development, safety and fun within the sport through free online training courses and programs focused for players, parents, coaches, and umpires. Content is available in both English and Spanish. Below is a list of programs and resources that have been launched to date, with more resources being made available on a weekly basis.
USA Baseball Sport Development's Online Courses provide online training and programs focused on key aspects of the game of baseball.
Mobile Coach App
USA Baseball Mobile Coach, free to all users, features the ability for baseball coaches at all levels to plan practices using drills supplied in the app.
Long-Term Athlete Development Plan
USA Baseball, with support from MLB, has generated a Long-Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD) to provide a multi-stage developmental pathway for an individual's life-long experience within the sport of baseball in the United States.
Offered in partnership by USA Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Baseball ACE aims to create a higher standard of coaching education and enhance the ability of coaches to better serve their athletes, team and communities.
High School Baseball Manual
This high school baseball program manual has been developed to support the thousands of dedicated high school coaches around the country, in their quest to provide a positive, development based experience to their student-athletes.
A series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for youth pitchers.
For more information, please contact SportDevelopment@USABaseball.com.