The Coaches Corner


This is the home for information and links to various coaching resources to help you in your coaching adventures. Tips, drills, strategies, and guidance for how to find the appropriate coaching techniques for all of the various age groups and skill levels you will encounter.

The Coach Clipboard:
This section contains coaching manuals and sample practice plans for each sport. More of these are being created for each grade and sport and will be posted when available.

- Kinder-3rd Grade Rec Soccer Coaching Manual
U11 and U12 Klassic Soccer Coaching Manual
Blank soccer practice plan sheets for download/printing

- 1st-2nd Grade Basketball Coaching Manual
Blank basketball practice plan sheets for download/printing

- K-4th Grade Baseball/Softball Coaching Manual

- Basic Softball Pitching Skills
- 5th-8th Grade Baseball/Softball Drills


Other Resource Links/Videos:

The Offside Rule -- view this tutorial to learn about the offside rule in soccer

Scorekeeping/Scorebook -- view this video to learn about scorekeeping in volleyball

Expectations video -- view this video of NBA coach Stan Van Gundy talking about skill development in youth basketball
Basketball for Coaches -- Drills and Games for kids

Baseball Tips -- view a wide variety of baseball tips and drills at this link
The Full Windup -- baseball information resource
How to Hit
How to Throw
How to Field
Baseball Positive
Infield Fly Rule

Softball Tips
Softball Spot -- lots of videos and resources for softball coaches
How to Hit
How to Throw
How to Field

Infield Fly Rule


Check out this free video provided by the Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors. It is 14 minutes long and has a series of vignettes which makes it perfect for your pre-season parent meetings. It will identify some unpleasant parent personalities as well as highlight some strategies parents can employ to enhance their child's athletic experience. It is an outstanding video and is narrated by Suzy Kolber and Mike Golic from ESPN calling attention to 3 major themes.