New App Offers Guidance to Help Coaches Manage Team Activities Beyond the Xs and Os

Author: ASEP Marketing

02/09/2011

Teaching key baseball skills and structuring effective practices is now as easy as accessing an iPhone, iTouch, or iPad. Offering nearly four dozen video clips and animations, the new Go Coach Baseball app from Human Kinetics is the perfect tool for first-time and less-experienced coaches trying to organize potentially chaotic practices involving children ages 6-12.

Developed by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), a division of Human Kinetics, Go Coach Baseball is endorsed by Babe Ruth League, Inc. and draws content from ASEP’s Coaching Youth Baseball book, with additional content provided by Babe Ruth League, Inc., to demonstrate 34 skills and 26 drills.

Go Coach Baseball is highlighted by a Skills feature that provides coaches with step-by-step instructions for executing a total of 27 skills related to hitting, bunting, base running, throwing, fielding, pitching, and catching. Meanwhile, the video clips and photos accompanying the easily accessible instructions explain proper player positioning and skill execution.

Also included with Go Coach Baseball are a Drills feature with instructions for implementing 26 practice drills, modified by age group – 6-9, 10-11, and 12-14 – and enhanced by animations that illustrate player and ball movement; an Advice feature that addresses the off-field tasks coaches have to perform in order to make practices and games run smoothly; a Rules feature with basic information on age modifications, field markings, and player positions; guidelines for developing an emergency action plan in the event of an injury or illness; and tips for fostering good sportsmanship and creating a fun atmosphere for coaches and players.

As the authoritative app for any on-the-go coach, Go Coach Baseball features an assortment of skills and activities combined with supplemental coaching tips and advice, safety guidelines and checklists, and guidance on season and practice plans to help manage team activities beyond the Xs and Os. Experienced coaches will also find the app valuable—especially the drill section—as will parents of players wanting to assist their children in practicing skills.

Go Coach Baseball is available through the iPhone App Store for $1.99.