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Dugout Captain is available to all coaches for FREE.

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PONY Coaching Youth Baseball Online Course
 through Human Kinetics 

Cost is $19.95/person


Dan Keller Online Coaching Clinic 

Cost is $59.99/person


USA Baseball's online education emphasizes a culture of development, safety, and fun within the sport through free online training courses and programs focused for players, parents, coaches, and umpires. Through these online educational courses, USA Baseball aims to enhance the game of baseball for all constituents. Courses are offered in both English and Spanish.

The certification pathway consists of three certification levels ("A," "B," and "C"), which are each free of cost, and require the completion of a series of courses, resources and programs offered by USA Baseball. The curriculum includes educational resources that cover topics such as health and safety, creating a positive environment, recognizing and responding to misconduct, practice planning, game management, skill-specific development and hosting local coaching clinics in your own community. There are currently Coaches and Umpires Certifications.

Play Ball is a collaborative initiative between Major League Baseball and USA Baseball. Delivered as an engaging website, Play Ball hosts videos, photos, and events for kids to get involved. This initiative is used to encourage participation in all forms of baseball among all ages, focusing on youth. There is also a new "Play Ball at Home" section that offers at-home drills.

The USA Baseball Mobile Coach app aims to simplify practice planning for baseball coaches at all levels. The app features a drill library with baseball-specific drill documents and videos, the ability for coaches to create practice plans using the drill documents and video, practice plans created by USA Baseball and a panel of experts, Pitch Smart pitch counter, information on USA Baseball's Long-Term Athlete Development Plan, and additional tools and resources, including a stopwatch.

Our blog offers a variety of information, from baseball play breakdowns, medical information about elbow and shoulder injuries from Dr. Marc Richard, an orthopedic surgeon at Duke University, nutrition insight, to previous recorded virtual coaches clinics, and more. 

The Long-Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD) provides a multi-stage developmental pathway for an athlete's life-long xperience within the sport of baseball. The LTAD aims to increase participation, aid in performance, and enhance enjoyment across the sport of baseball. 

Pitch Smart aims to help young players reduce arm injuries by providing a comprehensive resource for safe pitching practices. Pitch Smart is a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players, and coaches avoid overuse injuries and promote long, healthy careers for youth pitchers.


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Wexford, Pennsylvania 15090

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