About USA Baseball

Since 1978, USA Baseball has been the national governing body for amateur baseball. It represents the sport in the United States as a member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and internationally as a member federation of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). Nearly every major national amateur baseball organization in America is united as a USA Baseball national member organization. As a result, USA Baseball governs more than 15.6 million amateur players in ballparks and playgrounds across the country. As the commissioner's office for amateur baseball, USA Baseball is a resource center for its various membership groups, fans and players. USA Baseball is also responsible for promoting and developing the game of baseball on the grassroots level, both nationally and internationally.

National Member Organizations

USA Bats

USA Baseball Home Page

#USABFirstPitch - lots of insights to baseball and softball

Education

 

A series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for youth pitchers.    Learn More....

 


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.

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Most of the education courses are free.

Abuse Awareness for Adults - Hosted by Chicago Cubs Manager, David Ross
Abuse Awareness for Minors - Hosted by Chicago Cubs Manager, David Ross
Baserunning Development
Baserunning Fundamentals - Hosted by Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dave Roberts
Basic First Aid - Hosted by Team Physician of USA Baseball, Dr. Josh Bloom
Building a Baseball Experience - Hosted by sport psychologist Dr. Anne Shadle
Catching Development - Hosted by Gerald Laird, former MLB catcher
Catching Stances, Receiving and Blocking
Coaching Philosophy and Approach - Hosted by Butch Chaffin, Head Baseball Coach at Cookeville High
Coaching the Basics of Hitting - Hosted by Second Baseman for the Houston Astros, José Altuve
Coaching the Fundamentals of Infield - Hosted by Hall of Fame Shortstop, Cincinnati Reds, Barry Larkin
Coaching the Fundamentals of Outfield - Hosted by Manager of the Minnesota Twins, Rocco Baldelli
Coaching the Pitching Delivery - Hosted by Pitching Coach for the Los Angeles Angels, Mickey Callaway
Infield Development - Hosted by Andy Stankiewicz, Head Baseball Coach at Grand Canyon University
Introduction to Pitch Smart - Hosted by Hall of Famer, John Smoltz
Introduction to Umpiring - Hosted by former Major League umpire, Dale Scott
Managing a Pitching Staff - Hosted by Marcel Lachemann, Los Angeles Angels
Managing Players - Hosted by Joe Brown, Head Baseball Coach at State University of New York College
Offensive Development - Hosted by Rucker Taylor, Head Baseball Coach at Davidson College
Outfield Development - Hosted by Roger Kieschnick, Former Major Leaguer
Pitching Development - Hosted by Garvin Alston, Former Major League Pitcher and Pitching Coach
Play Sun Smart - Hosted by Dr. Darrell Rigel, team dermatologist for the New York Yankees
SafeSport Trained Course - $20
The Confident Baseball Coach - Hosted by Joe Maddon, Los Angeles Angels
The Play Ball Parent - Hosted by Dayton Moore, Kansas City Royals


Medical and Safety Reports

USA Baseball Athlete Safety Policy

Pure Baseball - Zero tolerance for abuse in baseball

Pitch Smart - Avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers

HEADS UP: Concussion Prevention in Youth Sports - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Coaches and the Injured Athlete - USA Baseball Medical/Safety Advisory Committee

Athleticism Before Skills - Jim Ronai, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS

Giving Kids the Competitive Edge - Jim Ronai, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS

Banned Substances and Youth Baseball - USA Baseball Medical/Safety Advisory Committee

Commotio Cordis - Sudden cardiac arrest from hit to chest

Lightning Safety - USA Baseball Medical/Safety Advisory Committee

Passenger Vans - John Sadler, , JD, CIC

Facility Risk Management - USA Baseball Medical/Safety Advisory Committee

Strength & Endurance Training in Young Baseball Players - USA Baseball Medical/Safety Advisory Committee

Recovery: The Key to Your Next Great Performance - Jim Ronai, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS

Eight Essentials of Post-Pitching Recovery - Jim Ronai, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS

The Use of Ice and Heat in the Management of Injuries - Jim Ronai, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS

USABAT Certification - Standards for youth bat safety and performance

Development Initiatives

 


Hit and Run provides modified rules that create a quicker-paced baseball game that allows players to develop skills in a more interactive format.   Learn More....

 


Prospect Development Pipeline is a collaborative effort between MLB and USA Baseball to establish an official identification and player development pathway for amateur baseball players in the United States.   Learn More....

 


Fun At Bat is an enrichment program based in baseball for all children. The program is primarily delivered directly through elementary school physical education classes around the country and is built to help children meet and exceed the expected physical education standards for their age.  Learn More....


Local Sponsors

Georgia Little League

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