Teeball Coaching

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth

Coaches are an essential part of our club and form part of our core group of volunteers who help make games happen. As such, we provide free training and support to these people who kindly give up their free time to enable our players to have fun.

Coaching Teeball

Get Parents Involved

Sitting on the sidelines for an hour during practice isn't a lot of fun, so getting parents involved is a win-win. 

Off the bat (excuse the pun) ask for help. You will need at least 3 parent helpers each training session. So, it’s best to set expectations early and let parents know you'll need help. 

Doing this will allow you to split the kids up into stations, keeping them active & engaged throughout the whole session.


How to run Teeball Practice

Now you have some help, consider using stations.

Using separate stations allows you to break into smaller groups. A typical practice might look like  

  • Warm-Up Drills (10 mins) 
  • 3 X Stations (10 mins per station) 
  • Game Play (20 mins) 

Scroll to the bottom of this page for Video resources & station ideas.

Coaching Training Stations
TBAWA Offical Rules

Learn the Rules 

Knowing the rules is important. That's probably pretty self-explanatory, but knowing the rules ensures

  • You understand the umpire's decisions
  • You can teach the kids the in's and out's of the game
  • Educate parents sometimes, as to why on field decisions are made
  • Kids safety and ensuring maximum fun

Under 7s Training

Are you coaching under 7's for the first time? This is a guide to help introduce teeball to the kids and provide you with some basics for your first training session. 

The key for coaching under 7s is

  • Consistent Improvement
  • Be Patient
  • Have Fun
Tee-ball Coaching Skills
Coaching Training Stations

Coaching Accreditation

The Level 'A' Teeball coaching accreditation course is a recommended course for any aspiring coach. 

Consisting of an online theory session, and a half-day practical session, it provides you with behaviour strategies, skills drills, as well as great advice from a seasoned coach.

Check the TBAWA website for the most up-to-date list of upcoming coaching clinics. In the meantime here are some useful notes. 

Under 7s Notes | Under 9s to Seniors Notes


CHIEFS Coaching Sessions

Our CHIEFS Sessions (Carine Hitting, Innovation & Effective Fielding Syndicate), offer an opportunity for coaches, assistant coaches, or parents looking to learn more about the game to get together and present drills, games or competitions that they like to use at their trainings. We work through them in the field so that we can all understand them, and then take them back to respective teams. They are a great opportunity for social networking as well! Keep an eye out for dates via email or our social media channels.

Under 7s Fielding
Coach Luke runs a super-session covering catching, throwing, ground balls and games.
Under 7s 

Batting Basics
Coach Tom shares some of the basics of batting technique.
Under 7s | Under 9s | Seniors 

Throwing Basics
Coach James explains a simple way to break down a throw for younger players.
Under 7s

Fielding Star Drill
Coach Alan steps through an infield fielding drill, with a competitive twist.
Under 9s | Seniors 

Outfield Relay Drill
Coach Ray shares a drill to help with those long outfield throws back to home.
Under 7s | Under 9s | Seniors

Tagging Drill
Coach Craig explains a drill that targets infielding, tagging and base-running.
Under 7s  | Under 9s

Last Person Standing
Coach Ben shares a game that focuses on accurate base throwing targeting the lead runner.
Under 9s | Seniors 

Fielding Drills

Ripken Baseball Fielding Tip - Fielding a Ground Ball

How to: Field a Ground Ball | Baseball Fielding Tips

Simple & Easy Baseball Fielding Drills for Kids!

3 Simple Tips To Become A Dominant Infielder! - Baseball Fielding Tips

The “Big 5” Must Know Infield Drills

 Extreme Baseball Infield Drills

Infield - Every Day Drills (EDDs)

Throwing Technique

Learning How to Throw the Baseball Correctly (7 & 8 year olds)

How to Throw a Baseball ‐ Baseball Throwing Mechanics

Baseball Throwing Progression Drills

Throwing Instruction and Drills

Hitting Technique

How to Improve your Hitting

Baseball Hitting Mechanics (Simplified)

The 7 Steps to the Perfect Baseball Swing

Yankees Hitting Coach Gives 3 Tips to Perfect Your Swing


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