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PIRATES PLAY BALL EDUCATIONAL AND COACHING RESOURCES

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

Learn from the Pros!

Check out these instructional videos teaching the fundamentals of the game, taught by your favorite Pirates players.

Learn basic skills, drills and practice techniques.

At Bat Mindset with Josh Bell.

Balance in the Batters Box with Josh Bell.

Covering Second Base on a Steal with Jordy Mercer.

Daily Throwing Drills Part 1 with Jameson Taillon.

Daily Throwing Drills Part 2 with Jameson Taillon.

Grip for Hitters with Josh Bell.

Hitting off a Tee Approach with Josh Bell.

Hitting off a Tee Setup with Josh Bell.

Hustling out of the Box with Josh Bell.

Pre-Throw Stretching with Jameson Taillon.

Preparing for an At Bat with Josh Bell.

Release Point Consistency with Jameson Taillon.

Routine Backhand for Infielders with Jordy Mercer.

WINTER COACHES CLINICS

The Pirates and Pirates Charities hosted three Winter Coaches Clinics in February 2018 for area youth baseball and softball coaches. The clinics, which were run by the Baseball Factory, were designed to give youth coaches -- regardless of their previous coaching experience -- with tools to succeed as they prepared for the 2018 season. 

Each of the three clinics covered topics ranging from offense and baserunning to defense and pitching to practice planning and creativity. More than 100 area coaches attended the clinics and each attendee received tickets to a Pirates game. Some also walked away with raffle prizes.  

The first clinic was held at PNC Park, utilizing the Pirates' batting cages as well as event spaces on the Club Level. The final two clinics were held in New Castle and the South Hills.

If you'd like to be alerted to future Winter Coaches Clinic dates, please email PlayBall@pirates.com and include your name, phone number, and your team/league/age group.

USA BASEBALL ONLINE EDUCATION CENTER

Pirates Play Ball has partnered with USA Baseball to offer this Online Education Center to area youth coaches. Our goal is to provide educational resources for all constituents and levels of the game. USA Baseball has produced over 500 pieces of educational content in the last year, one of which is the Online Education Center that provides free online training courses and programs focused on key aspects of the game for all players, parents, coaches, and umpires.

Click to join and get access to these resources: PiratesPlayBall.education