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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

Pirates Play Ball teamed up with Dick's Sporting Goods and Baseball Factory to offer a free learning opportunity for Pittsburgh-area youth baseball and softball coaches. The three-session coaches' clinic, held in January and February of 2017, focused on coaching fundamentals and practice techniques. Attending coaches received complimentary Pirates tickets and other giveaways.

If you'd like to be alerted to the 2018 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