Disclaimer: SPMBA does not explicitly endorse any of the following individuals, programs, companies, or teams. We do not endorse any product being sold. The views of the following websites and organizations do not necessarily reflect the views of SPMBA. This list is provided as a means to connect our coaches with new ideas, drills, and resources.
We highly encourage our coaches to explore a variety of materials to deepen their baseball and coaching knowledge base, broaden their toolbox of skills and drills, and refine their methods of transferring baseball knowledge to their players. Part of their responsibility is to filter this information and choose age and development-appropriate resources to use with their players. If there are any concerns with resources on this list, recommendations, or suggestions, please reach out to SPMBA’s Technical Coordinator.
Baseball National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP)
Mandatory and recommended, paid online and in-person, coaching clinics and resources. SPMBA will cover the course cost for NCCP training. We highly recommend coaches attend as many as they can! Once you complete the introductory online module, you are then able to register for in-person clinics and access their drill library, planners, and other resources.
Drill library available to coaches through the NCCP program. Hundreds of videos for drills, instructional methods, and coaching resources are available.
Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)
Coaching resource website with free and paid programs for coaches from all sports. They facilitate professional development for coaches, provide a variety of resources for all aspects of coaching, and any information required to coach sports in Canada. Your NCCP number is required to access some of their resources and “The Locker”, your online coaching portfolio and profile. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need your NCCP number.
Free online drill library and practice planner for 5U-18U.
Must sign-up and register for the website to access.
Free and paid coaching resources and player development services for 9U+. Also an outlet for current research in the biomechanics sector of high performance baseball training and development. They have an extensive blog detailing information on their research at all levels of baseball and a variety of other topics pertinent to coaches.
Sign up for their free “Sunday Thunder Nuggets” - a weekly digest of current trends and events in baseball.
They also have created the Driveline Baseball Podcast, available on iTunes, Google Play, and anywhere else podcasts are available.
Free online exercise library. It contains a listing of exercises targeting specific muscles or muscle groups, detailed descriptions, videos, and how-to’s for each exercise, and different methods for engaging said muscle group: through stretching, bodyweight exercises, free weights, dumbbells, cable systems, etc.
Free online resource for the game, Baseball5. This is an initiative being piloted by Baseball Alberta and Baseball Canada to incorporate this modified, easily-accessible, game of baseball into programs throughout Canada. It is being utilized internationally to bring the game of baseball to more people throughout the world.
American Baseball Coaches’ Association
An international coaches’ association providing professional development and advocacy services for coaches around the world. Register for $55 USD per year and receive networking opportunities, discounts on their clinic videos, job postings, professional development and continuing education credit (CEU/CEC) documentation, the Inside Pitch magazine, the ABCA Press Box weekly email digest, free 1-day ABCA Barnstormer Clinics, and their member discount program (for hotels, rental cars, baseball equipment, and more).
Their coaching clinics, the ABCA Annual Convention and their regional ABCA Barnstormer Clinics are some of the premier coaching professional development opportunities in the baseball world.
The ABCA also hosts a weekly podcast, the ABCA Calls from the Clubhouse Podcast