Recommended Reading

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 authors 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 .



Weinstein, J. (2014). The complete handbook to coaching catchers. Monterey, CA: Coaches Choice.


Johnson, D. (2013). The complete guide to pitching. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Available at: Strathcona County Library


Driveline Baseball...Hacking the kinetic chain: Advanced edition. …


Driveline Baseball...Hacking the kinetic chain: Youth edition


Passan, J. (2016). The arm: Inside the billion-dollar mystery of the most valuable commodity in sports. New York, NY: Harper.

Available at: Strathcona County Library