Coach Jake

Baseball and Softball Coaching Videos

Baseball and Softball Coaching Videos
Baseball and Softball Coaching Videos


Videos to help parents become great coaches. We provide drills, tips and words of wisdom videos from some of the all-time baseball and softball greats. Produced by Coaching Simplified.



Frank Robinson on Coaching

Feb 11, 2012 1:49


Hall of Famer Frank Robinson encourages first time coaches to grow and improve.

Words of Wisdom with Jessica Mendoza

Feb 11, 2012 2:12


Jessica Mendoza shares her insight about motivating girls to be better athletes in softball.

Slap Hitting with Lauren Bauer

Feb 11, 2012 5:36


Slap hitting skill for batters. Lauren Bauer teaches technique on her slap hitting style.

Overview on Softball Pitching with Michele Granger

Feb 9, 2012 1:47


This lesson helps coaches understand the process of evaluating your players for pitching softball.

Pitching Mechanics with Michele Granger

Feb 6, 2012 2:28


Michele Granger coaching tips on softball pitching mechanics.

Michele Granger’s Story

Feb 6, 2012 2:22


Michele Granger shares some words of wisdom and tips for pitchers starting out in the game of fast pitch softball.

How to Grip a Softball with Michele Granger

Feb 6, 2012 1:54


Legendary Softball Star Michele Granger shares her favorite drills for youth softball pitchers. This drill helps coaches teach the proper grip of the softball for young players with different hand sizes.

Speed Drill with Michele Granger

Feb 6, 2012 2:22


Michele Granger helps players develop speed and velocity on the ball with this softball drill for pitchers.

Walking Long Toss with Michele Granger

Feb 6, 2012 1:57


Michele Granger shares a drill that helps players develop arm strength.

Accuracy Drill with Michele Granger

Feb 6, 2012 3:28


Michele Granger coaches us on a drill that helps pitchers develop their release point for accuracy.

Fielding Drills

Feb 6, 2012 3:24


Coach Jake takes new coaches through a fielding routine for infielders.

Special – Team Throwing Warm Ups

Feb 6, 2012 3:34


Five simple warmups for your team to loosen and strengthen the arm. Special commentary with Jim Vatcher of Jaeger Sports.

Ring Shuffle for Fielders

Feb 6, 2012 3:03


This lesson with Coach Jake helps players develop feet quickness to become better fielders.

Kettlebells Core Exercise

Feb 2, 2012 3:28


Coach Jake introduces a series of cross-training exercises utilizing kettlebells. The benefits of these exercises will help with core strengthening and sport specific movements for the game.

Speed Ladder Drill

Feb 2, 2012 4:24


In this lesson we share some exercises utilizing the speed ladder for baseball and softball. The speed ladder helps players develop feet coordination and agility on the field. This is a great team warm up exercise.

Self-Control with Jeff Suppan

Feb 2, 2012 1:38


Major League MVP Jeff Suppan explains his philosophy on self-control for pitchers.

Frank Robinson on Youth Spirit

Feb 1, 2012 2:41


Frank sheds light on how to energize your youth team and keep their spirits high.

Base Running with Lauren Bauer

Jan 28, 2012 4:29


Hall of Fame outfielder for the University of Arizona, Lauren Bauer shares her knowledge on moving around the base pads. As a lead-off batter, and crafty base runner, Ms. Bauer gave catchers a hard time as she took every opportunity to steal bases and hustle for the extra base. Lauren goes over the basic fundamentals of base running for coaches.

Confident Batter – Hit By Pitch with Coach Jake

Jan 27, 2012 4:27


This lesson helps young players deal with the fear of being hit by the ball while batting. Coach Jake helps new coaches create Confident Hitters.

Throwing Fundamentals with Jim Vatcher

Jan 27, 2012 5:04


Jim Vatcher is a professional trainer for Jaeger Sports, an organization dedicated to arm conditioning. He lends his expertise for teaching kids proper throwing fundamentals. This baseball tip was produced by Coaching Simplified.