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A Message From the Youngsville Sports Complex
There are very few people who can have as profound an IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF YOUNGSTERS as their youth league coach. You will have an impact on every one of your players. Only you can determine what that impact will be.
The right system will enable you to plan effective, exciting instructional programs, approach the season committed to IMPROVING EVERY PLAYER’S SKILL instead of the team’s record of wins, PRAISE THE EFFORTS of your players abundantly instead of the results, make a genuine effort to understand why each player is there and attempt to satisfy each of those needs, and finally make every player feel good about themselves because of their involvement on your team. You will provide their players with an experience they will cherish their entire life.
It is extremely important that you keep focused on the purpose for youth sports programs. They exist to provide young players the opportunity to develop the confidence and self-esteem that will allow them to continue participating successfully at each level of play and life. While winning is important in today’s society, it is clearly not an important motivator for young players and an overemphasis on winning frequently results in players finding alternatives to sports as a means to enhance their self-esteem. We must use everything a player does as an opportunity to enhance his or her self-esteem. Every swing of the bat is a GREAT SWING. Every missed fly ball is a chance to praise the player for his or her attempt for hustle after the play. Every overthrow is an opportunity to praise their arm strength. There will be very few things that happen in this game that won’t produce an opportunity to praise as long as your outlook is positive and the player’s self-esteem is your highest priority. Make each one feel good about themselves and we will keep playing the game. As long as your approach is positive, your preparation is thorough, your commitment to development is strong, and you are more concerned with satisfying each youngster’s need than protecting your own EGO, this will be one of the most rewarding experiences you and your players will ever have.
More Instructional Videos coming soon!
Softball Instructional Videos
Taran Alvelo created these instructional videos to help improve your softball skills. Taran is an American softball player for the Chicago Bandits. She attended Bloom-Carroll High School in Carroll, Ohio. She later attended the University of Washington, where she was an All-American pitcher for the Washington Huskies softball team. Alvelo led the Huskies to back-to-back-to-back Women’s College World Series appearances in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She represented Puerto Rico at the World Cup of Softball, playing on the Puerto Rico women’s national softball team.
Intro to Pitching:
At Home Pitching Drills
Into to Hitting:
Intro to Fielding:
Intro to Throwing:
Throwing Mechanisms & Progression
Baseball Instructional Videos
Coach Austin Robichaux of Ragin Cages created these baseball instructional videos so you can practice your drills. As a senior, Robichaux helped Notre Dame High School of Crowley to the Class 3A state title and earned first team All-State honors…Ranked one of the State of Louisiana’s Top 20 prospects by Perfect Game USA…Was also an All-Acadiana honoree as he posted a 9-3 record with a 0.98 ERA in 78 1/3 innings of work…Recorded 101 strikeouts and allowed only 42 hits and 25 walks in his final season at Notre Dame…At the plate, he hit .361 with 13 doubles, four triples and 23 RBI. Coach Austin is the son of Coach Tony Robichaux. #WorkWhileYouWait