Anyone who enjoys the game and the chance to teach children will find coaching youth baseball to be an exciting and gratifying experience. Awkwardly, with all of the anticipation and excitement surrounding the initial game of the season, it’s simple to overlook the fundamentals that any coach must possess. Here is a checklist for assisting you in being more organised. The first thing you’ll need to buy is an equipment bag. A few youth baseball organisations supply baseball coaches bag in addition to baseballs, striking helmets, and catcher’s equipment, while others do not, and though they do, they are often threadbare and worn out.
Where to buy these bags?
Equipment bags can be purchased from a sports goods store, but be prepared for price shock. My biggest flaw with this strategy was being so engaged in wanting a C-o-o-l-looking bag that I overpaid for it. The best location to buy a decent old fashioned duffle bag is a military surplus store. They are durable and will give years of service at a significant cost reduction to sporting goods businesses. A first-aid package is essential, since baseball can rapidly turn into a game of minor cuts, blisters, and bruises that can affect players of all ages. You don’t need a large, expensive kit if you aren’t a paramedic; a standard kit, often known as a camper kit or basic kit, would suffice.
Simply make sure the kit has band-aids in a variety of sizes for minor cuts and scrapes, cotton balls or gauze to dab any blood, medical tape to keep the band-aid in place, and an anti-biotic ointment to prevent infection. There will be a few extra items included, but this is the fundamental equipment you’ll need at all times. Because baseball is a summer sport that gets heated, a container of ice water is a must. Carry your own water even if you’re playing in a baseball park with drinking faucets.
There’s no guarantee the drinking fountain will be operational at all times, and I’ve yet to get a cool, let alone cold drink of water from an outside drinking fountain.
You may easily purchase the same plastic, yellow or orange water containers that you find at road building projects, which are quite sturdy and have a large capacity. You’re ready to go with a bag of ice from the gas station and some water. Sporting goods stores will always have them on hand, but unless you’re an expert at keeping score, get the most basic and straightforward book you can find.