Coaching Youth Baseball 8 & Under Training

The NAYS Coaching Youth Baseball: Teaching Skills and Drills for Kids Ages 8 and Under is one of the most comprehensive resources for volunteer coaches involved in youth baseball. The training is designed to help you, regardless if you are new to the sport or have coached for many years, enhance both your knowledge and teaching skills so you are better prepared to guide every player on your team to a safe, fun and rewarding experience.


  • Hitting
  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Infield Play
  • Outfield Play
  • Baserunning

Throughout the training review questions must be answered correctly before continuing to the next section. Once all review questions have been answered correctly you have successfully completed this sports specific training.


Mark Fuller is co-owner and baseball director of the Sports Academy in Auburn, Ala . Fuller is a former college coach and professional baseball player who has more than 25 years of baseball playing and coaching experience. He was a pitcher for Auburn University and played five seasons of professional baseball with the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies organizations, where he reached the AAA level. He also spent seven years coaching at North Carolina State and Auburn. He’s also been a color commentator on ESPN/SEC Network.