High Tempo© Baseball Development Team Practice Plan Training Course
New Action-Based Youth Baseball Playing System Format
USA Baseball and MLB recently came out with a report on the current state of youth baseball in America.
One statement they printed really stood out to me. "It is time to rethink how we organize, operated and execute youth baseball."
So, after reading this statement I took it and ran with it. I put together a system for kids to play youth baseball that totally puts all the energy of the game back to the kids. The game is for kids to enjoy playing--not for the emotional benefit of the 'Big-people'.
I want to share my Accelerated Baseball Development system with you all so you can implement it in your circle of influence. Once it has been introduced to local kids and families I think the enjoyment level of the participants will increase greatly.
Is this system different from what we are currently using in youth baseball--No doubt yes it is.
Because we are "rethinking how we organize, operate and execute youth baseball programs."
This course if for those that want to provide a better baseball experience for the kids of America. For those who want to see the game put back in the kid's world of 'free-play' and local in-town baseball similar to the days of 'sandlot' baseball.
Dave spent 19 years in professional baseball as a catcher, coach, field manager and scout. 15 years with the Boston Red Sox
After playing 5 seasons in the minors, Dave spent 11 seasons managing in the Red Sox minor league system helping to develop several major league ballplayers.
After playing for 2 years as College of Sequoias and two years at Fresno State, Dave signed with the Boston Red Sox in the 20th round of the 1979 draft.
Dave helped coach players like Jeff Bagwell, Curt Schilling, Roger Clemens, Brady Anderson, Jody Reed, John Flaherty, Ellis Burks, Paul Quantrill, John Valentin, Josias Manzanillo, Dana Kiecker and many others. Named Coach of the Year 3 times.
After leaving the Red Sox after 1994, Dave managed and recruited teams in the Independent Professional Baseball leagues for 3 years.
In 2000-2004, Dave and his family operated and coached the Salinas Packers in the California Collegiate Summer League. Dave returned to his high school to coach from 2005-08 culminating in a Valley 4A championship.
Dave has owned and operated Holt Baseball since 1997 teaching kids, parents and coaches how to find enjoyment in the youth baseball experience. Dave lives in Auburndale, Florida and does coaching consultant work with coaches and players across the country along with his Coaching Youth Baseball Podcast.
Dave is married to Sheila and have 3 children, Rusty, Rachel (Kyle) and Peter, and two grandchildren Avery and Trent.
StartIntroduce Free Play
StartEncourage Multi-Sport Sampling
StartRevitalize In-Town Leagues
StartThink 'Small' in Your Planning
StartImplementing the Intangibles - the 6th Tool
StartIncreasing Coaches Knowledge on Youth Baseball Development
StartTime to Rethink How We Organize, Operate and Execute Youth Baseball
StartFeatures & Benefits
StartPractice vs. Competitive Games
StartUnderstanding the 3-Team Format Demo (14:35)
StartAccelerated Development Audio Recording
StartThe 3-Team Sandlot Scrimmage for Practice Template
Start3-Team Practice Template Rules and Procedures 7-8yr olds
Start3-Team Practice Template Rules & Procedures 9-10 yr olds
Start3-Team Practice Template Rules & Procedures 11-12, 13-14 yr olds
Frequently Asked Questions
This Accelerated Baseball Development system is gaining traction all over the place. Because it works, it is effective and it brings enjoyment to the kids who play it. It checks all the boxes.
- Kid friendly
- Limited adult rolls
- Non-stop action
- Pure playground style baseball
- Up to 50 at bats per week possible
- Allows for playing multiple positions and multiple pitchers
- Diminishes Adult Invented, Overly-Competitive Play-offs, All-Stars, and Tournaments
- Kids have a blast