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We're Coach Baseball Right and
We're on a mission...

Delivering Thoughtful and Thorough Resources to Coaches, Parents, and Organizations

Our #1 Goal is to help you transform your kids' development and experience both athletically and personally.

Coach Baseball Right is the premier one-stop resource for coaches, parents, and organizations looking to transform their kids' development and experience. 

  • Coach Baseball Right is a place where coaches, who are just starting out, can come and learn the steps they need to take to help make their practices and season a richer and more rewarding experience for their team.
  • It's a resource where the most seasoned coaches come to learn new techniques, strategies, drills that go in progressive order, and refined tips.
  • Our website provides organizations dozens of resources available to grow and elevate their current programs and deepen their kids' experiences.

With tens of thousands of coaches, parents, and organizations from across the U.S. and in other parts of the world, Coach Baseball Right has become one of the most trusted baseball resources online.


Developing today's players into tomorrow's leaders.

Why are we so concerned about whether kids' experience are great and focused on their development?

Because as teachers and coaches, we think there are some real consequences and connections to youth sports and leadership. Take a look at the video to see some real issues involving sports and youth development today.

Baseball Offers So Much More...

  • How to handle mistakes from teammates? For example, when a fielder makes an error, how does the pitcher react? 
  • How to succeed through excellent preparation? Is there a lot of standing around at practice? Are kids getting better and working hard? Do they expect or embrace working hard at practice?
  • How to make other people around you better? Do teammates pick up other teammates and encouraging them? Or do they sulk and tear them down? Kids need to know how to be a positive influence in life.
  • How to handle failure or setbacks? The best hitters in baseball fail 7 out of 10 times. How do we teach our kids to embrace this is normal and to get them to make adjustments?
  • How to handle mistakes that are out of your control? How do kids (and adults) handle bad calls by an umpire? 
  • What does true commitment mean? Friends want you to skip a game or practice, what do you do?

So what is the Most Important Thing We Do?

All of these baseball intricacies connect directly to aspects of our own lives. Relationships, work, being a parent, personal strengths and weaknesses, etc... 

We should, therefore, use baseball as a way to develop our kids personally.

If you are focused solely on winning as a coach, you are missing the chance to equip your kids with a value system that will allow them to face head on whatever challenge life throws their way when they become adults.

You are setting your kids up for being successful parents, business people, spouses. You are enabling them to become the best people that they can be. Research even suggests that! This is our mission.


Who is Coach Baseball Right perfect for?


About Steve Nicollerat

Educator, Coach, and Founder of Coach Baseball Right!

About Coach Baseball Right

With about 40 years of coaching varsity baseball at St. Louis University High School, running his Youth Baseball Camp for almost 30 years, and many more years playing, including collegiate ball at St. Louis University, Steve has developed a system of teaching baseball which emphasizes fundamentals and positive development, both athletically and personally.

Furthermore, Steve’s experience officiating NCAA basketball has provided his players and parents perspectives in approaching competition and sport that only few can provide.

And when you add that Steve has a Master of Science in Computer Science and teaches computer science courses and has created curriculum at St. Louis University High School, Webster University, Fontbonne University, Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy, among many other schools you can see why Steve states:

“Sports are important, and everybody wants to win and you shouldn't apologize for winning, but winning is not the most important part of coaching and what people should be after…you see sports give us the opportunity to use challenges and obstacles to help us all grow into better people...we just have to be smart enough to learn from the lessons the game provides.”

On a more personal level, Steve has raised and coached four children and now has beautiful grandchildren running all around. With all of these experiences, Steve thinks that he has been blessed to be able to grow and learn as an exceptional father, a caring and loving grandfather, a teacher, and as a coach.

Steve Nicollerat's Experience

Though he does not like to tout his experience and would rather have Coach Baseball Right speak for itself, Steve's experience can be summarized by the following:

  • 38 years as Varsity Head Coach at St. Louis University High School
  • 28 years of running Youth Baseball Camps
  • Former NCAA D-1 Men's Basketball Referee
  • Greater St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association Hall of Fame Member
  • Bob Broeg Award Winner - Most Influential Coach
  • Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame
  • Missouri Umpire Coach of the Year Award
  • 1 of only 6 National Epstein Certified Master Hitting Instructors
  • 600+ wins (3rd overall in Missouri)

Steve Nicollerat's Induction Speech into Missouri High School Hall of Fame for Coaching

Importance and Urgency of Development in Baseball 


What are others saying about Coach Baseball Right and Steve Nicollerat?

Other Team Members

Tom Zinselmeyer

Educator and Co-FounderTom has over 15 years of coaching experience with Steve Nicollerat. Currently, he is an high school and university educator. He thinks that “coaching soccer and baseball, not only allows a different perspective to teach kids, but also offers a chance to build relationships with kids outside of the classroom.”

James Manning

Co-FounderJim coached varsity high school baseball for over 7 years and played college baseball. His love for the game started very early when he would go to his Dad's slow pitch softball games and play in the dirt while the game was going on. Jim has understands how important coaching baseball right is because it saved him...

Click here to learn more about Jim's Story. 

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