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Baseball Softball Pocket Coach app for iPhone and iPad

4.6 ( 6496 ratings )
Sports Health & Fitness
Developer: Peakview Software LLC
3.99 USD
Current version: 4.5, last update: 6 months ago
First release : 17 Apr 2013
App size: 37.33 Mb

A tool for youth baseball coaches, to save you tons of time and keep you organized and informed. Also works great for softball, kickball, etc.

Ive been coaching little league baseball for over 6 years. Ive tried paper scorebooks, spreadsheets, and smartphone apps but nothing worked quite the way I wanted.

The season starts with practices. Pocket Baseball Coach provides an attendance keeper for practices. I dont know about you, but I reward players who show up for practices. Simply check off who is present, and now you have that information for later when you are planning your lineup.

In baseball, rain happens. You probably need to send out a quick notice to parents and players when an event gets canceled or delayed, when youre at the field away from your computer. You can store 2 emails and 2 mobile phone numbers for each player, and in seconds blast out a team email or text message. Parents appreciate that!

Planning the lineup for games is what I used to spend alot of time on. In little league, players will often play different positions throughout a game. A good coach will think this through carefully ahead of time, and lay out each position for each inning, including bench time. (Of course, changes may occur based on game situations, and being able to quickly change this on the fly is a great feature of this app.) How often did your lineup accidentally include two left fielders and no center fielder? Doh! Pocket Baseball Coach will clearly highlight positions in red when you mess up.

I also like to consider how often each player has played in the infield, in the outfield, sat on the bench, etc. when planning the lineup. You have all of this information at your fingertips now! When youre done, you can print a lineup sheet directly from your phone or email it to another coach.

For younger leagues, you may just want to randomize the fielding positions, and you can do that too.

Ive long ago given up trying to decypher scorebooks when tracking batting averages etc., so I would always write my own notes on an index card, and plug that into a spreadsheet later. As a coach, you care about batting RESULTS. With a couple screen taps, you can quickly and easily record a batting result: single, strikeout, fielders choice, whatever. Very simple, anyone can do it with no training. Later, you can pull up all the important batting statistics.

Its very important to keep track of how many pitches each pitcher has thrown, and there is a pitch counter built in. It also tracks balls and strikes, walks and strikeouts, hits and outs, and runs.

Of course, a baseball coach usually coaches multiple teams over the years, and Baseball Pocket Coach supports as many teams as you want. You might play softball yourself and want to track your own batting stats but not the entire team, you can do that! Some parents might want to use Pocket Baseball Coach to track their own childs stats, and use the group email and texting features. Trust me, its way easier to use than the "free" apps out there! (Nothing is free if it gives you a headache to try to use it : )

With Pocket Baseball Coach you can print or email a ton of reports directly from your iPhone or iPad. You can also broadcast your lineup to another device running this app over bluetooth! Geek out all the way and use an iPad in the dugout for your players to see, while you make changes on your iPhone.

You can also Import and Export player roster from (stats do not transfer), and post game updates to Twitter or Facebook from inside the app.

Pros and cons of Baseball Softball Pocket Coach app for iPhone and iPad

Baseball Softball Pocket Coach app good for

Great for lineups, pitch counts, batting average, and infield positions. I especially like the infield diamond visual for positions. Great App!
Used this all season long. Great options, easy to use and fairly easy to share with other coaches. Didnt use all of the options available, but plan to explore more capabilities next season. This app truly has all the bases covered. Thanks to the designer.
For "coaching" (managing) a very competitive jack and Jill softball team; with tournaments, regular league games, practices, and 16 team members on the roster, this app was there for me. Making it super easy to have players tell me weeks in advance that they wouldnt be at this or that game, such and such tournament, and just being able to so "ok I got it" and swipe their name off that specific game/tournament took all the guess work out of "whos going to be there?." The amount of game winning batting line ups I was able to write because of the batting averages it kept up with was just awesome! Seeing whose had more fielding time than others, and who needs to get some fielding time in too was just fantastic! It took all the guess work out of the season, and really helped me keep it fair and win a lot of games. I highly highly recommend this app! Best pocket coach youll ever need. 2016Updated version: still just as awesome as ever! A little glitchy here and there, but still my go to coaching app that keeps me and my team on top of it for each and every game, practice & tournament.
This app is awesome! I needed an app that would allow me to make lineups for my slo-pitch team. No other app allows you to make lineups for each inning to show the substitutions your making. It has an extremely easy way to keep track of stats so that you dont need to know how to scorekeep in a book to track statistics. It also keeps all my teams contacts in one spot to make a while team email or text easy. Definitely a must have app for any coach or manager.
A handy app to track who shows up at practices and produces during the games. Especially for RBI. Even the young kids like stats, once you explain what they are.
This is good! This is what I have been eating for! Very practical and coach friendly. It would be even better if some feature is improved. Please keep updated.

Some bad moments

I have bought and used many apps and havent written a review on any until now. This is the worst app I have purchased. I cant believe I was duped into spending $4.99 on this thing. I have coached youth baseball for many years and am always looking to improve and use technology to help. This app isnt it!
This app does not work at all! I entered my entire team and trying to build my lineup for tomorrows game. With every action, the app completely crashed and went back to the iPad home screen Simply does not work.
When I first got this App, I was disappointed. I had a line of communication with the creator, and expressed my concerns. He responded to every email I sent, and assured me of improvements to come. He made all of the right changes through he latest updates, and now I highly recommend this app to any baseball coach. Its easy to work, and allows you to make changes on the fly. Worth every penny.
The app just keeps turning off and does not allow you to properly make a lineup. This is a waist of money DO NOT BUY THIS APP!!!!!!
Love this app. Made my life so much easier and my coaching better. Thank you so much.
This app is getting more and more polished. Its great when the developer is responsive to feedback. All the glitches in earlier versions have been fixed and new features added.

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