On behalf of the Red Sox Foundation and our partners, we are excited to provide youth access to resources to stay connected with baseball and softball off the field and at home. vRBI provides youth with a library of video clips to improve your game on and off the field, virtual access to sports professionals and other player development resources.
Check back often for updated resources!
Welcome to vRBI for athletes. This will be your home for featured video content on skill and player development. Content will continue to be updated, so check back frequently!
Play it Safe at Home – USA Softball has created guidelines and a resource portal for players that includes videos and activities.
Pitch Smart – A series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help players avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for youth pitchers.
PBATS Play Campaign – Play means having fun, but the PLAY campaign also means Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth. Having fun is important, but playing fair, safely and with others is important, too!
Reducing Anxiety on Game Day – Game-day performance anxiety is common in athletes of any age. Tackle anxiety before the day of the game with these tips from USA Baseball.
Character development is just as important as player and skill development. This will be your home for featured video content on teamwork, leadership, respect, and more. Content will continue to be updated, so check back frequently!
“He Never Quit”: Red Sox Legend Fred Lynn on Former Teammate Jerry Remy
PCA Student-Athlete Online Workshop – Learn how to make positive contributions through improving oneself, leadership, and honoring the game from Doc Rivers, Julie Foudy, and other top coaches, athletes, and experts! For ages 12-18.
Goal Setting & How to Succeed – USA Baseball identifies 6 simple reasons why athletes might fail to meet their goals but by knowing what those are, you can set a goal and succeed.
Sports is a Great Life Teacher
Being a Good Teammate
Michael Cuddyer: Showing Self-Respect & Dignity when not playing
The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) are promoting a lifetime of activity for youth by a short series of videos that focus on playing fair, safely, and with others. Check out the video below to get started and then visit their website to run the bases!
PLAY Campaign: Getting Started!
Below are resources compiled for youth to explore regarding current events and staying active at home. These resources will be updated frequently to reflect the current challenges we face in our community.
Hispanic Heritage Month
About Hispanic Heritage Month – Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
MLB Players Association – The MLB Players Association will be honoring baseball’s Hispanic Heritage throughout the month.
Hispanic Heritage Month Website – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.
MLB Hispanic Heritage Month: Roundtable Discussion on Being Latino in Baseball and the U.S.
Roberto Clemente Day
On September 15th, MLB honors the life and legacy of Roberto Clemente. All players, coaches across baseball will wear #21 as well as sport a commemorative uniform patch to celebrate his memory. Each MLB team has also nominated a player for the Roberto Clemente Award, which celebrates extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.
Smithsonian NMAAHC Sports – Sports: Level the Playing Field explores the contributions of athletes, both on and off the field. Journey through the exhibition!
MLB VOTE– The Roberto Clemente Award is presented each year to the Major League player who best represents Roberto Clemente’s values. Read about this year’s nominees and vote for who you think should win!
MLB Film Room: The Game that Changed Baseball
Fun at Home
Red Sox Home Fun – Stay entertained with Red Sox coloring pages, math and STEM worksheets, videos, recipes, and more! Best for ages 5-12.