Little Leagues Drills Strategies

Author: Ned McIntosh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071548021
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Expert advice and innovative drills to propel your team to success Endorsed by Little League Baseball® and a favorite among coaches and parents, Little League Drills and Strategies is built around three easy-to-follow rules: (1) teach the basics, (2) keep it fun, and (3) practice, practice, practice. Following these simple yet successful tenets, author Ned McIntosh has packed this book with imaginative drills that you can use to help your players strengthen their baseball skills. These innovative exercises and minigames will keep practice fun for your players while they sharpen their abilities on the field. Accompanied by engaging instructional photographs, this authoritative resource features drills that will teach all of the fundamentals: Hitting Pitching Fielding Baserunning And more McIntosh also pays special attention to the latest rule changes, including everything you need to know about pitch counts and how to use them to your team's advantage. Also included is a special troubleshooting section with strategies on how to correct players' technique.

Making Little League Baseball More Fun for Kids 30 Games and Drills Guaranteed to Improve Skills and Attitudes

Author: Randy Voorhees
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071385606
Release Date: 2002-05-17
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Put the play back in "Play ball!" Face it: Your Little Leaguers didn't sign up for your team to work on their pitching, work on their batting, or work on their base-running. They joined the team to play and have fun with their friends. But finding ways to keep your team enthusiastic and motivated doesn't have to supersede crucial skill development. Making Little League‚ Baseball More Fun for Kids can help you overcome the greatest coaching obstacle of all: how to teach your kids the skills they need to win games while allowing them to have fun and appreciate the game of baseball. Children prefer games, contests, and competitions. Since it's their practice time, not yours, why not create a practice schedule that excites them? Making Little League‚ Baseball More Fun for Kids gives both coaches and parents a way to provide skill work in the guise of games that will keep kids happy and attentive throughout their practice. Written by a longtime baseball enthusiast, player, and coach and backed by the prestigious Little League‚ brand, this collection of creative new drills introduces 30 "games within the game" to use during practice sessions. Many can be played at home, while others are designed to involve the entire team. Each game is fun and simple to coordinate, and all of them teach or refine essential baseball skills so kids will enjoy their practice time while improving their technique. Each game features: A brief message or anecdote that relates to the skill being learned Information about the number of players required, necessary equipment, a detailed explanation of how to play the game, and more An explanation of the specific skills that will be improved Sidebars that enlighten and entertain Photos and captions to clarify accompanying text Help your team rediscover the pleasure of playing America's favorite pastime with the help of Making Little League‚ Baseball More Fun for Kids.

Youth Baseball Drills

Author: Marty Schupak
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736056327
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"Youth Baseball Drills" features helpful tips to make on-field practice more fun and can be employed to develop players' understanding, skills, and love for the sport.

Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way

Author: Cal Jr Ripken
Publisher: Human Kinetics 1
ISBN: 9780736080859
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Coaching young players, developing their skills, and cultivating a love for the sport may be the most rewarding experience baseball can offer. Cal and Bill Ripken understand this like few others.

How to Coach Little League Baseball

Author: Jake Patterson
Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated
ISBN: 1591134854
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book instructs coaches on the duties and responsibilities of coaching Little League baseball, including maximizing practice efficiency, teaching the basics of the game, and effectively handling parents. It answers some of the questions you're afraid to ask.

Science of Hitting

Author: Ted Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671621032
Release Date: 1986-04-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Features the legendary hitter's guidance in all the basics and finer points of hitting and includes his analysis of the great hitters of the seventies and the eighties, including Rose, Brett, Carew, and Murray

Raising an Athlete

Author: Jack Perconte
Publisher: Second Base Pub
ISBN: 0979356229
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Through real-life examples and time-tested advice, this guide provides parents and coaches insights into how to deal with the challenges and pitfalls that arise as children progress in sports. From handling the inevitable tears and frustrations and honing the appropriate message for varying age ranges and skill levels to recognizing the real performance enhancers and how to keep burnout at bay, this handbook emphasizes integrity, hard work, and practice as well as the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership in players. Advice on using humor to relieve stress, overcoming adversity, and how to handle troublesome coaches is also included.

John T Reed s Youth Baseball Coaching

Author: John T. Reed
Publisher: Jt Reed Pub
ISBN: 0939224380
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In this guide for youth baseball coaches, experienced coach John T. Reed demonstrates how he has achieved extraordinary results by focusing on players' innate skills in areas such as base running, waiting for a good pitch, and fielding.

The Little League Guide to Tee Ball Helping Beginning Players Develop Coordination and Confidence

Author: Ned McIntosh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071410783
Release Date: 2003-03-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

All you need to know about Tee Ball from the leading name in children's sports Endorsed by Little League Baseball®, The Little League® Guide to Tee Ball covers all the bases for parents as well as coaches. Authors Ned McIntosh and Rich Cropper, who have nearly thirty years of coaching experience between them, show you how to keep the game fun for the kids while you teach them baseball fundamentals. In this informative and easy-to-read book, you will learn how to help your rookies develop the coordination and confidence they will need throughout their Little League careers--and beyond. Topics include: Choosing the right equipment Teaching kids to hit, throw, catch, and run bases Teaching the rules and positions of the game Keeping practice fun and maintaining proper perspective Deciding to register your child in Tee Ball rather than softball And more From breaking in a new glove to developing a natural swing, The Little League® Guide to Tee Ball gives you the advice and know-how to teach the next generation of baseball players.

Managing Little League Baseball

Author: Ned McIntosh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0809225255
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Sports & Recreation

An illustrated handbook for the Little League coach, including information on choosing players, rules, fundamentals and practicing, and more.

Little League to the Major Leagues

Author: Rod Humphries
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475984682
Release Date: 2013-05-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

There is no question that the physical and mental demands of the sport of baseball are rigorous. Not only is it difficult to successfully hit a ninety-mile-per-hour fastball in front of a crowd of passionate spectators, but it is also challenging to navigate an often confusing system that leads players through youth leagues, high school, college, and for a lucky few, the Minor and Major Leagues. Rod Humphries, sports journalist, television writer, and former administrator of a worldwide professional tennis tour, shares his personal experiences and advice from experts in this complete insider’s guide designed to help players, their parents, and baseball fans understand how Major Leaguers “pay their dues.” Humphries, who closely studied the entire baseball assembly line when his son was drafted out of high school by the Houston Astros, offers valuable information on: • The professional baseball structure • Little League vs. select/travel ball • Player analysis and recruitment • Scholarships and coaching camps • Draft day decisions, salaries, and career chances Little League to the Major Leagues provides proven tips and time-tested advice for any family or player who dares to dream of journeying beyond youth baseball to high school, college, and the professional game.

A Youth Baseball Coaching Guide

Author: Danford Chamness
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595185146
Release Date: 2001-06-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book was written expressly for you who are coaching children in basetball. We stress how to teach children this complex game and to have fun doing it. The book covers all facets of the game from the most basic "how to" throw, catch, run and bat to game strategies and tactics. When coaching children it should be a fun experience for everyone, for you, for the parents, and most important of all, for the children. As a coach, we cover the teaching attitude and methods. We always keep in mind that these are children, and the game is for the kids and not for the adults. Winning isn't everything, but learning to play well and wanting to win is. We have taken the children from first grade through the eighth grade and bro-ken them into four categories. In each category we discuss the players needs and abilities, what they are capable of in both the physical and emotion sense, and their limitations. We have also defined the coach's role, the parent's role and the player's role.