Coaching Baseball For Dummies

Author: The National Alliance For Youth Sports
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118068165
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation


Absolute Beginner s Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball

Author: Tom Hanlon
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0789733579
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Are you ready to coach the Cubs to a championship victory? How about a little league or T-ball championship? Not ready for either one? We can help! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball is a beginning youth baseball coach's ultimate reference guide. Your practice time is probably already limited, so don't waste it trying to figure out what to do. Plan ahead with our easy-to-follow chapters that cover: identifying your roles and expectations as a coach, tailoring instruction to your age group, creating a safe playing environment, knowing how to coach effectively during games, celebrating victories and much more. Our book web page will be a coaching resource as well, with downloadable practice plans, emergency information cards, injury reports, awards and certificates, and season evaluation forms. Go into day 1 as if its day 1001 of your coaching career with the help of Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball.

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.

Youth Baseball Drills

Author: Caliendo, Peter M.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450460286
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Youth Baseball Drills is a comprehensive collection of uniquely effective teaching tools for coaches of young players. Over 100 drills cover essential skills like hitting, fielding, and pitching. It also includes plans for 30-, 60-, and 90-minute practices, helping coaches set up fun, organized, and productive practices with gamelike situations.

How to Coach Youth Baseball

Author: Beverly Carroll
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781461749189
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This detailed guide provides everything a first-time coach needs to teach basic baseball skills--and have fun at the same time. Emphasizing fundamentals and not win-at-all-costs strategies, How to Coach Youth Baseball is the perfect book for any new coach. Beverly Carroll, along with longtime coaches Fran and Kevin O'Brien, offers carefully outlined instructions to help coaches with everything from the basics to developing players who are on the same team but at greatly varying levels of play. Chapters include: * Coaching Youth Baseball * Power of Positive Thinking * Practice Basics * Designing Your Practice * Learning the Basics: Fielding, Hitting, Bunting, Running, Pitching, Throwing, and Catching * Improve as a coach! * Rules of Baseball

Baseball Skills and Drills

Author: John Winkin
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736037381
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Top college baseball coaches offer drills for players at all levels. Focuses on hitting, baserunning, fielding, pitching, and catching.

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.

Jeff Burroughs Little League Instructional Guide

Author: Jeff Burroughs
Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub
ISBN: 1566250099
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Shows coaches how to teach the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, and fielding, and offers suggestions for practice drills and game simulations

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.

T Ball Skills Drills

Author: Marty Schupak
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780983924289
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

T-Ball Skills & Drills presents 37 creative drills that T-Ball coaches and parents can do with their team or with their own kids at home. Over a million kids participate in T-Ball every year. Hitting fundamentals, throwing, baserunning, and fielding are just some of the skills covered. Coaches need to be creative to keep kids stimulated in practices and during games. Many of the drills in T-Ball Skills & Drills use common household items as props. The drills give useful hints for skills like throwing and catching fly balls that will make it achievable for 5, 6, and 7 year old kids. Other important T-Ball issues are emphasized such as safety. This book is appropriate for all T-Ball coaches and parents. Children as young as four up to seven years old will learn useful skills should they continue playing baseball or softball.

One on One Baseball The Fundamentals of the Game and How to Keep It Simple for Easy Instruction

Author: Dom Scala
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071642422
Release Date: 2009-03-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Coach your kids the Dom Scala way From his days playing in the majors to his years as bullpen coach with the New York Yankees through his NCAA victories with Adelphi University and his success as director of New York's number-one baseball camp, Dom Scala has a lot to teach you about coaching. And in this all-in-one illustrated guide to coaching fundamental baseball he throws it to you easy, right down the middle. Sticking to the basics and keeping it simple, Dom brings together his 30 years of experience combined with special advice from baseball all-stars and hall-of-famers including Lee Mazzilli, John Franco, and Goose Gossage. Inside he'll teach you how to: Help young pitchers excel on the mound Turn any player into a powerful hitter Impart the secrets of running, sliding, and stealing Work your fielders at the college level Manage equipment and schedules Deal with umpires and parents And understand what makes your kids tick at every age

The Baseball Drill Book

Author: Bob Bennett
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736050833
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Offers 198 activities for baseball players' training. Covers drills for warm-up, throwing, catching, base running, hitting, pitching, and fielding.

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.