How to Coach Youth Baseball

A Step-By-Step Approach

Author: Beverly Carroll,Kevin O'Brien,Fran O'brien

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749182

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 158

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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
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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball

Author: Tom Hanlon

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789733573

Category: Education

Page: 282

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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.
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Baseball Coach's Survival Guide

Practical Techniques and Materials for Building an Effective Program and a Winning Team

Author: Jerry Weinstein,Tom Alston

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787966218

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 7711

Here is a comprehensive, practical resource that makes building a successful baseball program considerably easier for both the new and the experienced coach. Included are proven techniques and ready-to-use materials for virtually every aspect of the coach s job, from recruiting to training talent for each position.
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Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball, 2E

Author: Miniscalco, Keith,Kot, Greg

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 149250713X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 855

Prepare for a successful season with this easy-to-follow guide that walks you through the essential drills and knowledge every inexperienced youth basketball coach needs. Develop your team’s skills in practice and run effective plays to make the season rewarding and fun for you and your team.
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Softball Drill Book, The

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450408087

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The Little League Guide to Tee Ball

Author: Ned McIntosh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: 9780809237913

Category: T-ball

Page: 146

View: 2291

Explains the basic skills that help rookie players enjoy the game and prepare for Little League "RM" play. Includes official rules and management tips.
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The Politics of Coaching

A Survival Guide to Keep Coaches from Getting Burned

Author: Carl J. Pierson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781461097457

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 4747

Politics have always been a part of youth and high school sports. However, in recent years several new dynamics have developed that have increased the pressure on coaches in every sport. As a result, all across America good people are leaving the coaching profession at an enormously high rate. Carl Pierson uses his two decades of coaching and his political science background to offer real world examples and practical advice on eternally troubling topics like picking teams, playing time, powerful parents, booster clubs, and so many other issues that today's youth and high school coaches have to contend with. The Politics of Coaching is nothing short of a playbook to help coaches navigate their way through the perilous, stressful world that has become coaching.To learn more visit www.politicsofcoaching.com“Required reading for every aspiring and current head high school coach in the country.” Steve Svendsen-Football Coach Magnolia High School, Texas“Carl says what most people are afraid to say or even admit in the world of coaching. He does a remarkable job in addressing tough situations and answering the difficult questions. When you need help in frustrating situations, you will turn to his book time and again. There will be no unread chapters. I dare you to try and find a book like this out there, it doesn't exist…until now!”Debra LaPrath – Girls Head Soccer Coach Maria Carrillo High School, Santa Rosa, CaliforniaAuthor – Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully (Human Kinetics 2009)“Coaches no longer need to be on the defensive. The Politics of Coaching puts coaches in control of relationships with parents, boosters, and administration.” Jeff Jennewein-Boys Basketball Coach West Plains High School, Missouri"This book is a great read, especially for a coach who aspires to run their own program. Regardless of the sport, politics are now a part of the game more than ever. Having this book on the shelf is a must if you want to know the ins and outs of dealing with off the field issues that arise on a daily basis. The Politics of Coaching will make you more prepared and a better coach." Steve Warren-Head Football Coach/Athletic Coordinator Abilene High School, Texas
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball

Author: Bill Gutman,Tom Finnegan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592570560

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 301

View: 3251

Provides guidelines on every aspect of coaching youth basketball, explaining how to teach good sportsmanship, run an effective practice, coach to a player's age and skill level, teach the rules of the game, and deal with parents.
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Coach's Guide to Game-Winning Softball Drills

Developing the Essential Skills in Every Player

Author: Michele Smith,Lawrence Hsieh

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071744606

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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“Mastering these drills will arm your players with one of the biggest intangibles necessary to perform well--confidence.” --Michele Smith Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame pitcher Michele Smith throws one right down the middle with this big collection of more than 250 skill-building drills developed especially for coaches of fast-pitch recreation league, travel ball, and high school softball players, ages eight to eighteen. Straight from the Michele Smith Gold Camps and Clinics, these drills are designed to give you all the tools you need to teach the entire range of offensive and defensive softball skills. With Michele's expert guidance and instruction, you'll coach your players to: Master the mechanics of footwork for fielding with hustle Swing for the fences and hit the fastest pitches Catch the ball proactively and throw it quickly and accurately to its target Defend the infield and outfield with speed and confidence Run the bases swiftly and strategically Refine fast-pitch skills so they can windmill like Michele And much more
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Coaching Baseball Successfully

Author: Mike Curran,Ross Newhan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736065207

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 191

View: 9704

Build a winning baseball program both on the field and off! In Coaching Baseball Successfully, one of the nation's top high school coaches, Mike Curran, shares his expertise on all aspects of coaching. From establishing a coaching philosophy to player development to in-game decision making, this is the approach that has made his program a perennial powerhouse on the national scene. Coaching Baseball Successfullycovers it all: - Off-season planning - Evaluating your players - Choosing and utilizing your coaching staff - Motivating your team - Communicating on and off the field - Organizing productive practices - Hitting, pitching, and baserunning skills - Infield and outfield defensive skills - Offensive and defensive strategies - Scouting and game preparation - In-game decision making With dozens of drills, practice plans, and advice for handling off-the-field challenges, Coaching Baseball Successfullyis the most comprehensive resource available for novice and experienced coaches alike; it's your blueprint for building a championship-caliber baseball team.
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Complete Book of Drills for Winning Football

Author: Michael D. Koehler,Mike Koehler

Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct

ISBN: 9780130600431

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 377

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Presents over 360 practice football drills for team and individual skills, and includes special-team drills.
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High Scoring Baseball

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 145043911X

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Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully

Author: Kathy J. Veroni,Roanna Brazier

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736060103

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

View: 9452

Field a winning fastpitch softball team year after year with the knowledge and insights of a coaching legend! Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully provides the guidance and technical expertise you need in order to build and maintain a competitive team, covering every facet of leading a squad on the field and developing a program off of it. Hall of Fame coach Kathy Veroni, who has won more than 1,250 fastpitch games in her career, and pitching expert Roanna Brazier share their insights and experiences in this authoritative, comprehensive guide to coaching fastpitch softball. From developing a coaching philosophy and planning for the season to teaching the skills and tactics of the game, you will find proven formulas for success within these pages. With practice and conditioning plans, administrative forms, sample scouting charts, tactics for dozens of game situations, and more than 130 drills, Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully is the most complete resource available for aspiring and experienced coaches alike. Take advantage of the authors' expertise to gain a winning edge over your competition.
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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball

Author: Tom Hanlon

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789733580

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 3682

As a parent, it is a proud day when your child joins his or her first sports team. It is important to you to be involved, which may be leading you to think about coaching. Nervous about the possibility? Don't be! With the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball, you will quickly and easily learn how to become a successful youth basketball coach. This comprehensive, user-friendly reference guide will help you create a fun and effective learning environment. You have limited practice time and resources, and you need to know how to make the best of them. With this book, you will cover several key concepts that often elude rookie coaches, including: Identifying your role and expectations as a coach. Tailoring instruction to meet the varying physical abilities of different age groups. Creating a safe playing environment. Knowing how to effectively coach during both practices and games. Learning how to communicate and form alliances with parents, league administrators, game officials and players. On top of all this great material, we also provide you with access to a website where you can download practice plans, emergency information cards, injury reports, awards and certificates, and season evaluation forms. Ensure that you and your child's first basketball season are a success with Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball.
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