Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball

Author: Robert B. Benson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780736086295


Page: 175

View: 6203

Develop a team's fundamental skills including fielding, catching, throwing and hitting, with the "Survival Guide"'s collection of the game's best youth drills. Also included is a section on pitching instruction and the ready-to-use practice plans will help the reader get the most out of every practice.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball

Author: Tom Hanlon

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789733573

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 3767

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.

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: 7433

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.

The Little League Guide to Tee Ball

Author: Ned McIntosh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: 9780809237913

Category: T-ball

Page: 146

View: 6309

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

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: 6601

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“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

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball

Author: Bill Gutman,Tom Finnegan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592570560

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 301

View: 1788

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.

Youth Baseball Drills

Author: Marty Schupak

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736056328

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 7212

"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.

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

View: 2866

“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

Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way

Author: Cal Jr Ripken,Bill Ripken

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 0736080856

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 265

View: 2227

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.

The Baseball Coaching Bible

Author: Jerry Kindall,John Winkin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736001618

Category: Education

Page: 369

View: 4385

Covers all aspects of coaching baseball including creating effective practive sessions, motivating players, and building a successful program.

Coaching Basketball For Dummies

Author: The National Alliance For Youth Sports

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051718

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 2717

So you’re thinking about volunteering to coach youth basketball? Great! You’re in for a fun, rewarding experience. Whether you’re new to the sport and looking for some guidance or you’re a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips, Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command the court with confidence. Each friendly chapter is packed with expert advice on teaching the basics of basketball—from dribbling and shooting to rebounding and defending—and guiding your kids to a fun-filled, stress-free season. You get a crash course in the rules and regulations of the game, as well as clear explanations of what all those lines, circles, and half-circle markings mean on the court. You’ll assign team positions, run great practices, and work with both beginning and intermediate players of different age groups. You’ll also see how to ramp up your players’ skills and lead your team effectively during a game. This book will also help you discover how to: Develop your coaching philosophy Understand your league’s rules Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—crucial for opening the lines of communication Teach offensive and defensive strategies Keep your kids healthy and injury-free Encourage good sportsmanship Make critical half-time adjustments during a game Help struggling players Address discipline problems and handle difficult parents Coach an All-Star or Travel team Complete with numerous offensive and defensive drills and tips for helping your kids relax before a game, Coaching Basketball For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get the score on this worthwhile endeavor!

The Softball Drill Book

Author: Kirk Walker

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 9780736084789

Category: GAMES

Page: 255

View: 2350

The Softball Drill Book contains the same drills that 14 elite U.S. softball coaches have used to help their teams capture 13 NCAA Division I titles and dozens of NCAA regional championships. Margie Wright, Yvette Girouard, and Carol Hutchins, each of whom have amassed more than 1,000 career wins--along with contributors from legendary programs such as UCLA and Florida State--team up to share the most authoritative collection of softball drills ever assembled. This comprehensive collection features 180 drills for individual and position-specific fundamentals, as well as warming up, training, and team tactics. Each drill is presented with a description of purpose, organization, execution, variations, and coaching points, along with photographs and diagrams to enhance instructional clarity. The progressively arranged sequence of drills further optimizes learning and helps readers make the most of every practice.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball

Author: Tom Hanlon

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789733580

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 7821

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.

Coaching Kids For Dummies

Author: Rick Wolff

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764551970

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 5708

What could be easier or more fun than coaching youth sports? How complicated could it be—it’s all fun and games, right? Unfortunately, coaching kids isn’t that simple. If you’ve ever watched a youth league game, you know that all sorts of pressures, worries, concerns, and emotions come into play when your kid is out on the field. In fact, it’s not unusual to witness at least one ugly incident at a game where a coach or parent has gotten out of control. The good news is, as a coach, you can guarantee that kids have fun, get the physical and psychological boost they need, and want to play on your team next year. And now this book shows you how. Written by a nationally recognized sports-parenting expert, coach, and author who is also a former professional baseball player, Coaching Kids For Dummies shows you step by step how to make sports a positive experience for kids of all ages. Packed with practical advice for coaches and parents, it shows you how to: Help kids select the best sports for them Communicate effectively with your young athletes Deal with losses and wins Provide encouragement without pushing too hard Motivate kids and boost performance Foster good sportsmanship Prevent sports burnout Handle irate parents Evaluate travel teams No matter what your prior experience with youth league sports—even if you weren’t in one yourself as a kid—Coaching Kids For Dummies coaches you in all the essentials. Topics you’ll explore include: What every parent should know about youth sports, including the right age to get them started, how leagues work, and what your kid and you can expect Basic coaching tasks and responsibilities, such as pregame preparation, practice sessions, team meetings with kids and parents, and more Communication and motivational skills every coach needs to develop Coaching challenges, including scheduling, hostile parents, dealing with injuries, and coaching your own kids Loaded with tested-in-the-trenches strategies for helping kids get the most out of sports, Coaching Kids For Dummies is every youth league coach’s survival guide.

Coaching Girls' Softball

From the How-to's of the Game to Practical Real-world Advice, Your Definitive Guide to Successfully Coaching Girls

Author: Kathy Strahan

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761532507

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2408

We had a battle of magic at Odd Street School! A magician came to do a show and he tried to hatch a scary Zombie Bird out of a silver egg. Eekyfreak! But thanks to Bianca's trombone, a secret trapdoor, and Martha being invisible ... the Zombie Bird turned out to be the funniest thing ever ha ha! (If you're scared of magic like our friend Ellie, don't worry. This book won't turn you into a frog. Or a rabbit!) Hope you like it, and thanks for reading this BLURB!

Taking on the Title of Coach

A 5-Step Guide for Teaching Youth Baseball and Softball

Author: Duke Baxter,Steve Nikorak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978950828


Page: N.A

View: 1547

Bridgewater¿s own Duke Baxter and Steve Nikorak have joined forces to tackle one of the most daunting tasks of parenthood, taking on the title of Coach. Every parent that has stepped up and accepted the responsibility to coach their child¿s youth baseball team has felt that warm sense of pride and excitement, soon to be replaced by sheer terror. What am I going to do with a bunch of 7-year olds! This book is for every parent that has taken on the title of Coach but didn¿t have a clue what to do next. Duke Baxter, former professional baseball player and CEO of Zoned Sports Academy and Steve Nikorak, former professional baseball player and Coach at Zoned Sports Academy share their coaching wisdom in a simple 5-step guide for even the most reluctant of sports parents. This book covers everything from how to run a practice appropriate for the age group to fun drills that will keep all players engaged to what is a baseball knee and how should I use it. Each of the 5-steps also shares key Diamondisms, from the Dominate the Diamond secrets to success. These unique insights, little nuggets are the grit that makes the difference in making a successful coach.

Winning Baseball

For Beginner to Intermediate Play

Author: Trent Mongero

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402758089

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

View: 1919

From age-appropriate drills to motivation strategies, this step-by-step guide to youth baseball offers all the information parents and coaches need to help young players reach their full potential.