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Youth Strength Training: A Guide for Fitness Professionals from the American Council on Exercise     [ CCB-9781585189243 ]
Offers the fundamentals needed to create a safe environment for youth activity. Also included are teaching tips and guidelines based both on research and first-hand experience in the development of youth programming. Six complete full-body workouts using various forms of resistance are covered in detail, with accompanying photographs and instructions for modifying each exercise for different skill and fitness levels.

99 pages
Authors: Avery Faigenbaum, Wayne Westcott
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Coaching the Beginning Pitcher     [ ALBB-0001 ]
Learn to teach pitching with effective coaching techniques and an easy-to-follow plan for your beginning pitcher. Covers all from mechanics to arm care to pick-offs to mental strategy. Author Dan Keller has been teaching pitching for more than 20 years and is founder of Lifeletics Baseball, an academy designed to teach youngsters success in the game and in life. 275 pages. 8.75" x 5.375".
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Coaching Made Easier: How to Successfully Manage Your Youth Baseball Team     [ CCB-90090 ]
This book/CD-Rom combination addresses the fundamentals of managing a team of young baseball players. With its comprehensive coverage, it equips you, as a volunteer coach, to handle the day-to-day management of your team. The author's method is a combination of business management and basic teaching skills.

The CD-ROM that accompanies this book provides administrative aids and various tools that can help make your coaching experience more enjoyable. The CD-ROM includes two types of files: "templates" and "examples." A roster template is organized to allow you to insert information about your team and use that information in various ways to create worksheets that can assist you in managing your team. A scrapbook template is included to give you a framework upon which to build a keepsake-like scrapbook for your players and supporters. 2009. 109 pages. CATEGORY: Coaching & Parenting / LEVELS: Beginner to Intermediate / TYPES: Books & CD-Rom
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The Complete Book of Baseball Handouts     [ CCB-88819 ]
An exhaustive resource that offers 187 handouts covering every aspect of the sport, from throwing and catching to conducting clinics and camps. Bob Bennett, former Fresno State coach and one of the winningest coaches of all-time, draws on nearly 50 years of coaching experience in presenting this invaluable collection of drills, checklists, tests, charts, practice plans, and other tools.

Topics include hitting, pitching, infield play, outfield play, baserunning, and other fundamentals; as well as teamwork, the psychology of coaching, fundraising, and tournaments. Tons of material to distribute to the team throughout the season.2005. 311 pages. CATEGORY: Coaching & Parenting / LEVELS: ALL / TYPE: Book
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The Language of Baseball: A Complete Dictionary of Slang Terms, Cliches, and Expressions from the Grand Ole Game     [ CCB-86280 ]
A humorous, informative and entertaining look at the colorful and unique language of the national pastime. Whether you’re a coach, player, umpire or fan, The Language of Baseball is a book you'll read through and then reference time and again. Perfect gift for the avid baseball fan of any age. 2002. 108 pages. CATEGORY: General Baseball Interest / LEVELS: All / TYPE: Book
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Diamond Moms: A Mother's Guide to Raising a Baseball Player     [ CCB-89489 ]
This inspiring and engaging book examines virtually every aspect of the world of baseball through a mother’s eyes. She provides first-time insight and problem identification, as well as “what-to-do” solutions to many factors that often cause frustration and failure at the ball park. Broad and comprehensive enough for moms with players at all levels with chapters on T-Ball to Travel Ball, High School, Recruiting and Scouting Process, Coping with Injuries and Nutrition. Helpful chapter on common pitfalls parents can find themselves in. Written naturally by a baseball mom, who wound up co-founding a company that develops training devices for pitchers. 2006. 183 pages. CATEGORY: Coaching & Parenting / LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate / TYPE: Book
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Youth Baseball: A Coach's and Parent's Guide     [ CCB-81846 ]
This book is designed to provide tips and information that will make the game of baseball more enjoyable for every boy or girl. Playing baseball well is a great feeling. Hitting a home run or making a diving catch gives kids a great feeling of accomplishment. However, the game is built almost more on failure than on success. Even the best hitters in the game make seven outs in every 10 at-bats. Learning how to deal with that disappointment, and not be crushed by it, is one of the keys to success. Using the drills and other ideas and suggestions in this book should help kids and their parents and coaches have a better understanding and appreciation of the game, and should make them understand even more why they got a hit or why they struck out. Players and coaches can both read this book, use the information provided and the tips and suggestions about how to make a batting tee or a batting net, then go out in the yard and practice, practice, practice. Nice introduction to the game for players and coaches.
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The 59 Minute Baseball Practice Flash Cards     [ DYSF-0006 ]
Flash cards describing 32 drills can be used as a great teaching aid for coaches and parents of kids ages 7-12. On one side of each card is a picture of the set-up of the highlighted drill. On the opposite side is an explanation of the drill. Great companion to the "59 Minute" DVD.
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Baserunning & Bunting Drills     [ DYSD-10005 ]
Covers the fundamentals of two areas beyond the basics: baserunning and bunting. The format uses live-action footage with instructional narration. Marty Schupak, a 200-win baseball coach, offers these topics together as a way to teach "small ball," or ways to improve your team's chances to generate more scoring opportunities.

Topics include:
* Delayed steal
* Sliding techniques
* Tagging Up
* 3 bunting techniques
* Drills for the backyard

For kids ages 7-12. CATEGORY: Baserunning / Hitting / LEVEL: Beginner / TYPE: DVD
    Retail Price: $ 24.95

Where's the Play?     [ DYSC-4401 ]
Approved by Little League Baseball. Interactive CD-ROM that teaches baseball basics by helping them visualize the right play. Narrated by a 12-year-old player. Kids use their computers to click and discover baseball principles. Using simple graphics, the software shows a baseball diamond and players, and lays out various situations, allowing users to answer questions for each. Deals with covering bases, throwing to the correct base, cutoff throws and backing up plays. Works on Windows 98 or greater, or Macintosh System 8.6 or greater. For kids ages 6-12.
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Fielding Drills & Techniques     [ DYSD-10007 ]
This DVD provides creative fielding and important defensive tactics to teach younger baseball players. Coach Marty Schupak, a 200-win baseball coach, has compiled his most successful fielding techniques that parents and coaches can use time and time again to teach the fundamentals of fielding.

Topics covered include:
* Ground Balls
* Backing Up
* Fly Balls
* Breakdown of each posiition
* Correcting common fielding mistakes

For ages 7-12. CATEGORY: Coaching-Fielding / LEVEL: Beginner / TYPE: DVD
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Pitching Drills & Fielding Skills for Youth Players     [ CCD-50009 ]
A compilation of drills to develop youth players. All positions included! Easy viewing! In simple to understand language, the DVD covers topics like pitching drills, fundamentals of fielding ground balls, first base play, middle infielder play, third base play, outfield play, fielding drills and coaching pointers. Great overview for the defensive side of the game. 55 minutes. By Dave Altopp. CATEGORIES: Pitching, Fielding / LEVEL: Beginner / TYPE: DVD
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Hitting Skills & Drills For Youth Baseball Players     [ CCD-50949 ]
Step-by-step info on hitting skills, swing mechanics, bunting, more! Comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of sound hitting. Topics include basic hitting fundamentals, basic swing mechanics, bunting techniques, putting it all together and coaching pointers. 40 minutes. By Dave Altopp. CATEGORY: Hitting / LEVEL: Beginner / TYPE: DVD
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Backyard Baseball Drills     [ DYSD-10001 ]
Creative baseball activities and drills that can be done in your own backyard. Coach Marty Schupak uses everyday household items in a series of drills. Topics cover the basics like throwing, hitting and fielding, as well as how to overcome a child's fear of fly balls, how to break in your glove, how to choose the right bat, and drills for T-Ballers as young as age 4. Beginners through Little League ages. By Marty Schupak. CAGTEGORY: Coaching / LEVEL: Beginner / TYPE: DVD
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1001 Motivational Messages and Quotes     [ CCB-83776 ]
Quotes and insights from the famous and not-so-famous. Chapters covering Leadership, Guiding Principles, Pride, Communication, Motivation, Persistence, and Positive Attitude. Inspiring, witty, fun. Study these! 198 pages, size 7" x 10". By Bruce Brown. CATEGORIES: Coaching, Mental Game / LEVEL: All / TYPE: Book
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Coach Quotes for Baseball     [ CCB-81536 ]
Sometimes the right words will put your team over the top. Here are over 200 motivational and inspirational quotations to increase your effectiveness and success. 136 pages, size 4.5" x 6". By Dave Altopp. CATEGORIES: COACHING, MENTAL GAME / LEVEL: ALL / TYPE: BOOK
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Great Practices, Great Games: Coaching Youth Baseball     [ CCB-82397 ]
An invaluable youth baseball coaching guide for any coach or parent. Covers all basic skills, practices, even how to get cooperation from parents. Highly recommended for new coaches! Forward by veteran slugger Frank Thomas. 192 pages. By John Mayer & Steve Hayward. CATEGORY: Coaching / LEVEL: Beginner / TYPE: Book
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