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The Art and Science of Pitching     [ CCB-1-58518-960-X ]
Noted authors, coaches, and consultants Tom House, Gary Heil, and Steve Johnson present this update on objective medical, exercise, and coaching pitching research, and also provide current information on skills and drills for coaches, players, and parents. The book contains four sections:

* Pitching Biomechanics
* Building skills with drills
* Pitching goals, strategies, and tactics for competition
* Functional fitness, mental/emotional management, nutrition, and arm care for health and performance.

Each chapter describes in detail learning points and teaching applications of help improve the health and performance of pitchers from Little League to the Major Leagues. Large format and features over 250 clear pictures and images. Produced in cooperation with the National Pitching Association. Foreword by Orel Hershiser.

178 pages
Authors: Tom House, Gary Heil, Steve Johnson
    Retail Price: $ 19.95    On Sale: $ 15.99

Covering All The Bases -- Pro Pitching Drills     [ CCD-827008165698 ]
Covering All The Bases -- Pro Pitching Drills features more than a dozen, highly effective drills for improving pitcher velocity, control, and overall throwing mechanics. Coach Darren Gurney and professional pitcher Tom Koehler (Miami Marlins) explain and demonstrate this series of innovative drills that are designed to foster proper arm action, a powerful hip drive, a consistent delivery, and the maintenance of a healthy pitching arm. The DVD provides a proven resource that players of all ages, skill levels, and competitive interests can use on and off the field to help them learn how to pitch "like a pro."

Among the topics covered:

* Throwing-on-a-knee drill
* Medicine ball
* Towel drill
* Game-of-21 drill
* Spot drill
* Long-toss drill
* Mirror drill
* Blindfold drill
* Extension drill
* Pick-ups drill
* Ball-up drill
* Now drill
* Balance-beam drill
* Therapeutic-band drill

27 mins
Author: Darren Gurney
Level: Advanced
    Retail Price: $ 39.99

Pro Hitter's Workout with Kevin Long     [ LD-03499 ]
New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long reveals techniques and strategies for becoming a successful hitter. Helping him demonstrate and providing his own insight is super slugger Alex Rodriguez! Coach Long covers six keys to becoming a great hitter, including:

1. Grip - Find the best grip to stay loose and increase bat. speed
2. Stance – Stay flexible to maximize the power in the lower half of your body.
3. Plate coverage – Use your best swing regardless of pitch location.
4. Load – How to put yourself in a stronger hitting position for each swing.
5. Knee drive – Learn how to level your swing and generate power.
6.Hip torque – Increase your bat speed using your hips.

What makes this video unique is that you can see how these drills are used at the Major League level and how they can be adjusted to work at any level: youth, high school, collegiate and professional.

105 minutes. 2010. DVD
    Retail Price: $ 39.99

Drills to Improve Infielder's Feet, Arms & Hands     [ LD-02001B ]
"Drills to Improve Infielder's Feet, Arms & Hands" with Jack Leggett, Clemson University Head Coach

This is the baseball DVD that coaches all over the country who have seen a Jack Leggett-coached team have been asking for.

Coach Leggett demonstrates more than 25 baseball drills he uses in his national power program to develop infielders. The fielding drills focus on three key areas of improvement- the hands, the feet and throwing. Footwork drills using ladders & hurdles provide an excellent way to improve quickness and agility. Drills are demonstrated to develop hand quickness as well as arm strength and accuracy. This is a must-have instructional baseball DVD for players and coaches at any level.

49 minutes. 2003.

    Retail Price: $ 39.99

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
    Retail Price: $ 24.94

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
    Retail Price: $ 14.94

Total Fitness for Baseball     [ CCB-86693 ]
For players (and their coaches) who are ready to take their game to the next level by dedicating themselves to a strength and conditioning program explicitly designed for baseball players. A detailed program with lots of pictures, charts and tables taking you through a series of workouts on:

* Resistance Training
* Plyometrics
* Speed and Agility
* Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditioning
* Periodization Program
* Warm-up and Flexibility
* Throwing Programs

Even includes a chapter on sports nutrition. Authors are chairman of the College of New Jersey's Department of Health and Exercise Science, and the strength and conditioning coach of the Texas Rangers. 2008. 182 pages. CATEGORY: Training & Conditioning / LEVEL: Advanced / TYPE: Book
    Retail Price: $ 21.95    On Sale: $ 12.65

Power, Agility, and Speed Training for Baseball     [ CCD-23909 ]
This DVD showcases fundamentals and techniques for developing essential motor skills for baseball. The producer, John Graham, is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, of which he is a former board member. Topics covered include:

* Movement Preparation
* Dynamic Warm-up
* Assisted/Resisted Acceleration Training
* Plyometric and Speed Training
* Static Stretching

The DVD also offers a number of drills including Line, Cone and Agility Ladder drills. 38 minutes. CATEGORY: Training & Conditioning / LEVEL: Advanced / TYPE: DVD.
    Retail Price: $ 40.00    On Sale: $ 35.75

Hitting Fundamentals     [ CCD-04249 ]
Expert level hitting drills for serious and competitive youth, high school and college players. Give you a detailed overview of the absolutes of hitting. Broken down into 3 sections -- the stance, the stride, and the swing. Gives you some great drills to practice with. 54 minutes. By Rod Delmonico. CATEGORY: Hitting / LEVEL: Advanced / TYPE: DVD
    Retail Price: $ 39.95    On Sale: $ 37.94

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
    Retail Price: $ 19.95    On Sale: $ 14.99

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
    Retail Price: $ 9.94