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 2005 Authors: Avery Faigenbaum, Wayne Westcott
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 2006 Authors: Tom House, Gary Heil, Steve Johnson
Covering All the Bases has everything a baseball coach needs to know. This well-written and easy to follow book is full of hundreds of photos of actual players demonstrating the skills and drills. Whether the topic is pitching, hitting, defense, or baserunning, you will find additional content aimed to improve various coaching skills including administrative, interpersonal, in-game strategy, and teaching.
Chapter topics include: * Intro: 10 Principles for Coaching Baseball * Throwing and Pitching * Hitting * Baserunning * Bunting * Infield Defense * Outfield Defense * Catching * Team Play * Athletic Development and Training * Program Construction and Development
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".
Larry Monroe, White Sox VP of major league scouting and former White Sox pitcher, offers the most significant and sought-after hints, tips, and secrets from his nearly 30 years of experience with the majors. This concise and easy-to-read manual will help make pitchers as consistent and effective as possible. Covers pitching power, delivery mechanics, delivery flaws and staying healthy, how to practice, the thinking game, and balance. Includes a remarkable chapter on the various pitches (fastball, curveball, change-up, slider, split-finger fastball), with photographs, detailed descriptions, and hints for each pitch. Great for coaches, parents, and players. 2004. 77 pages. CATEGORY: Pitching / LEVEL: Intermediate / TYPE: Book
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
101 position- and play-specific drills for defensive baseball. Includes infielder, outfielder and catcher drills, as well as pitching, pick-off play, bunt defense, double-steal defense drills and more. Each drill states the objective, lists equipment needed, gives a thorough description of the drill, and adds some extra "coaching points" on special notes of execution. 2002. 124 pages. CATEGORY: Fielding / LEVELS: Intermediate/Beginner thru Intermediate/Advanced / TYPE: Book
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
A humorous, informative and entertaining look at the colorful and unique language of the national pastime. Whether youÂ’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
This inspiring and engaging book examines virtually every aspect of the world of baseball through a motherÂ’s eyes. She provides first-time insight and problem identification, as well as Â“what-to-doÂ” 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
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.
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
Whether you're looking to build a coaching legacy, or just have a positive influence on kids for the season that you're coaching them, this book provides context for how to become a positive mentor to the team. The book divides into 4 parts:
* Making a Difference * Teaching Character Through Sport * Crafting a Team * Focusing on Other Issues
The individual chapters cover a range of topics to give you a solid coaching philosophy, like common traits among successful coaches, teaching specific values, practicing sportsmanship, the role of parents in athletics and much more. 2003. 140 pages.
How do you get your team to perform at a championship level? Author Jim Murphy covers all the bases by interviewing dozens of Major League and College managers and executives to digest their most important strategies. Great insight revealed over 10 chapters, with notable chapter titles including:
* Form a Covenant * Vividly Imagine the End Result * Develop Team Chemistry * Coach the Details * Practice Under Pressure * Seek Greatness Through Adversity
Among the MLB personnel interviewed for this book include Sparky Anderson, Dusty Baker, Terry Francona, Pat Gillick, Art Howe, Davy Johnson, Jim Leyland, Gene Mauch, and Kevin Towers. 2003. 169 pages. CATEGORY: Coaching & Parenting / LEVEL: Intermediate / TYPE: Book
The Secrets and Techniques of Baseball's Most Demanding Position.
Catching is the most important defensive position on the field. In this book, former major leaguer Brent Mayne distills 16 years of professional experience into covering the critical technical aspects of the position. Lots of photos supporting the instruction. 98 pages. By Brent Mayne.
Topics covered include: * Athletic posture and stances * Glove mechanics and throwing to bases Pitchouts, back picks and handling pop flies * Calling games and working with pitchers * Making plays at the plate without getting hurt * Getting the most our of drills and bullpen time * What it takes to play in the big leagues
CATEGORY: Catching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced / TYPE: Book
Bennett's follow-up to "Pitching From the Ground Up." A comprehensive collection of drills to develop and enhance all basic skills essential to successful pitching. 136 pages. By Bob Bennett. CATEGORY: Pitching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced / TYPE: Book
Invaluable insights and effective techniques for every coach, parent of a pitcher, and pitchers themselves at all competitive levels. 223 pages. By Bob Bennett. CATEGORY: Pitching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced / TYPE: Book
For all ages. Diagrams show exactly how ideal mechanics are achieved, and plentiful photos of Big League pitchers demonstrate this information in action. Easy reading. Great visual guide. 76 pages. By Tom House and Paul Reddick. CATEGORY: Pitching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Beginner / TYPE: Book
The best book weÂ’ve read on all aspects of taking your game to a higher level, whether a high school player wanting to earn a college scholarship, or a college player wanting to play pro ball. Topics include chapters on what college coaches look for and what athletes can expect from a college; picking the right college; speed training for baseball; how to improve your bat speed; how to throw harder; and what professional scouts look for. Forward by MLB All-Star Chipper Jones. 238 pages, 6" x 9". By Jim Vigue. CATEGORY: Mental Game / LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced / TYPE: Book
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
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
A complete and relevant review of all fundamentals and techniques needed to coach effective hitting. Also includes a hitting model that covers the mental aspects of hitting. 96 pages. By Jake Boss and Kevin Ziesman. CATEGORY: Hitting / LEVEL: Intermediate-Beginner / TYPE: Book
An extensive collection of baseball signs and signals for every game situation. Covers offensive and defensive gestures and coaching signs that make up baseball's silent communication system. Some of the topics include the history, philosophy, and evolution of plays and signs -- even a guide to umpire signals. Lots of the details of sign systems that will help you as a coach get your message across.Author Stu Southworth is a former college ballplayer and high school and American Legion coach. He has compiled a lifetime winning percentage of 78% during his 31 years as a coach in California, Washington, and Oregon. 274 pages. By Stu Southworth. CATEGORIES: Coaching, Mental Game / LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced / TYPE: Book
A comprehensive collection of drills for all positions that are proven game winners. Includes black and white photos and diagrams. 112 pages. By Ceccini and Walker. CATEGORY: Coaching / LEVEL: Intermediate / TYPE: Books
80 Drills for fun and productive practices from Coach Marty Schupak. Focused on the 7-12 year old player. A must-have for all beginning and intermediate coaches and coach-parents! 200 pages. by Marty Schupak. CATEGORY: Coaching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Beginner / TYPE: Book
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
They say catching is a fast-track to the majors; good catchers are always in demand. Whether playing youth, high school, or college ball, this will put you ahead of the others! This book and DVD combo includes selecting and using the proper equipment, selecting players for the position, developing the fundamental catching skills, proper practice habits, drills, and psychological factors and their implications for the catcher. This book is not about shortcuts. It is about coaches helping catchers develop the skills that promote consistency and accuracy. The fundamentals taught in this book require commitment and persistence. 101 pages, DVD: 56 minutes. By Bob Bennett. CATEGORY: Catching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced / TYPES: Book + DVD
When to run and when not to run? This book details 28 different baserunning plays to keep you ahead of the competition. Each play is diagrammed and discussed in detail. Every possible baserunning situation is shown on the Play Selector Chart. High Percentage Baserunning is an essential coaching tool! Author is a veteran coach and math professor who has calculated the odds for each of these 28 baserunning plays. 206 pages. By Stu Southworth. CATEGORY: Baserunning / LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced / TYPE: Book