Hitting Skills and Drills presents a detailed overview of the mechanics, fundamentals, and techniques involved in sound hitting. The DVD features more than a dozen proven drills that are designed to develop the key aspects of hitting. Each drill is explained and demonstrated in an easy-to-understand and -apply manner.
Baseball's 28 Baserunning Plays presents a comprehensive overview of the 28 possible plays of baseball offense. In an easy-to-understand manner, each play is explained and demonstrated in detail. The DVD features an on-the-field demonstration of each offensive play.
Among the topics covered:
* Steal plays * Hit and run * Fake steal * Bunts
38 mins 2008 Author: Stu Southworth, Tim Onofrei Level: Intermediate/Beginner
Throwing Runners Out From Behind the Plate presents an overview of the key factors that affect the ability of a catcher to effectively and consistently make the necessary throws. The DVD explains that while the catchers want to throw every runner out, several variables impact his ability to do so - some of which are beyond his control. The DVD also discusses the need for catchers to exhibit poise at all times and outlines the basic fundamentals involved in sound throwing mechanics. In addition, the DVD covers several specific situations that catchers need to master, including throws to the bases, fielding bunts, handling pitches, and pitch-outs.
"150 Baseball Drills, Games and Activities" with Dr. Dirk Baker, Worcester State College Head Coach; over 200 career victories
Get ready for the ultimate guide for innovative, fun and competitive games for baseball coaches and players. In this instructional 3-DVD set, Coach Dirk Baker presents over seven hours worth of baseball drills, games and activities from his book, Baseball Drills for Young People.
Designed to help players develop their skills in every area of the game, most of these drills and games can be adapted for players of any age and skill level. Baker shares dozens of baseball activities covering warm-ups, baserunning, bunting, catching, fielding, hitting, pitching and more. He even covers a variety of activities to use during rain delays at the game. Baker uses players to show you nearly 150 baseball games and drills. Develop technique, encourage friendly competition among teammates and get players to interact with each other and their coaches, all while having fun and learning the game of baseball. These activities can be modified for any type of situation, including indoor baseball practice, baseball camps, baseball clinics, pre-game warm-up and PE classes.
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
A nice overview of rehearsing before a game, including warm-ups, batting practice, stretching and infield/outfield drills. Good way to ensure your team is prepped and ready to go at game time. Specific topics include:
* Game Responsibilities * Warm-up and Stretching * Sprinting * Batting Practice * Bullpen Observation * Situational Running * Away-game Rituals
Producer Larry Price is an associate scout with the Boston Red Sox and a head coach of a Boise, Id., high school team that has won 7 state championships in 10 years. 42 minutes.
This DVD goes into some of the best coaching strategies and philosophies used at the youth level and has been used by competitive coaches whose teams participate in regional playoffs year after year. Cutoffs, back up situations, first and third situations, and more, are clearly illustrated in this DVD that other coaches in your league don't want you to see! Other topics include bunting situations, the delayed steal and when to use it, and fun games to break up a practice. 32 minutes. By Marty Schupak. CATEGORY: Coaching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Beginner / TYPE: DVD
A detailed study of the factors involved in successful pitching. Each factor is broken down and explained in simple, easy-to-understand language. Many drills to review proper mechanics. Topics include importance of mechanics, signature factors, wind-up checklist, position on the rubber, developmental drills and delivery factors like front-arm action and follow-through. 76 minutes. By George Horton. CATEGORY: Pitching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Beginner / TYPE: DVD
Comprehensive instruction on skills required to be a good catcher. In simple language, Coach George Horton of Cal State Fullerton breaks down the position step by step. Topics include what it takes to be a catcher -- both mentally and physicallly, basic fundamentals of the positon like sign stance, receiving stance, throwing stance and blocking. The DVD reviews tag plays, force plays, double plays, fielding bunts, popups and pickoffs. It's got it all. 69 minutes. By George Horton. CATEGORY: Catching / LEVEL: Intermediate-Beginner / TYPE: DVD
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
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
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