Outfield Play Fundamentals and Techniques provides an overview of the basic factors that are essential to effective outfield play. Appropriate for coaches and players at all competitive levels, the DVD reviews and explains each aspect, and then details the steps that coaches can take to teach it. The DVD also features several developmental drills that can be used to enhance the fundamentals and techniques involved in sound outfield play.
Hitting: The Six-Ball Theory details how coaches can teach their hitters to stay on the plane of the ball and be better able to hit all pitches. In a step-by-step manner, the DVD explains and demonstrates how hitters can achieve and maintain good hitting mechanics throughout their swing. The DVD also features a series of systematic drills performed at game speed that are designed to develop the six-ball swing.
Getting their athletes to consistently play to the best of their abilities is one of the fundamental goals of baseball coaches at all competitive levels. The Baseball Coaches' Guide to Motivation -- The Fuel That Enhances Performance provides a compelling resource for anyone who wants to better understand the underlying factors involved in effective motivation. The DVD points out three different types of motivation and details how individuals can set and attain their goals. The DVD also reviews the seven principles that are essential to success in life.
Among the topics covered: * Fear * Self-esteem * Incentives * Establish goals
Seven principles of holding the rope #1 hustle #2 Enthusiasm #3 Intensity #4 Attitude #5 Care about winning as much as I do #6 Discipline #7 Loyalty
* How do you improve focus and concentration? * How high should you set your goals? * How do you track hitting success?
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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