One of the most famous coaches in baseball updates and revises his classic work. In Coaching Baseball: Skills & Drills, 3rd Edition Dr. Stockton presents every aspect of baseball, from offensive play, to defensive play, to planning. Large format, 264 pages with many illustrations.
The authoritative sourcebooks for parents, players, and coaches Baseball is a complicated game to learn, particularly for a 9- to 12-year-old's attention span. Bewildered managers, coaches, and parents of the more than 2.5 million Little League Baseball® players need all the help they can get. Filled with fun and easy-to-follow instructions and advice on teaching the fundamentals of baseball, the bestselling Little League Baseball® series is sure to score with coaches and kids alike. LITTLE LEAGUE® DRILLS AND STRATEGIES With fully updated drills and strategies, this bestselling guide is built around three simple rules for Little League success: drilling the basics; the keep it simple/make it fun philosophy; and practice, practice, practice.
Youth Baseball Drills is a comprehensive collection of uniquely effective teaching tools for coaches of young players. Over 100 drills cover essential skills like hitting, fielding, and pitching. It also includes plans for 30-, 60-, and 90-minute practices, helping coaches set up fun, organized, and productive practices with gamelike situations.
"Very age appropriate with the focal points and terminology...I think it's a great handbook for kids who are trying to learn the right approach to the game of baseball." --Sean Gabriel, Cuesta College Baseball This guidebook begins with the basics of baseball and explains step-by-step approach to hitting, pitching, fielding, throwing mechanics and more. Designed to help the player approach the game more confidently with diagrams, illustrations to color-in, Word Search and Crossword Puzzles of baseball terminology. Tips on rules and game concepts, and drills to develop skills targeting individual level are included. Strategic tricks are offered by 'Coach' to play more competitive ball, build teamwork, and increase knowledge and understanding of the game to be a team leader. It's a graphically fun & interactive guidebook that will, in the end, generate the player's personal autobiography. They'll have it forever because the questions are about them and their game. Every player should have "A Youngster's Guidebook of How to Play Baseball" on their bookshelf--every coach will be glad they did.
Now you can combine the detailed instruction of the "Baseball Skills & Drills" book with the dynamic visual presentation of the DVD for the ultimate baseball package! "Baseball Skills & Drills" is the most comprehensive training book available for coaches and players at all levels. Packed with techniques that accelerate learning and improve execution, as well as tips and insights on how to better organize practices and correct common errors, you will learn the best skills and drills for improving overall performance at every stage of the game. With the ABCA's "Baseball Skills & Drills DVD," you will learn how to organize better practices, gain a better understanding of what drills you need to develop fundamental baseball skills, and improve your chances at a winning season. Developed in conjunction with the American Baseball Coaches Association--the world's leading baseball coaching organization--the "Baseball Skills & Drills" book and DVD feature coaches from three of the nation's top collegiate baseball programs: -catching and pitching with Coach Pat McMahon of the University of Florida, -hitting and baserunning with Coach Mark Johnson of Texas A&M University, and -fielding with by Coach Jack Leggett of Clemson University. Human Kinetics DVDs are coded for universal playback and can be played in all regions of the world.
Games-based drills to end tedium and make practices fun and productive This handy reference is the solution to every youth baseball coach's worst nightmare: five minutes into an hour-long practice session and the players are bored, distracted, or just standing around. With nine diverse defensive positions plus batting and baserunning to think about, how can a coach keep all the players engaged and progressing at the same time? This coach's tool kit contains the answer. Great Baseball Drills is built around a unique games approach that keeps practices fresh and kids moving and excited. The drills are organized by skill level and position, and each teaches a specific skill or responds to a specific weakness. Includes: A fun, original games approach to drilling 6- to 12-year-old players 125 simple, skill-building games that keep kids moving A troubleshooting chart that lets coaches easily match drills to problem areas
John Winkin has brought consistent success to the University of Maine baseball program, racking up more than 900 wins and 6 College World Series invitations over 40 years. He has seen more than 50 of his players drafted into the professional ranks and been elected to the Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.In this book, Winkin and his assistant coaches show you how to make the most of your squad's allotted practice time and space, even when you have to practice indoors. You'll find dozens of illustrated drills designed to give your players the gamelike experiences and repetitions they need to compete successfully.The book provides a menu of options and strategies that can be easily adapted to your particular coaching philosophy. No matter where you manage, or on what level, the time spent reading >Maximizing Baseball Practice> can help you streamline practices and better prepare your players for real game situations-and real success.>Maximizing Baseball Practice> covers three steps for improving your team's practices. In Part 1, Practice Planning, Winkin reveals his method for setting priorities and planning a practice, making full use of facilities-whether indoors or out-and involving as many players as possible in each segment of the session.Part 2, Practice by Position, provides 33 illustrated drills that hone the skills needed to play each position successfully. You'll also find strategies for how to keep practice sessions moving so that starters get the repetitions they need, while backup players are not left sitting around.Part 3, Practice by Skill, features 26 illustrated drills that integrate the basic skills of fielding, hitting, and baserunning into concerted teamwork. You'll learn how to prepare your squad to defend all batted balls and attempted steals, how to teach your batters to become good mission hitters, and how to be successful on the basepaths regardless of team speed.All of the book's 60 drills describe:- the goals of the drill,- the skills emphasized,- how to perform the drill, and- coaching tips.Learn how to make success happen for your team through smarter practice organization and drills-from the coach who's the best at >Maximizing Baseball Practice>.In the companion video >Maximizing Baseball Practice Indoors>, Coach Winkin shares his expertise for conducting effective indoor practices that make the most of your team's time, space, and personnel. >Maximizing Baseball Practice Indoors>, is loaded with drills and drill variations for improving defensive and offensive skills. You'll see the drills performed and find tips for better pitching, hitting, baserunning, and fielding performance. Although the drills are excellent activities for effective indoor practice, they work just as well for outdoor practice.
In the video Maximizing Baseball Practice Indoors, Coach Winkin shares his expertise for conducting effective indoor practices that make the most of your team's time, space, and personnel. Maximizing Baseball Practice Indoors is loaded with drills and drill variations for improving defensive and offensive skills. You'll see the drills performed and find tips for better pitching, hitting, baserunning, and fielding performance. Although the drills are excellent activities for effective indoor practice, they work just as well for outdoor practice.
Numerous coaching books cover the bases on the skills and drills of baseball. But very few hit on the tactical skills of the game: the situational decisions players and coaches make that often determine the outcome of games. That's where Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills stands out in the lineup of baseball titles available today. Written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in conjunction with Tom O'Connell, a 30-year veteran coach and 2004 American Baseball Coaches Association Coach of the Year, Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills prepares you to be a better teacher and tactician of the game. Technical skills—such as hitting, throwing, and fielding—are examined in depth, as well as the tactical skills—such as hit-and-run, double-steal, and double-play defenses—that so many other books pitch around. Nearly 180 photos and illustrations bring the basic to intermediate technical skills to life, while sample season and practice plans help you in your preparation. With Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills, you have a resource you can rely on to take you down the base paths to coaching success. Endorsed by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the book serves as a companion resource for the Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills online course, which, along with Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and CPR certification, make up the curriculum for ASEP's Bronze Level coaching certification program. Click here for an updated version of the Pitcher Basics section, pages 94-101.
This book is part of the Teach, Coach, Play series, emphasizing a systematic learning approach to sports and activities. Both visual and verbal information are presented so that readers can easily understand the material and improve performance. Built-in learning aids help readers master each skill in a step-by-step manner. Using the cues, summaries, skills, drills, and illustrations will help build a solid foundation for safe and effective participation now and in the future. The basic approach in all of the Teach, Coach, Play activity titles is to help readers improve their skills and performance by building mastery from simple to increasingly complex levels. The books strive to illustrate correct techniques and demonstrate how to achieve optimal results. The basic organization in each book is as follows: Section 1 overviews history, organizations and publications, conditioning activities, safety, warm up suggestions, and equipment. Section 2 covers exercise or skills, participants, action involved, rules, facility or field, scoring, and etiquette. Section 3 focuses on skills and drills or program design. Section 4 addresses a broad range of strategies specifically designed to improve performance now and in the future. Section 5 provides a convenient glossary of terms.