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Coaching Youth Baseball (Baffled Parent's Guides)

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Coach Thurston is a teacher of proper baseball skills and fundamentals. Youth coaches and players will benefit from the individual skill instruction and drills."--Dan Duquette, General Manager, Boston Red Sox

"Always remind yourself that your goal is to provide a fun and rewarding experience for you and your team."­­Bill Thurston

Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. But here you are, a newly appointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help.

Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help you become the coach you'd like to be--the coach who can give those kids the sports experience they deserve. You've already taken a big step: you said "yes" to this important commitment. Congratulations. You'll have a great time, and Bill Thurston is here to help.

  • Survive your first practice and game
  • Win over problem players and parents
  • Know what to do in a game situation
  • Reach all your players
  • Work with girls and boys
  • Match your drills and strategies to age and ability
  • Make it fun and rewarding
  • Be the coach you never had
  • Generate enthusiasm
  • Improve your players and your team

Coaching Youth Baseball also helps novice coaches determine:

  • How to get uniforms and arrange for practice time
  • What drills are best to teach basic skills like catching, throwing, and batting
  • Some of the safety concerns specific to baseball
  • The 5 tips to being a good coach
  • And much more!

"This book is a great source of information for youth coaches and players."--John Cerutti, former major league pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays

Here's what coaches have said about The Baffled Parent's Guides:

"Essential reading."--Jim Sheldon, Executive Director, National Soccer Association of America, on Coaching Youth Soccer

"An excellent guide to teaching kids about the game."--Larry Bird, basketball legend, on Coaching Youth Basketball

"A tool I would recommend to all youth coaches."--Jill Kearney, recreation director, on Coaching Youth Basketball

Synopsis:

The quickest way to become an experienced coach.

You thought you were going to sign your kid up for the local youth league. Now, here you are, a newly appointed coach. Part of the successful Baffled Parent's series, Coaching Youth Baseball has everything you need to manage, motivate, and encourage an eight to twelve -year-old ball team.

Written by a four-time New England Coach of the Year, it shows novice coaches exactly how to go about building skills, developing teamwork and sportsmanship, and creating an experience that both kids and coach enjoy.

Bill Thurston leaves no question unanswered. He addresses both broad organizational issues like how to get uniforms or arrange for practice time and more focused specifics like what to do at the first practice. The Baffled Parents Guide is the ultimate coaching guide for the uninformed.

Synopsis:

Coach Thurston is a teacher of proper baseball skills and fundamentals. Youth coaches and players will benefit from the individual skill instruction and drills."--Dan Duquette, General Manager, Boston Red Sox <P>"Always remind yourself that your goal is to provide a fun and rewarding experience for you and your team."--Bill Thurston <P>Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. But here you are, a newly appointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help. <P>Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help you become the coach you'd like to be--the coach who can give those kids the sports experience they deserve. You've already taken a big step: you said "yes" to this important commitment. Congratulations. You'll have a great time, and Bill Thurston is here to help. Survive your first practice and game Win over problem players and parents Know what to do in a game situation Reach "all" your players Work with girls "and" boys Match your drills and strategies to age and ability Make it fun and rewarding Be the coach you never had Generate enthusiasm Improve your players and your team <P>"Coaching Youth Baseball" also helps novice coaches determine: How to get uniforms and arrange for practice time What drills are best to teach basic skills like catching, throwing, and batting Some of the safety concerns specific to baseball The 5 tips to being a good coach And much more! <P>"This book is a great source of information for youth coaches and players."--John Cerutti, former major league pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays <P>Here's what coaches have said about The Baffled Parent's Guides: <P>"Essential reading."--Jim Sheldon, Executive Director, National Soccer Association of America, on "Coaching Youth Soccer"<P>"An excellent guide to teaching kids about the game."--Larry Bird, basketball legend, on "Coaching Youth Basketball"<P>"A tool I would recommend to all y

About the Author

Bill Thurston has coached Amherst College's baseball team for 35 years. He is also an American Olympic team pitching coach and has been named New England Coach of the Year four times.

Table of Contents

Introduction: So You Said You'd Be the Coach, Huh?

How to Use This Book

A Word on Coaching

Part One Coaching 101: The Coach's Start-Up Kit

1. Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits

The Essentials

Competition

Establish Your Identity as the Coach

The Growth Book

On Risk Taking

Questions and Answers

2. Before Hitting the Field: Baseball in a Nutshell

Basic Rules and Positioning

The Ball Is in Play

Basic Safety Measures

3. Setting Up the Season

Create the Practice and Game Schedule and Send a Letter to Parents

Call the Parents before the Season

Solicit Parental Help

Finding an Assistant

Appropriate Numbers of Players on the Team

Equipment

Questions and Answers

4. Essential Skills--and How to Teach Them

Catching

Throwing

Infield Defense

Outfield Defense

Team Defense

Pitching

Playing Catcher

Batting

Bunting

Baserunning

5. The Practice

Preparation Is Key

Format for Practice

Practice Session Worksheet

Questions and Answers

6. Sample Practices

Basic Beginning Practice

Intermediate Practice

Advanced Practice

Questions and Answers

7. Game Time

The Mental Aspect

Be Prepared

Coaching the Game

Key Elements

Taking Stock after the Game

8. Dealing with Parents and Gender Issues

Perspective on Parents

Be Organized at All Times

Help Parents Look at the Big Picture

Addressing Gender Issues

Questions and Answers about Dealing with Parents

Questions and Answers about Gender Issues

Part Two Drills: The Foundation for Development, Success, Happiness, and a Coach's Peace of Mind

9. Warm-Up: Baserunning, Catching, and Throwing

Catching the Ball

Throw-and-Catch

10. Defensive Fundamentals: Infield Play, Outfield Play, and Team Defense

Infield

Outfield

Team Defense

11. Batting Practice: Batting, Pitching, and Playing Catcher

Batting

Pitching and Catching

12. Ending Activity: Scrimmage Situations

Appendix

Umpire Signals

Sample Scorebook Page

Glossary

Resources

Associations and Organizations
Websites and Electronic Newsletters

Index

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071358224
Author:
Thurston, Bill
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Location:
Camden, ME :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Baseball - Coaching
Subject:
Baseball for children
Subject:
Sports for children
Subject:
Youth league baseball.
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Basketball - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Coaching - Baseball
Subject:
coach,Coaching Youth Baseball,practice,drills,parents,Guide,game,Thurston,rewarding,fun,players,youth league
Subject:
Youth league baseball - Coaching
Subject:
Baseball for children -- Training.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball Coaching
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Baffled Parent's Guides
Series Volume:
106-455
Publication Date:
March 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.22x7.35x.32 in. .79 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The quickest way to become an experienced coach.

You thought you were going to sign your kid up for the local youth league. Now, here you are, a newly appointed coach. Part of the successful Baffled Parent's series, Coaching Youth Baseball has everything you need to manage, motivate, and encourage an eight to twelve -year-old ball team.

Written by a four-time New England Coach of the Year, it shows novice coaches exactly how to go about building skills, developing teamwork and sportsmanship, and creating an experience that both kids and coach enjoy.

Bill Thurston leaves no question unanswered. He addresses both broad organizational issues like how to get uniforms or arrange for practice time and more focused specifics like what to do at the first practice. The Baffled Parents Guide is the ultimate coaching guide for the uninformed.

"Synopsis" by , Coach Thurston is a teacher of proper baseball skills and fundamentals. Youth coaches and players will benefit from the individual skill instruction and drills."--Dan Duquette, General Manager, Boston Red Sox <P>"Always remind yourself that your goal is to provide a fun and rewarding experience for you and your team."--Bill Thurston <P>Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. But here you are, a newly appointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help. <P>Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help you become the coach you'd like to be--the coach who can give those kids the sports experience they deserve. You've already taken a big step: you said "yes" to this important commitment. Congratulations. You'll have a great time, and Bill Thurston is here to help. Survive your first practice and game Win over problem players and parents Know what to do in a game situation Reach "all" your players Work with girls "and" boys Match your drills and strategies to age and ability Make it fun and rewarding Be the coach you never had Generate enthusiasm Improve your players and your team <P>"Coaching Youth Baseball" also helps novice coaches determine: How to get uniforms and arrange for practice time What drills are best to teach basic skills like catching, throwing, and batting Some of the safety concerns specific to baseball The 5 tips to being a good coach And much more! <P>"This book is a great source of information for youth coaches and players."--John Cerutti, former major league pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays <P>Here's what coaches have said about The Baffled Parent's Guides: <P>"Essential reading."--Jim Sheldon, Executive Director, National Soccer Association of America, on "Coaching Youth Soccer"<P>"An excellent guide to teaching kids about the game."--Larry Bird, basketball legend, on "Coaching Youth Basketball"<P>"A tool I would recommend to all y

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