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Great Baseball Drills a Baffled Parents

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"An in-depth tool for instructing youngsters to improve their fundamental skills in the great game of baseball."--Bill Hunter, manager, Texas Rangers, former shortstop, New York Yankees

"A must-read for inexperienced AND experienced coaches. As a former professional player, my toughest job when I started coaching Little League was transferring my knowledge to the kids so they could develop their skills and a love for the game. This book allows coaches to do just that."--Gene Hiser, Chicago Cubs, 1970 - 76

Did we say "drills?" Sorry, we meant games. That's right. Games your young players will love. Games that teach them more effectively than the tedious drills you endured as a kid.

Great Baseball Drills includes 125 step-by-step illustrated games that will keep your players moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun. The basic skills of throwing, fielding, hitting, and pitching are covered in a way that enhances team communication and decision-making skills. Other games focus on bunting, baserunning, fielding by position, and practice games. You'll even learn a thing or two about coaching style, and how to make improvement the goal of your season rather than winning or losing.

  • Use Garland's Ten Commandments of Practices to improve your players and team
  • Find answers to common problems in the Q&A sections
  • Pinpoint weaknesses using the Troubleshooting Chart
  • Create a positive attitude, team spirit, and good parental communications
  • Make practices fun and rewarding
  • Match drills to age and ability

    "Coach Garland has done a great job designing a way for kids to learn basic skills while having fun."--Mike Edge, clinician, Motion Concepts Sports Camps

  • Synopsis:

    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

    Synopsis:

    "An in-depth tool for instructing youngsters to improve their fundamental skills in the great game of baseball."--Bill Hunter, manager, Texas Rangers, former shortstop, New York Yankees

    "A must-read for inexperienced AND experienced coaches. As a former professional player, my toughest job when I started coaching Little League was transferring my knowledge to the kids so they could develop their skills and a love for the game. This book allows coaches to do just that."--Gene Hiser, Chicago Cubs, 1970 - 76

    Did we say "drills?" Sorry, we meant games. That's right. Games your young players will love. Games that teach them more effectively than the tedious drills you endured as a kid.

    Great Baseball Drills includes 125 step-by-step illustrated games that will keep your players moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun. The basic skills of throwing, fielding, hitting, and pitching are covered in a way that enhances team communication and decision-making skills. Other games focus on bunting, baserunning, fielding by position, and practice games. You'll even learn a thing or two about coaching style, and how to make improvement the goal of your season rather than winning or losing.

  • Use Garland's Ten Commandments of Practices to improve your players and team
  • Find answers to common problems in the Q&A sections
  • Pinpoint weaknesses using the Troubleshooting Chart
  • Create a positive attitude, team spirit, and good parental communications
  • Make practices fun and rewarding
  • Match drills to age and ability

    "Coach Garland has done a great job designing a way for kids to learn basic skills while having fun."--Mike Edge, clinician, Motion Concepts Sports Camps

  • About the Author

    Jim Garland has been an elementary physical education teacher for more than thirty years. A former all-conference baseball player, he has coached youth and high school sports, conducted the Motion Concepts Sports Camps since 1988, and served as a clinician on local, state, and national levels.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    1. Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits

    Promoting Teamwork and a Positive Environment

    Involving Parents and Players

    Improving Basic Skills

    Meeting Equipment Needs

    2. Organizing Practices

    Practice Schedules

    Productive Practices

    Keeping Kids' Attention

    Ten Commandments of Practices

    Time Management

    Practice Session Worksheet

    Troubleshooting Chart

    Questions and Answers

    3. Throwing Drills

    4. Fielding Drills

    5. Fielding by Position Drills

    6. Hitting Drills

    7. Bunting Drills

    8. Baserunning Drills

    9. Lead-Up Games

    Glossary

    Index

    Acknowledgments

    About the Author

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780071384070
    Subtitle:
    A Baffled Parent's Guide
    Author:
    Garland, Jim
    Publisher:
    International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
    Location:
    Camden, Me.
    Subject:
    General
    Subject:
    Parenting
    Subject:
    Training
    Subject:
    Baseball - Coaching
    Subject:
    Baseball for children
    Subject:
    Parenting - General
    Subject:
    Coaching - Baseball
    Subject:
    Practices,Drills,Positive Environment,Productive Practices,Practice Schedules,Organizing Practices,Meeting Equipment Needs,Improving Basic Skills,Players,Parents,Promoting Teamwork,Baseball Drills
    Copyright:
    Edition Number:
    1
    Series:
    Baffled Parent's Guides
    Series Volume:
    71
    Publication Date:
    20020125
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Grade Level:
    Professional and scholarly
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Yes
    Pages:
    155
    Dimensions:
    9.12x7.32x.38 in. .80 lbs.

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    "Synopsis" by , 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

    "Synopsis" by , "An in-depth tool for instructing youngsters to improve their fundamental skills in the great game of baseball."--Bill Hunter, manager, Texas Rangers, former shortstop, New York Yankees

    "A must-read for inexperienced AND experienced coaches. As a former professional player, my toughest job when I started coaching Little League was transferring my knowledge to the kids so they could develop their skills and a love for the game. This book allows coaches to do just that."--Gene Hiser, Chicago Cubs, 1970 - 76

    Did we say "drills?" Sorry, we meant games. That's right. Games your young players will love. Games that teach them more effectively than the tedious drills you endured as a kid.

    Great Baseball Drills includes 125 step-by-step illustrated games that will keep your players moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun. The basic skills of throwing, fielding, hitting, and pitching are covered in a way that enhances team communication and decision-making skills. Other games focus on bunting, baserunning, fielding by position, and practice games. You'll even learn a thing or two about coaching style, and how to make improvement the goal of your season rather than winning or losing.

  • Use Garland's Ten Commandments of Practices to improve your players and team
  • Find answers to common problems in the Q&A sections
  • Pinpoint weaknesses using the Troubleshooting Chart
  • Create a positive attitude, team spirit, and good parental communications
  • Make practices fun and rewarding
  • Match drills to age and ability

    "Coach Garland has done a great job designing a way for kids to learn basic skills while having fun."--Mike Edge, clinician, Motion Concepts Sports Camps

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