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Coaching Youth Baseball: Tips on Building a Winning Team (Knack: Make It Easy)

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Baseball has long been a big part of your life, and its your dream to instill your love of the game in kids—with the successful strategies they need for competitive play. But where to begin? Knack Coaching Youth Baseball makes it easy. Uniquely, this book comprises short passages of text linked to instructive, full-color photographs of players, all organized into simple-to-follow lessons. From the basics to core techniques and beyond, youll learn everything you need to know about coaching kids aged five to fourteen. Knack Coaching Youth Baseball will help any team win—and have fun while doing so.
 
350 full-color photos & 25 diagrams covering:
Equipment & Rules * T-Ball * Hitting

Bunting * Catching * Fielding

First, Second, & Third Base

Shortstop * Outfield

Pitching * Baserunning

Synopsis:

After years of watching, reporting on, and photographing pro baseball, Kevin T. Czerwinski and Beth Balbierz began coaching Little League in their respective home towns. In Knack Coaching Youth Baseball, this expert team combine real-life know-how about how to deal with kids with the best lessons theyve learned from the pros, creating a reliable, usable, and winning instruction book for youth baseball coaches — and for parents who want some ideas for giving their kids a few pointers in the backyard.

Synopsis:

Baseball is a simple enough game. Yet, mastering the skills requisite to play the game at a competitive level, regardless of ones age, often isnt easy. Knack Coaching Youth Baseball applies the unique Knack format—short passages of text linked to instructive photography of both boys and girls playing the sport, all organized into spread-based lessons—to present basic and advanced information about coaching this popular youth sport for kids aged five to fourteen. The author, a sportswriter who coaches his sons little league team, focuses on techniques that will help any team win while reminding coaches that children should have fun above all else.

About the Author

Kevin T. Czerwinski is a sportswriter who has covered baseball for MLB.com, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, since 2001. Currently he is a lead writer for MLB.coms Minor League counterpart, MiLB.com. He is also a regular guest on MLB radio. He has coached son's Little League team for the last three years.
 
Beth Balbierz is a freelance pho­tographer with two school-age kids and she coaches her sons Little League and All Star teams. She is the photographer for Knack Coaching Youth Soccer.  Visit her

at bethbalbierz.com.

Table of Contents

Knack Coaching Youth Baseball

Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Chapter One – Getting Started

Chapter Two – Equipment

Chapter Three – Rules and basic knowledge

Chapter Four – Preparing to Play

Chapter Five – T-Ball

Chapter Six – Hitting

Chapter Seven – Bunting

Chapter Eight – Catching Basics

Chapter Nine – Catching for older players

Chapter Ten – General Fielding

Chapter Eleven – First base

Chapter Twelve – Second Base

Chapter Thirteen – Third Base

Chapter Fourteen – Shortstop

Chapter Fifteen – Infield for older players

Chapter Sixteen – Outfield

Chapter Seventeen – Pitching

Chapter Eighteen – Pitching for older players

Chapter Nineteen – Base running

Chapter Twenty – Other resources

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599218632
Author:
Czerwinski, Kevin
Publisher:
Knack
Photographer:
Balbierz, Beth
Author:
Balbierz, Beth
Author:
Czerwinski, Kevin T.
Subject:
Coaching - Baseball
Subject:
Baseball - Coaching
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball Coaching
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Knack: Make It Easy
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 color photos, 25 diagrams
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 8.5 in

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After years of watching, reporting on, and photographing pro baseball, Kevin T. Czerwinski and Beth Balbierz began coaching Little League in their respective home towns. In Knack Coaching Youth Baseball, this expert team combine real-life know-how about how to deal with kids with the best lessons theyve learned from the pros, creating a reliable, usable, and winning instruction book for youth baseball coaches — and for parents who want some ideas for giving their kids a few pointers in the backyard.

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Baseball is a simple enough game. Yet, mastering the skills requisite to play the game at a competitive level, regardless of ones age, often isnt easy. Knack Coaching Youth Baseball applies the unique Knack format—short passages of text linked to instructive photography of both boys and girls playing the sport, all organized into spread-based lessons—to present basic and advanced information about coaching this popular youth sport for kids aged five to fourteen. The author, a sportswriter who coaches his sons little league team, focuses on techniques that will help any team win while reminding coaches that children should have fun above all else.

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