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    Coaching Youth Baseball

    ISBN-10: 0071358226
    ISBN-13: 9780071358224
    Author(s): Bill Thurston
    Description: Written for the unprepared parent who is unwittingly thrust into the role of coaching his or her 8 to 12 year old child's baseball team, this book assumes no prior coaching, or even playing, experience.
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    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 160
    Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
    Weight: 0.946
    Language: English

    Written for the unprepared parent who is unwittingly thrust into the role of coaching his or her 8 to 12 year old child's baseball team, this book assumes no prior coaching, or even playing, experience.

    Introduction: So You Said You'd Be the Coach, Huh?
    How to Use This Book
    A Word on Coaching
    Coaching 101: The Coach's Start-Up Kit
    Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits
    The Essentials
    Competition
    Establish Your Identity as the Coach
    The Growth Book
    On Risk Taking
    Questions and Answers
    Before Hitting the Field: Baseball in a Nutshell
    Basic Rules and Positioning
    The Ball Is in Play
    Basic Safety Measures
    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
    Essential Skills--and How to Teach Them
    Catching
    Throwing
    Infield Defense
    Outfield Defense
    Team Defense
    Pitching
    Playing Catcher
    Batting
    Bunting
    Baserunning
    The Practice
    Preparation Is Key
    Format for Practice
    Practice Session Worksheet
    Questions and Answers
    Sample Practices
    Basic Beginning Practice
    Intermediate Practice
    Advanced Practice
    Questions and Answers
    Game Time
    The Mental Aspect
    Be Prepared
    Coaching the Game
    Key Elements
    Taking Stock after the Game
    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
    Drills: The Foundation for Development, Success, Happiness, and a Coach's Peace of Mind
    Warm-Up: Baserunning, Catching, and Throwing
    Catching the Ball
    Throw-and-Catch
    Defensive Fundamentals: Infield Play, Outfield Play, and Team Defense
    Infield
    Outfield
    Team Defense
    Batting Practice: Batting, Pitching, and Playing Catcher
    Batting
    Pitching and Catching
    Ending Activity: Scrimmage Situations
    Appendix
    Umpire Signals
    Sample Scorebook Page
    Glossary
    Resources
    Associations and Organizations
    Websites and Electronic Newsletters
    Index
    Acknowledgments
    About the Author

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