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    Baseball Coach's Survival Guide Practical Techniques and Materials for Building an Effective Program and a Winning Team

    ISBN-10: 0133249484
    ISBN-13: 9780133249484
    Edition: 1998
    Description: Here is a comprehensive, practical resource that makes building a successful baseball program considerably easier for both the new and the experienced coach. Included are proven techniques and ready-to-use materials for virtually every aspect of the  More...
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    List Price: $32.95
    Copyright Year: 1998
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
    Publication Date: 4/1/1998
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 349
    Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 2.244
    Language: English

    Here is a comprehensive, practical resource that makes building a successful baseball program considerably easier for both the new and the experienced coach. Included are proven techniques and ready-to-use materials for virtually every aspect of the coach's job, from recruiting to training talent for each position. For easy use, the Guide is printed in a handy spiral-bound format that folds flat and is organized into 15 sections focusing on 15 different coaching concerns: Getting Started Recruiting and Tryouts Game Control From Start to Finish Pitching The Pitches Catching General Infield Play Outfield Play Defensive Strategy and Positioning Team Defense Hitting The Short Game Base Running Offensive Strategy and Techniques Scholarships and Professional Baseball Each section is packed with inside tips, drills for skill development, and winning strategies for a variety of game situations and for dealing effectively with a wide range of problems. Here are just a few examples of the ready-to-use help you'll find: Guidelines for setting team goals, establishing standards, and marinating positive relationships with players and parents Pitching mechanics and skills including the pitching sequence form starting position to landing, special issues with right and left handers, and insights into various pitches Tested ways to prevent and treat arm soreness 39 defensive play diagrams for cutoffs and relays, bunt defense, first and third defense, and more Techniques and drills to help players improve their hitting in all situations Guidelines for stealing against left- and right-handed pitchers Tips for helping outfielders establish the proper psyche, state of readiness, and way to react to the ball And that's not all! Baseball Coach's Survival Guide includes nearly 140 photos showing stance, position, and technique ... plus 85 reproducible forms, checklists, and charts for recording progress and performance that can be photocopied for immediate use to help even the most veteran coach save time!

    About This Resource
    Getting Started
    Setting Goals
    Establishing Standards
    Maintaining Positive Relationships
    First Steps for a New Coach
    A Note to Walk-On Coaches
    Evaluating Your Performance
    Fund Raising
    How to Do It
    Other Ways to Raise Money
    Other Considerations in Fund Raising
    Recruiting and Tryouts
    Announcing the Tryouts
    Developing as Many Athletes as Possible
    The Plan for Tryouts
    Keeping Large Rosters
    Player Development
    The Coaching Staff
    Avoiding Legal Problems
    Game Control from Start to Finish
    Controlling the Situation
    Individual Practice Goals
    Schedules and Goals
    Game Day
    The Game
    Offensive Signals
    Sample Signal System
    Getting the Players Involved in Offense
    When to Work on Signs
    Game Notes
    Charting the Pitcher's Progress and Performance
    Defensive Signals
    Calling the Pitches from the Dugout
    Defensive Alignment
    Overview of the Five Most Important Pitching Skills
    Downhill Plane--The Goal in Mechanics
    The Pitching Sequence
    The Pitch
    Right Hander's Stretch Move
    Left Hander's Stretch Move
    The Pitches
    Movement and Velocity
    Curve Ball
    Other Breaking Pitches
    The Pitching Plan
    Identifying Hitters and Attacking Their Weaknesses
    Warming Up
    Fielding Techniques for the Pitcher
    Controlling a Known Fielding Situation
    Holding Runners on Base and Identifying Running Situations
    Basic Holding Situations
    Left-Handed Pitchers Holding Runners on First
    Arm Soreness
    Post-Pitching Arm Exercises
    Signal Stance
    Giving Signals
    Going from Signal to Receiving Stance
    Receiving Stance
    Receiving Techniques
    Remedies for Dropping Pitches
    Step-Catch-Throw Technique
    Throwing Runners Out at Second
    Throwing Runners Out at Third
    Situational Throwing
    Catcher's Picks
    Blocking Balls in the Dirt
    Tag Plays at Home Plate
    Catching Extras--Receiving Throws
    Catching Extras--Hit Balls
    Catcher's Game Performance
    General Infield Play
    Fielding the Hit
    Thinking in the Field
    Drills to Develop Ground Ball Skills
    The Little Things in Infield Play
    Defending the Hit and Run
    Some Thoughts for the Third Baseman
    Some Thoughts for the First Baseman
    The Double Play
    Drills for Double Play Techniques
    Outfield Play
    Thinking Before the Pitch
    Reacting to the Ball
    Playing the Hit
    Throwing Fundamentals
    Additional Tips
    Throwing Drills
    Defensive Strategy and Positioning
    Defensive Focus
    Defensive Positioning
    Making Adjustments
    Individual Skills
    Other Factors
    Team Defense
    Cutoffs and Relays
    Outfielder's Role
    Short Man
    Bunt Defense
    First and Third Defense
    Pop-Up Priority
    The Stance
    Positioning in the Batter's Box
    The Eyes
    Hitter Momentum
    The Swing
    The Hitting Game Plan
    Two-Strike Hitting
    Situation Hitting
    Five Hitting Zones for the Advanced Hitter
    Taking Pitches
    Batting Practice
    Hitting Drills
    Hitting Drills with the Aid of Equipment
    Live Batting Practice
    The Short Came
    Sacrifice Bunt
    Base Hit Bunt
    Base Hit Bunt to Third Base
    Base Hit Bunt to Second Base
    Base Hit Bunt to First Base
    Base Hit Bunt to Shortstop
    Fake Bunt, Fake Hit and Bunt
    Base Running
    Pregame and During-Game Homework
    Batter/Runner Technique
    Leads at First Base
    Returning to First Base
    Using the Stopwatch
    Secondary Leads
    Fake Break
    Stealing Second Base
    Stealing Against a Right-Handed Pitcher
    Primary Leads vs. Left-Handed Pitchers
    Stealing Against Left-Handed Pitchers
    Delay Steal
    The Shade--An Aid to Stealing Second
    Extra Innings at First Base
    Leads at Second Base
    Three Methods of Stealing Third Base
    Leads at Third Base
    Stealing Home
    Forcing a Balk
    Ball in the Dirt at Third
    Other Tips for Base Running
    Offensive Strategy and Techniques
    Plan for Today's Game
    The Hitter's Plan
    Big Inning Offense
    Batting Order
    Controlling the Tempo
    Offensive Techniques
    Hit and Run
    First and Third Short Game Techniques
    Stealing a Run--First and Third Offense
    Scholarships and professional baseball
    Approaching a Career in Baseball
    Evaluating a Pathway
    Getting Help with the Decision
    Baseball Terms
    Score Card (sample: front and back)

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