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Coaching Youth Baseball

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ISBN-10: 0071358226

ISBN-13: 9780071358224

Edition: 2000

Authors: Bill Thurston

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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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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 4/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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