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Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Softball

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ISBN-10: 0071368256

ISBN-13: 9780071368254

Edition: 2001

Authors: Jacquie Joseph

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This text is written for the unprepared parent who has been thrust into the role of coaching the youth softball team. It provides the fundamentals a new coach needs to control, motivate, encourage and run a softball team.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 3/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface: Play Ball!
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
Establish Your Identity as Coach
Maintain Routines
Positive Peer Pressure Is Effective
Be Patient and Positive
Drills to Promote Teamwork
Questions and Answers
Before Hitting the Field: Softball 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
Meet with Parents
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
Playing Catcher
Pitching
Batting
Bunting
Baserunning
Sliding
The Practice
Preparation Is Key
Practice Format
Other Considerations
Questions and Answers
Sample Practices
Basic Beginning Practice
Intermediate Practice
Advanced Practice
Pitching Practices
Game Time
The Mental Aspect
Be Prepared
Coaching the Game
Taking Stock
Questions and Answers
Dealing with Parents and Gender Issues
The Role of the Parents
Gender Issues
Questions and Answers
Drills: The Foundation for Development, Success, Happiness, and a Coach's Peace of Mind
Warm-Up: Throwing, Fielding, and Baserunning Drills and Drills for Pitchers and Catchers
Throwing Drills
Fielding Drills
Baserunning Drills
Drills for Pitchers
Drills for Catchers
Defensive Fundamentals: Infield Play, Outfield Play, and Team Defense
Infield Drills
Outfield Drills
Team Defense Drills
Batting Practice
Batting Drills
Bunting Drills
Appendix
Umpire Signals
Sample Scorebook
Glossary
Resources
Associations and Organizations
Websites and Electronic Newsletters
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Author