How to Coach Youth Baseball: A Step-By-Step Approach (Paperback)

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This detailed guide provides everything a first-time coach needs to teach basic baseball skills--and have fun at the same time. Emphasizing fundamentals and not win-at-all-costs strategies, How to Coach Youth Baseball is the perfect book for any new coach. Beverly Carroll, along with longtime coaches Fran and Kevin O'Brien, offers carefully outlined instructions to help coaches with everything from the basics to developing players who are on the same team but at greatly varying levels of play. Chapters include: * Coaching Youth Baseball * Power of Positive Thinking * Practice Basics * Designing Your Practice * Learning the Basics: Fielding, Hitting, Bunting, Running, Pitching, Throwing, and Catching * Improve as a coach * Rules of Baseball.

About the Author

Beverly Breton Carroll is author of The Confident Coach's Guide to Teaching Youth Basketball.BA Dickinson College/The Pennsylvania State University in English Literature/Writing Co-Founder and Owner All-Star Basketball Camp Twenty-five years as professional writer for such publications as The Baltimore Sun, The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, The [Newark, NJ} Star-Ledger, The Writer and clients that include Seton Hall University, The University of Pittsburgh, the City of New York, Harvard University Writing instructor, fourth grade through post-graduate Co-founder, newsletter for parents of young childrenKevin O'Brien BA Tufts University in Social Psychology, MA University of Massachusetts in Critical and Creative Thinking Thesis: Coaching for Thinking and Life SkillsNCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for Academic and Athletic SuccessAll-New England Baseball Player, Cape Cod League All StarMinor League Player with New York YankeesCollege Coach at Brandeis University and Cape Cod LeagueCurrently, professional scout for Toronto Blue Jays Own/operate Sweet Swing Hitting Academy for grades 5-12Fran O'Brien BA Tufts University in Political Science MA Tufts University in EducationTufts Athlete of the YearHead Coach at MIT and Holy CrossNew England Coach of the YearManager of the Year in Cape Cod LeagueHall of Fames: Town of Randolph, Stonehill College, Massachusetts High School Baseball

Product Details
ISBN: 9781599210513
ISBN-10: 1599210517
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2007
Pages: 158
Language: English