Baseball Drills for Young People: More Than 180 Games and Activities for Preschool to High School Players

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Written for coaches, this work presents approximately 180 baseball games and activities for young children and adolescents, focusing on teaching, improvement of skills and enjoyment. Games emphasizing baserunning, bunting, catching, fielding, hitting, throwing and pitching are covered. Each section reviews fundamentals, introduces creative skills and drills for group practice, and details the age group, ...

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Overview

Written for coaches, this work presents approximately 180 baseball games and activities for young children and adolescents, focusing on teaching, improvement of skills and enjoyment. Games emphasizing baserunning, bunting, catching, fielding, hitting, throwing and pitching are covered. Each section reviews fundamentals, introduces creative skills and drills for group practice, and details the age group, objective, equipment and rules for each activity.

About the Author:
Dirk Baker is an adjunct professor at Worcester State College and head coach of the college's baseball team. He is also the author of Teaching Hitting: A Guide for Coaches (2005) and resides in West Boylston, Massachusetts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786437252
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/17/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dirk Baker is an adjunct professor at Worcester State College and head coach of the college's baseball team. He lives in West Boylston, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     v
Foreword   Bill "Spaceman" Lee     1
Preface     3
Running a Baseball Camp, Clinic, Class or Practice: Tips from A to Z     5
Baserunning     23
The Basics     24
Team Baserunning Drills     25
Baserunning Games and Activities     26
Bunting     41
The Basics     42
Team Bunting Drills     43
Bunting Games and Activities     43
Catching     49
The Basics     50
Team Catching Drills     51
Catching Games and Activities     52
Fielding     55
The Basics     56
Team Infield Drills     57
Team Outfield Drills     58
Fielding Games and Activities     58
Hitting     87
The Basics     88
Team Hitting Drills     89
Hitting Games and Activities     89
Throwing and Pitching     141
The Basics     142
Team Throwing Drills     144
Team Pitching Drills (Overhand)     144
Team Pitching Drills (Underhand)     145
Throwing and Pitching Gamesand Activities     146
Closing Words     175
Index of Games and Activities     183

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