Baserunning [NOOK Book]

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Baserunning provides the instruction, techniques, and drills for developing essential skills, such as leading, base stealing, tagging up, and sliding. This comprehensive guide provides players and coaches with the secrets and strategies for all baserunning situations.
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Overview

Baserunning provides the instruction, techniques, and drills for developing essential skills, such as leading, base stealing, tagging up, and sliding. This comprehensive guide provides players and coaches with the secrets and strategies for all baserunning situations.
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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher

“No one knows baserunning, and teaches baserunning, better than Mike Roberts. Even I got faster after reading his book.”

Tim Kurkjian-- Major League Baseball Analyst on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450467513
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 935,248
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Mike Roberts is the business development manager at Athletes' Performance, where he directs baseball athlete relations and the sales of major league and minor league training programs. He is also the director of education for SmartKage Sports, a technology system that quantitatively measures athletic performance. A lifelong baseball coach, he is currently the head coach of the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod Collegiate Summer Baseball League. Roberts played professional baseball in the Kansas City Royals minor league system.

Roberts spent 23 seasons as head baseball coach at the University of North Carolina. Under his guidance, the team played in two College World Series championship series in Omaha and won five Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. Of his athletes, 14 have gone on to play in the major leagues, including two all-stars, B.J. Surhoff and Brian Roberts, one of the most successful base stealers in the majors. Additionally, five of his former players serve as head baseball coaches of Division I schools.

Tim Bishop owns and operates PerformFit Sports Experience, a sport performance and fitness facility, in Cockeysville, Maryland. He also creates strength and conditioning programs for Ripken Baseball’s summer camps and clinics. Bishop served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Baltimore Orioles for 14 years. He also played professional baseball for the New York Yankees and, as a two-sport star, took part in the NFL training camp in St. Louis.

Bishop has appeared on numerous television and radio stations to promote health, fitness, and sport performance training. He is a frequent contributor to Men’s Health, Maximum Fitness, and Men’s Fitness magazines. His training advice has appeared in New York Times, USA Today, and NSCA Journal. He has lectured on a variety of topics for the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society, National Strength and Conditioning Association, M-F Athletics, and various colleges and universities. In addition, he is author of Stronger Legs and Lower Body (Human Kinetics, 2012) and coauthor of the Power for Sports DVD (Human Kinetics, 2006).

Bishop has a bachelor’s degree in human movement and sport studies and a master’s degree in exercise science. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a registered strength and conditioning coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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Table of Contents

Part I Basepath Fundamentals

Chapter 1 More Than Speed

Chapter 2 Sliding

Chapter 3 Leading Off

Part II Running the Bases

Chapter 4 Breaking From the Box

Chapter 5 Infield Grounders

Chapter 6 Outfield Flies

Part III Base Stealing

Chapter 7 Stealing Second Base

Chapter 8 Stealing Third Base

Chapter 9 Stealing Home

Chapter 10 Double Steal

Part IV Strength and Conditioning

Chapter 11 Developing Power

Chapter 12 Speed and Quickness

Chapter 13 Off-Season Conditioning

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Coach Roberts brings a wealth of knowledge, years of experience

    Coach Roberts brings a wealth of knowledge, years of experience working with the best college players in the country, and an intense passion for teaching baserunning and basestealing to this book.  No matter what level of baseball you coach or play, this book is a must have!  From lead-offs and leaving the batter's box on a base hit to stealing bases and sliding, this book provides excellent descriptions, reasoning behind the techniques, and drills to practice these skills.  I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    This has got be the the definitive book on the baseball base pa

    This has got be the the definitive book on the baseball base paths. Coach Roberts has brought decades of experience and thought to this topic; he doesn't get to base stealing until have way through the book! Eqch base has it's own story, including home plate, This is scholarly, and at the same time a wonderful baseball manual.

    Sol Gittleman
    Tufts University

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