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Baseball Handbook
     

Baseball Handbook

by Bernie Walter
 

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ISBN-10: 0736039856

ISBN-13: 2900736039856

Pub. Date: 12/27/2001

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Arm yourself for every practice, every game, and every situation! This comprehensive guide is your one-stop source for expert nuts-and-bolts advice on offense, defense, pitching, baserunning, and special situations.

More than 55 major league players, including Mike Mussina, John Smoltz, and Denny Neagle, have already reaped the benefits of Bernie Walter's

Overview

Arm yourself for every practice, every game, and every situation! This comprehensive guide is your one-stop source for expert nuts-and-bolts advice on offense, defense, pitching, baserunning, and special situations.

More than 55 major league players, including Mike Mussina, John Smoltz, and Denny Neagle, have already reaped the benefits of Bernie Walter's coaching expertise. Now you can too. He's a masterful teacher, highly successful coach, and three-time National Coach of the Year who shares a wealth of knowledge about the game in The Baseball Handbook .

This easy-to-use guide is packed full of photos, diagrams, and advanced strategies to show you the way to greater success on the field. If you're serious about the game, this book is as essential as a bat and ball.

About the Author

Bernard P. Walter, Jr., has been the head coach at Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland, since 1974. With Coach Walter at the helm, Arundel has won a record-setting nine Maryland State Baseball Championships and is a three-time national coach of the year.

Walter has coached 55 former or current major leaguers, including Denny Neagle, Mike Mussina, and John Smoltz. He has been named National High School Baseball Coach of the Year by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (1993), the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association (1996), and the American Baseball Coaches Association (1998). He's the only baseball coach to have been recognized by Disney's American Teacher Awards. He was the head coach for the USA Baseball Junior National Team in 1988 and 1990, and he has been a frequent clinician at national coaching clinics. He is one of only seven U.S. coaches to ever win a World Championship. He also wrote USA Baseball's Coaches Education Program, and he's the educational consultant for MLB Productions' "This Week in Baseball."

Walter holds a bachelor of science degree in physical education from the University of Maryland at College Park. A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, he is certified as an athletic administrator with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators' Association (NIAAA) and as a leader level instructor with the National Federation Interscholastic Coaches' Education Program (NFICEP). In his free time, he enjoys gardening, going to the movies, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Barbara, are residents of Linthicum, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900736039856
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
12/27/2001
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword by Denny Neagle
Chapter 1 Fundamentals Before the Fundamentals
Chapter 2 Coach and Player Roles and Communication
Chapter 3 Mental Preparation
Chapter 4 Skills and Performance Evaluation
Chapter 5 Physical Conditioning
Chapter 6 Practice Organization
Chapter 7 Pitching
Chapter 8 Catching
Chapter 9 Infielding
Chapter 10 Outfielding
Chapter 11 Team Defense
Chapter 12 Hitting
Chapter 13 Baserunning
About the Author

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