Coaching Pitchers - 3rd Edition

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Want to improve the mechanics of your pitching staff? Can your pitchers hold runners and field their position? Do you know the finer points of developing pitcher-catcher chemistry? Coaching Pitchers offers complete details on every aspect of the pitching position. This practical guide on pitching will be a valuable reference you'll turn to again and again.

Challenging technical instruction is communicated effectively through plain talk combined with clear illustrations. Practice...

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Overview

Want to improve the mechanics of your pitching staff? Can your pitchers hold runners and field their position? Do you know the finer points of developing pitcher-catcher chemistry? Coaching Pitchers offers complete details on every aspect of the pitching position. This practical guide on pitching will be a valuable reference you'll turn to again and again.

Challenging technical instruction is communicated effectively through plain talk combined with clear illustrations. Practice drills and training aids provide supportive tools to get the job done. From mental attitude to managing a bullpen, Coaching Pitchers is packed with insights you need to help your pitchers shut down even the most formidable opponents.

Coaching Pitchers offers solid, proven advice from one of the college game's best pitching coaches. Currently the head baseball coach at James Madison University, Spanky McFarland has coached 55 players on their way to the big leagues (including Kevin Brown of the Los Angeles Dodgers). Now McFarland delivers in book form the same instruction that took these players to the top.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736045094
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/17/2002
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 457,270
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe “Spanky” McFarland is the head baseball coach at James Madison University. He started his coaching career in 1977 and has coached at Florida State, Georgia Tech, South Florida, and Northern Illinois University before taking over at JMU in 1998. McFarland has coached 55 pitchers who have signed professional contracts. In 2002, he was named the Colonial Athletic Conference's Baseball Coach of the Year.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Developing Proper Mechanics
Chapter 2 Teaching Grips and Techniques for Pitches
Chapter 3 Instructing How to Hold Runners and Field the Position
Chapter 4 Practicing, Drilling, and Using Training Aids
Chapter 5 Conditioning the Arm and Body
Chapter 6 Creating a Winning Mental Approach
Chapter 7 Choosing and Implementing a Game Strategy
Chapter 8 Building Catcher-Pitcher Chemistry
Chapter 9 Managing the Pitching Staff and Bullpen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great Resource for Pitching Coaches

    As a reference for coaching Little League pitchers.

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