Great Baseball Drills: A Baffled Parent's Guide

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Games-based drills to end tedium and make practices fun and productive

This handy reference is the solution to every youth baseball coach's worst nightmare: five minutes into an hour-long practice session and the players are bored, distracted, or just standing around. With nine diverse defensive positions plus batting and baserunning to think about, how can a coach keep all the players engaged and progressing at the same time? This coach's tool kit contains the answer. Great ...

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Overview

Games-based drills to end tedium and make practices fun and productive

This handy reference is the solution to every youth baseball coach's worst nightmare: five minutes into an hour-long practice session and the players are bored, distracted, or just standing around. With nine diverse defensive positions plus batting and baserunning to think about, how can a coach keep all the players engaged and progressing at the same time? This coach's tool kit contains the answer. Great Baseball Drills is built around a unique games approach that keeps practices fresh and kids moving and excited. The drills are organized by skill level and position, and each teaches a specific skill or responds to a specific weakness.

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  • A fun, original games approach to drilling 6- to 12-year-old players

  • 125 simple, skill-building games that keep kids moving

  • A troubleshooting chart that lets coaches easily match drills to problem areas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071384070
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/25/2002
  • Series: Baffled Parent's Guides Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 155
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Garland has been an elementary physical education teacher for more than thirty years. A former all-conference baseball player, he has coached youth and high school sports, conducted the Motion Concepts Sports Camps since 1988, and served as a clinician on local, state, and national levels.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
1. Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits
Promoting Teamwork and a Positive Environment
Involving Parents and Players
Improving Basic Skills
Meeting Equipment Needs
2. Organizing Practices
Practice Schedules
Productive Practices
Keeping Kids' Attention
Ten Commandments of Practices
Time Management
Practice Session Worksheet
Troubleshooting Chart
Questions and Answers
3. Throwing Drills
4. Fielding Drills
5. Fielding by Position Drills
6. Hitting Drills
7. Bunting Drills
8. Baserunning Drills
9. Lead-Up Games
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Author
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