Knack Coaching Youth Baseball: Tips on Building a Winning Team

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Baseball has long been a big part of your life, and it’s your dream to instill your love of the game in kids—with the successful strategies they need for competitive play. But where to begin? Knack Coaching Youth Baseball makes it easy. Uniquely, this book comprises short passages of text linked to instructive, full-color photographs of players, all organized into simple-to-follow lessons. From the basics to core techniques and beyond, you’ll learn everything you need to know about coaching kids aged five to...

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Overview

Baseball has long been a big part of your life, and it’s your dream to instill your love of the game in kids—with the successful strategies they need for competitive play. But where to begin? Knack Coaching Youth Baseball makes it easy. Uniquely, this book comprises short passages of text linked to instructive, full-color photographs of players, all organized into simple-to-follow lessons. From the basics to core techniques and beyond, you’ll learn everything you need to know about coaching kids aged five to fourteen. Knack Coaching Youth Baseball will help any team win—and have fun while doing so.
 
350 full-color photos & 25 diagrams covering:
Equipment & Rules
• T-Ball
• Hitting
Bunting
• Catching
• Fielding
First, Second, & Third Base
Shortstop
• Outfield
Pitching
• Baserunning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599218632
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Series: Knack: Make It Easy Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 987,344
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin T. Czerwinski is a sportswriter who has covered baseball for MLB.com, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, since 2001. Currently he is a lead writer for MLB.com’s Minor League counterpart, MiLB.com. He is also a regular guest on MLB radio. He has coached son's Little League team for the last three years.
 
Beth Balbierz is a freelance pho­tographer with two school-age kids and she coaches her son’s Little League and All Star teams. She is the photographer for Knack Coaching Youth Soccer.  Visit her at bethbalbierz.com.

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Table of Contents

Knack Coaching Youth Baseball

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One – Getting Started

Chapter Two – Equipment

Chapter Three – Rules and basic knowledge

Chapter Four – Preparing to Play

Chapter Five – T-Ball

Chapter Six – Hitting

Chapter Seven – Bunting

Chapter Eight – Catching Basics

Chapter Nine – Catching for older players

Chapter Ten – General Fielding

Chapter Eleven – First base

Chapter Twelve – Second Base

Chapter Thirteen – Third Base

Chapter Fourteen – Shortstop

Chapter Fifteen – Infield for older players

Chapter Sixteen – Outfield

Chapter Seventeen – Pitching

Chapter Eighteen – Pitching for older players

Chapter Nineteen – Base running

Chapter Twenty – Other resources

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