The Little League Guide to Tee Ball: Helping Beginning Players Develop Coordination and Confidence

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All you need to know about Tee Ball from the leading name in children's sports

Endorsed by Little League Baseball®, The Little League® Guide to Tee Ball covers all the bases for parents as well as coaches. Authors Ned McIntosh and Rich Cropper, who have nearly thirty years of coaching experience between them, show you how to keep the game fun for the kids while you teach them baseball fundamentals.

In this informative and easy-to-read book, you...

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Overview

All you need to know about Tee Ball from the leading name in children's sports

Endorsed by Little League Baseball®, The Little League® Guide to Tee Ball covers all the bases for parents as well as coaches. Authors Ned McIntosh and Rich Cropper, who have nearly thirty years of coaching experience between them, show you how to keep the game fun for the kids while you teach them baseball fundamentals.

In this informative and easy-to-read book, you will learn how to help your rookies develop the coordination and confidence they will need throughout their Little League careers—and beyond. Topics include:

  • Choosing the right equipment
  • Teaching kids to hit, throw, catch, and run bases
  • Teaching the rules and positions of the game
  • Keeping practice fun and maintaining proper perspective
  • Deciding to register your child in Tee Ball rather than softball
  • And more

From breaking in a new glove to developing a natural swing, The Little League® Guide to Tee Ball gives you the advice and know-how to teach the next generation of baseball players.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071410786
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/19/2003
  • Series: Little League Baseball Guides Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,420,474
  • Product dimensions: 0.31 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 7.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Ned McIntosh has coached Little League baseball for twenty-plus years. A resident of Berlin, Maryland, he is the author of Managing Little League® Baseball and Little League® Drills and Strategies.

Rich Cropper has coached Little League baseball for seven years. He lives in Bishopville, Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Part 1 Starting Out
1 What Is Little League? 3
2 Is Youth Baseball/Softball for Your Child? 9
Part 2 Teaching the Basics
3 Choosing the Right Equipment 19
4 Throwing and Catching 29
5 Batting 41
6 Baserunning 57
7 Fielding Ground Balls and Liners 69
8 Catching Fly Balls 81
9 The Fundamental Rules of the Game 89
Part 3 Keeping a Good Perspective
10 Making Practices Fun 103
11 Being an Objective Parent 117
Index 131
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