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Little Leagues Drills and Strategies

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Expert advice and innovative drills to propel your team to success

Endorsed by Little League Baseball® and a favorite among coaches and parents, Little League Drills and Strategies is built around three easy-to-follow rules: (1) teach the basics, (2) keep it fun, and (3) practice, practice, practice. Following these simple yet successful tenets, author Ned McIntosh has packed this book with imaginative drills that you can use to help your ...

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Overview

Expert advice and innovative drills to propel your team to success

Endorsed by Little League Baseball® and a favorite among coaches and parents, Little League Drills and Strategies is built around three easy-to-follow rules: (1) teach the basics, (2) keep it fun, and (3) practice, practice, practice. Following these simple yet successful tenets, author Ned McIntosh has packed this book with imaginative drills that you can use to help your players strengthen their baseball skills.

These innovative exercises and minigames will keep practice fun for your players while they sharpen their abilities on the field. Accompanied by engaging instructional photographs, this authoritative resource features drills that will teach all of the fundamentals:

  • Hitting
  • Pitching
  • Fielding
  • Baserunning
  • And more

McIntosh also pays special attention to the latest rule changes, including everything you need to know about pitch counts and how to use them to your team's advantage. Also included is a special troubleshooting section with strategies on how to correct players' technique.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071548014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/7/2008
  • Series: Little League Baseball Guide Ser.
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 962,977
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.33 (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 The Little League Guide to Tee Ball.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
Strategy for Preseason Planning     1
Drills for Hitting Practice     15
Drills for Pitching Practice     39
Drills for Defensive Practice     59
Drills for Baserunning Practice     81
Drills for Pregame Practice     99
Strategy for Working with Parents     107
Strategy for Training Umpires, Managers, and Coaches     121
Strategy for Planning a Summer Instruction League     143
Strategy for Winning     155
Index     171
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