Managing Little League

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Learn how to manage your youth team to success

With its "teach basics and have fun" approach, Managing Little League Baseball is dedicated to helping you teach baseball fundamentals to boys and girls while emphasizing how to make the experience rewarding for you and your players. Fully approved by Little League Baseball® and illustrated with instructive photos and diagrams, this book will give you the tools ...

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Overview

Learn how to manage your youth team to success

With its "teach basics and have fun" approach, Managing Little League Baseball is dedicated to helping you teach baseball fundamentals to boys and girls while emphasizing how to make the experience rewarding for you and your players. Fully approved by Little League Baseball® and illustrated with instructive photos and diagrams, this book will give you the tools you need to develop prepared ballplayers.

Inside you'll learn:

  • Twenty of the most important and frequently used Little League baseball rules, including the latest change and the new rules regarding pitchers
  • The fundamentals of hitting, baserunning, defense, and pitching
  • Tips on motivating players, game strategy, and special challenges such as competitive pressure and demanding parents
  • An inside look at Little League softball

For amateur coaches, this helpful guide teaches Little League rules and offers tips on team motivation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071548038
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/8/2008
  • Series: Little League Baseball Guide Ser.
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 646,251
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (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 Little League Drills and Strategies and The Little League Guide to Tee Ball.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Choosing Your Players     1
Stick to the Basics and Drill Them     11
Drilling the Basics: The Rules     17
Drilling the Basics: Hitting     47
Drilling the Basics: Base Running     67
Drilling the Basics: Defense     83
Drilling the Basics: Pitching     99
Practice: Make It Simple, Keep It Fun     113
Letting Them All Play     133
Handling Parents and Pressure     139
Winning     155
Little League Softball     187
Index     197
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