Play Better Baseball: Winning Techniques and Strategies for Coaches and Players

Play Better Baseball: Winning Techniques and Strategies for Coaches and Players

by Bob Cluck
     
 

This straightforward, easy-to-understand book helps prepare coaches and players to meet the challenges of tough competition. New revised, Play Better Baseball is the state-of-the-art source for baseball fundamentals and mechanics, illustrated with hundreds of photographs and accompanied by helpful new drills. Based on actual team situations drawn from authorSee more details below

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This straightforward, easy-to-understand book helps prepare coaches and players to meet the challenges of tough competition. New revised, Play Better Baseball is the state-of-the-art source for baseball fundamentals and mechanics, illustrated with hundreds of photographs and accompanied by helpful new drills. Based on actual team situations drawn from author Bob Cluck's 20-plus years of coaching, this reader-friendly handbook emphasizes the fundamentals that produce winning baseball teams and offers a wealth of advice on: Coaching baseball at all levels

  • Developing winning players
  • Using videotape and high-speed film
  • Using practice time efficiently
  • The psychology of coaching
Pitching: the foundation of every team
  • Pitching mechanics
  • The pitches: Tools to get hitters out
  • Setting up hitters: The game within a game
  • First-pitch strikes, from Little League to the Majors
Playing the infield
  • Using the right glove
  • Throwing with strength and accuracy
  • The game situation and positioning
  • Fielding mechanics for infielders
The catcher: team leader
  • The tag at home
  • Blocking pitches in the dirt
  • Pop-ups, bunts, and cutoffs
  • Helping the pitcher get hitters out
Playing the outfield
  • Backing up plays
  • Throwing from the outfield
  • Balls hit in the gaps
  • Outfield positioning
  • Playing the sun
Baserunning
  • The steal and the hit-and-run
  • Effective and safe sliding techniques
  • Running the bases
Hitting
  • Bats and grips
  • Stances
  • Stride and weight transfer
  • Tracking the ball
  • Bunting
  • Situational hitting
The playbook
  • Defensive assignments
  • Infield pop flies
  • Bunt defenses
The athletic machine
  • Weight training for baseball players
  • Conditioning for baseball
Bob Cluck is a major league pitching coach and scout and the founder of the San Diego School of Baseball.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809229215
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/11/1998
Edition description:
Rev.
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.63(d)

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