Practice Perfect Baseball

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Successful seasons don’t begin on opening day. They begin long before, in the cages, gym, locker room, and practice field. There, consistency, execution, and teamwork form the foundations of powerhouse programs and championship titles. While most coaches understand the importance of practice, far fewer have perfected it year after year, team after team.

In Practice Perfect Baseball, the game’s premier collegiate coaches share their approaches, experiences, and philosophies on ...

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Overview

Successful seasons don’t begin on opening day. They begin long before, in the cages, gym, locker room, and practice field. There, consistency, execution, and teamwork form the foundations of powerhouse programs and championship titles. While most coaches understand the importance of practice, far fewer have perfected it year after year, team after team.

In Practice Perfect Baseball, the game’s premier collegiate coaches share their approaches, experiences, and philosophies on every facet of practice. This authoritative guide goes beyond the stretches and drills straight to the heart of winning—effort and attitude. From structuring sessions to evaluating practice performance, the vast information allows you to choose what you wish to implement in your program. You’ll find unique insights and invaluable advice from the all-star roster of contributors:

Ed Cheff

Pete Dunn

Dan Hartleb

Steve Jaksa

Tim Jamieson

Mark Johnson

Keith Madison

Sean McNally

Dave Perno

Gary Pullins

Terry Rooney

Dave Serrano

Gary Ward

Bob Warn

In Practice Perfect Baseball, you‘ll identify and establish a practice ethic, learn to assess team strengths, and develop players’ skills in the field, on the mound, or at the plate.  You’ll also learn to make the most of indoor practices, incorporate technology to perfect skills and evaluate performance, and prepare your team for upcoming opponents.

Developed by the American Baseball Coaches Association and edited by Bob Bennett, Practice Perfect Baseball is essential reading for every coach at every level of the sport.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736087131
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/31/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,387,338
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

ABOUT THE ABCA

The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) is the largest baseball coaching organization in the world. The association’s mission is to improve the level of baseball coaching worldwide while promoting the game of baseball and acting as a sounding board and advocate on issues concerning the game. In addition, the ABCA promotes camaraderie and communication among all baseball coaches from the amateur to the professional levels. The ABCA also gives recognition to deserving players and coaches through several special sponsorship programs. It is an organization that has grown steadily in membership, prestige, and impact in recent years. The ABCA’s headquarters is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Chapter 1. Establishing a Practice Work Ethic 

Ed Cheff

Chapter 2. Planning Productive Practices

Keith Madison

Chapter 3. Assessing Team Strengths

Terry Rooney

Chapter 4. Developing and Motivating the Total Player

Mark Johnson

Chapter 5. Building a Pitching Staff

Dave Serrano

Chapter 6. Maximizing Batting Practice

Gary Ward

Chapter 7. Perfecting Positional Play

Tim Jamieson

Chapter 8. Fine-Tuning Team Fielding 

Steve Jaksa

Chapter 9. Preparing for Every Game Situation 

Dave Perno

Chapter 10. Focusing on the Forthcoming Opponent

Dan Hartleb

Chapter 11. Taking Practice Indoors

Bob Warn

Chapter 12. Using Equipment and Technology

Gary Pullins

Chapter 13. Incorporating Competitive Drills and Games

Sean McNally

Chapter 14. Evaluating Practice Sessions

Pete Dunn and Bob Bennett

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Practice Makes Perfect

    As a high school coach I find books such as this informative and helpful. I will be putting this book in our school's athletic reference library.

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