Winning Baseball for Intermediate to College Level

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Part of the Coach's Companion series, veteran coach Trent Mongero's Winning Baseball for Intermediate to College Level covers everything from advanced mechanics for infield, outfield, pitcher, and catcher play to hitting mechanics and mental toughness strategies. Complete with insider tips for college and MLB prospects, over 100 photographs, and a four-hour instructional DVD, this is the ultimate, one-stop baseball reference.
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Overview

Part of the Coach's Companion series, veteran coach Trent Mongero's Winning Baseball for Intermediate to College Level covers everything from advanced mechanics for infield, outfield, pitcher, and catcher play to hitting mechanics and mental toughness strategies. Complete with insider tips for college and MLB prospects, over 100 photographs, and a four-hour instructional DVD, this is the ultimate, one-stop baseball reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402758096
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: The Coach's Companion Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 627,320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Trent Mongero has been coaching high school baseball for more than 20 years, shattering 22 school records in the past three seasons at North Hall High School. In 1995, ESPN broadcast his team's defeat of the USA Today number-one-ranked team in the country. He has also developed 12 players who have signed professional contracts and more than 85 who have gone on to play college baseball. A former professional baseball player and 1989 conference “Player of the Year,” Mongero played Division I baseball at UNC-Wilmington, where he was voted onto the “All-Decade” team. He has also instructed at top college camps, including the University of South Carolina (2010 and 2011 Division I National Champions). A resident of Gainesville, GA, he is currently an associate scout for the Boston Red Sox and recently launched the Winning Baseball Academy, which brings elite baseball instruction to anyone, anywhere in the US.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Part 1 Advanced Skills for Middle and High School Baseball 1

How Does Skill Expectation Work? 1

Advanced Defensive and Offensive Skill Chapters 4

Chapter 1 Advanced Infield Ground Ball Mechanics 5

Infield Development 6

Routine Ground Ball Mechanics 6

Backhand Mechanics 19

Slow Roller Mechanics 22

Chapter 2 Advanced Middle Infield Double Play Feeds and Pivots 27

Double Play Feeds and Pivots 28

Shortstop Feeds 29

Second Baseman Pivots 39

Second Baseman Feeds 48

Shortstop Pivots 59

Chapter 3 Advanced Play for First and Third Bases 71

First and Third Base Development 72

First Base 72

Third Base 85

Chapter 4 Advanced Outfield Play 91

Outfield Development 92

Chapter 5 Advanced Pitching 111

Pitcher Development 112

Windup Delivery 113

Types of Pitches 125

Chapter 6 Advanced Catcher Play 133

Catcher Development 134

Catcher Stances 134

Receiving Skills 137

Blocking a Pitch in the Dirt 139

Throwing Out Base Runners 141

Passed Ball or Wild Pitch Retrieval 146

Pop-Ups 148

Fielding Bunts 150

Chapter 7 Advanced Offense 153

Offensive Development 154

Advanced Hitting Mechanics 154

Execution Skills 165

Part 2 Outside the Lines 169

Chapter 8 The Mental Edge 171

The Power of Thought 172

Practical Mind Games 173

Chapter 9 College Recruiting Philosophy 188

Recruiting Landscape 189

Choosing the Right College or University 196

Creating a Baseball Portfolio 198

Recruiting Timeline 202

Factors to Consider When Choosing a College or University 207

Committing to a College Program 210

Recruiting Facts and Generalizations 217

Chapter 10 The High School Player and the Major League Draft 219

Playing the Odds 220

Player Evaluations 222

Index 231

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