Great Baseball Drills: A Baffled Parent's Guide

Great Baseball Drills: A Baffled Parent's Guide

by Jim Garland


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Great Baseball Drills: A Baffled Parent's Guide by Jim Garland

Games-based drills to end tedium and make practices fun and productive

This handy reference is the solution to every youth baseball coach's worst nightmare: five minutes into an hour-long practice session and the players are bored, distracted, or just standing around. With nine diverse defensive positions plus batting and baserunning to think about, how can a coach keep all the players engaged and progressing at the same time? This coach's tool kit contains the answer. Great Baseball Drills is built around a unique games approach that keeps practices fresh and kids moving and excited. The drills are organized by skill level and position, and each teaches a specific skill or responds to a specific weakness.


  • A fun, original games approach to drilling 6- to 12-year-old players

  • 125 simple, skill-building games that keep kids moving

  • A troubleshooting chart that lets coaches easily match drills to problem areas

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071384070
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/25/2002
Series: Baffled Parent's Guides Series
Pages: 155
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Jim Garland has been an elementary physical education teacher for more than thirty years. A former all-conference baseball player, he has coached youth and high school sports, conducted the Motion Concepts Sports Camps since 1988, and served as a clinician on local, state, and national levels.

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