You volunteered to coach the local baseball team, but are you ready? How will you teach the fundamental skills, run effective practices, and harness the energy of your young team? Fear not: Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball has the answers.
In Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball, longtime coach Dan Keller shares his experiences and provides advice you can rely on from the first practice to the final game. From evaluating players' skills and establishing realistic goals to using in-game coaching tips, it's all here-the drills, the strategies, and most important, the fun!
Develop your team's fielding, catching, throwing, pitching, and hitting skills with the Survival Guide's collection of the game's best youth drills that young players can actually use. Best of all, you'll be able to get the most out of every practice by following the ready-to-use practice plans.
Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball has everything you need for a rewarding and productive season.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||5 MB|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball is a must have for coaches and parents at all levels of baseball. Dan Keller provides the knowledge to immediately create an incredible baseball experience for players of all ages and ability levels. I am a Special Education teacher, high school coach, and parent of a 10 year old athlete so I have a very critical eye on coaching methods and instructional techniques. Dan is "hands-down" the most talented coach I have seen work with baseball players and consider it a privilege to have access to him in person. For those that do not, this book lays out the blueprint for success in re-creating what Dan has refined over thousands of hours of lessons and clinics. I have implemented Dan's coaching methodologies with my Little League, Pony, and Travelball teams and have maintained a winning average regardless of the "talent" of the squad. In short, Dan Keller has figured out how to create a baseball program that produces winning results, engages the "whole" athlete, and creates a true love for the game of baseball. Jim McGovern M.S. Ed Special Education Teacher- Anaheim High School President- HB Bulldogs Baseball Club
When it comes to offering high-level youth baseball instruction, Dan is the best around. So if you aren't blessed enough to live near his athletic facilities in Orange County, California, consider this like top-notch lessons for free (almost). The book offers a simple, pointed and straightforward breakdown of what is necessary to coach youth baseball with real success. Dan knows his stuff - these are fundamental mechanics that help the novice to the higher level youth athlete. What's offered here are immediately applicable, take-to-the-field techniques that will help a coach move every one of his youth athletes to the next level. This book is a must-have for any Little League, Pony, or travel ball coach.