Coaching Youth Baseball The Ripken Way

Author: Cal Ripken, Jr.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492582174
Size: 72.60 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Coaching young players, developing their skills, and cultivating a love for the sport may be the most rewarding experience baseball can offer. Cal and Bill Ripken understand this like few others. From their father, Cal Sr., a legend in the Baltimore Orioles organization for 37 years, they learned to play the game the right way. Those lessons, paired with their combined 33 years of big league experience, helped develop the Ripken Way, a method of teaching the game through simple instruction, solid explanations, encouragement, and a positive atmosphere. In Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way, Cal and Bill share this approach to coaching and development. Whether you're teaching your children at home, managing the local travel team, or working with high school-level players, Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way will help you make a difference both on and off the field, with these features: -More than 50 drills covering defense, hitting, pitching, and baserunning -Age-specific practice plans for players ranging from 4 to 15+ -Strategies for setting goals and reasonable expectations for your players and team -Advice on communicating with parents, players, and staff -Methods for creating a positive and fun environment in which kids can learn the skills and strategies of the game Bill Ripken was once voted by his peers as one of the big league players most likely to become a manager. Cal Ripken, Jr., known as baseball's Iron Man, is a member of the game's All-Century Team and a future Hall of Famer. Together, they are proof positive that the Ripken Way is the right way to teach the game of baseball.

Coaching Youth Baseball The Ripken Way

Author: Cal Ripken
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9780736067829
Size: 59.40 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With Cal and Bill Ripken leading the way, Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way is the perfect guide to coaching success. This all-inclusive guide stresses simplicity, perfect practice, and fun. In addition to providing more than 50 practice drills, topics include coaching responsibly, goal setting for youth, and effective practice planning.

Coaching Youth Baseball The Ripken Way

Author: Cal Jr Ripken
Publisher: Human Kinetics 1
ISBN: 0736080856
Size: 40.49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Coaching young players, developing their skills, and cultivating a love for the sport may be the most rewarding experience baseball can offer. Cal and Bill Ripken understand this like few others.

Parenting Young Athletes The Ripken Way

Author: Cal Ripken
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440622724
Size: 23.68 MB
Format: PDF
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Since he retired from baseball in 2001, Cal Ripken, Jr., has devoted his time to coaching kids, including his own son and daughter, who play baseball and basketball, among other sports. With a baseball league of nearly 700,000 kids, ages 5-12, named for him, he has also had a chance to meet and work with countless young athletes. Cal Ripken’s simple yet effective philosophy for helping kids get the most out of playing sports is to keep it simple, explain the "why," celebrate the individual, and make it fun! But Ripken is troubled by what he sees in youth sports: a competitive intensity that removes the element of fun from playing. Now, drawing on his experiences as a father, a player, and a coach to his charges at his youth baseball based organization, Ripken Baseball, the legend offers his insights and advice on how to approach organized sports with your kids to ensure they have the best experience possible, stay fit, and enjoy themselves. Whether you were a star player or a kid who never learned to throw, this book will tell you everything you need to know about sports parenting from the pre-school years to middle school. It covers all the bases, including: Teaching the basics of sportsmanship How an overemphasis on technique or winning can harm your child’s game How to develop a good relationship with your child’s coach The pros and cons of travel teams and club teams The importance of returning the games to the kids and how best to behave as a parent The latest on performance and nutrition Fun games and exercises to do with your kids to encourage them Why most kids burn out on team sports by middle school and how to avoid it Few athletes embody sportsmanship and fair play as perfectly as Cal Ripken. His advice will inspire confidence in kids and parents alike.

Coaching Youth Baseball The Right Way

Author: Edward DeVries
ISBN: 1365308731
Size: 18.85 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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You have volunteered to coach a youth 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: Coaching Youth Baseball the Right Way has the answers. Youth baseball coach Ed DeVries shares his experiences and provides advice you can rely on from the first practice to the final game. From establishing realistic goals, to practice plans, to drills, strategies, coaching tips, how to make it fun - it's all here. Develop your kid's fielding, catching, throwing, pitching, and hitting skills with Coaching Youth Baseball the Right Way's age specific (ages 4-12) practice plans and drills that young players can actually use. Coaching Youth Baseball the Right Way has everything you need to successfully coach T-ball or any age division of youth baseball through age 15.

The Ripken Way

Author: Cal Ripken
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 0982905025
Size: 40.87 MB
Format: PDF
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With almost four decades in professional baseball, Cal Ripken, Sr. has motivated players in all leagues to reach their best, and has mentored two major leaguers of his own, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Bill Ripken. Now culling wisdom from his unpublished classic, The Cal Ripken Baseball Manual for Players – a veritable instructional bible utilized throughout the Oriole organization for years – Cal Sr. brings his view from the field to an inspiring guide to the game of life.

Play Baseball The Ripken Way

Author: Cal Ripken, Jr.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0812970500
Size: 43.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Teaches the basics of baseball including proper techniques for pitching, swinging, playing defense, and running bases.

The Baseball Starter

Author: W. George Scarlett
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786457120
Size: 18.52 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With an emphasis on instilling a love for the game, this handbook instructs parents and coaches on teaching the basics of baseball to young players. More than 80 photos demonstrate the proper techniques for hitting, fielding, and pitching, and appendices of games and drills reinforce the lessons in ways that youths will enjoy. Taking into account the differing needs of players by age, the authors provide separate discussions for young children and adolescents.

Coaching Youth Softball

Author: Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Incorporated
ISBN: 1492589268
Size: 63.35 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3091
Congratulations on your commitment to coach youth softball. If you’re new to coaching, you’ll find Coaching Youth Softball invaluable in making your first season a success. If you have previous coaching experience, you’re sure to discover tips and strategies that will help you improve on last year. Coaching Youth Softball will help you manage your team with confidence. This age-specific and field-tested coaching guide will prepare you to handle your responsibilities and establish proper priorities as a coach; communicate with players, officials, other coaches, and parents; teach softball skills and strategies using a combination of 27 drills and 39 coaching tips; minimize the risk of injury, establish a safe playing environment, and administer basic first aid; plan and conduct efficient practices; manage your team on game day; and keep it all fun. Written for coaches of players ages 18 and under, this book is a valuable component of the Coaching Youth Softball: The Babe Ruth League Way online course, the official certification course of Babe Ruth League, the premier amateur baseball and softball program in the world. With this book, you will create and nurture an athlete-centered environment that promotes player development, enjoyment, motivation, safety, and sportsmanship—an environment that inspires players to perform at their best and come out for the team year after year.