One of the most famous coaches in baseball updates and revises his classic work. In Coaching Baseball: Skills & Drills, 3rd Edition Dr. Stockton presents every aspect of baseball, from offensive play, to defensive play, to planning. Large format, 264 pages with many illustrations.
Release on 1995 | by John Winkin,Jay Kemble,Michael Coutts
Author: John Winkin,Jay Kemble,Michael Coutts
Pubpsher: Human Kinetics 1
Category: Sports & Recreation
John Winkin has brought consistent success to the University of Maine baseball program, racking up more than 900 wins and 6 College World Series invitations over 40 years. He has seen more than 50 of his players drafted into the professional ranks and been elected to the Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.In this book, Winkin and his assistant coaches show you how to make the most of your squad's allotted practice time and space, even when you have to practice indoors. You'll find dozens of illustrated drills designed to give your players the gamelike experiences and repetitions they need to compete successfully.The book provides a menu of options and strategies that can be easily adapted to your particular coaching philosophy. No matter where you manage, or on what level, the time spent reading >Maximizing Baseball Practice> can help you streamline practices and better prepare your players for real game situations-and real success.>Maximizing Baseball Practice> covers three steps for improving your team's practices. In Part 1, Practice Planning, Winkin reveals his method for setting priorities and planning a practice, making full use of facilities-whether indoors or out-and involving as many players as possible in each segment of the session.Part 2, Practice by Position, provides 33 illustrated drills that hone the skills needed to play each position successfully. You'll also find strategies for how to keep practice sessions moving so that starters get the repetitions they need, while backup players are not left sitting around.Part 3, Practice by Skill, features 26 illustrated drills that integrate the basic skills of fielding, hitting, and baserunning into concerted teamwork. You'll learn how to prepare your squad to defend all batted balls and attempted steals, how to teach your batters to become good mission hitters, and how to be successful on the basepaths regardless of team speed.All of the book's 60 drills describe:- the goals of the drill,- the skills emphasized,- how to perform the drill, and- coaching tips.Learn how to make success happen for your team through smarter practice organization and drills-from the coach who's the best at >Maximizing Baseball Practice>.In the companion video >Maximizing Baseball Practice Indoors>, Coach Winkin shares his expertise for conducting effective indoor practices that make the most of your team's time, space, and personnel. >Maximizing Baseball Practice Indoors>, is loaded with drills and drill variations for improving defensive and offensive skills. You'll see the drills performed and find tips for better pitching, hitting, baserunning, and fielding performance. Although the drills are excellent activities for effective indoor practice, they work just as well for outdoor practice.
CATCHING-101: The Complete Guide for Baseball Catchers is the most comprehensive book ever written for baseball catchers. It contains tips, drills, and proper mechanics that will help every catcher or coach better understand the most difficult position on the field. This book contains information on EVERY aspect of catching that Coach Barksdale has learned through his years of experience from coaching nationally ranked NCAA teams, and playing at almost every level from Little League to professional baseball. A few of the topics covered in CATCHING-101 are: • Receiving • Blocking • Catching Pop Flies • Throwing • Fielding Bunts • Plays at Home Plate • Drills • Pitchouts • Pass Balls/Wild Pitches • Giving Signals • And More! If you have been searching for a source with lots of high quality information about catching, this is the book for you! CATCHING-101 was written by Coach Xan Barksdale who is currently an NCAA Division I baseball coach and an ex-professional baseball player. Coach Barksdale played in the Atlanta Braves organization and has been a featured speaker at the prestigious ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) national convention.
T-Ball Skills & Drills presents 37 creative drills that T-Ball coaches and parents can do with their team or with their own kids at home. Over a million kids participate in T-Ball every year. Hitting fundamentals, throwing, baserunning, and fielding are just some of the skills covered. Coaches need to be creative to keep kids stimulated in practices and during games. Many of the drills in T-Ball Skills & Drills use common household items as props. The drills give useful hints for skills like throwing and catching fly balls that will make it achievable for 5, 6, and 7 year old kids. Other important T-Ball issues are emphasized such as safety. This book is appropriate for all T-Ball coaches and parents. Children as young as four up to seven years old will learn useful skills should they continue playing baseball or softball.
Top high school baseball coach Mike Curran shares his coaching strategies, covering topics such as off-season planning, player evaluation, utilizing the coaching staff, organizing practices, creating effective drills, planning offensive and defensive strategies, scouting, game preparation, and in-game decision making.