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Coaching Youth Baseball, Fourth Edition, stresses fun, safety, and effective instruction, helping you create an environment that promotes learning, encourages a love of the game, and motivates your athletes to come out year after year.
Numerous coaching books present the skills and drills of baseball. But here’s a book that teaches you how to convey these skills to your athletes in an engaging and positive manner. Coaching Youth Baseball’s focus on teaching offensive and defensive skills through gamelike drills sets it apart from the current lineup of baseball coaching books.
Sporting a reorganized format geared for sequential learning and quick reference, the fourth edition features a line-up of 11 new drills and 40 age-specific coaching tips that are sure to jump-start your planning and practices. The expertise of Coach Tom O’Connell and essential coaching skills--communicating with parents and officials, motivating players, and preparing for games and
practices--make this book a must-read as you prepare to meet the challenges and enjoy the rewards of coaching young athletes.
1. Stepping Into Coaching
2. Communicating as a Coach
3. Understanding Rules and Equipment
4. Providing for Players’ Safety
5. Making Practices Fun and Practical
6. Teaching and Shaping Skills
7. Coaching Offense
8. Coaching Defense
9. Coaching on Game Day
10. Developing Season and Practice Plans
Coaching Youth Baseball, Fourth Edition, was written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) with the assistance of Tom O'Connell, a 30-year veteran coach, 2004 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Coach of the Year, and 2007 ABCA Hall of Fame inductee.
ASEP has been developing and delivering coaching education courses since 1981. As the nation's leading coaching education program, ASEP works with national, state, and local youth sport organizations to develop educational programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and parents. These programs incorporate ASEP's philosophy of “Athletes First, Winning Second.”