Playing Better Baseball
Teaching baseball fundamentals is difficult, but not nearly as tough as guiding players beyond a basic performance level. Veteran coach and player Rick Wolff, who worked his way up to the pro ranks on smarts and sweat, now shares insights he gleaned from playing and coaching thousands of games at every level of competition.
You`ll find tips on:
• choosing and using equipment,
• conditioning the body and throwing arm,
• practicing pre-season, in-season, and off-season,
• developing offensive, defensive, and pitching skills,
• focusing, adjusting, and staying sharp mentally, and
• helping players showcase their skills.
Playing Better Baseball is the reference and instructional tool you`ll wish you had when you started coaching. It`s the perfect guide for helping players who want to perform at a higher level. Pass it along to your players to read or use it yourself to develop each athlete`s full potential.
This book covers all the bases, from choosing the right bat to getting the most out of each at-bat. It`s a great assistant coach to have at your side.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Leading Off With the Basics
Chapter 2. Using the Tools of the Trade
Chapter 3. Conditioning Your Body and Throwing Arm
Chapter 4. Practicing to Your Max
Chapter 5. Developing an Offensive Arsenal
Chapter 6. Becoming a Top-Flight Defensive Player
Chapter 7. Pitching—Not Throwing—to Win
Chapter 8. Mastering the Mental Side of Hitting
Chapter 9. Showcasing Your Skills and Attitude
The very best book available for teaching the mental, physical and fundamental sides of baseball. Playing Better Baseball gives you an unparalleled insight into the advanced game of baseball. It's tremendously informative, unbelievably technical and extremely enjoyable to read. Playing Better Baseball will be the key to helping you bridge the gap between potential and performance.
Cleveland Indians AAA Manager
USA Today Baseball Weekly's
1996 Minor League Manager of the Year
Playing Better Baseball is very thorough in covering every aspect of the game, especially the mental side of baseball.
Joseph J. Grillo Jr.
Head Baseball Coach
Byran Hills High School
Yonkers, New York