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Practice Perfect Baseball

Practice Perfect Baseball

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    Successful seasons don’t begin on opening day. They begin long before, in the cages, gym, locker room, and practice field. There, consistency, execution, and teamwork form the foundations of powerhouse programs and championship titles. While most coaches understand the importance of practice, far fewer have perfected it year after year, team after team.

    In Practice Perfect Baseball, the game’s premier collegiate coaches share their approaches, experiences, and philosophies on every facet of practice. This authoritative guide goes beyond the stretches and drills straight to the heart of winning—effort and attitude. From structuring sessions to evaluating practice performance, the vast information allows you to choose what you wish to implement in your program. You’ll find unique insights and invaluable advice from the all-star roster of contributors:

    Ed Cheff
    Pete Dunn
    Dan Hartleb
    Steve Jaksa
    Tim Jamieson
    Mark Johnson
    Keith Madison
    Sean McNally
    Dave Perno
    Gary Pullins
    Terry Rooney
    Dave Serrano
    Gary Ward
    Bob Warn

    In Practice Perfect Baseball, you‘ll identify and establish a practice ethic, learn to assess team strengths, and develop players’ skills in the field, on the mound, or at the plate. You’ll also learn to make the most of indoor practices, incorporate technology to perfect skills and evaluate performance, and prepare your team for upcoming opponents.

    Developed by the American Baseball Coaches Association and edited by Bob Bennett, Practice Perfect Baseball is essential reading for every coach at every level of the sport.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Establishing a Practice Work Ethic
    Ed Cheff
    Chapter 2. Planning Productive Practices
    Keith Madison
    Chapter 3. Assessing Team Strengths
    Terry Rooney
    Chapter 4. Developing and Motivating the Total Player
    Mark Johnson
    Chapter 5. Building a Pitching Staff
    Dave Serrano
    Chapter 6. Maximizing Batting Practice
    Gary Ward
    Chapter 7. Perfecting Positional Play
    Tim Jamieson
    Chapter 8. Fine-Tuning Team Fielding
    Steve Jaksa
    Chapter 9. Preparing for Every Game Situation
    Dave Perno
    Chapter 10. Focusing on the Forthcoming Opponent
    Dan Hartleb
    Chapter 11. Taking Practice Indoors
    Bob Warn
    Chapter 12. Using Equipment and Technology
    Gary Pullins
    Chapter 13. Incorporating Competitive Drills and Games
    Sean McNally
    Chapter 14. Evaluating Practice Sessions
    Pete Dunn and Bob Bennett

    About the Author

    ABOUT THE ABCA

    The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) is the largest baseball coaching organization in the world. The association’s mission is to improve the level of baseball coaching worldwide while promoting the game of baseball and acting as a sounding board and advocate on issues concerning the game. In addition, the ABCA promotes camaraderie and communication among all baseball coaches from the amateur to the professional levels. The ABCA also gives recognition to deserving players and coaches through several special sponsorship programs. It is an organization that has grown steadily in membership, prestige, and impact in recent years. The ABCA’s headquarters is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.