Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball PDF
You volunteered to coach the local 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: Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball has the answers.
In Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball, longtime coach Dan Keller shares his experiences and provides advice you can rely on from the first practice to the final game. From evaluating players’ skills and establishing realistic goals to using in-game coaching tips, it’s all here—the drills, the strategies, and most important, the fun!
Develop your team’s fielding, catching, throwing, pitching, and hitting skills with the Survival Guide’s collection of the game’s best youth drills that young players can actually use. Best of all, you’ll be able to get the most out of every practice by following the ready-to-use practice plans.
Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball has everything you need for a rewarding and productive season.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Help! Where do I Start?
Chapter 2 Organizing Your Team
Chapter 3 Developing Fielding Skills with 5 Simple Drills
Chapter 4 Developing Outfield Skills with 5 Simple Drills
Chapter 5 Developing Throwing Skills with 5 Simple Drills
Chapter 6 Developing Pitching Skills with 5 Simple Drills
Chapter 7 Developing Hitting Skills with 5 Simple Drills
Chapter 8 On-Field Execution
Chapter 9 Game Time! What’s My Role Again?
“Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball is a great way to begin your season. By providing the key essentials, thisbook will help you succeed with your players and team.”—John Savage, UCLA Head Baseball Coach
"Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball is a must-read for all youth baseball coaches. Using simple practice plansand fundamental skills sets, Dan Keller makes practice fun for coaches and players alike."- Abe Key,President and CEO, PONY Baseball
“Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball takes the guesswork out of coaching and gets everyone on the same page.”-David Kloser, Mental Game Coach, Author of Stepping Up to the Plate: Inspiring Interviews with Major Leaguers
ExcerptsCoaching tips for gameday success
Coaching youth baseball pitchers: Mechanics and motion
Kick off the season with a team meeting
Teaching infielders the game
Youth baseball drill teaches proper catching position