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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball (Absolute Beginner's Guides (Que))

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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseballprovides inexperienced coaches with the information they need to ensure a successful season. This practical guide helps coaches learn maximize their limited practice time and resources, ensuring a positive learning experience for players, coaches, and parents alike. This book covers several key concepts that often elude rookie coaches, including: Identifying their roles and expectations as coach; understanding the 10 keys to being a good coach; tailoring instruction on the fundamentals of baseball to meet the varying physical abilities of different age groups; understanding not only the basic rules of baseball, but also how to put them in a context that is understood by young players; creating a safe playing environment, including how to manage emergencies; understanding the general principles that are essential to effectively teaching skills and tactics for position players and the team as a whole; Knowing how to effectively coach during games, including managing your lineup to ensure each player receives equal playing time, showing encouragement and hustle, working with officials, and managing parents; using season plans and practice plans to get organized and prepared for success; Celebrating victories and learning from defeats.
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ISBN-13: 9780789733573
ISBN-10: 0789733579
Pagini: 312
Dimensiuni: 186 x 231 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.51 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: Que
Seria Absolute Beginner's Guides (Que)

Locul publicării: Indianapolis, United States

Cuprins

Introduction.
    How This Book Is Organized
    Special Elements
I. COACHING BASICS.
1. Your Coaching Approach.
    Your Coaching Philosophy
      Physical Development
      Mental Development
      Emotional Development
      Social Development
      Some Final Thoughts on Your Coaching Philosophy
    10 Attributes of a Good Coach
      Take Your Role Seriously
      Be Comfortable with Being in Charge
      Be Dependable and Stable
      Be Patient
      Be Flexible
      Enjoy Getting to Know Your Players
      Desire to Help Kids Learn and Grow
      Be an Encourager
      Be Willing to Learn
      Have a Sense of Humor
    10 Keys to Being a Good Coach
      Know the Basics of the Sport
      Plan for Your Season and Practices
      Conduct Effective Practices
      Teach Skills and Tactics
      Correct Players in a Way That Helps Them Improve
      Teach and Model Good Sporting Behavior
      Provide for Players' Safety
      Communicate Effectively
      Coach Effectively During Games
      Know What Success Is
      Final Thoughts on the Keys to Being a Good Coach
    What to Expect As a Coach
    What Is Expected of You As a Coach
    Equipment and Insurance
    Last, But Not Least: Why Kids Play Baseball
2. Rules of the Game.
    Basic Youth Baseball Rules
    Field
      Equipment
      Players
    Pitching Rules
      Hitting Rules
      Fielding Rules
      Baserunning Rules
    How the Game Is Played
    Terms
    Signals
      Umpire Signals
    Coach Signals
    Keep on Learning
    Teaching Rules to Your Players
      Situational Plays
      Practice Games
      Brief Discussions
      Players' Experiences
3. Communication Keys.
    10 Keys to Being a Good Communicator
      Know Your Message
      Make Sure You Are Understood
      Deliver Your Message in the Proper Context
      Use Appropriate Emotions and Tones
      Adopt a Healthy Communication Style
      Be Receptive
      Provide Helpful Feedback
      Be a Good Nonverbal Communicator
      Be Consistent
      Be Positive
    Communicating with Parents
      Preseason Meeting or Letter
    Preseason Call
      During the Season
      Be Understanding-and Set Boundaries
      Challenging Situations
    Communicating with League Administrators
      League Information
      Coaches' Meetings and Clinics
      Questions and Concerns
    Communicating with Opponents and Umpires
4. Safety Principles.
    Communicating the Inherent Risks
    Being Prepared
      CPR/First Aid Training
      Chronic Health Condition Awareness
      First Aid Kit
    Providing Proper Supervision
      Plan Your Practices
      Inspect the Field and Equipment
      Provide Proper Instruction
      Supervise Each Activity
    Responding to Minor Injuries
      Cuts and Scrapes
      Bruises
      Sprains and Strains
    Responding to Emergency Situations
    Heatstroke
      Heat Exhaustion
    Respecting the Weather
      Heat Guidelines
      Lightning Guidelines
    Severe Weather Guidelines
5. Practice Plans.
    Planning Your Season
      Purpose
      Tactics and Skills
      Rules
      Adjusting Your Season Plan
      Sample Season Plan
    Planning Practices
      The Best Option: Simultaneous Stations
      Player Safety
      Coaching Instruction and Feedback
      Sample Practice Plan
    Conducting Your First Practice
    12 Keys to Conducting Effective Practices
      1. Be Prepared
      2. Set the Stage
      3. Involve Parents
      4. Be Active
      5. Be Active with a Purpose
      6. Make It Fun
      7. Provide Instruction
      8. Give Feedback
      9. Be Encouraging and Supportive
      10. Promote Teamwork and Camaraderie
      11. Discipline Players As Necessary
      12. Wrap Up the Practice
6. Player Development.
    The Process for Teaching Skills and Tactics
      Set the Stage
      Show and Tell
      Practice the Skill
      Provide Feedback
    Six Keys to Error Correction
      Be Encouraging
      Be Honest
      Be Specific
      Reinforce Correct Technique
      Explain Why the Error Happened
      Watch for Comprehension
7. Game Time!
    The Practice Before the Game
      Game Particulars
      Game Focus
    Before the Game
      Team Warm-up
      Lineups
      Last-minute Words
    During the Game
      Your Approach to the Game
      Score Sheets
      Player Substitutions
      Appropriate Behavior
    After the Game
      Team Meeting
8. Ingredients of a Successful Season.
    A Tale of Two Coaches
    Evaluating Your Season
      Did Your Players Have Fun?
      Did Your Players Learn New Skills and Improve on Previously Learned Skills?
      Did You Help Your Players Understand the Game and Its Rules?
      Did You Communicate Appropriately and Effectively?
      Did You Provide for Your Players' Safety?
      Did You Plan and Conduct Effective Practices?
      Did Your Players Give Maximum Effort in Practices and Games?
      Did Your Players Leave the Games on the Field?
      Did You Leave the Games on the Field?
      Did You Conduct Yourself Appropriately?
      Did You Communicate Effectively with Parents and Involve Them in Positive Ways?
      Did You Coach Appropriately During Games?
      Did You Win with Class and Lose with Dignity?
      Did You Make the Experience Positive, Meaningful, and Fun for Your Players?
II. SKILLS AND TACTICS.
9. Offensive Skills and Tactics.
    Hitting
      Bat Selection
      Grip
      Stance
      Picking Up the Pitch
      Stride
      Swing
      Common Errors in Hitting
    Bunting
      Sacrifice Bunt
      Safety Squeeze Bunt
      Suicide Squeeze Bunt
      Drag Bunt
      Push Bunt
      Common Errors in Bunting
    Baserunning
      Running from Home to First
      Taking Leadoffs
      Sliding
      Running from First to Second
      Taking an Extra Base
      Running from Third to Home
      Stealing
      Hit-and-Run
      Tagging Up
      Common Errors in Baserunning
10. Defensive Skills and Tactics.
    Throwing
      Other Types of Throws
      Common Errors in Throwing
    Catching Throws
      Common Errors in Catching
    Pitcher Skills
      Position on the Mound
      Grip
      Full Windup, Pivot, and Delivery
      Pitching from the Stretch
      Fielding the Position
      Keeping Baserunners Close
      Common Errors in Pitching
    Catcher Skills
      Positioning
      Catching the Ball
      Blocking the Ball
      Throwing
      Catching Pop-ups
      Fielding Bunts and Slow Rollers
      Common Errors in Catching
    Infielder Skills
      Being in the Ready Position
      Fielding Ground Balls
      Holding Runners On
      Covering Base on a Steal Attempt
      Tagging Runners Out
      Making Force Outs
      Making Double Plays
      Executing Rundowns
      Receiving Throws from the Outfield
      Common Errors in Infield Play
    Outfielder Skills
      Being in the Ready Position
      Catching Fly Balls
      Fielding Ground Balls
      Making Throws
      Communicating with and Backing Up Teammates
      Common Errors in Playing the Outfield
11. Games and Drills.
    Infield Games
      Game One
      Game Two
      Game Three
      Game Four
      Game Five
      Game Six
      Game Seven
    Outfield Games
      Game One
      Game Two
      Game Three
    Team Defense Games
      Game One
      Game Two
      Game Three
    Hitting Games
      Game One
      Game Two
    Baserunning Games
      Game One
      Game Two
III. APPENDIXES.
A. Sample Letter to Parents.
B. Medical Emergency Form.
C. Injury Report.
D. Season Plan.
E. Practice Plan.
F. Season Evaluation Form.
    1. Did Your Players Have Fun?
    2. -Did Your Players Learn New Skills and Improve on Previously Learned Skills?
    3. -Did You Help Your Players Understand the Game and Its Rules?
    4. -Did You Communicate Appropriately and Effectively?
    5. Did You Provide for Your Players' Safety?
    6. Did You Plan and Conduct Effective Practices?
    7. -Did Your Players Give Maximum Effort in Practices and Games?
    8. -Did Your Players Leave the Games on the Field?
    9.Did You Leave the Games on the Field?
    10. Did You Conduct Yourself Appropriately?
    11. -Did You Communicate Effectively with Parents and Involve Them in Positive Ways?
    12. Did You Coach Appropriately During Games?
    13. -Did You Win with Class and Lose with Dignity?
    14. -Did You Make the Experience Positive, Meaningful, and Fun for Your Players?
Index.

Notă biografică

Tom Hanlon has 19 years of professional writing experience - as a journalist, editor of two coaching magazines, curriculum writer for a coaching division of a publishing company, and book writer and ghost writer for nationally-prominent authors. Tom ghostwrote Teens Can Make It Happen (Simon and Schuster) for Stedman Graham; this book made the New York Times bestseller list in 2000. He has written all or major portions of 39 other books, including seven sport officiating guides, and numerous coaches' guides (including baseball; softball; soccer; basketball; and volleyball, among others). Tom has played numerous sports himself and has experience as a youth sport coach.

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Are you ready to coach the Cubs to a championship victory? How about a little league or T-ball championship? Not ready for either one? We can help! "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball" is a beginning youth baseball coach's ultimate reference guide. Your practice time is probably already limited, so don't waste it trying to figure out what to do. Plan ahead with our easy-to-follow chapters that cover: identifying your roles and expectations as a coach, tailoring instruction to your age group, creating a safe playing environment, knowing how to coach effectively during games, celebrating victories and much more. Our book web page will be a coaching resource as well, with downloadable practice plans, emergency information cards, injury reports, awards and certificates, and season evaluation forms. Go into day 1 as if its day 1001 of your coaching career with the help of "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball."