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Baseball Skills & Drills By American Baseball Coaches Association


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Baseball Skills & Drills By American Baseball Coaches Association
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Master the fundamentals and best techniques in Baseball Skills and Drills. With detailed information on hitting, baserunning, pitching, and catching, it is a mandatory practice tool for coaches and players. Add to that the insights and tips from world class coaches, and the book will help improve performance on the field for players at any level.

Baseball Skills & Drills is the most comprehensive training book available for coaches and players at all levels. You will learn the best skills and drills for improving overall performance at every stage of the game, thus improving your chances at winning. Baseball Skills & Drills is packed with techniques that accelerate learning and improve execution, as well as tips and insights on how to better organize practices and correct common errors.

Written by three of baseball’s top collegiate coaches in their respective areas of expertise and endorsed by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Baseball Skills & Drills is absolutely the most complete instructional guide of its kind. This book offers 17 concise chapters including:

• catching and pitching with Coach Pat McMahon of the University of Florida,
• hitting and baserunning with Coach Mark Johnson of Texas A&M University, and
• fielding with by Coach Jack Leggett of Clemson University.

Baseball Skills & Drills is an extraordinary book with 225 pages of relevant information and more than 200 photos that help illustrate the practical instructions on the basic skills and drills for developing top players at any age.


Introduction: Practicing and Developing Skills
Drill Finder
Key to Diagrams

Part I: Offense
Chapter 1. Hitting
Chapter 2. Situational Hitting
Chapter 3. Bunting
Chapter 4. Base Running and Stealing
Chapter 5. Sliding

Part II: Defense
Chapter 6. Throwing
Chapter 7. Fielding Ground Balls
Chapter 8. Fielding Fly Balls
Chapter 9. Fielding Positions 3 Through 9
Chapter 10. Executing Double Plays and Relays

Part III: Pitching and Catching
Chapter 11. Pitching Technique
Chapter 12. Changing Speeds
Chapter 13. Locating Pitches
Chapter 14. Holding Runners
Chapter 15. Pitcher Fielding Plays
Chapter 16. Catching Technique
Chapter 17. Catcher Fielding Plays

© 2001 Paper: Book: 240 pages ISBN-13: 9780736037389