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Coaching Baseball Successfully By Mike Curran, Ross Newhan


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Coaching Baseball Successfully By Mike Curran, Ross Newhan
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Build a winning baseball program both on the field and off! In Coaching Baseball Successfully, one of the nation’s top high school coaches, Mike Curran, shares his expertise on all aspects of coaching. From establishing a coaching philosophy to player development to in-game decision making, this is the approach that has made his program a perennial powerhouse on the national scene.

Coaching Baseball Successfully covers it all:

- Off-season planning
- Evaluating your players
- Choosing and utilizing your coaching staff
- Motivating your team
- Communicating on and off the field
- Organizing productive practices
- Hitting, pitching, and baserunning skills
- Infield and outfield defensive skills
- Offensive and defensive strategies
- Scouting and game preparation
- In-game decision making

With dozens of drills, practice plans, and advice for handling off-the-field challenges, Coaching Baseball Successfully is the most comprehensive resource available for novice and experienced coaches alike; it’s your blueprint for building a championship-caliber baseball team.


Part I Coaching Foundation

Chapter 1. Developing a Baseball Coaching Philosophy
Chapter 2. Communicating Your Approach
Chapter 3. Motivating Players
Chapter 4. Building a Successful Baseball Program

Part II Coaching Plans

Chapter 5. Planning for the Season
Chapter 6. Organizing Practice

Part III Coaching Offense

Chapter 7. Teaching Hitting Skills
Chapter 8. Teaching Baserunning Skills
Chapter 9. Teaching Offensive Strategy

Part IV Coaching Defense

Chapter 10. Teaching Defensive Skills
Chapter 11. Teaching Defensive Strategies
Chapter 12. Teaching Pitching

Part V Coaching Games

Chapter 13. Preparing for Games
Chapter 14. Handling Game Situations

Part VI Coaching Evaluation

Chapter 15. Evaluating Your Players
Chapter 16. Evaluating Your Program

© 2007 Paper: Book: 208 pages ISBN-13: 9780736065207