Coaching Baseball For Dummies by The National Alliance For Youth Sports

By The National Alliance For Youth Sports

While you are a baseball fan, then training formative years baseball is one the main relaxing and profitable actions you’ll adventure. yet what if you’ve by no means coached prior to? otherwise you haven’t performed the sport shortly and feature forgot a few key issues to the sport?
No concerns! Coaching Baseball for Dummies publications you thru the principles of the sport, explaining the entire crucial talents and the simplest how you can train them in your avid gamers. overlaying various age teams and nice perform exercises, this advisor is all you want to have a fun-packed season. You’ll notice how to:<ul type="disc">* satisfy the function of being a trainer and mum or dad* strengthen a training philosophy* know the way your league works* evaluation your crew* train your avid gamers basics* comprehend every kind of kids* Create your perform plan* arrange for online game day* conquer demanding situations and problems
This plain-English consultant additionally exhibits you the way to run every kind of drills, from hitting and pitching to fielding and base operating. And whilst your group is demanding or low on morale, it exhibits you ways to sit back your gamers and continue them curious about the sport. There also are feedback for making your season, and theirs, a memorable one. Coaching Baseball for Dummies exhibits you the way a lot enjoyable it may be to coach teenagers to be athletes, have reliable sportsmanship, and interact as a group.

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You also need to know any special rules that your league has in place. The rules your league utilizes may vary from the rules you know, depending on the age and experience level of the players. Every detail, from the size of the field to what types of rules are enforced, can change from community to community. Knowing these rules — and being able to share them with your players and their parents — makes a tremendous difference in how smoothly your season runs. Check out Chapter 2 for more info on league-specific rules, and head to Chapter 4 to find out how to present the rules to your kids’ parents.

See the sidebar “Outfitting a catcher with safety equipment” for specific info on catcher’s gear. Inspecting equipment to ensure that it meets safety standards A piece of safety equipment can do what it’s designed to do only when you and your players properly maintain it and inspect it regularly. Anytime you’re about to give a youngster a piece of equipment, be sure to inspect it for any problems or signs of wear that can hamper its effectiveness. For example, check batting helmets to make sure they don’t have any cracks or loose screws.

Smiles, laughter, and enthusiasm are the signals that you’re teaching the right way. Planning and executing fun and effective practices The practices you design influence how much learning takes place under your watch and how much fun your kids have playing for you. Constant movement, challenging drills, and positive feedback due to your fun style are the hallmarks of a well-structured practice. Make sure you lay out your practice schedule well in advance, including which drills you want to run, the order in which you want to run them, and how much time you plan on devoting to each part of practice.

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