Youth Baseball Drills

Youth Baseball Drills

Book - 2014
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Coaches know the importance of drills. The cornerstone of most practices, they are essential in developing player skills and team execution. For younger players, however, the best drills go one step further. They engage the player, promote teamwork, and establish a lifelong love of the game.

Youth Baseball Drills is a comprehensive collection of more than 100 of the very best team drills for young players and their coaches. Developed specifically for players aged 6 to 18, the drills teach and reinforce fundamental skills such as these:

- Hitting

- Bunting

- Fielding

- Catching fly balls

- Throwing

- Pitching

- Base running

Easy to understand and easier to implement, each drill is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, equipment needs, field diagrams, and key coaching points. And the ready-to-use 30-, 60-, and 90-minute practice plans help coaches put them to use and create enjoyable and productive practices.

With variations and progressions for difficulty, Youth Baseball Drills has something for every coach and every player. It is a must-have guide for anyone wanting to teach youngsters how to play, and enjoy, the game of baseball.

Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2014.
ISBN: 9781450460286
1450460283
Characteristics: xiv, 225 p. : ill.

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SEELOCHAN BEHARRY
Jun 06, 2017

"Youth Baseball Drills" by Peter M. Caliendo is a useful tool for us coaches to have access to in our preparations for baseball practices. Depending on what one intends to teach, appropriate drills are well outlined. These drills can also be adapted to achieve the goals of any practice for any age. The fundamentals are well-outlined and easy to read. Recommend this to our youth baseball coaches.
Have heard and learned from international coaching instructor, Pete Caliendo, several times at the annual Conferences of British Columbia Baseball Coaches Association. Mr. Pete Caliendo's passion for baseball and his skilled teaching of coaches and players are well reflected inn this work.

Seelochan Beharry
Author of: The Prehistories of Baseball (McFarland , 2015)
Youth Coach with Vancouver Community baseball

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