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Baseball Skills & Drills

Baseball Skills & Drills


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    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.

    Table of Contents

    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