The Complete Guide to Pitching

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Human Kinetics, Inc. #ad - A pitcher must know how to pitch—what to throw, when to throw it, and where to locate it. You’ll discover these strategies:• upper- and lower-body pitching mechanics• most effective arm and shoulder strengthening workouts• shutting down the opponent’s running game• Developing a potent pitching arsenal, including the splitter, stretch, curve, and changeup• Creating a pregame pitching plan• Situational strategies and recognizing hitters’ weaknesses• Fielding the position• In- and off-season conditioning programs• Windup, and follow-throughFrom pregame warm-ups to cultivating the pitcher–catcher relationship, it’s all here in this one-of-a-kind book and DVD package.

Derek johnson, one of the game’s premier pitching coaches, takes you inside the art and science of pitching. Featuring skill instruction, exercises, and instruction on every aspect of pitching, pitcher, development drills, personal insights, The Complete Guide to Pitching is a must-have for every pitching coach, and baseball fan.

The Complete Guide to Pitching #ad - . There is more to becoming a great pitcher than sound mechanics, a blazing fastball, and a live arm. He must have a me-versus-you mind-set, own the mound, that unique blend of confidence and determination that fuels a passion to set the tone of the game, and shut down the opponent. The complete guide to Pitching is the most comprehensive pitching resource available.

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The Baseball Drill Book

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Human Kinetics Publishers #ad - Illustrations for proper technique are also included, followed by coaching insight to help you sharpen players’ understanding of the game’s finer points. Former fresno state coach bob bennett, ripon college’s gordie gillespie, wichita state’s gene stephenson, lewis-clark state’s ed Cheff, and South Carolina’s Ray Tanner are among the greats who present their best practice drills and insights for improving these skills:• Conditioning and warm-up• Throwing and catching• Base running and sliding• Hitting and bunting• Pitching• Fielding• Offensive and defensive tacticsEach drill follows a concise format.

Seventeen of the game’s top collegiate coaches have teamed up with the American Baseball Coaches Association ABCA to bring you the game’s most comprehensive assortment of practice activities. The baseball drill book features 198 drills proven to improve individual and team performance. Drill modifications are included so that each drill can be modified to fit specific needs.

The Baseball Drill Book #ad - Additional chapters explain how to effectively and efficiently incorporate drills in practice sessions and to simulate game situations. In all, the baseball drill Book provides the essential link between initial skill learning and winning performance on the diamond. First, the primary skill or tactic to be enhanced is identified, then procedure and setup details are provided.

Glean tactical advice such as how to get a teammate home from third when a key run is needed and how to “sit on” certain pitches while at the plate.

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Mind of a Superior Hitter: The Art, Science and Philosophy

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#ad - Stewart, 4-time all-american softball player, former professional player and private hitting coach for pro players· Laura Berg, 4-time Olympian and Olympic Hall of Famer· Jacob Cruz, former MLB player and professional hitting instructor . Hitters of all ages will learn how to: - mentally deal with slumps - develop improved focused in their training- become a better situational hitter- customize their swing to fit their strengths- be more confident and positive in their approach input from master teacher’s of hitting such as: · Steve Springer, former professional player and hitting coach· C.

J. Mind of a superior hitter: the art, and philosophy takes an in-depth look into the key aspects of becoming a great hitter from a psychological, Science, emotional and strategic perspective. Throughout, players and coaches are provided valuable information on what it takes to become a better all-around hitter.

Mind of a Superior Hitter: The Art, Science and Philosophy #ad - The book is designed to enhance the intelligence of hitters in both baseball and softball on a level that is unprecedented. It includes quotes and advice from some of the top hitting coaches in the world, former professional players and prominent minds that have contributed to today’s leading hitting ideologies.

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The Mental ABC's of Pitching: A Handbook for Performance Enhancement

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Diamond Communications #ad - Perfect for pitchers who need that extra edge or hitters who want to better understand the mental moves on the mound. Author H. A. Dorfman brings his years of expertise as instructor/counselor with the A's, and Devil Rays to provide an easy-to-use, Marlins, A-to-Z handbook which will give insight and instruction on how to pitch to peak performance at every level of the game.

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Baseball Strategies

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Human Kinetics #ad - From position-specific responsibilities to situation-specific options to adjusting to the level of competition to altering your game plan in the middle innings, Baseball Strategies covers all the bases to give you a winning advantage in thinking the game. Providing the content are 18 of the game's top strategists, including several coaches whose teams have totaled more than 1, 000 wins and have won national championships.

Meet every decision-making challenge, from setting the most effective lineup at the plate and in the field to deciding what play to call and when to call it in tight game situations. In parts iii and parts iv, and bobo brayton, you'll learn better defensive strategies for fine-tuning your strategic approach from George Horton, Jim Morris, just to name a few.

The contributors to the offensive side of the game include Itch Jones, Danny Hall, Mike Gillespie, and Mark Johnson. Some books teach coaches and players what to do; this also explains why. Developed by an all-star cast of coaches selected by the American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball Strategies is the most comprehensive resource ever written on the tactical aspects of the game.

Baseball Strategies #ad - Take a big tactical lead on your opponent. In part ii, stopping baserunners, experts such as Bob Bennett and John Winkin explore pitching from every angle, including strategies for shutting down hitters, and fielding the position. In part i, you'll learn the specifics of offense, from determining the hitting lineup to studying the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing pitcher and defense.

Should a runner be sent on a 2-2 pitch with one out? should a hitter be walked to allow for a force-out even if the next batter is an RBI leader? When should a pitcher hold a runner on base from the stretch position or pitch from a more comfortable full windup? The analyses and answers to all of these questions and many more can be found in this book.

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The Mental Keys to Hitting: A Handbook of Strategies for Performance Enhancement

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Diamond Communications #ad - This is the third book in the popular series by H. A. It outlines the mental discipline and practices necessary to become a better hitter. Dorfman.

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The Tactics of Pitching: The Art, Science, and Strategy of Playing Baseball's Most Important Position

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#ad - Otherwise, there is nothing you can to the ball. While there are many views on how to succeed as a pitcher, there are several principles that lead to success on the mound. So, in general, we need a more strategic, mental approach to get hitters out consistently. Pitching is a complex endeavor—both physical and mental.

There is a strategy to doing this and it relies upon a thoughtful approach that considers your abilities and the situation. Not many pitchers have that kind of ability, even in the major leagues. The tactics of pitching is a practical manual for learning and teaching the science, and strategy of pitching, mechanics, suitable for amateur players and coaches through the college level.

The book focuses on the following topics:•pitching philosophy•how Air Resistance Affects the Flight of a Ball•The Strikezone•Pitches•Situational Pitching•Mechanics Checklist•Correcting Problems•Mental Aspects of Pitching. There are two basic ways to win the pitcher versus hitter war:•Overpower the hitter like Justin Verlander•Fool the hitter like Barry Zito.

The Tactics of Pitching: The Art, Science, and Strategy of Playing Baseball's Most Important Position #ad - The first requires dominating stuff, generally velocity. There are few books that help pitchers “pitch” a good game—the subtleties of how to throw pitches and how to formulate game plans for pitching. If you combine great physical preparation with a sound mental approach, succeed on the hill, you greatly increase your chances to get those outs, and give your team the best opportunity to win games.

There are many books on baseball, a few of them about pitching.

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The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance

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Lyons Press #ad - The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance #ad - Intended for players, coaches, agents, managers, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player. Dorfman and karl kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.

The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. In this book, authors H. A.

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Catching-101: The Complete Guide for Baseball Catchers

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AuthorHouse #ad - Coach barksdale played in the atlanta Braves organization and has been a featured speaker at the prestigious ABCA American Baseball Coaches Association national convention. Catching-101: the complete Guide for Baseball Catchers is the most comprehensive book ever written for baseball catchers. It contains tips, drills, and proper mechanics that will help every catcher or coach better understand the most difficult position on the field.

Catching-101: The Complete Guide for Baseball Catchers #ad - This book contains information on every aspect of catching that Coach Barksdale has learned through his years of experience from coaching nationally ranked NCAA teams, and playing at almost every level from Little League to professional baseball. A few of the topics covered in catching-101 are: receiving blocking catching pop flies throwing fielding bunts plays at home plate drills Pitchouts Pass Balls/Wild Pitches Giving Signals And More!If you have been searching for a source with lots of high quality information about catching, this is the book for you!CATCHING-101 was written by Coach Xan Barksdale who is currently an NCAA Division I baseball coach and an ex-professional baseball player.

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Youth Baseball Bible: The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Enjoying Youth Baseball

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ProSwing #ad - It was during his collegiate experience at Binghamton University where he became the first player in school history to be chosen for the amateur draft, when the Los Angeles Dodgers selected him in the 7th round. By most accounts, the los angeles Dodgers were considered the premier teaching and player development organization in all of baseball at the time.

Youth baseball instruction guide by former MLB player Dan Gray who was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a catcher. His passion for the game continued through his high school years at The Bronx High School of Science where he was selected to the All-City team his senior year. The dodger way” of playing the game became the foundation and focal point for Dan’s instructional template following the end of his playing career.

Youth Baseball Bible: The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Enjoying Youth Baseball #ad - Currently, dan is the owner of the proswing Baseball & Softball Training Center in Mount Kisco, NY which opened in 2002. Every day i use baseball as the vehicle to improve each player’s self-esteem in helping become the best player and person possible, ” says Dan. To date, dan has been quoted in many outlets such as The New York Times, The Westchester Business Journal and The Journal News.

Includes praise from numerous baseball luminaries including Joe Girardi and Bernie Williams. The second proswing facility, opened in 2009, is located in Port Chester, NY. The daily mission is to create a comfortable learning environment that enhances knowledge and passion for the game and accelerates personal satisfaction and growth.

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Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way

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Human Kinetics, Inc. #ad - Cal ripken, Jr. Known as baseball's iron man, is a member of the game's All-Century Team and a future Hall of Famer. Cal and bill Ripken understand this like few others. From their father, Cal Sr. A legend in the baltimore Orioles organization for 37 years, they learned to play the game the right way. Those lessons, paired with their combined 33 years of big league experience, helped develop the Ripken Way, encouragement, a method of teaching the game through simple instruction, solid explanations, and a positive atmosphere.

Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way #ad - Together, they are proof positive that the Ripken Way is the right way to teach the game of baseball. In coaching youth baseball the Ripken Way, Cal and Bill share this approach to coaching and development. Whether you're teaching your children at home, coaching youth baseball the ripken way will help you make a difference both on and off the field, hitting, pitching, managing the local travel team, players, with these features:-More than 50 drills covering defense, or working with high school-level players, and baserunning-Age-specific practice plans for players ranging from 4 to 15+ -Strategies for setting goals and reasonable expectations for your players and team-Advice on communicating with parents, and staff-Methods for creating a positive and fun environment in which kids can learn the skills and strategies of the gameBill Ripken was once voted by his peers as one of the big league players most likely to become a manager.

Coaching young players, developing their skills, and cultivating a love for the sport may be the most rewarding experience baseball can offer.

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