Baseball Chronicles: Articles on Youth Coachingis a compilation of twenty-one articles Coach Marty Schupak has written over the course of his twenty-two years of coaching youth baseball, exploring the most common and pressing issues facing youth coaches & parents today. Featured in these articles are both on-field and off-field topics that are designed to help the youth coach run a successful season, whether it is handling the team’s parents or reviewing pitching techniques for youth athletes. Based on Coach Marty’s experiences, the subjects discussed in the following twenty-one articles are overlooked by the majority of coaches, but could be the secret to success.
Table of Contents
1) Tee Ball: Planting Positive Seeds
2) Teaching Youth Players to Catch Fly
3) Baseball Creativity in Your Own Backyard
4) Youth Baseball Tryouts and the Draft
5) Team Parents Meeting: A Must for the Youth Baseball Coach
6) Youth Baseball Practices Don't Have
to be Long to be Good
7) Getting Kids to Practice on Time
8) Four Things Coaches Should Practice
9) Practicing When No Field is Available
10) Batting Practice Methods
11) Coaching Techniques that Work
12) 5 Myths in Youth Baseball
13) Bunt Young, Bunt Often
14) Hitting Techniques
15) Batting Order Creativity
16) Baserunning: Baseball’s 10th Man
17) The Delayed Steal
18) Outfield Back Up Situations
19) Pitching Techniques
20) Running a Fall League
21) Burnout in Youth Sports
Format: Kindle Edition
As a longtime Little League coach, from t-ball to juniors, I can say that there is much wisdom and useful info and tips in this collection of pieces. My own well-known book "Joy in Mudville" covers a father's view of coaching his son, and all the fun and pitfalls, but this book is much more of valuable guide to coaching, told well. Schupak is one of the nation's leading instructional coaches with many videos and books to his credit, so you won't go wrong with this book.
I enjoyed writing Baseball Chronicles. The articles written will be relevant to most Little League coaches and parents as well as softball coaches. One thing I learned while coaching baseball was to be resourceful. Most of the families in our league were able to afford some of the better baseball equipment. We couldn't! My kids and I made items comparable to nets for under $25.00 that others bought for $250.00. This creativity helped me become a better coach. Just read the articles in the book, Practice When No Field Is Available or Baseball Creativity in Your Own Backyard.
Keyword: Schupak Sports
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