Coaching Baseball: Technical and Tactical Skills

Coaching Baseball: Technical and Tactical Skills

Paperback Technical and Tactical Skills Series

By (author) Asep, By (author) Tom O'Connell

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 277mm x 20mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 25 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736047034
  • ISBN 13: 9780736047036
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 7 black & white illustrations, 159 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 1,190,112

Product description

Aimed at baseball coaches of all levels. This is a practical, user-friendly resource that will help coaches to improve all aspects of the game. Covers the key areas of coaching baseball, including season planning, practice planning, pre and post-game considerations. Teaching points provide detailed definitions of tactical skills, as well as how to detect and correct technical errors. Coaches will learn the value of teaching both technical and tactical skills, as well as the difference between the traditional and games approaches to coaching.

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Author information

The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) is the most widely used and respected sport education programme in the United States. More than 30 states now require ASEP courses for their high school coaches and more than 200 universities use ASEP courses and resources. Tom O'Connell has 30 years of baseball coaching experience and is a board member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

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""Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills" is truly superb! It is a must for young and old coaches alike. I sincerely feel that it is one of the five best baseball books on the market. It is a great guide in practice planning, the illustrations are excellent and it is outstanding in the presentation of fundamentals. Congratulations to Tom O'Connell and to ASEP; it's as good as it gets." Gordie GillespieHead Baseball CoachUniversity of St. Francis

Table of contents

Part I: Teaching and Evaluating; Chapter 1. Teaching Sport Skills; Chapter 2. Evaluating Technical and Tactical Skills; Part II: Teaching Technical Skills; Chapter 3. Offensive Technical Skills; Chapter 4. Defensive Technical Skills; Part III: Teaching Tactical Skills; Chapter 5. Offensive Tactical Skills; Chapter 6. Defensive Tactical Skills; Part IV. Planning for Teaching; Chapter 7. Season Plans; Chapter 8. Practice Plans; Part V: Game Coaching; Chapter 9. Before the Game; Chapter 10. During and After the Game.