Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way

Author: Cal Jr Ripken,Bill Ripken

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 0736080856

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 265

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Coaching young players, developing their skills, and cultivating a love for the sport may be the most rewarding experience baseball can offer. Cal and Bill Ripken understand this like few others.

Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way

Author: Cal Ripken,Bill Ripken,Scott Lowe

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9780736067829

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 243

View: 1639

With Cal and Bill Ripken leading the way, "Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way" is the perfect guide to coaching success. This all-inclusive guide stresses simplicity, perfect practice, and fun. In addition to providing more than 50 practice drills, topics include coaching responsibly, goal setting for youth, and effective practice planning.

Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way

Author: Cal Ripken, Jr.,Bill Ripken,Scott Lowe

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492582174

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 698

Coaching young players, developing their skills, and cultivating a love for the sport may be the most rewarding experience baseball can offer. 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, a method of teaching the game through simple instruction, solid explanations, encouragement, and a positive atmosphere. 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, managing the local travel team, or working with high school-level players, Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way will help you make a difference both on and off the field, with these features: -More than 50 drills covering defense, hitting, pitching, 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, players, and staff -Methods for creating a positive and fun environment in which kids can learn the skills and strategies of the game Bill Ripken was once voted by his peers as one of the big league players most likely to become a manager. 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. Together, they are proof positive that the Ripken Way is the right way to teach the game of baseball.

Parenting Young Athletes the Ripken Way

Ensuring the Best Experience for Your Kids in Any Sport

Author: Cal Ripken, Jr.

Publisher: Gotham Books

ISBN: 9781592402205

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 9451

The former Baltimore Orioles baseball star shares his concerns about how youth sports have become more competitive than fun, in a guide for parents and coaches that explains how to avoid counter-productive coaching practices.

Play Baseball the Ripken Way

The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Fundamentals

Author: Cal Ripken (Jr.),Bill Ripken,Larry Burke

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9781400061228

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

View: 3488

Features illustrated guidelines on baseball fundamantals as drawn from the late Cal Ripken, Sr.'s years as a coach and manager and Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-making career, in a primer with complementary information for parents and coaches.

The Ripken Way

A Manual for Baseball and Life

Author: Cal Ripken

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 0982905025

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 2174

With almost four decades in professional baseball, Cal Ripken, Sr. has motivated players in all leagues to reach their best, and has mentored two major leaguers of his own, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Bill Ripken. Now culling wisdom from his unpublished classic, The Cal Ripken Baseball Manual for Players – a veritable instructional bible utilized throughout the Oriole organization for years – Cal Sr. brings his view from the field to an inspiring guide to the game of life.

Youth Baseball Drills

Author: Marty Schupak

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736056328

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 6085

"Youth Baseball Drills" features helpful tips to make on-field practice more fun and can be employed to develop players' understanding, skills, and love for the sport.

How to Coach Youth Baseball

A Step-by-Step Appproach to Teaching Basic Skills

Author: Beverly Carroll,Fran O'Brien,Kevin O'Brien

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781599210513

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 7914

This is the perfect guide for parents and coaches of youth baseball teams. Whether you are new to the coaching game or looking for ways to improve your techniques.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball

Author: Tom Hanlon

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789733573

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 1665

Are you ready to coach the Cubs to a championship victory? How about a little league or T-ball championship? Not ready for either one? We can help! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball is a beginning youth baseball coach's ultimate reference guide. Your practice time is probably already limited, so don't waste it trying to figure out what to do. Plan ahead with our easy-to-follow chapters that cover: identifying your roles and expectations as a coach, tailoring instruction to your age group, creating a safe playing environment, knowing how to coach effectively during games, celebrating victories and much more. Our book web page will be a coaching resource as well, with downloadable practice plans, emergency information cards, injury reports, awards and certificates, and season evaluation forms. Go into day 1 as if its day 1001 of your coaching career with the help of Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball.

Science of Hitting

Author: Ted Williams,John Underwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671621033

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 88

View: 8348

Features the legendary hitter's guidance in all the basics and finer points of hitting and includes his analysis of the great hitters of the seventies and the eighties, including Rose, Brett, Carew, and Murray

The Only Way I Know

Author: Cal Ripken,Mike Bryan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101191643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7549

There aren?t many Americans who didn?t feel a lump in their throat watching Cal Ripken, Jr. take a historic jog around the bases on the evening of September 6, 1995--the night he smashed Lou Gehrig?s record number of 2,130 consecutively played games. But, as "the hardest working man in baseball" will tell you, he was just doing his job. And now he tells you just how he does it, why he does it, and how it makes him feel.With the candor and grace that have endeared him to fans everywhere, Cal Ripken, Jr. tells the story of his journey to the major leagues: of his early childhood and life with a baseball manager for a father; his stint in the minors, working his way up from the Rookie Leagues to Triple-A; and finally to the permanent call from Baltimore where he began the drive to an All-Star career. Cal talks with warmth of his mentors and teammates, and with honesty of the Orioles? roller-coaster ride from the pennant to a lamentable 0-21 start in the eighties. He reveals his innermost thoughts on the game, and leads us through his strategies at the plate and on the field. Best of all, Cal reveals what makes him tick: his commitment to the game, to his family, to his career, and to the team. In this rich and rewarding memoir, we find out why he?s credited with putting the "great" back into America?s greatest game: it?s the only way he knows.

John T. Reed's Youth Baseball Coaching

Author: John T. Reed

Publisher: Jt Reed Pub

ISBN: 9780939224388

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4628

In this guide for youth baseball coaches, experienced coach John T. Reed demonstrates how he has achieved extraordinary results by focusing on players' innate skills in areas such as base running, waiting for a good pitch, and fielding.

The Only Way I Know

Author: Cal Ripken, Jr.,Mike Bryan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140266269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7646

The record-breaking Baltimore Orioles shortstop provides an insider's look at modern professional baseball in a memoir that describes his youth, all-star career, what is good and bad about baseball today, and dedication to his family and the cause of literacy. Reprint.

Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball

Author: Rainer Martens,Julie S. Martens

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736094067

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 5590

Hall of Famer Rainer Martens has been playing softball for over 45 years. He currently coaches and plays for the Florida Legends—winners of over 80 national championships in the last 20 years. Although many books focus on fastpitch softball, this is the first comprehensive guide for slowpitch softball played by more than 13 million in the U.S. Includes over 200 photos and a 45-minute DVD that presents demonstrations of offensive and defensive techniques and tactics. Original.

The Baseball Drill Book

Author: American Baseball Coaches Association

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736050838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 309

View: 4137

Offers 198 activities for baseball players' training. Covers drills for warm-up, throwing, catching, base running, hitting, pitching, and fielding.

InSideOut Coaching

How Sports Can Transform Lives

Author: Joe Ehrmann,Gregory Jordan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439183007

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 8935

In this inspirational yet practical book, the man Parade called “the most important coach in America,” subject of the national bestseller Season of Life, Joe Ehrmann, describes his coaching philosophy and explains how sports can transform lives at every level of play, from the earliest years to professional sports. Coaches have a tremendous platform, says Joe Ehrmann, a former Syracuse University All-American and NFL star. Perhaps second only to parents, coaches can impact young people as no one else can. But most coaches fail to do the teaching, mentoring, even life-saving intervention that their platform provides. Too many are transactional coaches; they focus solely on winning and meeting their personal needs. Some coaches, however, use their platform. They teach the Xs and Os, but also teach the Ys of life. They help young people grow into responsible adults; they leave a lasting legacy. These are the transformational coaches. These coaches change lives, and they also change society by helping to develop healthy men and women. InSideOut Coaching explains how to become a transformational coach. Coaches first have to “go inside” and articulate their reasons for coaching. Only those who have taken the InSideOut journey can become transformational. Joe Ehrmann provides examples of coaches in his life who took this journey and taught him how to find something bigger than himself in sports.He describes his own InSideOut experience, starting with the death of his beloved brother, which helped him understand how sports could transcend the playing field. He gives coaches the information and the tools they need to become transformational. Joe Ehrmann has taken his message about the extraordinary power of sports all over the country. It has been warmly endorsed by NFL head coaches, athletic directors at major universities, high school head coaches, even business groups and community organizations. Now any parent-coach or school or community coach can read Ehrmann’s message and learn how to make sports a life-changing experience.

Coaching the Little League Pitcher

Teaching Young Players to Pitch With Skill and Confidence

Author: Randy Voorhees

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071426914

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 6907

The authoritative sourcebooks for parents, players, and coaches Baseball is a complicated game to learn, particularly for a 9- to 12-year-old's attention span. Bewildered managers, coaches, and parents of the more than 2.5 million Little League Baseball® players need all the help they can get. Filled with fun and easy-to-follow instructions and advice on teaching the fundamentals of baseball, the bestselling Little League Baseball® series is sure to score with coaches and kids alike. COACHING THE LITTLE LEAGUE® PITCHER This book provides Little League coaches and parents with valuable information on how to help their pitchers improve, covering everything from the kinds of pitches and the strategic aspects of pitching to tips for keeping players healthy and fit.