Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way

Author: Cal Jr Ripken,Bill Ripken

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 0736080856

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 265

View: 3542

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: 1378

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.

Parenting Young Athletes the Ripken Way

Ensuring the Best Experience for Your Kids in Any Sport

Author: Cal Ripken,Rick Wolff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440622724

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 7654

Since he retired from baseball in 2001, Cal Ripken, Jr., has devoted his time to coaching kids, including his own son and daughter, who play baseball and basketball, among other sports. With a baseball league of nearly 700,000 kids, ages 5-12, named for him, he has also had a chance to meet and work with countless young athletes. Cal Ripken’s simple yet effective philosophy for helping kids get the most out of playing sports is to keep it simple, explain the "why," celebrate the individual, and make it fun! But Ripken is troubled by what he sees in youth sports: a competitive intensity that removes the element of fun from playing. Now, drawing on his experiences as a father, a player, and a coach to his charges at his youth baseball based organization, Ripken Baseball, the legend offers his insights and advice on how to approach organized sports with your kids to ensure they have the best experience possible, stay fit, and enjoy themselves. Whether you were a star player or a kid who never learned to throw, this book will tell you everything you need to know about sports parenting from the pre-school years to middle school. It covers all the bases, including: Teaching the basics of sportsmanship How an overemphasis on technique or winning can harm your child’s game How to develop a good relationship with your child’s coach The pros and cons of travel teams and club teams The importance of returning the games to the kids and how best to behave as a parent The latest on performance and nutrition Fun games and exercises to do with your kids to encourage them Why most kids burn out on team sports by middle school and how to avoid it Few athletes embody sportsmanship and fair play as perfectly as Cal Ripken. His advice will inspire confidence in kids and parents alike.

The Ripken Way

A Manual for Baseball and Life

Author: Cal Ripken

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 0982905025

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 3897

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.

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: 8028

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.

How to Coach Youth Baseball

A Step-By-Step Approach

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

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749182

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 158

View: 9749

This detailed guide provides everything a first-time coach needs to teach basic baseball skills--and have fun at the same time. Emphasizing fundamentals and not win-at-all-costs strategies, How to Coach Youth Baseball is the perfect book for any new coach. Beverly Carroll, along with longtime coaches Fran and Kevin O'Brien, offers carefully outlined instructions to help coaches with everything from the basics to developing players who are on the same team but at greatly varying levels of play. Chapters include: * Coaching Youth Baseball * Power of Positive Thinking * Practice Basics * Designing Your Practice * Learning the Basics: Fielding, Hitting, Bunting, Running, Pitching, Throwing, and Catching * Improve as a coach! * Rules of Baseball

Youth Baseball Drills

Author: Marty Schupak

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736056328

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 1769

"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.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball

Author: Tom Hanlon

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789733573

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 8075

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.

Youth Baseball Drills

Author: Caliendo, Peter M.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450460283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 8658

Youth Baseball Drills is a comprehensive collection of uniquely effective teaching tools for coaches of young players. Over 100 drills cover essential skills like hitting, fielding, and pitching. It also includes plans for 30-, 60-, and 90-minute practices, helping coaches set up fun, organized, and productive practices with gamelike situations.

Taking on the Title of Coach

A 5-Step Guide for Teaching Youth Baseball and Softball

Author: Duke Baxter,Steve Nikorak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978950828


Page: N.A

View: 6315

Bridgewater¿s own Duke Baxter and Steve Nikorak have joined forces to tackle one of the most daunting tasks of parenthood, taking on the title of Coach. Every parent that has stepped up and accepted the responsibility to coach their child¿s youth baseball team has felt that warm sense of pride and excitement, soon to be replaced by sheer terror. What am I going to do with a bunch of 7-year olds! This book is for every parent that has taken on the title of Coach but didn¿t have a clue what to do next. Duke Baxter, former professional baseball player and CEO of Zoned Sports Academy and Steve Nikorak, former professional baseball player and Coach at Zoned Sports Academy share their coaching wisdom in a simple 5-step guide for even the most reluctant of sports parents. This book covers everything from how to run a practice appropriate for the age group to fun drills that will keep all players engaged to what is a baseball knee and how should I use it. Each of the 5-steps also shares key Diamondisms, from the Dominate the Diamond secrets to success. These unique insights, little nuggets are the grit that makes the difference in making a successful coach.

The Only Way I Know

Author: Cal Ripken,Mike Bryan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101191643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6658

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.

Science of Hitting

Author: Ted Williams,John Underwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671621033

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 88

View: 3086

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 Baseball Drill Book

Author: American Baseball Coaches Association

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736050838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 309

View: 1319

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

Practice Perfect Baseball

Author: American Baseball Coaches Association

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 145040894X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 245

View: 1288

Collegiate coaches from the American Baseball Coaches Association team up for Practice Perfect Baseball, the ultimate guide to organizing, running and evaluating baseball practices. Their advice will help coaches from youth leagues through college ball prepare players in the field, on the mound, at the plate and on the bases. The book covers every key aspect of preparing players for competition, from session organization and assessment to establishing work ethic and providing tips for improvement. Original.