How to Coach Youth Baseball

A Step-By-Step Approach


Book Description

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

About Carroll, Beverly

Beverly Breton Carroll is author of The Confident Coach's Guide to Teaching Youth Basketball.BA Dickinson College/The Pennsylvania State University in English Literature/Writing Co-Founder and Owner All-Star Basketball Camp
Twenty-five years as professional writer for such publications
as The Baltimore Sun, The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, The [Newark, NJ} Star-Ledger, The Writer and clients that include Seton Hall University, The University of Pittsburgh, the City of New York, Harvard University
Writing instructor, fourth grade through post-graduate
Co-founder, newsletter for parents of young children

Kevin O'Brien
BA Tufts University in Social Psychology,
MA University of Massachusetts in Critical and Creative Thinking
Thesis: Coaching for Thinking and Life Skills
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for Academic and Athletic Success
All-New England Baseball Player, Cape Cod League All Star
Minor League Player with New York Yankees
College Coach at Brandeis University and Cape Cod League
Currently, professional scout for Toronto Blue Jays
Own/operate Sweet Swing Hitting Academy for grades 5-12

Fran O'Brien
BA Tufts University in Political Science
MA Tufts University in Education
Tufts Athlete of the Year
Head Coach at MIT and Holy Cross
New England Coach of the Year
Manager of the Year in Cape Cod League
Hall of Fames: Town of Randolph, Stonehill College,
Massachusetts High School Baseball