Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way

Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way Author Cal Ripken Jr.
ISBN-10 0736067825
ISBN-13 9780736067829
Year 2006-12-15
Pages 264
Language English
Publisher Human Kinetics
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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 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 youre 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 baseballs Iron Man is a member of the games 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

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