The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Tee Ball

Author: H. W. Broido

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071435611

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Each spring, Tee-ball introduces millions of boys and girls to "America's pastime" --and introduces their parents to the joys (and nightmares) of coaching first-time players. Filled with expert advice and tips on creating order from chaos, Coaching Tee-Ball is the solution to every baffled parent's predicament, offering the new coach a total approach to keeping kids involved, motivated, and having fun.

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer

Author: Bobby Clark

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007164069X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Written by soccer great and championship Stanford coach Bobby Clark, COACHING YOUTH SOCCER: THE BAFFLED PARENT'S GUIDE tells you how, starting at point zero, an uninitiated coach can meld kids into a team and help them enjoy one of the most rewarding experiences of their youth. (In the end, you may be the one who reaps the biggest reward, as you watch kids learn and grow in an experience they'll treasure for a lifetime.)

T-Ball Skills & Drills

Author: Marty Schupak

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0983924287

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 134

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T-Ball Skills & Drills presents 37 creative drills that T-Ball coaches and parents can do with their team or with their own kids at home. Over a million kids participate in T-Ball every year. Hitting fundamentals, throwing, baserunning, and fielding are just some of the skills covered. Coaches need to be creative to keep kids stimulated in practices and during games. Many of the drills in T-Ball Skills & Drills use common household items as props. The drills give useful hints for skills like throwing and catching fly balls that will make it achievable for 5, 6, and 7 year old kids. Other important T-Ball issues are emphasized such as safety. This book is appropriate for all T-Ball coaches and parents. Children as young as four up to seven years old will learn useful skills should they continue playing baseball or softball.

The Little League Guide to Tee Ball

Author: Ned McIntosh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: 9780809237913

Category: T-ball

Page: 146

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Explains the basic skills that help rookie players enjoy the game and prepare for Little League "RM" play. Includes official rules and management tips.

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Great Basketball Drills

Author: Jim Garland

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071381413

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 169

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Written by a teacher and basketball coach with decades of experience, this handbook offers 125 games that will keep practices fresh and kids moving and excited. 15 photos. 125 line drawings.

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching 6-and-Under Soccer

Author: David Williams,Scott Graham

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780071456289

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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"Scott and David have done a fantastic job getting into the psyche of these very young players. What I really love is their emphasis on FUN, and that kids learn by DOING. This book will make a great extra assistant as you prepare for your season."—Bobby Clark, Head Soccer Coach, University of Notre Dame; author of the best-selling Coaching Youth Soccer: The Baffled Parent's Guide Coach. You're the new coach of your child's soccer team, and you're not sure how to teach your players the fundamentals of soccer while also ensuring they have fun. Don't panic—Coaching 6-and-Under Soccer is here to help. Coaching 6-and-Under Soccer offers straightforward advice, tips, and techniques, including reward-based games and drills; your first six practices in an easy-to-photocopy format; and how to teach soccer basics to 4-, 5-, and 6-year-olds in ways that are fun for you and your players. This complete tool kit for a new coach includes: The twelve easy-to-run drills that work best with young soccer players How to keep your young players happy and active while they learn How to make parents your best assistants and supporters How to keep the focus where it belongs—not on winning or losing, but on having fun How to have a terrific time coaching young players "Coaching 6-and-Under Soccer shows you how to teach your young players the right way—through lively games that encourage kids to use their creativity and self-expression when playing."—Brandi Chastain, Olympic and World Cup Soccer Champion; author of It's Not About the Bra: Play Hard, Play Fair, and Put the Fun Back into Competitive Sports "I have no doubt that young players will come to love the game of soccer if their coaches follow the simple, straightforward advice in this book."—Anson Dorrance, Head Women's Soccer Coach, University of North Carolina; author of The Vision of a Champion: Advice and Inspiration from the World's Most Successful Women's Soccer Coach "I highly recommend this terrific book to coaches who want to instill good sportsmanship and the love of the game in their young players while building a solid foundation in basic soccer skills and teamwork."—Jeremy Gunn, Head Men's Soccer Coach, Fort Lewis College

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Great Soccer Drills

Author: Thomas Fleck,Ronald Quinn

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071384889

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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A PAPERBACK ORIGINAL A games-based alternative to tedious rote exercises, guaranteed to keep practices fun, engaging, and productive Great Soccer Drills provides soccer coaches with a great way to make every soccer practice active, fun, and productive. Coaches get 125 games guaranteed to keep kids moving and excited while teaching them basic skills, sharpening their reflexes, and building their confidence and decision-making ability. Written by two of North America's foremost names in youth soccer coaching, it also includes guidelines on how to create just the right blend of drills to hold the attention of six- to twelve-year-old players. Great Soccer Drills can be used in conjunction with the bestselling Coaching Youth Soccer: A Baffled Parent's Guide or as an excellent stand-alone resource for spicing up any practice.

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Hockey

Author: Bruce Driver,Clare Wharton

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071430111

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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"This is a great book that touches on the most important parts of the game: sportsmanship, discipline, and most importantly, fun.—Larry Robinson, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, six-time Stanley Cup Champion Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league, but when no one else stepped forward, you volunteered to coach the team. But you can't tell a flip pass from a slap shot or an angle check from a hip check! Don't panic—Coaching Youth Hockey is here to help. From your first team meeting to the season-ending pizza party, Coaching Youth Hockey will get you started and keep you going. You'll learn how to teach the fundamental skills of passing, stickhandling, shooting, and checking. You'll even learn to develop your own coaching style—one that works best for you and your players. Before you know it, you'll be coaching players who are moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun. Survive your first practice and first game Match drills to ability Make practices safe, fun, and rewarding Improve your players and your team Reach all your players Be the coach you never had "A must-read book that provides guidelines for both parents and coaches in their relationships with young athletes."—Lou Lamoriello, CEO, president, and general manager, New Jersey Devils "Just what hockey needs! Everything you may encounter with young players can be answered in the pages of this extremely well-written book."—Tom McVie, forty-nine years in pro hockey as a player, coach, and scout "I was totally confused about instructing my sons when they played hockey. This book would have prevented me from ever having been baffled."—Stan Fischler, "The Hockey Maven," NHL analyst for MSG SportsDesk, and author of Fischler's Illustrated History of Hockey "Bruce Driver's success as a player came from being a student of the game. He has applied his knowledge of hockey to this coaching guide in an extremely thorough way. A must-read for all youth coaches."—Grant Standbrook, head recruiter and assistant coach, Maine Black Bears; former head coach, Dartmouth College Bruce Driver played for the New Jersey Devils for eleven seasons, winning the Stanley Cup in 1995. He spent his last three years in the NHL with the New York Rangers. He has coached high school and youth hockey since 1999. Clare Wharton

Coaching Youth Basketball

Author: Don Showalter,American Sport Education Program

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9781450419727

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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Presents best practices, drills, and coaching tips for coaching youth basketball, covering such aspects of player development as teaching skills, encouraging teamwork, and providing a safe playing environment.

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Girls' Lacrosse

Author: Janine Tucker,Maryalice Yakutchik

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071425742

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Lacrosse is one of the nation's fastest-growing youth sports, and the girls' game is overtaking the boys'. Played with different rules and tactics, girls' lacrosse requires its own specialized guidebook. Friendly and encouraging, Coaching Girls' Lacrosse is the first book to provide the fundamentals every unprepared parent needs to teach and motivate a team of 6- to 12-year-olds.

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball

Author: David Faucher

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071503862

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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David G. Faucher shares his successful "full-participation model" of coaching youth basketball in this Baffled Parent's Guide. Faucher, the head coach of the men's basketball team at Dartmouth College, covers creating good habits, offensive skills and defensive basics, dealing with parents, first aid and safety, and game rules.

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball

Author: Bill Thurston

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071358224

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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The ultimate guide for the uninformed, "Coaching Youth Baseball" shows novice coaches everything they need to know to manage, motivate, and encourage a ball team for kids. 55 illustrations.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball

Author: Tom Hanlon

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789733573

Category: Education

Page: 282

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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 Soccer Drills

Author: Jim Garland

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736050630

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 214

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Presents eighty-four soccer drills for beginning and intermediate players that cover basic spacing, dribbling, passing, and shooting skills for ages five through twelve.

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Boys' Lacrosse

Author: Gregory Murrell,Jim Garland

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071385121

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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A novice's guide to coaching one of the nation's fastestgrowing youth sports Unlike other lacrosse titles, this latest addition to the acclaimed Baffled Parent's Guide series arms newcomers with a total road map for mastering all aspects of coaching a 6- to 12-year-old boy's lacrosse team. From skill fundamentals to managing a game, it covers all the bases in a clear, step-by-step format. At the heart of Coaching Boys' Lacrosse is a set of original drills designed to keep kids engaged and motivated while teaching them the subtleties of the game. This book has been endorsed by University of Maryland's renowned lacrosse coach, Dave Cottle, whose teams have been ranked in the top 10 nationally for 11 consecutive years.

Coaching Hockey For Dummies

Author: Don MacAdam,Gail Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470676876

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 353

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The fun and easy way to coach youth hockey – no experience required! Hockey is growing in leaps and bounds around the world, but the demand for qualified coaches far outstrips availability. Moms and dads are being recruited to step in and assume the role of coach even with nothing more than feigned interest for credentials. Coaching Hockey For Dummies is ideally suited to meet these growing needs: its message is clear, the information thorough and user friendly, and it brings along a great attitude. For anyone new to coaching, Coaching Hockey For Dummies will provide an invaluable reference. Unlike other coaching books, which only cover what happens on the ice, Coaching Hockey For Dummies covers every aspect of hockey coaching, from what equipment a coach needs, to holding player-parent meetings, to the perfect drills to develop individual and team skills.

The Complete Book of Coaching Youth Soccer

Author: Simon Whitehead

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780809240722

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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This is the definitive manual for coaching America's fastest-growing sport for kids aged 8-19. Written for both beginning and seasoned coaches, The Complete Book of Coaching Youth Soccer shows you--in concise, easy-to-understand terms--how to organize, motivate, and lead your youth soccer team to success on the field. Included are: Step-by-step teaching points Rules and strategies of the game More than 100 illustrative diagrams More than 75 practice and competitive drills Complete 10-week season plans for each of three separate age groups Designed for easy, on-the-field reference, author Simon Whitehead's proven practice drills are designed progressively to develop maximum skills for both individual and team play. Simon Whitehead lives in Minneapolis and has coached high school and college soccer in England and in the United States for more than ten years. Using proven European teaching methods, he shows the soccer coach how to maximize each young player's enthusiasm, involvement, and personal success in soccer.