Coaching the Little League Pitcher : Teaching Young Players to Pitch With Skill and Confidence

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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.

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Teach your pitchers how to be a hitter's worst nightmare!

Rule #1: Good pitching beats good hitting. Rule #2: Practice makes perfect. And rule #3: A fair pitcher can become a great pitcher with proper training. Teach your Little League pitchers with the help of Coaching the Little League Pitcher.

In Little League baseball, everything rides on how well the pitcher performs. A pitcher who consistently throws strikes not only dominates the game but also enhances the enjoyment of all players on the team. Loaded with instructive photographs to illustrate the art and science of proper pitching, Coaching the Little League Pitcher details how to identify the most qualified pitching candidates on your team and the best ways to develop their burgeoning skills so that your entire team will benefit from their performance.

Written to provide all Little Leaguers and their families with a rewarding experience on and off the diamond, Coaching the Little League Pitcher covers:

  • Why a pitcher with a competitive spirit is more likely to succeed
  • The four cornerstones to great pitching
  • How to pitch a better game from the set position
  • Dozens of pitching drills to practice on the field
  • How to take care of that precious pitching arm
  • Mastering the two- and four-seam fastball
  • How to make strikes look like balls and balls look like strikes
  • And much more

Your team will only go as far as your pitchers can take you. Help them master their pitching mechanics with Coaching the Little League Pitcher.

About the Author:

Randy Voorhees is the pitching coach for Mercer County Community College in Trenton, New Jersey, and a scout associate for the New York Mets. He is the author or editor of nine books.

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