Little League Baseball Guide to Correcting the 25 Most Common Mistakes : Recognizing and Repairing the Mistakes Young Players Make

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9780071408875: Little League Baseball Guide to Correcting the 25 Most Common Mistakes : Recognizing and Repairing the Mistakes Young Players Make

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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.

THE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL® GUIDE TO CORRECTING THE 25 MOST COMMON MISTAKES

For young players (and their coaches) there's nothing more frustrating than struggling with baseball fundamentals. With the systematic approach in this user-friendly guide, coaches will learn to recognize and repair the most common faults that young players make.

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Learn to recognize and repair your young players' errors before game day

You have your work cut out for you, Coach: Teach your players the proper mechanics of baseball early on and watch them shine at every game. Wait too long to correct poor techniques and they'll become bad habits that will hamper players' performance for as long as they play. Nip those mistakes at the get-go with The Little League Baseball Guide to Correcting the 25 Most Common Mistakes.

Correcting your players' common mistakes at an early age is the single most productive way of improving a team's overall performance. The results will amaze you--fewer throwing and catching errors, more base hits, and lots more fun. The simple, straightforward instructions found in this thoroughly illustrated guide are guaranteed to improve every player's game. Divided into four sections--throwing and receiving; hitting; pitching; and fielding--this book empowers young players with the skills and techniques that will ensure a lifetime of enjoyment and triumph on the playing field.

Perfect for coaches, parents, and players who want to identify and improve the most frequent playing errors, The Little League Baseball Guide to Correcting the 25 Most Common Mistakes covers how to:

  • Square the lower body and shoulders to the target when throwing
  • Create a wide armswing for greater throwing velocity
  • Release the ball with the proper arm angle
  • Cradle the ball for better catching
  • Fix incorrect fielding position for ground balls
  • Avoid stepping in the bucket
  • Swing without lunging or reaching for the ball

About the Author:

John Monteleone is the author of The Louisville Slugger Complete Book of Hitting Faults and Fixes, The Louisville Slugger Ultimate Book of Hitting, and The Louisville Slugger Book of Game Breaker Baseball. Monteleone is a former professional and college player, college coach, and American Legion Baseball coach.

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