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The Baseball Coaching Bible


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Foreword: Tony LaRussa
Introduction: The Impact of a Coach by Dave KeilitzPART I: Coaching Priorities and Principles
Chapter 1. Sharing a Love for the Game - John Scolinos
Chapter 2. Making Baseball Fun - Bobo Brayton
Chapter 3. Competing With Class - Hal Smeltzly
Chapter 4. Hustling Should Be a Habit - Bobby Winkles
Chapter 5. Coaching With Integrity - Bob SmithPART II: Program Building and Management
Chapter 6. Organizing and Orchestrating a Winning Program - Ron Polk
Chapter 7. Establishing a Successful High School Program - Ken Schreiber
Chapter 8. Building a Recruiting Network - Mark Marquess
Chapter 9. Marketing and Promoting Your Program - Ron FraserPART III: Creative and Effective Practice Sessions
Chapter 10. Conducting Innovative Practices - Ed Cheff
Chapter 11. Using Practice Drills Effectively - Danny Litwhiler
Chapter 12. Maximizing the Value of Indoor Practice - John Winkin
Chapter 13. Putting Science Into Practice - Gary Pullins and Tom HousePART IV: Individual Skills and Team Strategies
Chapter 14. Handling Your Pitching Staff - Charlie Greene
Chapter 15. Developing High-Production Hitters - Gary Ward
Chapter 16. Stopping Opponents With Solid Defense - Jack Stallings
Chapter 17. Playing Percentage Baseball - Bob Bennett
Chapter 18. Competing in Tournaments and Playoffs - Cliff GustafsonPART V: Player Motivation and Leadership
Chapter 19. Establishing Pride and Tradition - Rod Dedeaux
Chapter 20. Inspiring Today's Players - Skip Bertman
Chapter 21. Developing Responsible Decision-Making Athletes - Gordie Gillespie
Chapter 22. Building Character and Loyalty in Players - Andy LopezPART VI: Off-the-Field Opportunities, Challenges, and Pressures
Chapter 23. Learning and Developing as a Professional - Glen Tuckett
Chapter 24. Hitting the Clinic Circuit - Itch Jones
Chapter 25. Beating the Burnout Factor - Jerry Kindall

About the Author

Jerry Kindall coached 24 years and posted a 860-580 record at the University of Arizona, where he was the winningest coach in the university's history. He led the Wildcats to three NCAA Division I National Championship titles (1976, '80, and '86), and was named National Coach of the Year after each of those seasons. He was inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame in 1991 and served as USA Baseball's Senior Advisor to the National Team. Kindall played eight years in the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, and Minnesota Twins. Jerry Kindall passed away in 2017. John Winkin coached for 42 years in Maine, first at Colby College (1954-1974) and then at the University of Maine (1974-1996). He amassed a 943-670 career record and appeared in 12 NCAA Regional Tournaments and 6 College World Series. Winkin received the College Division Coach of the Year award in 1965 and the prestigious Lefty Gomez award in 1986. He is a member of the ABCA Coaching Hall of Fame, Maine Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. He currently has a fellowship in sports leadership at Husson College.


"The Baseball Coaching Bible is a must read for any person serious about the game of baseball. I especially found the pitching section to be outstanding and informative."Ed Lynch
Chicago Cubs General Manager
"The years of experience assembled in one book is simply an invaluable asset for coaches, players, and parents."Marty Bystrom
Former National League pitcher
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Yankees

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