Coaching Baseball Successfully

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Build a winning baseball program both on the field and off! In Coaching Baseball Successfully, one of the nation's top high school coaches, Mike Curran, shares his expertise on all aspects of coaching. From establishing a coaching philosophy to player development to in-game decision making, this is the approach that has made his program a perennial powerhouse on the national scene. Coaching Baseball Successfully covers it all: - Off-season planning - Evaluating your players - Choosing and utilizing your coaching staff - Motivating your team - Communicating on and off the field - Organizing productive practices - Hitting, pitching, and base running skills - Infield and outfield defensive skills - Offensive and defensive strategies - Scouting and game preparation - In-game decision making With dozens of drills, practice plans, and advice for handling off-the-field challenges, Coaching Baseball Successfully is the most comprehensive resource available for novice and experienced coaches alike; it's your blueprint for building a championship-caliber baseball team. About the Author Mike Curran has coached high school baseball for more than three decades and currently serves as the head coach at Esperanza High School in Anaheim, California. His career record of more than 500 victories makes Curran one of the most recognizable and highly regarded coaches not only in the state of California but in all of the United States. He led Esperanza to win the 1986 national title and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) titles in 1986, 1993, and 1997 and earned CIF Coach of the Year honors during those three years as well. Curran was named National Coach of the Year in 1998 and served as the District 8 representative for the National High School Baseball Association from 1990 to 1995. He holds a master's degree in education from Azusa Pacific University. Curran, his wife, Lucy, two daughters, Christie and Jamie, and son, Casey, reside in Placentia, California. Mike Curran, Ross Newhan Copyright 2007 ISBN: 0736065202 ISBN13: 9780736065207 208pp

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