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The Baseball Starter A Handbook for Coaching Children and Teens by W. George Scarlett, Gregory Chertok, Jacob L. Lipton, Erik S. Johanson

The Baseball Starter A Handbook for Coaching Children and Teens

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The Baseball Starter A Handbook for Coaching Children and Teens by W. George Scarlett, Gregory Chertok, Jacob L. Lipton, Erik S. Johanson

With an emphasis on instilling a love for the game, this handbook instructs parents and coaches on teaching the basics of baseball to young players. More than 80 photos demonstrate the proper techniques for hitting, fielding, and pitching, and appendices of games and drills reinforce the lessons in ways that children will enjoy. Taking into account the differing needs of players by age, the authors provide separate discussions for young children and adolescents.


a great place for one new to coaching to begin...could be a lifesaver to someone who knows baseball but is new to coaching children and young adults --ARBA; The Baseball Starter steps up to the plate and delivers! This book is a must read for youth coaches who want to teach their players not only great fundamentals but be able to deliver them in a positive and age appropriate way. I found myself reading it as a refresher course in the basic fundamentals of the game after 26 years as a college coach, it is a great foundation to help foster a child's love for the game. --John Casey, Head Baseball Coach, Tufts University; I've known George Scarlett for a long time and he has always had incredibly keen insight into how to make youth baseball more fun and exciting for the players. I am very happy and proud that George has now put all this wisdom into The Baseball Starter. If you are the coach and/or parent of a youth baseball player; please read this's terrific! --Bob Bigelow, author of Just Let the Kids Play; international youth sports reformer, activist and lecturer.

About the Author

W. George Scarlettis a professor of child development at Tufts University. He is the author of numerous books and articles about children's play and organized youth sports. He lives in Medford, Massachusetts. Gregory Chertok is a sport psychology program director and has developed several programs for student athletes to enhance both athletic and academic performance. He lives in New City, New York. Jacob L. Lipton was a collegiate baseball player and director of a summer youth sports camp. He lives and works in Arlington, Virginia. Erik S. Johanson is a project manager for the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. A former collegebaseball player, he now resides in Philadelphia.

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Publication date

15th December 2009


W. George Scarlett, Gregory Chertok, Jacob L. Lipton, Erik S. Johanson

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McFarland & Co Inc


160 pages


Sports training & coaching



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