Making Little League Baseball More Fun for Kids
30 Games and Drills Guaranteed to Improve Skills and AttitudesBook - 2002
Put the play back in "Play ball!"
Face it: Your Little Leaguers didn't sign up for your team to work on their pitching, work on their batting, or work on their base-running. They joined the team to play and have fun with their friends. But finding ways to keep your team enthusiastic and motivated doesn't have to supersede crucial skill development. Making Little League‚ Baseball More Fun for Kids can help you overcome the greatest coaching obstacle of all: how to teach your kids the skills they need to win games while allowing them to have fun and appreciate the game of baseball.
Children prefer games, contests, and competitions. Since it's their practice time, not yours, why not create a practice schedule that excites them? Making Little League‚ Baseball More Fun for Kids gives both coaches and parents a way to provide skill work in the guise of games that will keep kids happy and attentive throughout their practice. Written by a longtime baseball enthusiast, player, and coach and backed by the prestigious Little League‚ brand, this collection of creative new drills introduces 30 "games within the game" to use during practice sessions. Many can be played at home, while others are designed to involve the entire team. Each game is fun and simple to coordinate, and all of them teach or refine essential baseball skills so kids will enjoy their practice time while improving their technique.
Each game features:
- A brief message or anecdote that relates to the skill being learned
- Information about the number of players required, necessary equipment, a detailed explanation of how to play the game, and more
- An explanation of the specific skills that will be improved
- Sidebars that enlighten and entertain
- Photos and captions to clarify accompanying text
Help your team rediscover the pleasure of playing America's favorite pastime with the help of Making Little League‚ Baseball More Fun for Kids.
In Making Little League Baseball® More Fun for Kids, long time baseball coach Randy Voorhees arms coaches with dozens of innovative, easy-to-perform games and drills guaranteed to dramatically increase the fun quotient of their practices while building the skills, confidence, motivation, and sheer love of the sport Little Leaguers need to win games. Designed to involve all team members in practice, these "games within the game" cover all fundamentals in the categories of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning.