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Coaching Youth Sports Series

"A nicely written, well-illustrated, comprehensive series of technical handbooks for youth coaches. Developed by the Youth Sports Institute of Michigan State University, both text and illustrations are just right for everyone who works with youth teams."
—Scholastic Coach Magazine

Youth Baseball: A Complete Handbook

Editors:
Michael A. Clark, Ph.D., Tom Smith, M.S.
Thomas George, Ph.D., Jill Elliott, M.S.
Youth Sports Institute, Michigan State University

Youth Baseball was specifically written for the baseball coach of youths ages 6-18. It was designed for coaches who want to improve their teaching effectiveness and gain a better understanding of baseball skills and how they interact with youths.
Contents: Section I: Skills and Strategies /1 Throwing /2 Catching and Catching-Throwing as a Combined Skill /3 Playing Defense /4 Position Play /5 Pitching /6 Hitting and Bunting /7 Base Running /8 Defensive Strategies /9 Offensive Strategies / Section II: Rule Modifications for Youth Baseball /10 Basic Rules with Modifications /11 Glossary / Section III: Effective Coaching /12 Role of the Coach /13 Working Effectively with Parents /14 Planning for the Season /15 Planning Effective Instruction /16 Motivating Your Players /17 Communicating With Your Players /18 Maintaining Discipline /19 Developing Good Personal and Social Skills /20 Evaluating Coaching Effectiveness /21 Legal Liabilities / Section IV: Training and Conditioning /22 Conditioning Youth Baseball Players /23 Nutrition for Successful Performance /24 Care of Common Baseball Injuries /25 Rehabilitation of Common Baseball Injuries /26 Prevention of Common Baseball Injuries / Appendix / Index
1993 / paper / 528 pages / ISBN: 1-884125-01-8 / $40

Youth Basketball: A Complete Handbook

Editors:
Karen Garchow, M.A., Amy Dickinson, M.S.
Youth Sports Institute, Michigan State University

For young people participating in a basketball program, the quality and benefits of their experience is largely determined by their coach. Youth Basketball was specifically written as a comprehensive guide for the beginning level coach. The scope ranges from a description of the role of the youth coach and rules of play, to guidelines for proper sports medicine and training of youth players.
Contents: Section I: Organizing for the Season /1 Role of the Coach /2 Legal Liabilities /3 Planning for the Season /4 Planning Effective Instruction / Section II: Rules of Play /5 Basic Rules with Modifications for Youth Players /6 Glossary / Section III: Individual Basketball Techniques /7 Footwork Fundamentals /8 Ball Handling and Dribbling /9 Shooting /10 Passing and Receiving /11 Rebounding / Section IV: Basic Strategies of Basketball /12 Offensive Strategies /13 Defensive Strategies / Section V: Methods of Effective Coaching /14 Working Effectively with Parents /15 Motivating Your Players /16 Communicating with Your Players /17 Maintaining Discipline /18 Developing Good Personal and Social Skills /19 Evaluating Coaching Effectiveness Section / VI: Sports Medicine and Training /20 Conditioning Youth Players /21 Nutrition for Successful Performance /22 Prevention of Common Basketball Injuries /23 Care of Common Basketball Injuries /24 Rehabilitation of Common Basketball Injuries / Index
1992 / paper / 391 pages / ISBN: 1-884125-44-1 / $40

Youth Football: A Complete Handbook

Editor:
Jerry Cvengros, M.H.S.A.A.
Youth Sports Institute, Michigan State University

Youth Football was written as a comprehensive guide for the beginning level football coach of youths 8-16 years of age. It shows coaches how to teach the skills of football as well as the concepts of offensive and defensive plays.
Contents: Section I: Skills and Strategies /1 Organization of the Offense /2 Offensive Line Play /3 Offensive Backfield Play /4 Organization of the Defense /5 Fundamentals of Defensive Football /6 The Kicking Game / Section II: Effective Coaching /7 Role of the Coach /8 Planning for the Season /9 Working Effectively with Parents /10 Planning Effective Instruction /11 Motivating Your Players /12 Maintaining Discipline /13 Communicating with Your Players /14 Developing Good Personal and Social Skills /15 Evaluating Coaching Effectiveness /16 Legal Liabilities / Section III: Conditioning and Training /17 Conditioning Youth Football Players /18 Prevention of Common Football Injuries /19 Care of Common Football Injuries /20 Rehabilitation of Common Football Injuries /21 Nutrition for Successful Performance / Section IV: Rules /22 Basic Football Rules with Modification for Youth Players /23 Rules for Flag Football /24 Rules for Touch Football /25 Football Rules for Special Populations and Situations Glossary / Index
1992 / paper / 296 pages / ISBN: 1-884125-45-x / $40

Youth Soccer: A Complete Handbook

Editor:
Eugene W. Brown, M.D.
Youth Sports Institute, Michigan State University

Youth Soccer was written to assist volunteer coaches and parents of soccer players — it explains how to teach skills and includes over 300 illustrations to assist beginning and intermediate-level coaches.
Contents: Section 1: Organizing for the Season /1 Role of the Coach /2 Planning for the Season /3 Working Effectively with Parents /4 Legal Liabilities / Section II: Methods for Effective Coaching /5 Planning Effective Instruction /6 Motivating Your Players /7 Communicating with Your Players /8 Maintaining Discipline /9 Developing Good Personal and Social Skills /10 Evaluating Coaching Effectiveness / Section III: Youth Soccer Rules of Play /11 Rules of Play /12 Glossary / Section IV: Individual Techniques for Soccer Field Players /13 Kicking /14 Receiving and Controlling /15 Dribbling and Maintaining Control /16 Heading /17 Throw-In /18 Defensive Techniques / Section V: Individual Techniques for Soccer Goalkeepers /19 Goalkeeping / Section VI: Basic Strategies of Soccer /20 Tactics of Play / Section VII: Sports Medicine and Training /21 Conditioning Youth Soccer Players /22 Nutrition for Successful Performance /23 Prevention of Common Soccer Injuries /24 Care of Common Soccer Injuries /25 Rehabilitation of Common Soccer Injuries / Index
1992 / paperback / 590 pages / ISBN: 1-884125-23-9 / $40

Youth Softball: A Complete Handbook

Editors:
Jill Elliott, M.S.­
Martha Ewing, Ph.D.
Youth Sports Institute, Michigan State University

Youth Softball was specifically written for the softball coach of youth 8-16 years of age. It was designed for coaches who want to improve their teaching effectiveness and gain a better understanding of softball skills and how they interact with youths.
Contents: Section I: Organizing for the Season /1 Role of the Coach /2 Legal Liabilities /3 Planning for the Season /4 Planning Effective Instruction / Section II: Rules of Play /5 Basic Softball Rules with Modifications for Youth Players /6 Glossary of Softball Terms / Section III: Individual Softball Techniques /7 Fundamentals of Catching /8 Fundamentals of Throwing /9 Catching and Throwing as Combined Skills /10 Fundamentals of Fielding /11 Position Play /12 Fundamentals of Pitching /13 Fundamentals of Hitting /14 Bunting—Fast Pitch /15 Baserunning / Section IV: Basic Strategies of Softball /16 Offensive Strategies /17 Defensive Strategies / Section V: Methods of Effective Coaching /18 Working Effectively with Parents /19 Motivating Your Players /20 Communicating with Your Players /21 Maintaining Discipline /22 Developing Good Personal and Social Skills /23 Evaluating Coaching Effectiveness / Section VI: Sports Medicine and Training /24 Conditioning Youth Softball Players /25 Nutrition for Successful Performance /26 Prevention of Common Softball Injuries /27 Care of Common Softball Injuries /28 Rehabilitation of Common Softball Injuries / Appendix / Index
1992 / paper / 442 pages / ISBN: 1-884125-46-8 / $40




Cornerstones of Coaching: The Building Blocks of Success for Sport Coaches and Teams

Jon Hammermeister, Ph.D.
Eastern Washington University

This introduction to coaching text is for beginning coaching education courses and for sport coaches at all levels interested in improving their coaching skills. Each chapter incorporates numerous exercises to aid readers in developing and understanding each concept, including chapter objectives, "You Be The Coach", "Coaches Clipboard", "A Day in the Life" boxes, and chapter Questions for Review and Discussion. Numerous case studies illustrate effective coaching behaviors and sample coaching programs are provided. The 15 chapters in this text introduce and cover all of the most recent NASPE National Standards for Sport Coaches and all of the criteria listed under the 2009 NASPE position statement on coaches' code of conduct. A 150-item text bank is available to instructors.

Table of Contents:

1. The Coaching Profession /2. Coaching Ethics /3. Coaching Philosopy /4. Sport Safety /5. Physical Conditioning /6. Sport Nutrition /7. Teaching in Sports Settings /8. Communications /9. Applied Sport Psychology /10. Motivation in Sport /11. Administration in Sport /12. Building a Team /13. Troubleshooting: How to Handle Difficult Athletes and Sticky Situations /14. Leadership /15. Evaluation /Appendix of 22 reproducible forms

About The Author: Jon Hammermeister, Ph.D. is Professor of Physical Education at Eastern Washington University. He has authored over 100 scholarly works in the field of sport and exercise psychology, leadership, and health. Dr. Hammermeister is also an award winning coach who has led outstanding teams at both the high school and college levels. He has acted as an advisor to many of the top collegiate, Olympic, and professional coaches in the country. He has worked with world-class organizations such as the U.S. Ski Team, the U.S. Army Center for Enhanced Performance, and numerous other collegiate and professional teams. He is also an accomplished athlete, having completed 13 Ironman distance triathlons.

Oct. 2009 / Paperback / 275 pages / ISBN: 0976930358 / $40 / To request a desk copy or for more information email the Publisher at JR4239@att.net, call 231 933 9958 or FAX 231 933 9958