"Coach Thurston is a teacher of proper baseball skills and fundamentals. Youth coaches and players will benefit from the individual skill instruction and drills." - Dan Duquette, General Manager, Boston Red Sox. "Always remind yourself that your goal is to provide a fun and rewarding experience for you and your team." - Bill Thurston Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. But here you are, a newly appointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help. Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help you become the coach you'd like to be - the coach who can give those kids the sports experience they deserve. You've already taken a big step: you said "yes" to this important commitment. Congratulations. You'll have a great time, and Bill Thurston is here to help.This title helps you: survive your first practice and game; win over problem players and parents; know what to do in a game situation; reach all your players; work with girls and boys; match your drills and strategies to age and ability; make it fun and rewarding; be the coach you never had; generate enthusiasm; improve your players and your team."Coaching Youth Baseball" also helps novice coaches determine: how to get uniforms and arrange for practice time; what drills are best to teach basic skills like catching, throwing, and batting; some of the safety concerns specific to baseball; the 5 tips to being a good coach; and much more!"This book is a great source of information for youth coaches and players." - John Cerutti, former major league pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays. Here's what coaches have said about "The Baffled Parent's Guides": "Essential reading." - Jim Sheldon, Executive Director, National Soccer Association of America, on "Coaching Youth Soccer". "An excellent guide to teaching kids about the game." - Larry Bird, basketball legend, on "Coaching Youth Basketball". "A tool I would recommend to all youth coaches."--Jill Kearney, recreation director, on "Coaching Youth Basketball".