Little Things Win Big Games: Expanded Players, Parents, and Coaches Edition (Paperback)

Little Things Win Big Games: Expanded Players, Parents, and Coaches Edition By Ed Nielsen, Latasha Woods (Photographer), Gwen Cannon (Editor) Cover Image
By Ed Nielsen, Latasha Woods (Photographer), Gwen Cannon (Editor)
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Little Things Win Big Games is for players and coaches. There are 180 pages and over 160 pictures to illustrate the fundamental points being made in the narrative. There is an in-depth chapter on each position and how to perform correctly every skill set in baseball and softball. It is all about the fundamentals of baseball and softball, many of which are no longer taught but knowing these fundamentals gives a team a clear advantage over other teams. There is a chapter on Little Things Analytics that explains the underlying mathematics of why the teams who do the little things best win the games.You will never have a championship team unless your players do well all the little things in Little Things Win Big Games. Every player and coach, even parent, would do well to have and study a copy of this book.Everyone knows that errors and misplays hurt a team's odds of winning a game. In this expanded edition of LTWBG, you'll see mathematically how those odds tend to affect a game and how those odds inflate as the game progresses. As a player, you'll learn to bear down harder in later innings. As a coach, LTWBG will tell you how to get your players to focus harder to keep a game from getting away. As a fan, this book will improve your knowledge of the game and enhance your viewing enjoyment. LTWBG is used as a teaching text for baseball and softball at the Universities of Clemson and Northern Iowa. If you're playing the game and want to improve, want to learn the fine points to improve your coaching, or are trying to get a better grasp the fine points in order to enjoy spectating to a higher degree, Little Things Win Big Games covers every position, situation, and skill. This book is detailed enough for the most knowledgeable reader, yet simple enough for sub-teens to comprehend.Among the many laudatory comments about Little Things Win Big Games, Kirkus Reviews said the following: "This is as well-crafted an introduction to baseball as one is likely to find in print, an excellent primer on the basics of the great American pastime. Gabe walks readers through the various components of the game, discussing the basic aspects of every position, and then provides insights into other key elements, such as sliding and bunting. The book accompanies each lesson with helpful pictures, which are particularly indispensable when teaching such things as proper hitting stance. It's impressively comprehensive, covering everything from proper infielder footwork to the mechanics of pitching." The book is endorsed by former Major League players Jake Gibbs (Yankees, later head coach at University of Mississippi) and Ed Watt (Orioles, Cubs, Phillies, later 30-year Triple-A pitching coach), as well as many other coaches.Larry Gabe has been a baseball player and fan since early grade school, learning from some of the best coaches and baseball minds in the country. He excelled at summer baseball and at the high school, college, and semi-pro levels, but abandoned his professional aspirations for a more predictable career. In Little Things Win Big Games Gabe shares all the knowledge he's accumulated in over 60+ years of playing and watching the game. In this copiously illustrated book (160 pictures and diagrams), you'll learn all the basics and advanced techniques that will help you improve your game, no matter what your position on defense or spot in the batting order. Even the most advanced player will pick up things he isn't doing properly, while the young player will learn the right way to play the game, how to be mentally prepared, and will have a competitive edge over his opponents.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781091081055
ISBN-10: 1091081050
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: April 29th, 2019
Pages: 192
Language: English