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Product Details

  • Paperback: 173 pages
  • Publisher: Contemporary Books; 1st ed edition (March 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809253224
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809253227
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,882,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Late on the night of his youngest son's final Little League game, Ned McIntosh found he couldn't sleep. He realized that he'd never again coach one of his children, and he began wondering whether his coaching system, developed over 15 years of coaching (and three sons), would be of use to other parent/coaches. Three years later, Managing Little League Baseball was born. From start to finish, McIntosh stresses the need to make baseball fun for the players, all the while developing the skills players need to win. From choosing players (use your returning players as scouts) to making sure they all play (a Little League rule) to designing effective practices, McIntosh outlines the techniques that have made his teams successful--for 15 straight winning seasons. Chapters outline drills for hitting, base running, defense, and pitching, while a special section focuses on handling overbearing parents. This otherwise fine book is flawed by too few illustrations (a problem remedied by McIntosh's later book, Little League Drills and Strategies), but Managing Little League Baseball is a great resource for coaches old and new. --Sunny Delaney

About the Author

Ned McIntosh has coached Little League baseball for twenty-plus years. A resident of Berlin, Maryland, he is the author of Little League Drills and Strategies and The Little League Guide to Tee Ball.

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Graham F. Johns III on June 24, 1998
Format: Paperback
I have read about twenty books devoted to coaching youth sports, particularly baseball and softball. Managing Little League Baseball is the best. I have read it from cover to cover three times and frequently refer to specific sections. Ned McIntosh gives practical, useful tips on choosing your players (e.g., talk to p.e. teachers), giving tests, drilling the basics (hitting, baserunning, defense), scheduling pitchers, handling parents, motivating players, coaching your defense, and charting to win. Most recently, I was trying to figure out how to play our six infielders all six innings and make sure our other seven players played the mandatory two innings in the field and batted at least once. The section on charting to win provided the answer. This book should be required reading for all Little League coaches, whether in tee ball, minor league, little league, or senior league.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 25, 1999
Format: Paperback
I found this book reinforced some of the more successful things I'd been doing as a coach and gave me many other tips I intend to put into use this season. The author is methodical in his approach and it is easy to see why he never had a losing season in 15 years of coaching Little League. I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to do a good job coaching youth baseball.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ed DeLong LCDR USN RETIRED on April 27, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is outstanding and obviously written by someone who knows what he is talking about. My only comment is that it is not only for Little League baseball but any baseball program for youth such as Pony/Colt, Dixie league and others. Other than the rules that are unique to the Little League organization, the rest of the book is applicable to nearly any program. His recent update is even better. As a former Umpire in these programs I was particularly impressed in his comments about that part of the program. Strongly recommend this book to both coaches, parents and players.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 26, 2000
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This is a necessary and inspiring addition to any coaches library. It made me want to send a fan letter to the author.
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By David on April 24, 2013
Format: Paperback
I am coaching 5-7 year olds on a coach pitch team and this book has some good basics for proper form, stance, position and some good drills and techniques. However, this book is written more for older kids that are 9-10 and older who have more coordination (and attention span) to be able to do most of the drills.

I still found the book useful and I would recommend it but I was hoping it had more information geared towards the younger players.
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I found the book very basic. That does not mean it's bad. Just not as progressive as I had hoped. First year coaches will get some basic information that will be helpful; more experienced coaches probably already know what's written.
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