"This book is a compelling refutation of "The Bell Curve." For the youth coach interested in developing the player as a person, it is a worthwhile read since it will help you understand factors that lead to higher achievement."
"This is a practical and informative book on rotational hitting by Ted Williams' protege Mike Epstein. Read the Williams book and this book to understand rotational hitting. Epstein holds back some, so you may have to buy his instructional products to understand how to implement the ideas."
"This is a must-read book on hitting systems. Schmidt covers all of the hitting systems and compares the rotational hitting system and the weight shift hitting system, and proposes that a combined hitting system (weight shift + rotation) is best. There are two versions of this book (Youth Version & regular version)--- you should get both."
"This as a great book on the weight shift hitting system. Charlie Lau developed this hitting system and George Brett made it famous (Lau was Brett's hitting coach). Read Lau's Laws on Hitting before reading this book."
"This is a good basic guide for coaches of young players. It is an older book so you can pick up a used copy for cheap. Ignore the "squish the bug" stuff. The fence drill detailed in the book is advocated by Mike Epstein (but not detailed in the Epstein book). This is a worthwhile book to buy, even if you only get a couple of drills from it."
"Here is a kid-safe guide to using plymetric conditioning. The intensity of the exercises is graduated in three levels so you can start with easier/less intense plyometric movements, and increase the vigor of the movements when the athletes are ready."