Coach Andy Lopez knows what it takes to build a winning baseball program. He has been successful everywhere he`s coached, including at Pepperdine University where his team won the 1992 NCAA national championship.In > Coaching Baseball Successfully> , Lopez shows you how to build your own championship team through anecdotes and instruction. Lopez addresses how to succeed in every situation on the diamond, in the dugout, and in communicating away from the ballpark.He includes nuts-and-bolts information about:- bunting,- baserunning,- hitting,- offensive strategies,- defensive techniques at each position,- defensive strategies, and- pitching.Plus, he gives you 36 drills that will help your team develop its skills. Lopez also provides information that transcends the skills and strategies of baseball. As you read about Lopez`s own work ethic, commitment to excellence, and strong personal convictions, you`ll learn how to:- develop a baseball coaching philosophy,- communicate effectively both on and off the field,- motivate players, and- create a program atmosphere where individuals can grow as people and thrive as athletes.> Coaching Baseball Successfully> shows you how to develop your coaching plans throughout the year, too. You`ll learn how to put together a conditioning plan that will prepare your team for games, and you`ll find information on developing an effective master practice plan for the season. Included in the book is a detailed three-week sample practice plan for getting your season started.And to make the book complete, Lopez helps you understand how to coach in game situations and how to do coaching evaluation. You get an in-depth look at using scouting reports, managing personnel, motivating players on game day, and applying specific game strategies. Then, as an important follow-up, Lopez explains how to evaluate your players and program in preseason, after games, and in postseason.> Coaching Baseball Successfully> is part of the Coaching Successfully Series, a resource in the American Sport Education Program`s SportCoach curriculum.