Softball and Cricket
The Official MCC Story of the Ashes
A Blow-by-blow Account of Cricket's Greatest Rivalry
Hardcover ISBN: 178097972x
The Official MCC Story of the Ashes is the perfect way to celebrate cricket's most fiercely contested series. From the late 19th century, England and Australia have met twice every four years and, since 1882, the prize for the series winners has been a tiny urn, purportedly containing the ashes of a bail burned after England had lost at The Oval. As well as a running history of the series, special features are interspersed, highlighting some of the legends from each team, the controversies and the media. This updated fifth edition includes a feature on the unusual 2015 series, won 3-2 by England, after five crushingly one- sided contests were completed in three days twice and four days three times.
Practice Perfect Softball
Paperback ISBN: 1492513547
In 14 chapters, softball coaches from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association share practice advice for coaching softball. They describe establishing a strong work ethic, planning productive practices, incorporating technology and practice tools, identifying strengths and weaknesses in players, developing a competitive environment, motivating players, organizing batting and fielding practices, developing the pitcher and catcher, perfecting position play, coaching offensive and defensive situational practices, evaluating practices, and practicing indoors, ending with their sample practice plans. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Hardcover ISBN: 1473627427
A celebration of the life of the much-loved cricket icon, Richie Benaud
Paperback ISBN: 0733338542
Not all cricket legends are forged easily - sometimes you have to conquer yourself before you can conquer the world. Mitchell Johnson is a once-in-a-generation Australian cricketer; a devastating left-arm fast bowler who became a household name following his epic performance in the 2013-14 Ashes series and the subsequent Test series against South Africa. But behind the cult image and fearsome pace bowling is an unforgettable story of perseverance and persistence. The story of how a shy 17-year-old champion tennis player was plucked from obscurity and anointed by Dennis Lillee is the stuff of sporting fairytales. Fast tracked into the Australian Under 19 side he made his Test debut in 2007. Within 12 months he had become the world's most feared bowler. But by 2011 the promise of greatness was unravelling. With form fading and confidence waning, he was jeered out of the game by the Barmy Army and a hostile press pack, his body and spirit giving way in South Africa in 2011. Left questioning his ability and his future, Mitchell was ready to quit cricket, but resolved to give it one more shot. With the support of family and help from his old mentor and a war hero, he took his fitness to a whole new level and channelled his strength and renewed confidence back into his bowling. Over two blistering seasons, at the age of 32, finally the world was able to see what Lillee had seen all those years ago. Mitchell Johnson's comeback has become one of cricket's most inspiring stories of the power of resilience.
Right Off the Bat
Baseball, Cricket, Literature, & Life
Paperback ISBN: 1589880692
Are baseball and cricket two sports divided by a common language? Both employ bats, balls, and innings. Fans of both love statistics, revel in nostalgia, and use baffling jargon. In Right Off the Bat, baseball nut Evander Lomke and cricket buff Martin Rowe explain "their" sport to the other sport's fansthrough anecdotes, diagrams, photographs, and a curve (or dipper) or two. Cricket and baseball share a parallel and occasionally intertwined history (the first international cricket match was played in the United States). Indeed, they have mirrored their countries' struggles with identity and race, and have expanded beyond the shores of their founding countries to become multinational sports commanding global followings that are, even now, challenging the future of both sports. Right off the Bat is the perfect present for fans of either sport, as well as a handy introduction to those who want to divine the deeper rhythms of play. Evander Lomke has worked in book publishing for over thirty years and is the executive director of the American Mental Health Foundation. A lifelong Yankees fan, it's only right and proper that he lives in the Bronx, New York. Martin Rowe is the co-founder of Lantern, a book publishing and media company, and author of Nicaea: A Book of Correspondences. A long-suffering supporter of the England cricket team, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The Softball Coaching Bible
Paperback ISBN: 1450424651
A guide for softball coaches offering instruction, guidance, recommendations, and expertise for every aspect of the sport, including developing players, building a winning program, and strategies for a variety of in-game situations.
Softball Skills & Drills
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0736090746
Softball Skills and Drills is based on the expertise of one of the NCAA's all-time winningest coaches, Judi Garman (1,124 victories), and current Cal State Fullerton head coach, Michelle Gromacki. The authors present techniques and strategies for all positions and skills in the game — hitting, fielding, pitching, catching and baserunning — making this full-color book applicable to players of all abilities. Over 230 drills, 160 photos and 50 illustrations accompany the instruction for easy-to-follow demonstrations. Original.
Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball
Paperback ISBN: 0736078835
SUPERANNO More than 1.6 million youth participate in softball and each year thousands of first-time coaches take on the daunting task of teaching them how to play the game. Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball offers coaches the tools they need to build a successful team that develops players while offering a positive experience to all involved. Here are the most relevant tools for teaching, coaching and developing young softball players--presented in an accessible, lighthearted manner! Original.