Baseball Canada is pleased to announce its new partnership with Human Kinetics Publishing.
Human Kinetics is the premier knowledge integrator in the physical activity field. They synthesize vast amounts of information into a constantly evolving array of products that utilize current technology to meet the needs of our varied audiences. HK has served the physical activity field since 1974, when it published its first book--a proceedings from a sport psychology conference.
Today, HK produces textbooks and their ancillaries, consumer books, software, videos, audiocassettes, journals, and distance education courses. Their products will continue to take a variety of forms.
Mission: To produce innovative, informative products in all areas of physical activity that help people worldwide lead healthier, more active lives.
"The greatest challenge facing Human Kinetics is to convert all information about physical activity into knowledge -- information that people can use to make a positive difference in their lives." -- Rainer Martens, PhD, Founder and President
Organizing Successful Tournaments-4th Edition
Create great schedules in minutes! Organizing Successful Tournaments contains the tools for structuring, scheduling, and administering leagues and tournaments. All types of competitions are covered: single and double elimination, multilevel, ladder, pyramid, level rotation, and round-robin. Includes web access to over 2,700 customizable templates.
Baserunning provides the instruction, techniques, and drills for developing essential skills, such as leading, base stealing, tagging up, and sliding. This comprehensive guide provides players and coaches with the secrets and strategies for all baserunning situations.
Developing the Core
The NSCA, the world’s leading sport conditioning organization, offers its unrivaled expertise in a book perfect for any athlete seeking to strengthen the core and improve athletic performance. Featuring 11 ready-to-use sport-specific programs, Developing the Core provides more than 50 of the most effective exercises along with science-based assessments to help athletes understand their individual needs.
Long-Term Athlete Development
Long-Term Athlete Development offers an in-depth explanation of the long-term athlete development model, an approach to athlete-centered sport that combines skill instruction with long-term planning and an understanding of human development to produce athlete growth.
Using the latest research, top trainer Donald Chu presents the best methods, strength and power exercises, workouts, and programs for optimizing athletes’ performance. Sport-specific plans can be easily integrated into a comprehensive training program. Injury prevention and rehab protocols reduce time on the sidelines.
With Developing Speed, the National Strength and Conditioning Association has created the definitive resource for developing speed training programs that optimize athletic performance. Including assessments and the application of speed training to eight specific sports, this authoritative guide provides all the tools needed for maximizing speed.
The Complete Guide to Pitching
True to its name, The Complete Guide to Pitching is packed with guidance and instruction on every aspect of pitching. In this book and DVD package, renowned pitching coach Derek Johnson shares his secrets on mechanics, pitch selection, arm care and conditioning, fielding, and mental strategies for dominating the opposition.
High Scoring Baseball
Valdosta State University hitting coach Todd Guilliams brings his record-setting hitting expertise to High-Scoring Baseball, the most comprehensive resource available about the offensive side of the ball. Geared toward generating higher run production, the book includes drills to improve every offensive aspect of the game.
Delavier's Core Training Anatomy
Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy makes a perfect companion to the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy. The ideal visual supplement is accompanied by Frédéric Delavier’s signature illustrations and features 362 full-color photos of over 100 exercises and 60 sample programs, including those for strength and athletic performance.
Delavier's Stretching Anatomy
Frédéric Delavier has captivated millions with Strength Training Anatomy. Now readers have access to Delavier’s exercise expertise and trademark illustrations once again with Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy. With full-color photos and illustrations, this guide depicts over 130 exercises to increase flexibility, tone muscles, and reduce injury.
Developing Agility and Quickness
From the National Strength and Conditioning Association comes this resource packed with more than 100 drills to help in the development of agility and quickness training programs. Applicable to almost every sport, Developing Agility and Quickness focuses on improving athletes’ fleetness of foot, change-of-direction speed, and reaction time.
Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball
The tips and strategies outlined in Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball will help any new coach plan a season full of terrific practices and successful games. Lighthearted and humorous, it’s a terrific resource for coaches who simply wish to help 5- to 10-year-old kids have fun and learn a few things along the way.
Play Ball - 100 Baseball Practice Games
ABCA Coach of the Year Tom O’Connell presents over 100 of the best practice games ever created. The skill-building competitions cover fielding, pitching, catching, and hitting; they also prepare players for every situation from bunt defense to rundowns. With full practice plans based on the games included, it’s an ideal resource for coaches.
Sport and Character - Reclaiming the Principles of Sportsmanship
In an era when our nightly news is filled with reports of athletes run amok on the field, on the court, and on the street, and when cheating by players and coaches has become a part of the daily discourse, sportsmanship has never been a more timely topic.
Bigger Faster Stronger-2nd Edition
Bigger Faster Stronger is now bigger and better than ever! This second edition presents the most popular strength training system for today’s high school and college athletes. Establish the solid foundation you need to compete successfully and advance your athletic career.
True Competition - A Guide to Pursuing Excellence in Sport and Society
True Competition: A Guide to Pursuing Excellence in Sport and Society offers a blueprint for maximizing the potential of competition to foster excellence and enjoyment. It provides a novel perspective on competition that challenges traditional beliefs through a research-backed defense that—up until now—has been lacking. With this text, readers will learn the differences between positive and negative competition, and they will discover how to implement change in their organizations, teams, and individual practices.
Sport First Aid-4th Edition
As a coach, you’re likely the first on the scene when one of your athletes falls ill or suffers an injury on the field of play. Are you prepared to respond? What exactly is expected of you—by your athletes, their parents, and the law?
Diabetic Athlete's Handbook
Don’t let diabetes slow you down. Whether you’re a recreational exerciser or a competitive athlete, the Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook has the training and performance advice you need to remain active and at the top of your game.
Complete Conditioning for Baseball
Today’s players are bigger, stronger, and faster than ever before. A focused conditioning program has become essential to on-the-field success. Complete Conditioning for Baseball features a comprehensive training approach that builds players’ physical abilities as well as the baseball-specific skills their positions require.
In Pursuit of Excellence-4th Edition
Reach your potential! Whether you are an athlete, a coach, or a promising high achiever in another walk of life, In Pursuit of Excellence provides the expert advice and proven techniques to help you fulfill your aspirations.