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
Coaching Youth Baseball, Fourth Edition
Coaching Youth Baseball, Fourth Edition, stresses fun, safety, and effective instruction, helping you create an environment that promotes learning, encourages a love of the game, and motivates your athletes to come out year after year.
Athletic Development - The Art & Science of Functional Sports Conditioning
Athletic Development offers a rare opportunity to learn and apply a career full of knowledge from the best. World-renowned strength and conditioning coach Vern Gambetta condenses the wisdom he's gained through more than 40 years of experience of working with athletes across sports, age groups, and levels of competition, including members of the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, and U.S. men’s 1998 World Cup soccer team.
Coaching Baseball Successfully
Build a winning baseball program both on the field and off! In Coaching Baseball Successfully, one of the nation’s top high school coaches, Mike Curran, shares his expertise on all aspects of coaching. From establishing a coaching philosophy to player development to in-game decision making, this is the approach that has made his program a perennial powerhouse on the national scene.
Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way
Coaching young players, developing their skills, and cultivating a love for the sport may be the most rewarding experience baseball can offer. Cal and Bill Ripken understand this like few others.
Gold Glove Baseball
Solid defense begins before the first pitch is thrown. From player placement to situational awareness, the nuances of superior fielding are vast and varied. That’s why the American Baseball Coaches Association’s top defensive minds have compiled Gold Glove Baseball--to give you an all-encompassing resource to help turn your team into a stellar defensive unit.
Strength Ball Training-2nd Edition
Develop strength, power, coordination, balance, and core stability using the medicine ball and stability ball exercises included in Strength Ball Training. Preferred by elite athletes, fitness experts, and strength and conditioning specialists, these exercises train the body as a linked system rather than targeting muscles in isolation.
Sports Performance 4 DVD Package
The Sports Performance DVD Series addresses the training demands of serious athletes across all sports. Consisting of four DVDs on power, flexibility, speed, and strength, the series demonstrates that optimum training translates to optimal performance.
Power Eating-3rd Edition
No other nutrition program will enable you to gain muscle and power—while trimming body fat—more effectively than Power Eating, the leading plan for power athletes, strength trainers, and bodybuilders.
Power for Sports Performance DVD
Power your way to dominance on the field, court, or mat. Power for Sports Performance provides the tools to build a program for your needs, your sport, and your goals.
SportsVision: Training for Better Performance
If you are looking for an innovative way to improve athletic performance on the court or field, vision training may be the answer. SportsVision: Training for Better Performance introduces a dynamic program to teach athletes to see the ball, the field, teammates, and opposition better, giving them the ability to perform better.
Periodization Training for Sports-2nd Edition
Sports conditioning has advanced tremendously since the era when a “no pain, no gain” philosophy guided the training regimens of athletes. Dr. Tudor Bompa pioneered most of these breakthroughs, proving long ago that it’s not only how much and how hard an athlete works but also when and what work is done that determines the athlete’s conditioning level.
Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills
Numerous coaching books cover the bases on the skills and drills of baseball. But very few hit on the tactical skills of the game: the situational decisions players and coaches make that often determine the outcome of games. That’s where Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills stands out in the lineup of baseball titles available today.
Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness-2nd Edition
Not only are modern athletes larger and more muscular than their predecessors, but they also move with a swiftness and power never seen before. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is the workout guide and DVD package you need in order to perform a step ahead of the competition.
Athletic Body in Balance DVD
You work out and train hard. You know you can reach that next level of performance. But are you doing all that you can to get there? Adding absolute strength and power often creates muscle imbalances and mobility limitations that cause injuries and limit skill training. The Athletic Body in Balance DVD is the first of its kind to show how to identify and correct muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, and stability problems.
Baseball Skills & Drills DVD
With the ABCA’s new Baseball Skills & Drills Series DVD, you can learn how to organize better practices, gain a better understanding of what drills you need to develop fundamental baseball skills, and improve your chances at a winning season!
The Sport Psych Handbook
Athletes’ physiques and conditioning levels have advanced significantly in the past decade. Now, it’s time for their mental prowess to catch up
Arm yourself for every practice, every game, and every situation!
Some books teach coaches and players what to do; this also explains why.
The Baseball Coaching Bible
Much more than a book on skills, strategies, or drills, The Baseball Coaching Bible represents a landmark work for the sport.
Want to improve the mechanics of your pitching staff? Can your pitchers hold runners and field their position? Do you know the finer points of developing pitcher-catcher chemistry? Coaching Pitchers offers complete details on every aspect of the pitching position. This practical guide on pitching will be a valuable reference you'll turn to again and again.