Mastering the fundamental skills of hitting, throwing, and catching is only half the game of baseball; the other half is about strategy and working together as a team to make plays. This instructive book explains: how the pitcher and catchertogether called the batterytalk to each other through hand signals to strike out a batter; why players need to call out to other players to avoid collisions when making a catch; how several players working together can make that rare triple play!
Why this book? Thanks to my soccer past, I chose to be a coach and give individual and group soccer lessons so, of course, I'm promoting my activity. But there are other reasons. For example, all books teach HOW to play soccer and they do it very well for all ages of players. Thousands of pages in which everything is sectioned in the most minute detail and, because no one knows everything, I also learn something new everyday. But what is really missing is what soccer IS for the rest of the world and why, even though 17 million Americans play soccer (12 million kids), it is not popular at the professional level like basketball, football and baseball. I tried to answer this question in an indirect way, by publishing this soccer novel, in which the protagonist, Marco, struggles everyday with this problem. Another reason that pushed me, is the fact that I think those who have played at the highest levels should transfer their experience to the new generation of players. I believe it is our obligation, otherwise our experience will be lost. I'm still coaching and teaching soccer. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or though my website CoachGianni.com.
"Great Scott! Look at this!" Joe Matson, or "Baseball Joe," as he was better known throughout the country, sprang to his feet and held out a New York paper with headlines which took up a third of the page.
Join Frank Rude, Jr., and his gang of misfits as they conquer the Weird, Weird West. Along with his associates Denver Doll the Detective Queen, photographer Eadweard Muybridge, giant Charlie Bull, Bessie Little the Masked Rider, orphan PS and Solomon, the cat who loves water, they solve the mysteries of the Frozen Head, the Dragon of Dragon Creek, the Tablet of Destinies, an American Spring-Heeled Jack and more. With his trusty machine the Steam Man the unforgettable exploits of these daring adventurers turn history inside out.
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