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Diamond Moms : A Mother's Guide to Raising a Baseball Player,9781585189489

Diamond Moms : A Mother's Guide to Raising a Baseball Player

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ISBN13:

9781585189489

ISBN10:
1585189480
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/30/2006
Publisher(s):
Coaches Choice
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Summary

In this delightful, inspiring, and engaging book, Candace Conradi examines virtually every aspect of the world of baseball through a mother's eyes. She provides first-time insight and problem identification, as well as ?what-to-do? solutions to many factors that often cause frustration and failure fat the ball park. Ideal for parents and coaches of athletes from T-Ball to college and beyond.

Author Biography

Candace Conradi is an author, entrepreneur, and Diamond Mom. For the past 15 years, Candace has been team mother for a variety of teams, served on her son's high school baseball booster board, worked on baseball fundraisers, and co-founded Legit Sports, Inc., a company that produces a pitcher's training device.Candace has four children ranging in ages from 20 to 33 and is passionate about her role as a mom. When her youngest son, Stephen, was two years old, she noticed extraordinary signs of athleticism. Stephen began playing soccer when he was four years old an did so until he was 10. While he experimented with other sports, such as basketball, football, and golf, it was baseball that caught his attention. By the age of 10, he had fallen in love with baseball. Recognizing his passion and talent, Candace and her husband decided they would do whatever they could to help him develop his natural ability.

Table of Contents

Dedication 3(1)
Acknowledgments 4(2)
Foreword 6(3)
Entering the Diamond 9(2)
Introduction 11(4)
PART I
Moms on the Mound
15(4)
The Art of Discipline
19(12)
Packing for Your Trip
31(4)
Parent Pitfalls
35(10)
The Winning Philosophy---Mind Over Matter
45(6)
Stay Off Bandwagons
51(4)
PART II
The Coaching Quotient
55(12)
T-Ball to Travel Ball
67(8)
High School
75(8)
Recruiting and Scout Process
83(12)
College and Beyond
95(10)
It's Not Over Until the Fat Lady Sings
105(4)
PART III
Why Pitch Count Counts
109(10)
Coping with Injuries
119(6)
It's Not About Diet, It's About Fuel
125(12)
Enhancement Enchantment
137(12)
Extra Innings (Epilogue) 149(2)
Appendix A: Understanding the Basics of the Game 151(4)
Appendix B: Baseball Lingo 155(9)
Appendix C: Baseball Abbreviations 164(3)
Appendix D: Diamond Mom's Equipment Shopping List 167(4)
Appendix E: Vitamins and Supplements Shopping List 171(1)
Appendix F: Contacting Colleges and Coaches 172(3)
Appendix G: Parental Resources 175(1)
Appendix H: Tom House---Baseball Visionary 176(3)
Appendix I: Cited References 179(2)
Appendix J: Recommended References 181(2)
About the Author 183


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