Baseball's Sixth Tool
Playing the Mental Game to Get the Competitive Edge
By (author) Mark Gola
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Baseball's Sixth Tool by Mark Gola
Book DescriptionPut your game into overdrive with this complete guide to harnessing your athletic instincts. In baseball, a five-tool player possesses the five most important skills: hitting for power, hitting for average, defense, arm strength, and speed. But there is one essential skill that brings it all together: the sixth tool. It's that extra something, an X-factor that can make a good player great. In this fully illustrated, information-packed guide, coach Mark Gola shows you how to use your smarts to channel your instincts, psych out your opponents, deal with pressure, and much more. Whether you're in Little League or heading for the majors, Baseball's Sixth Tool will teach you how to: Fire up your baserunning without increasing speed Step up your defensive play using keen observation and communication Master pitching with super-smart strategies Perfect your swing by getting prepared before you step to the plate Become the all-around all-star player that every coach wants
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780071545150
(231mm x 187mm x 8mm)
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark Gola
Five-Tool Player, Paperback (March 2007)
Shows you how to become a complete baseball performer who can hit for high average, hit for power, run fast, throw hard, and play excellent defense.
As Koufax Said..., Paperback (April 2003)
Explains baseball quotations that focus exclusively on how to play the game. This book brings together 400 quotes about the game of baseball for players, coaches, and diehard followers. It is a collection that offers advice to any fan of the national pastime.
'Louisville Slugger' Book of Game-breaker Baseball, Paperback (June 2002)
Shows you how to move beyond the basics in Game-Breaker Baseball. This book explains how to nail skills, and techniques, including how to hit a change-up, throw a curve ball for strikes, steal third base, and more. It features coverage and explanations for advanced skills and plays. It is ideal for players ages 13 and up.
Louisville Slugger Complete Book of Hitting Faults and Fixes, Paperback (April 2001)» View all books by Mark Gola
For a baseball player, there is nothing more frustrating than struggling at the plate. This book identifies the sources of fifty faults that lead to problem swings and includes drills specifically designed to help you correct them. It helps to dissect your swing, identify mistakes, and put yourself on the correct path to recovery and success.
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Author Biography - Mark Gola
Mark Gola is a full-time baseball instructor at Dave Gallagher's All-American Baseball Academy. A former hitting coach at Princeton and Rider, he has written several books on the sport. He lives in Robbinsville, New Jersey.
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