Note: Trot Nixon was NOT paid to write his foreword.
game of baseball has been “Our National Pastime” for many generations
and has now grown to a sport enjoyed across the globe. Most kids begin
their journey in baseball dreaming of one day becoming a Major League
player. They emulate their favorite stars in back yards, on the
playground, and on their local ball diamonds. They close their eyes and
imagine getting the game-winning hit or throwing a no-hitter to clinch
the seventh game of the World Series. I, too, grew up with a goal of
making it to the Major Leagues and I was fortunate to have several
coaches along the way who taught me the finer points of the game and
inspired me to reach my goal.
Many boys and girls grow up with
the ability to be fundamentally sound baseball players, either as
pitchers, hitters, defenders, catchers, or even base-stealers. Players
are taught by their coaches and parents that practice makes perfect.
Thus, they work day and night to improve their skills in order to become
the best players possible. However, what they find is that practice
doesn’t make perfect. What is needed to reach their personal best is a
combination of motivation, determination, correct instruction, positive
reinforcement, practice, and persistence. Most of all, never give up in
what you believe!
To assist coaches, players, and parents to
reach their full potential, Trent Mongero, who is a former youth, high
school, college, and professional player himself, has spent years away
from his family in order to author and complete this educational series
of baseball books and accompanying instructional DVDs. His deep
knowledge, unmatched energy, and passion to help others, makes The
Coach’s Companion series of books a must read.
detailed series of books and videos, you will be exposed to
age-appropriate fundamental instruction and drills to correctly learn
how to be a better coach, help your child improve, and play this great
game with focus and precision. It will expose you to all facets of
baseball including offensive and defensive skills, the mental side of
the game, coaching insight, and what to expect if you are a college or a
Major League prospect.
Even though I played Major League
baseball, I will never stop learning about this great game. I wish the
Winning Baseball books/videos had been out twenty years ago because it
would have only made me a better player. I hope you take the time to
read this book and help make your baseball experiences rewarding. Now is
the time for you to be the baseball coach, player, or parent you dream
#7 Boston Red Sox
2004 World Series Champions