Baseball is in crisis. A game of skill, athleticism, and action has become plodding, predictable, and slow. Steals, bat control, and great glovework have been replaced by strikeouts, walks, and home runs. The beauty of baseball has been pushed aside by muscle-bound swingers and throwers who are strangers to the essence of the game.
7-Player Baseball is the antidote to the slow death baseball is going through. 7-Player Baseball takes the game and its players back to its roots - making contact at the plate, running the bases, playing team defense - applying pressure on the opponent through aggressive, strategic play, not by extending pitch counts and swinging for the fences, which lead to an endless parade of batters walking back to the dugout, and a boring game to play and watch.
7-Player Baseball was developed by Joel Bradley, coach of elite Florida high school players that include Anthony Rizzo, Luis Guillorme, Andy Painter, and many other major leaguers. What began for Bradley as a solution to training small-roster teams evolved into a thrilling new form of baseball that drives players to improve all phases of their game while making it fun, exciting, and hugely entertaining.
Get all the essentials of the 7-game in The 7-Player Baseball Revolution. The book contains 10 brief chapters covering everything from the game’s 7 simple rules, to expert approaches to hitting, fielding, pitching, and baserunning, to relays, game situations, and improving players’ baseball IQ. Dozens of diagrams and photos illustrate proper positioning and technique.
Whether you're coaching a 15-player travel team or looking to recapture the love for the game that you once had, 7-Player Baseball provides exactly the shot of adrenaline that you need. Join the revolution!
Introduction: Why a 7-Player Game?
1. 7 Players, 7 Simple Rules
2. Positions in the 7-Player Game
3. Hitting: Play the Space, Not the Opponent
4. Fielding: Run Reduction and Run Prevention
5. Pitching: Commanding Zones, Minimizing Rallies
6. Baserunning: Taking Charge of the Action
8. Baseball Situations
9. Inside Baseball
10. 7-Player and the Future of Baseball