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“Bill has hit a grand slam with The Coaches Playbook. I recommend this book to all who teach, train, or coach baseball players.”

Dick Birmingham
Hall of Fame Coach at National and State Levels

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“Bill Seamon has written a comprehensive book on developing a philosophy of coaching. He covers all the basics and challenges us to develop our own [methods]. I have already incorporated some of his ideas into my practice schedule. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to coach baseball at any level.”

Guy Simmons
Richland College, Head Baseball Coach

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“I strongly recommend this book as a must read for anyone who coaches baseball. Bill does an outstanding job in bringing real time coaching examples to this book that should be included in [every] baseball library.”

Ron Davini
Executive Director NHSBCA
High School Baseball Coach, 41 years
Head Baseball Coach Corona del Sol HS (Tempe, AZ) 28 years

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“Having coached 42 years (37 at the high school varsity level), I found [this book to be] a resource that challenged me to evaluate my own philosophies. Any time we take the time to re-think our philosophies, our approach, our organization, etc., it only benefits us, the coach, which in turn benefits our players and our program, top to bottom. This book would be helpful for any coach at any level but is a must for the new or fairly new varsity coach.”

Jerry Dawson
Chaparral HS (Scottsdale, AZ)

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“Bill Seamon has used his experiences coaching baseball and written this book with a holistic approach to coaching baseball. The Coaches Playbook is written in a manner that makes it an easy read, and Bill’s personal examples give the material meaning. I encourage every baseball coach to add The Coaches Playbook to their collection.”

TimThompson
Jefferson City High School Head Baseball Coach 1988-97
Jefferson City High School Athletic Director 2000-2008
MSHSAA Assistant Executive Director 2008-present

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“This is the most complete proposal of philosophy and methodology in coaching I have ever read. The thorough approach in The Coaches Playbook afforded by Bill Seamon’s character and years of experience make this a text that ought to be utilized by every college professor who’s offering methods courses related to coaching and teaching.”

Dave Klug
Milwaukee Braves Historian

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“Bill Seamon has written a book that provides useful information for a seasoned coach, but particularly for a coach just beginning his coaching career. It is a great resource for any level of coaching–no matter how many years one has been at the job. I only wish I had such a book to read when I started 51 years ago instead of having to learn on the job!”

Robert M. Colburn
Head Coach St. Andrew’s School, Delaware 51 years
Executive Director DE Baseball Coaches Association
Executive Secretary NHSBCA

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“Bill Seamon has demonstrated great leadership for baseball coaches at the local, state, and national levels. With this book, he continues his leadership role as he shares his personal insights in coaching and encourages each reader to analyze what they do with their teams. As I read this book, this saying [from L. Olson] came to mind: ‘A good coach goes by the book, but a great coach goes by the heart.’ With this book, Bill Seamon allows us to experience both.”

Craig Anderson
Pine Island (MN) High School coach

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“I think this is a great organizational tool from someone who’s been tuning his organizational skills for 30 years. I’ve known Bill’s passion for baseball for a long time, and it comes out in this book.”

Tom Bloemke
Missouri Tigers 1977-78
Cape Cod Collegiate League 1977
Drafted by Seattle Mariners 1977
Appalachian Class A League 1978

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“I thoroughly encourage not only coaches at all levels to read this book, but also parents of baseball players. The diversity of information appeals to everyone who has a connection with a team.”

Kaye Steineker
Owensville High School Communication Arts teacher, Webmaster, and parent of a baseball player

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“I coached three high school sports a year for 25 years. This book is a great organizational tool for ANY sport. Coach Seamon has done a great job of writing a book that any coach could easily adapt to his or her program.”

Randy Crowe
Owensville High School (sports coached: basketball, football, track)

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