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Overcoming the Bench
A Baseball Guide to Players, Coaches & Parents

Overview


"Overcoming the Bench," is intended to give aspiring Baseball and Softball players the confidence to work hard and stay true to your commitments. Also, there is a great inside look on the mechanics of the swing and what it takes to be a student-athlete. Subscribe to the Bobby Brown Baseball YouTube channel to learn more drills on the fundamentals of the game!

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Description


Gifted from a young age to play baseball, Bobby Brown longed for the opportunity to be in the MLB. With the support of his parents, Bobby's talents flourished, and he became one of the best players in San Diego. He played at one of the toughest high school programs in the country under Head Coach - Sam Blalock at Rancho Bernardo High School. Bobby's success in High School led him to the University of Arizona, where he learned he was not the only player with talent. Little did Bobby know, he would not get an opportunity to be an everyday starter until his fifth, and final year where his team won the 2012 College World Series. His success in his final year in college led him to sign a professional contract with the Kansas City Royals, where he played two minor league seasons. Though he is not playing anymore, Bobby is now giving back by coaching youth players. In his book, "Overcoming the Bench," Bobby tells a story of perseverance and commitment. Today, with so many athletes bouncing around from one school to the next, Bobby shows how hard work and patience will eventually pay off by sticking it out. Bobby also looks to educate parents and coaches on the two most difficult aspects of baseball, the mental side of the game, and hitting. In addition, he gives interesting insight in what it is like to play in the minor leagues, something not widely written about. Bobby hopes his story can help aspiring ball players achieve their dream of playing professionally one day.
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About the author


Bobby Brown is a husband, father, and baseball coach. He is a former minor league baseball player for the Kansas City Royals, and student-athlete at the University of Arizona. In 2012 he earned his degree in History, and won the 2012 College World Series. Bobby has used his wealth of experience in baseball to coach and mentor young athletes in hopes they will achieve their dreams.

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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Sports

Language:English

Pages:96

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781098318284


Overview


"Overcoming the Bench," is intended to give aspiring Baseball and Softball players the confidence to work hard and stay true to your commitments. Also, there is a great inside look on the mechanics of the swing and what it takes to be a student-athlete. Subscribe to the Bobby Brown Baseball YouTube channel to learn more drills on the fundamentals of the game!

Read more

Description


Gifted from a young age to play baseball, Bobby Brown longed for the opportunity to be in the MLB. With the support of his parents, Bobby's talents flourished, and he became one of the best players in San Diego. He played at one of the toughest high school programs in the country under Head Coach - Sam Blalock at Rancho Bernardo High School. Bobby's success in High School led him to the University of Arizona, where he learned he was not the only player with talent. Little did Bobby know, he would not get an opportunity to be an everyday starter until his fifth, and final year where his team won the 2012 College World Series. His success in his final year in college led him to sign a professional contract with the Kansas City Royals, where he played two minor league seasons. Though he is not playing anymore, Bobby is now giving back by coaching youth players. In his book, "Overcoming the Bench," Bobby tells a story of perseverance and commitment. Today, with so many athletes bouncing around from one school to the next, Bobby shows how hard work and patience will eventually pay off by sticking it out. Bobby also looks to educate parents and coaches on the two most difficult aspects of baseball, the mental side of the game, and hitting. In addition, he gives interesting insight in what it is like to play in the minor leagues, something not widely written about. Bobby hopes his story can help aspiring ball players achieve their dream of playing professionally one day.

Read more

About the author


Bobby Brown is a husband, father, and baseball coach. He is a former minor league baseball player for the Kansas City Royals, and student-athlete at the University of Arizona. In 2012 he earned his degree in History, and won the 2012 College World Series. Bobby has used his wealth of experience in baseball to coach and mentor young athletes in hopes they will achieve their dreams.

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Book Reviews

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Alex
Attention Parents Wow. I can't remember the last time I finished a book in one sitting. This should be mandatory reading for those with children interested in sports. It's a thoughful story about Bobby's personal experience as an aspiring athlete, minor league player, and successful coach. You will gain insight into the underbelly of collegiate sports, and learn how to best prepare your child for a successful future. Side note- check out how buff he is in his youtube instructional videos. Swoon. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXYIeoRh66mHUtvAml8OiWw?app=desktop. Read more
Jeffrey
Overcoming the Bench - review This is a personal account by Bobby Brown of growing up playing baseball at a high level while dreaming of playing in the big leagues. He has created an honest narrative that shares the ups and downs along the way. The insights and anecdotes that he shares are insightful and heartfelt. This book also provides good insights for parents and coaches, as well as for young players. This is a journey in which the entire family must participate. The book ends with coaching highlights that are a must read for parents, players and coaches at all levels of the game. Read more
Kathy
Worthwhile read I just finished this book. It delivers a message of patience, perseverance and where those traits can take you. It was good to hear Bobby Brown's message in his own words describing his journey through the ins and outs of baseball from childhood up through his time with the Kansas City Royals. He provides practical information for coaches and hitters. I admit I am not well versed in the art of hitting but the chapter outlining the technique and situational hitting was interesting for this ignorant reader. Take a look coaches and hitters. You'll learn something worthwhile. Read more
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