Give your children a head start on the field and off with The Hometown All Stars books
It all starts with a bedtime story!
As a coach, I see kids showing up at their first practice not knowing what home plate is. They don’t even know which direction to run. The Hometown All Stars series helps children learn beginning sports skills with real-life coaching techniques, combined with an educational and FUN storyline. The books encourage kids to get out of the house and get moving, giving them (and their parents) the tools to do so with confidence. Besides the obvious benefits of physical activity, The Hometown All Stars series includes important concepts, like sportsmanship, leadership, playing by the rules, motivation, winning and losing, teamwork, and strategy, helping to re-enforce many important life lessons.
THE BOOK SERIES
NICK’S VERY FIRST DAY OF BASEBALL
The first book in the series teaches age-appropriate steps to play t-ball and be involved in the community.
MAGIC BAT DAY
Batting is the most fun of all skills and drills! This book concept shows techniques on how to hold the bat and where to stand.
THANK GOODNESS IT’S T-BALL DAY!
This is the 3rd book in the series that teaches children sports skills using real coaching techniques.
AMIRA CAN CATCH!
Learning to play a sport requires patience, humility, hard work, and cooperation. These skills are taught in the 4th book of the series.
T-Ball Instructional Videos Compliment the Books
HOW TO THROW A BASEBALL
HOW TO HIT A BASEBALL
HOW TO WARM UP
COACH IN THE CLASSROOM
What people are Saying about the books
Kids, parents, and educational instructors LOVE The Hometown All Stars book series. See what they all have to say about the books.
Tis' the season of giving, spreading joy and enjoying time with the family. And what better way to get it started than by shopping for the perfect tree! The true dilemma...trying to get 3 kids to agree on one tree. IMPOSSIBLE! Every where we turned there was yet...read more
Happy Throwback Thursday! I've done a lot in my many years and this is one of my favorite memories. Check out the photos below from the day I arranged for Yankee Legend Tommy John to come visit the Mountain Valley Little League team and 12-year-old Miles got to go...read more
Tis' the season of giving...officially my favorite time of the year! And not only is The Hometown All Stars team doing the Double Play Gumball Game where you could win huge prizes, we're donating books to children in need. When you buy a book between now and December...read more
There's nothing I and the rest of the of The Hometown All Stars gang loves more that fan mail...especially when it comes from talented artists like the one who sent us this wonderful drawing below! Thank you so much to the young artist from Pennsylvania. I'm so...read more
Guess what....I'm going to Barnes & Nobles! Yes...The Hometown All Stars team has been residents of Barnes & Noble for awhile. Now the coach is joining them and we have plans to have a lot of fun! It's time for The Hometown All Stars Double Play (Gum) Ball...read more
Did anyone happen to notice who hit a double against the infamous Matt Harvey, the Met’s hero, all amped up to get the last three outs and join only one other starter to finish a complete game shutout-in a decisive closeout game? (Curt Schilling was the other) Matt...read more
Redemption! You have a big game today! Remember the feeling? Now it is the 8th inning with 2 outs and the score is all tied up. There is the pitch and you're secretly repeating to yourself, "Please don’t hit it to me, please don’t hit it to me, please don’t hit it to...read more
Being a volunteer coach to kids is about more than just teaching them the basics of the sport. I've talked before about how when you're coaching kids sports you are also teaching them about the importance of teamwork while improving their self esteem. However,...read more
It's about time for one of the best holidays of the year for kids...Halloween! The costumes are ready, the candy bags and pumpkin heads are set out and waiting for candy, and the neighborhood "Trick or Treat" route has been chosen. Now that the plans have been made...read more