Dan Russell is recognized as the real deal in the wrestling world. He's a four-time NCAA Champion and four-time Academic All-American. He was an Olympic alternate for the 1992 and 1996 Olympics and named the 1995 Unofficial Champion of the World after winning the Ivan Poddubny Tournament at the time, the second U.S. athlete to ever do so. Dan was the 2004 Olympic wrestling coach for Guam and Olympic Solidarity Instructor for Palau and Federated States of Micronesia. He taught for several years at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Dan is the senior pastor at Battle Ground Foursquare Church in Battle Ground, Washington. He is also a motivational speaker at colleges, businesses and church groups around the world.
Written by expert Dan Russell, Baseball Hitting Mechanics Explained is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource for coaches, parents, and players seeking to improve all aspects of hitting. The book comes complete with dozens of detailed and effective batting drills and 50 color photographs in order to cover everything a batter could ever want to know about hitting a baseball.
Below are some of the many topics the book covers:
- Bat Discipline
- Having a Strategy
- Knowing the Strike Zone
- Bat Weight and Length
- The Grip
- The Feet
- Measuring the Strike Zone
- Measuring the Sweet Spot
- Bat Positions
- Hand Speed and Elbows
- Bat Speed
- Contact Hitting
- Bunting – Sacrifice and Drag
From the simple mechanics of how to field a ground ball, to the proper technique used for turning a double play, Coach Russell employs a simple building block model of teaching players how to execute these plays properly and safely. Coach Russell also includes dozens of skill building drills for each player, including blocking drills for the catcher, ball tracking drills for the outfielder, and footwork and tagging drills for all of the infielders. This book comes complete with dozens of photos to illustrate the proper techniques to be employed on every play.
Along with Coach Russell’s other books, this books is a must-have for any player or coach looking to improve all aspects of baseball mechanics.
After describing rights theory, Russell locates Aboriginal self-government as a cultural right, and illustrates how the entitlements of Aboriginal women, an Aboriginal ethic, and collective rights, which are protected by self-governance, may conflict with the Canadian Charter of Rights.
A People's Dream is a persuasive examination of how treaty-making in Canada, in particular the 1998 Nisga'a Treaty, has been used as a tool for achieving self-government, but why this approach should be avoided. As well, Russell examines recommendations by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and provides an enlightening comparison of those recommendations with the terms of the 1992 Charlottetown Accord.