Coach's Guide to Game-Winning Softball Drills: Developing the Essential Skills in Every Player
“Mastering these drills will arm your players with one of the biggest intangibles necessary to perform well--confidence.” --Michele Smith Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame pitcher Michele Smith throws one right down the middle with this big collection of more than 250 skill-building drills developed especially for coaches of fast-pitch recreation league, travel ball, and high school softball players, ages eight to eighteen. Straight from the Michele Smith Gold Camps and Clinics, these drills are designed to give you all the tools you need to teach the entire range of offensive and defensive softball skills. With Michele's expert guidance and instruction, you'll coach your players to: Master the mechanics of footwork for fielding with hustle Swing for the fences and hit the fastest pitches Catch the ball proactively and throw it quickly and accurately to its target Defend the infield and outfield with speed and confidence Run the bases swiftly and strategically Refine fast-pitch skills so they can windmill like Michele And much more
Packed with 175 drills straight from the practice sessions of the game's most successful programs, The Softball Drill Book will add variety to your practices and precision to your game-day performances. The comprehensive collection covers every aspect of the game. From warm-up to conditioning, throwing to hitting, bunting to base-running, you'll find drills to improve position skill and team execution - all from college coaches and programs that have won 13 NCAA Women's College World Series titles and dozens of NCAA regional tournament titles. Contributors include:-Louie Berndt, Florida State-Carol Bruggeman, Louisville-Yvette Girouard, Louisiana State-Michelle Gromacki, Cal State Fullerton-Deanna Gumpf, Notre Dame-Carol Hutchins, Michigan-Kelly Inouye-Perez, UCLA-Jay Miller, Mississippi State-Jennifer Ogee, Nebraska-Kim Sowder, Long Beach State-Heather Tarr, Washington-Michelle Venturella, Iowa-Kirk Walker, Oregon State-Margie Wright, Fresno StateOne look at the names above and it is clear, The Softball Drill Book is your blueprint for championship practices.
Looking for the ultimate book to help you learn and master softball's essential skills? Look no further than the guide that has helped develop the game's top players and most successful teams. This new edition of Softball Skills & Drills is completely updated with more skills, more drills and strategies, and more of the stellar instruction that have made it the top-selling title on the sport. Judi Garman, one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history, teams with Cal State Fullerton's Michelle Gromacki to share their secrets to developing and mastering every aspect of the game. With step-by-step instruction, full-color photo sequences, technique tips, and unique insight into the game, you'll learn every fundamental skill: -Hitting -Bunting -Slap Hitting -Baserunning -Sliding -Fielding -Throwing -Pitching -Catching And with over 230 of the game's best drills, coverage of team offense and defense, pitch selection, pitch recognition, and in-game strategies, Softball Skills and Drills is simply the most comprehensive and practical guide on the sport. Whether striving to become a complete player or preparing your team for another championship run, Softball Skills &Drills is the one book you cannot be without.
Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball (Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Sports Series)
SUPERANNO More than 1.6 million youth participate in softball and each year thousands of first-time coaches take on the daunting task of teaching them how to play the game. Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball offers coaches the tools they need to build a successful team that develops players while offering a positive experience to all involved. Here are the most relevant tools for teaching, coaching and developing young softball players--presented in an accessible, lighthearted manner! Original.
Field a winning fastpitch softball team year after year with the knowledge and insights of a coaching legend! Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully provides the guidance and technical expertise you need in order to build and maintain a competitive team, covering every facet of leading a squad on the field and developing a program off of it.Hall of Fame coach Kathy Veroni, who has won more than 1,250 fastpitch games in her career, and pitching expert Roanna Brazier share their insights and experiences in this authoritative, comprehensive guide to coaching fastpitch softball. From developing a coaching philosophy and planning for the season to teaching the skills and tactics of the game, you will find proven formulas for success within these pages.With practice and conditioning plans, administrative forms, sample scouting charts, tactics for dozens of game situations, and more than 130 drills, Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully is the most complete resource available for aspiring and experienced coaches alike. Take advantage of the authors' expertise to gain a winning edge over your competition.
For more than a decade, coaches have relied on one classic resource for their every coaching need. Featuring the advice, wisdom, and insights from the sport's legendary coaches, The Softball Coaching Bible, Volume I, has become the essential guide for coaches at every level worldwide. The Softball Coaching Bible, Volume II, picks up where the first volume left off, providing more instruction, guidance, recommendations, and expertise for every aspect of the sport. The NFCA has put together another stellar lineup of coaches who share the guidance that helped them establish such well-respected softball programs: Patty Gasso Jeanne Tostenson-Scarpello Chris Bellotto George Wares Kris Herman Bob Ligouri Karen Weekly Elaine Sortino Frank Griffin Bonnie Tholl Michelle Venturella Beth Torina Jenny Allard Ehren Earleywine Erica Beach Stacey Nuveman John Tschida Teena Murray Donna Papa Carol Bruggeman Kyla Holas Kelly Inouye-Perez Sandy Montgomery Rachel Lawson Kristi Bredbenner Deanna Gumpf It's all here--developing players, building a winning program, assessing and refining essential skills and techniques, and incorporating the most effective strategies for any opponent or in-game situation. If you coach the sport and want a competitive edge in today's game,...
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35 Competitive Drills to Build a Complete Infielder
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with Shonda Stanton, Marshall University Head Coach; the winningest coach in Marshall softball history; 2013 Conference USA Tournament Champions; 3x Conference champions; former Coach for the Akron Racers of the Women's Professional Fastpitch League. Good infielders are athletic, can move q...