The Softball Drill Book

Author: Kirk Walker
Publisher: Human Kinetics 1
ISBN: 0736084789
Release Date: 2007
Genre: GAMES

The Softball Drill Book contains the same drills that 14 elite U.S. softball coaches have used to help their teams capture 13 NCAA Division I titles and dozens of NCAA regional championships. Margie Wright, Yvette Girouard, and Carol Hutchins, each of whom have amassed more than 1,000 career wins--along with contributors from legendary programs such as UCLA and Florida State--team up to share the most authoritative collection of softball drills ever assembled. This comprehensive collection features 180 drills for individual and position-specific fundamentals, as well as warming up, training, and team tactics. Each drill is presented with a description of purpose, organization, execution, variations, and coaching points, along with photographs and diagrams to enhance instructional clarity. The progressively arranged sequence of drills further optimizes learning and helps readers make the most of every practice.

Defensive Softball Drills

Author: Jacquie Joseph
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 088011715X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Sports & Recreation

" Many successful softball teams boast a sweet-swinging slugger or a ""can't-touch-this"" starting pitcher, but softball teams that win championships are built on a framework of solid team defense. In Defensive Softball Drills, Coach Jacquie Joseph provides coaches with 66 proven drills for building this framework. She presents drills for learning and mastering skills at each position and for molding players into a finely tuned defensive unit. Recent trends in the sport-livelier balls, increased bat technology, the left-hand slapper, and, at the collegiate level, the greater distance from the pitching mound to the plate-have resulted in more offense. Defensive Softball Drillsprovides the practice tools to counteract those advantages to give teams the winning edge. All of the drills are accompanied by coaching points and detailed illustrations. The book also includes a handy drill finder for locating drills to work on specific areas and situations. The drills focus on: - eliminating the big inning - perfecting ball-catching skills - employing an aggressive defensive style - working on the mental aspect of defense The drills are geared toward middle and advanced level fastpitch players, but slowpitch players and beginning fastpitch players will benefit from them, too. "

The Ultimate Softball Drill Book

Author: Richard Trimble
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 1629078360
Release Date: 2013-11
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Includes drills for hitting, pitching and other facets of the game as well as for indoor practices and preseason tryouts.

Coaching Youth Softball

Author: American Sport Education Program
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736062580
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Fun, safety, and effective instruction are the focus of the fourth edition of Coaching Youth Softball, helping you create an environment that promotes learning, cultivates a love of the game, and motivates your athletes to come out for the team year after year. Numerous coaching books present the skills and drills of softball. But here's a book that teaches you how to convey those skills to your athletes in an engaging and positive manner. Endorsed by Babe Ruth Softball, Coaching Youth Softball is focused on teaching offensive and defensive skills through gamelike drills, which sets it apart from the current lineup of softball coaching books. The fourth edition includes 12 new drills and 37 age-specific coaching tips that are sure to jump-start your practices, all in a reorganized format geared for sequential learning and quick reference. Coaching Youth Softball's double play of softball fundamentals and essential coaching skills, like communicating with parents and officials, motivating players, and preparing for games and practices, makes this book a must-read as you prepare to meet the challenges and enjoy the rewards of coaching young athletes.

Focused for Fastpitch

Author: Gloria Solomon
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736050841
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Maximize your softball abilities with Focused for Fastpitch! This collection of 80 drills combines fastpitch-specific drills with mental training, ensuring peak performance come game time. Focused for Fastpitch provides the tools to sharpen concentration at the plate, stay more alert in the field and on the base paths, and shut out distractions in the circle. Use it to establish a winning mental game for championship-level performance.

Baseball and Softball Drills

Author: Dirk Baker
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476633152
Release Date: 2018-11-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

 Written for coaches, this book—in its expanded third edition—presents more than 200 baseball and softball games and activities for preschoolers through college age, focusing on teaching, improvement of skills and enjoyment. Games emphasizing base running, bunting, catching, fielding, hitting, throwing and pitching are covered. Each section reviews fundamentals, introduces creative skills and drills for group practice, and details the age group, objective, equipment and rules for each activity.

Softball Skills Drills

Author: Judi F. Garman
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492583059
Release Date: 2018-11-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Coach s Guide to Game Winning Softball Drills

Author: Michele Smith
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071744607
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation

“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

Youth Baseball Softball Drills Plays and Situations Handbook

Author: Bob Swope
Publisher: Bob Swope, Jacobob Press
ISBN: 9780977281787
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Swope presents 147 drills, plays, and diagrams, all numbered for easy reference between coaches. He covers all the basic offensive, defensive, and situation fundamentals one needs to get started.

The Complete Book Of Softball Drills

Author: Gary Leland
Publisher: Fastpitch TV Network
Release Date: 2013-12-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Great practice drills for fastpitch softball players. This book has drills for base running, pitching, hitting, catching, and fielding. Brought to you by Gary Leland publisher of the Fastpitch Softball TV Network. Gary's teams won the 14 and under, and the 15 and under Texas USSSA State championships back to back. His teams came in fourth and fifth in the USSSA National Championships for 14 under, and 15 under. Now he shares some of the drills his team used while training his fastpitch softball team. It seems like a lifetime ago, but I still remember when I started coaching my daughters fastpitch softball team. I had played a little baseball growing up, and some slowpitch softball along the way too. I soon found out two things. One is that fastpitch softball was a sport of its own. While so many thing are the same. There are many thing that are different in fastpitch softball than baseball, or slowpitch softball. Two is that I knew nothing about coaching fastpitch softball players at all. Playing sports had not really taught me how to coach. One of the main things new coaches are looking for is information. This book is my attempt to provide another source for that information. While I admit I did not come up with these fastpitch softball drills. Many of them have probably been used for years, and years. What I did was find many of the great drills I used with my players while coaching. Then I wrote them in an easy to understand format. Trying to make them easy to learn and use. While this may be a guide for coaches to help their young players, this is also be a great resource for parents hoping to help their daughters become better fastpitch softball players.


Author: Diane L. Potter
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736059539
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Improve your play at the plate, on the base paths, and in the field by mastering the essentials of the game. Softball: Steps to Successoffers a comprehensive, progressive approach that combines in-depth instruction, crisp illustrations, and 127 drills. Any player can become fundamentally sound and be ready to take the field. You'll find detailed instruction on every individual skill necessary for success in the game: catching, throwing, fielding, pitching, hitting, and baserunning. This updated edition also includes these features: -Responsibilities of each position on the field and every batter in the lineup -Offensive and defensive tactics for specific game situations -Emphasis on the short game, covering five types of bunts and the running slap hit -An expanded section on pitching that includes seven types of pitches for modified-pitch, slow-pitch, and fastpitch games -Skill-development drills with assessment scoring systems to gauge progress along the way Hits, runs, putouts, and double plays are at your fingertips. With Softball: Steps to Success, part of the popular Steps to Success Series that has sold more than 1.5 million copies, your performance on the diamond will shine.

Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills

Author: American Sport Education Program
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 073605376X
Release Date: 2008-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills" goes beyond technical skills such as catching and hitting to the tactical skills that will help your players make smart in-game decisions that build a winning team. Endorsed by the American Fastpitch Coaches Association, this is "the" resource for coaching softball at the high school level.

Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully

Author: Kathy J. Veroni
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492583820
Release Date: 2018-11-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Field a winning fastpitch softball team year after year with the knowledge and insights of a coaching legend! CoachingFastpitch 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.

Softball Skills and Drills

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1
ISBN: 9781450404815
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Softball

This guide 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 softball.