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

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.

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. "

101 Offensive Softball Drills

Author: Sue Enquist
Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
ISBN: 1585183474
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

101 drills for developing offensive softball skills.Covers lower body hitting drills, upper body hittingdrills, combination hitting drills, batting tee, softtoss, timing and rhythm, bunting, baserunning, sliding,mental drills and much more.

Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully

Author: Kathy J. Veroni
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736060103
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Field a winning fastpitch softball team year after year with the knowledge and insights of a coaching legend! Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfullyprovides 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 Successfullyis 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.

Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball

Author: Rainer Martens
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736094061
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Hall of Famer Rainer Martens has been playing softball for over 45 years. He currently coaches and plays for the Florida Legends—winners of over 80 national championships in the last 20 years. Although many books focus on fastpitch softball, this is the first comprehensive guide for slowpitch softball played by more than 13 million in the U.S. Includes over 200 photos and a 45-minute DVD that presents demonstrations of offensive and defensive techniques and tactics. Original.

Softball Skills Drills 2nd Edition

Author: Judi Garman
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450429153
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball

Author: Robert B. Benson
ISBN: 0736086293
Release Date: 2010

Develop a team's fundamental skills including fielding, catching, throwing and hitting, with the "Survival Guide"'s collection of the game's best youth drills. Also included is a section on pitching instruction and the ready-to-use practice plans will help the reader get the most out of every practice.

Coaching Girls Softball

Author: Kathy Strahan
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 0761532501
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation

We had a battle of magic at Odd Street School! A magician came to do a show and he tried to hatch a scary Zombie Bird out of a silver egg. Eekyfreak! But thanks to Bianca's trombone, a secret trapdoor, and Martha being invisible ... the Zombie Bird turned out to be the funniest thing ever ha ha! (If you're scared of magic like our friend Ellie, don't worry. This book won't turn you into a frog. Or a rabbit!) Hope you like it, and thanks for reading this BLURB!

Practice Perfect Softball

Author: National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA)
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492532880
Release Date: 2016-08-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Add Practice Perfect Softball to your dugout and begin your journey to a championship season. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has put together an all-star lineup of coaches, including Connie Clark, Jo Evans, Rachel Lawson, Ken Eriksen, Donna Papa, Julie Lenhart, Lonni Alameda, Dot Richardson, and Beverly Smith.

Training for Speed Agility and Quickness 3E

Author: Brown, Lee
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450468701
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The ultimate training resource for athletes and coaches includes more than 262 exercises and drills, programming, and exclusive access to online video library. Assessments provide parameters for individual programs and sport-specific training.

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.