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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Softball Skills Drills

Author: Judi Garman
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 0736033645
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Discusses the fundamentals of the game including catching, throwing, pitching, hitting, and base running for players to achieve their potential as individuals and team players.

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 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.

Practice Perfect Softball

Author: National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA)
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492513544
Release Date: 2016-05-27
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.

The Baseball Drill Book

Author: American Baseball Coaches Association
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736050833
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Offers 198 activities for baseball players' training. Covers drills for warm-up, throwing, catching, base running, hitting, pitching, and fielding.

Fast Pitch Softball Fundamentals

Author: Dick Smith
Publisher: Wish Pub
ISBN: 1930546688
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Written for fast-pitch softball coaches and players of both genders and ages, this book looks at the details that transform strong skills into great plays and good players into great team members.

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.