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.

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.

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.

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. "

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.

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
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 0736078835
Release Date: 2009-10-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

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.

The Baseball Coaching Bible

Author: Jerry Kindall
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736001611
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Education

Covers all aspects of coaching baseball including creating effective practive sessions, motivating players, and building a successful program.

Coaching Youth Softball

Author: American Sport Education Program
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736062580
Release Date: 2007-01-01
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 Softballis 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.

Training for Speed Agility and Quickness

Author: Lee E. Brown
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736058735
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Training for Speed, Quickness, and Agility is a comprehensive resource for developing sport performance. With more than 200 drills for athlete development, accompanied by video-on-demand demonstrations of proper technique, this resource is an essential guide for athletes and coaches alike. It features training programs specifically tailored to 14 different sports. Original.

Winning Baseball

Author: Trent Mongero
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1402758081
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Sports & Recreation

From age-appropriate drills to motivation strategies, this step-by-step guide to youth baseball offers all the information parents and coaches need to help young players reach their full potential.