Coach s Guide to Game Winning Softball Drills

Coach s Guide to Game Winning Softball Drills Author Michele Smith
ISBN-10 9780071744607
Year 2008-02-28
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional

“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

Defensive Softball Drills Author Jacquie Joseph
ISBN-10 088011715X
Year 1998
Pages 181
Language en
Publisher Human Kinetics

" 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. "

Softball Pitching Edge

Softball Pitching Edge Author Cheri Kempf
ISBN-10 0736084320
Year 2014
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Human Kinetics

A guide for coaches and pitchers, Kempf goes beyond the basics of female softball as she covers pre-motion presentation, stance, posture, timing, location and speed. Advice is given on the correct choice of pitch illustrated with drawings.

Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully

Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully Author Kathy J. Veroni
ISBN-10 0736060103
Year 2006
Pages 221
Language en
Publisher Human Kinetics

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.

Practice Perfect Softball

Practice Perfect Softball Author National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA)
ISBN-10 9781492513544
Year 2016-05-27
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Human Kinetics

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.

A League of Your Own

A League of Your Own Author Jenn Starkey
ISBN-10 0692458018
Year 2016-03-24
Pages 274
Language en

Imagine if your teen athlete had a game plan-a step-by-step guide to help her build confidence in sports, school and in each area of her life. Jenn Starkey's breakthrough book, A League of Your Own is a game plan for success and confidence on and off the field for the teen girl athlete. This interactive book includes interview with 12 amazing female athletes who share the behind the scenes story of what it takes to make it to the top and online access to additional training and resources valued at $297. Topics include: Secrets to build confidence and inner strength to overcome any challenge How to become more recruitable, make great friends that support your goals and how to communicate better with parents and mentors. How to be more athletic and prevent painful injuries How to be a leader in any situation, even if you are "not the best" athlete on the team. PLUS! Your athlete will read inspirational stories from teen athletes ages 10-16. A League of Your Own is an indispensable book for teen athletes, parents and coaches!

Fast Pitch Softball Fundamentals

Fast Pitch Softball Fundamentals Author Dick Smith
ISBN-10 1930546688
Year 2004
Pages 217
Language en
Publisher Wish Pub

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.

The Eternal Quest for God

The Eternal Quest for God Author Julio Savi
ISBN-10 0853982953
Year 1989-01-01
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher George Ronald Pub Limited

Profoundly conceived and meticulously researched, this book ranges over the sacred texts of the Baha'i to explore the deepest questions of existence: God, evolution, and the human soul. (World Religions)

The Spook who Sat by the Door

The Spook who Sat by the Door Author Sam Greenlee
ISBN-10 0814322468
Year 1990
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Wayne State University Press

The CIA's first Black officer uses his training in organizing a ghetto army to destroy white America

Bluebook 60 Fastpitch Softball Rules 2017

Bluebook 60   Fastpitch Softball Rules 2017 Author Billy Martin
ISBN-10 154244036X
Year 2017-01-08
Pages 114
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Blue Book 60 provides the ultimate teaching and reference tool for Umpires, Coaches, and Players that need to understand the nuances of fast pitch softball rules. This 100+ page guide covers complete references with detailed explanations of NCAA (collegiate), NFHS (high school), USA Softball (formerly ASA) and USSSA travel team softball rules. Blue Book 60 is the top rated fast pitch rules guide in publication for 9 seasons now in the US and Canada. If you're a COACH: This guide explains fastpitch rules in an easy to consume format for any level. If you're an ATHLETE: Learn the rules to get an edge on the competition, very easily using the Blue Book 60. If you're a PARENT: Learn the rules before to be a better educated fan and support your teams. If you're an UMPIRE: This guide is a must read, especially if you work multiple levels and need to remember different codes. Additionally the appendix contains several nice umpire tools to help you have better pregame discussions with your partners. 100% of all proceeds go directly toward educating coaches and umpires and also provide officiating scholarships through the non-profit "Zebra Foundation." (http: // Additions and updates can be found at http: // For more officiating resources (basketball and softball) visit "60 Seconds on Officiating" at http: // and http: //

Armored Cav

Armored Cav Author Tom Clancy
ISBN-10 1101002263
Year 1994-11-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin

A penetrating look inside an armored cavalry regiment -- the technology, the strategies, and the people . . . profiled by Tom Clancy. His first non-fiction book, Submarine, captured the reality of life aboard a nuclear warship. Now, the #1 bestselling author of Clear and Present Danger and Without Remorse portrays today's military as only army personnel can know it. With the same compelling, you-are-there immediacy of his acclaimed fiction, Tom Clancy provides detailed descriptions of tanks, helicopters, artillery, and more -- the brilliant technology behind the U. S. Army. He captures military life -- from the drama of combat to the daily routine -- with total accuracy, and reveals the roles and missions that have in recent years distinguished our fighting forces. Armored Cav includes: Descriptions of the M1A2 Main Battle Tank, the AH-64A Apache Attack Helicopter, and more An interview with General Frederick Franks Strategies behind the Desert Storm account Exclusive photograph, illustrations and diagrams PLUS: From West Point cadet to Desert Storm commander . . . an interview with a combat cavalry officer on the rise.