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2019 NFHS Softball Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

October 04, 2018

Product Description
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Contains the official rules for softball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Coach's Guide to Game-Winning Softball Drills: Developing the Ess...
by , Lawrence Hsieh

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 28, 2008

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Customer Reviews
<p><b>“Mastering these drills will arm your players with one of the biggest intangibles necessary to perform well--confidence.”<br /><br />--Michele Smith</b></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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:</p> <ul><li>Master the mechanics of footwork for fielding with hustle</li> <li>Swing for the fences and hit the fastest pitches</li> <li>Catch the ball proactively and throw it quickly and accurately to its target</li> <li>Defend the infield and outfield with speed and confidence</li> <li>Run the bases swiftly and strategically</li> <li>Refine fast-pitch skills so they can windmill like Michele</li> <li>And much more</li> </ul>
The Softball Drill Book
by Kirk Walker

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

May 22, 2007

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<DIV><P>Packed with 175 drills straight from the practice sessions of the game's most successful programs, <I>The Softball Drill Book</I> will add variety to your practices and precision to your game-day performances. </P><P>The comprehensive collection covers every aspect of the game. From warm-up to conditioning, throwing to hitting, bunting to base-running, you'll find drills to improve position skill and team execution - all from college coaches and programs that have won 13 NCAA Women's College World Series titles and dozens of NCAA regional tournament titles. </P><P>Contributors include:</P><P>-Louie Berndt, Florida State</P><P>-Carol Bruggeman, Louisville</P><P>-Yvette Girouard, Louisiana State</P><P>-Michelle Gromacki, Cal State Fullerton</P><P>-Deanna Gumpf, Notre Dame</P><P>-Carol Hutchins, Michigan</P><P>-Kelly Inouye-Perez, UCLA</P><P>-Jay Miller, Mississippi State</P><P>-Jennifer Ogee, Nebraska</P><P>-Kim Sowder, Long Beach State</P><P>-Heather Tarr, Washington</P><P>-Michelle Venturella, Iowa</P><P>-Kirk Walker, Oregon State</P><P>-Margie Wright, Fresno State</P><P>One look at the names above and it is clear, <I>The Softball Drill Book</I> is your blueprint for championship practices. <BR /></P></DIV>
2019 Little League Softball® Official Regulations, Playing Rules...
by Little League Internation...

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

February 04, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
The 2019 Official Little League Softball® Rulebook includes: <br />- Significant Rule Changes for 2019<br />- General Information (Chartering, Divisions of Play, FAQs etc…) <br />- Official Regulations<br />- Field Diagrams<br />- Official Playing Rules<br />- Tournament Rules and Guidelines <br />- Operating Policies<br /><br />The book covers the Little League Tee Ball, Minor League, Major League, Junior League and Senior League Divisions.<br /><br />Visit LittleLeague.org/Rules for the more information about these rule updates.
Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself
by , Ann Killion

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

August 01, 2011

Product Description
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Throw Like a Girl inspires, motivates, and answers questions on issues that are specific to being a female athlete. Finch’s book addresses the entire life of today’s girl-not just fitness or physical preparation, but how to integrate the lessons of sports into life.
Practice Perfect Baseball
by American Baseball Coaches...

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

July 22, 2009

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<p> Successful seasons don’t begin on opening day. They begin long before, in the cages, gym, locker room, and practice field. There, consistency, execution, and teamwork form the foundations of powerhouse programs and championship titles. While most coaches understand the importance of practice, far fewer have perfected it year after year, team after team. </p><p>   </p><p> In <i>Practice Perfect Baseball,</i> the game’s premier collegiate coaches share their approaches, experiences, and philosophies on every facet of practice. This authoritative guide goes beyond the stretches and drills straight to the heart of winning—effort and attitude. From structuring sessions to evaluating practice performance, the vast information allows you to choose what you wish to implement in your program. You’ll find unique insights and invaluable advice from the all-star roster of contributors: </p><p>   </p><p> Ed Cheff </p><p> Pete Dunn </p><p> Dan Hartleb </p><p> Steve Jaksa </p><p> Tim Jamieson </p><p> Mark Johnson </p><p> Keith Madison </p><p> Sean McNally </p><p> Dave Perno </p><p> Gary Pullins </p><p> Terry Rooney </p><p> Dave Serrano </p><p> Gary Ward </p><p> Bob Warn </p><p>   </p><p> In <i>Practice Perfect Baseball,</i> you‘ll identify and establish a practice ethic, learn to assess team strengths, and develop players’ skills in the field, on the mound, or at the plate.  You’ll also learn to make the most of indoor practices, incorporate technology to perfect skills and evaluate performance, and prepare your team for upcoming opponents. </p><p>   </p><p> Developed by the American Baseball Coaches Association and edited by Bob Bennett, <i>Practice Perfect Baseball</i> is essential reading for every coach at every level of the sport. </p>
Building the High-Level Swing - Volume 3 Increase Productivity - ...
by Gary Barr

Language

English

Pages

101

Publication Date

June 27, 2019

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<p>Ever began coaching a team and wondered what to work on and in what order? Where to begin? How fast to progress? Considering the complexity of becoming a great hitter, these are tough questions.</p><p>These problems are solved for you in <em>Building a High Level Swing: A Step-by-Step Coaching Guide to Training Great Ballplayers for Baseball and Fast Pitch</em><em> Softball.</em></p><p>The good news is that becoming a great hitter is not reserved for a preordained few. By following the BRS training plan dreams of being one of the best at hitting a baseball or softball really will become a reality!</p><p>Whether you are a coach, a player, or parent looking to coach your son or daughter, Building the High Level Swing walks you through the process, systematically, for creating a swing built for power and productivity which will dominate at high school and college levels.</p><p>In the <em>Building the High-Level Swing</em> series (<em>Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4</em>) Building Rome Series (BRS) defines a proven process, a functional path, or “road map” for the training of baseball and fast pitch softball players. A process which coaches, parents and players of all ages can believe and have faith in, even through the proverbial highs and lows associated with sports skill development.</p><p><em>Building the High Level Swing</em> is the most detailed, all inclusive guide to hitting ever written. Hitting terms and the various hitting strategies used by accomplished hitters are precisely defined. Even a parent not familiar with the sport can follow along. No hitting topic is left uncovered, including today’s productivity maximizing optimization of ball exit speed, attack angles and launch angles.</p><p><strong><em>Universal</em></strong><strong> Fundamentals</strong></p><p>To become a great hitter, the first task is to figure out <em>what </em>expert performers’ do that makes them so good. The single biggest problem with developing hitters trying to learn to hit is their lack of understanding of <em>what</em> they are trying to achieve. If the inexperienced hitter has poor concepts they will simply get better at doing the wrong things.</p><p>BRS has done this work for you. <em>Building the High-Level Swing, Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 </em>identifies and describes <em>what</em> the best hitters do. These movements, executed by all great hitters, are classified as <em>Universal</em> fundamentals.</p><p><strong><em>Fit to Player</em></strong><strong> Techniques</strong></p><p>The swings of successful hitters vary substantially in many non-universal aspects. Each player has different strengths and weaknesses, physically and mentally. Some swing styles are more natural and a better “fit” for some hitters.</p><p>A primary goal of <em>Building the High-Level Swing, Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 </em>is to adjust the multitude of these non-universal techniques to be a good <em>Fit to Player</em>. BRS examines contrasting hitting strategies and a wide range of swing options, and then recommends how to best fit these choices to the individual athlete to maximize success.</p><p><strong>The Plan</strong></p><p>Just as Rome was constructed, hitting fundamentals are taught following an architectural plan.</p><p>In <em>Volume 3</em> <em>Increase Productivity </em>the architectural plan identifies methods, with each method “building” on the prior, to increase the percentage of hard hit balls and base hits. The goal of <em>Volume 3</em> is to bring the maximum bat speed generated in <em>Volume 1 and 2 </em>to the ball more productively.</p> <p> In this eBook, Chapter 14 Strategic (Plate) Approach, the hitter deliberately constructs, just as they have done with hitting techniques, the mental abilities to swing hard at good pitches. BRS details, using a step by step plan, how the hitter can balance the challenging goals of being selective, while remaining aggressive with their plate approach. </p>
Softball Skills & Drills
by , Michelle M. Gromacki

Language

English

Pages

314

Publication Date

August 17, 2010

Product Description
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<p> 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 <i>Softball Skills & Drills</i> 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. </p><p> 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. </p><p> With step-by-step instruction, full-color photo sequences, technique tips, and unique insight into the game, you’ll learn every fundamental skill: </p><p> •Hitting </p><p> •Bunting </p><p> •Slap Hitting </p><p> •Baserunning </p><p> •Sliding </p><p> •Fielding </p><p> •Throwing </p><p> •Pitching </p><p> •Catching </p><p> And with over 230 of the game’s best drills, coverage of team offense and defense, pitch selection, pitch recognition, and in-game strategies,<i> Softball Skills and Drills </i>is simply the most comprehensive and practical guide on the sport. </p><p> Whether striving to become a complete player or preparing your team for another championship run, <i>Softball Skills &</i><i>Drills</i> is the one book you cannot be without. </p>
2019 NFHS Softball Case Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

134

Publication Date

October 28, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Contains the official case plays for softball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level - 2019 Edition
by Catharine Aradi

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

January 28, 2019

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Called the “Bible of Fastpitch Recruiting” by youth coaches everywhere, this book (updated annually) has been a trusted resource for softball families and coaches for over 20 years!<br /><br /><i>Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level</i> provides readers with a step-by-step guide to the college search. It discusses what’s expected of college players and how to decide if playing in college is right for you; what it takes to be academically eligible; when and how to start contacting college coaches; how to identify your “wow factor” schools; why putting yourself in front of coaches is the key to a successful college search; how to showcase your softball skills in a video; what to expect during the recruiting process; and the realities of softball scholarships and financial aid. It also includes a list of over 1200 colleges with softball teams and much, much more!<br /><br />Who should use this book? <i>Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level</i> is essential for softball players who dream of playing in college, for parents who need to fully understand the ins and outs of recruiting, for youth coaches who want to help their players conduct a comprehensive and successful college search, and for High School Athletic Directors and counselors who need a helpful recruiting guide for their student athletes.<br /><br />About the Author<br /><i>Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level</i> was written by noted recruiting consultant Catharine Aradi. Over the past 25 years, Ms. Aradi has helped thousands of would-be college softball players find the colleges—and the teams—that were right for them! (You can visit her website at www.fastpitchrecruiting.com)<br /><br />Here’s what readers say about her book:<br /><br />“Solve the mysteries of the recruiting process with this step-by-step, easy-to-understand book that will give your athlete the best chance of being recruited to play softball in college. I am so glad to have found this resource!”— Parents of a high school player<br /><br />“This book helped guide our family through the complicated maze of collegiate recruiting and finding the right school for our daughter.”— Parents of a Division I college player<br /><br />“Recruiting can make parents and players confused, frantic and anxious. This book kept us on track, reminded us of our goals, and provided many good insights. It was money well spent.”— Parents of an Ivy League student-athlete<br /><br />“Ms. Aradi seems to know literally everything about how the college search works, and she has no agenda other than helping young women find the right place to play softball in college if that is their dream!”— Parent of a Div. III college player<br /><br />“I tell everyone who will listen that you have to buy this book. It's really the best softball recruiting investment you can make!”— Parent of a Div. II college player<br /><br />“Cathi's process as it's laid out in this book is spot on for the softball recruiting world these days. We are fortunate—as a well-established organization—to get into the best tournaments. But following Cathi’s guidelines gets the coaches out there to specifically see our athletes!”— Recruiting Coordinator for a top California travel program<br />

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