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1. Coaching Youth Softball:A Baffled
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2. Coaching Tee Ball : The Baffled
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3. Fastpitch Softball : The Windmill
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4. The Little League Guide to Tee
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5. Coaching Girls' Softball: From
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6. Softball Skills & Drills
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7. 101 Offensive Softball Drills
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8. Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully
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9. The Softball Pitching Edge
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10. The Softball Coaching Bible
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11. A Guide for Young Softball Pitchers
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12. Softball Pitching Fundamentals
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13. Defensive Softball Drills
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1. Coaching Youth Softball:A Baffled Parent's Guide
by JacquieJoseph
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Asin: 0071368256
Catlog: Book (2001-02-26)
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Sales Rank: 282043
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Coaching Youth Softball is written especially for the unprepared parent thrust into the role of coaching his or her 8- to 12-year-old child's softball team. Upbeat and inspirational, it schools new coaches in the fundamentals of controlling, motivating, and encouraging a disparate group of kids in the art and science of softball.

Parents learn the logistics of running a youth team and the specifics of coaching softball. They learn how to match drills to a player's skills and motivation level and gain a wealth of detailed instructions on such specifics as how to run a successful practice and manage during a game.

  • Takes a drill-based approach to teaching basic skills
  • Reviews softball fundamentals for inexperienced parents
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5-0 out of 5 stars good book for beginning coaches
I have yet to coach a girls' softball team, but I am really interested in doing it. This book has some great advice on how to handle beginner players and their parents. The thing about this book that I found great was that it told you some characteristics to look for when selecting a pitcher, something that I would not have had a clue about doing. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for beginner or experienced coach
This is an AMAZING book! Even if you have never coached, played, or even heard of softball, it helps you out. It breaks every aspect of the game down and puts it in simple terms so you can explain it to your team. It gives you practice advice and schedules as well as drills you can use for team members to improve, or establish, softball skills. It also gives you advice on how to become the best coach, dealing with gender issues and how to handle difficult parents. This book is a MUST for EVERY coach!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Coaching Book for New Coaches
I am not a parent but nonetheless, this book is excellent! This book gets right down to the heart of coaching. It tells you step by step how to teach someone how to throw, catch, pitch, hit and play every position. It also tells you what type of girl would be good for positions of pitchers and catchers which is important since most girls at this age have no experience in many positions. The drills have diagrams and there is glossary in the back to help with the terminology. There are not that many good softball coaching books (believe me I've looked), so grab this one! ... Read more


2. Coaching Tee Ball : The Baffled Parent's Guide
by H. W. "Bing" Broido
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Asin: 0071387382
Catlog: Book (2003-01-07)
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Sales Rank: 354367
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Each spring, Tee-ball introduces millions of boys and girls to "America's pastime" --and introduces their parents to the joys (and nightmares) of coaching first-time players. Filled with expert advice and tips on creating order from chaos, Coaching Tee-Ball is the solution to every baffled parent's predicament, offering the new coach a total approach to keeping kids involved, motivated, and having fun.

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3. Fastpitch Softball : The Windmill Pitcher
by BarrySammons
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Asin: 1570281408
Catlog: Book (1997-01-11)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 122844
Average Customer Review: 4.92 out of 5 stars
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"The Windmill Pitcher is the most comprehensive book on fastpitch pitching that I have read. It is an excellent reference for both coaches and pitchers." -- Ernie Parker, world-renowned pitching coach"I now have a comprehensive reference book to offer the people who contact me about pitching. The chapter on increasing ball speed is outstanding. There was an incredible need for this book and I thank Barry for writing it." -- Sherry Werner, PhD, lead researcher, International Olympic Committee's Submission on Biomechanics and Physiology"One of the most comprehensive fastpitch instructional books on the market today. A must addition for any coach's library." -- Art Certosimo, DuPage County, IllinoisBarry Simmons has been a pitcher in men's fastpitch softball leagues at all levels for 35 years. Also a student of art and design, Sammons used his knowledge to develop many of the illustrations used in the book. He is an attorney for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin firm of Quarles & Brady. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best pitching book for fastpitch softball...period!
This book is a "must have" for all fathers who want to be involved in helping their daughters to become successful pitchers in fastpitch softball. (I also think it would be an excellent resource for most softball coaches to have in their library.)

While I own 8-10 different video training tapes on pitching, Barry Sammons book is my most often used reference. It was originally recommended to me by one of the top pitching coaches in the Pacific Northwest.

The book does an excellent job of covering pitching mechanics and how to teach them. It also describes how to correct problems, and offers several excellent drills.

Other topics include: excellent descriptions and diagrams on throwing the various pitches; sections on strategy and the mental aspects of pitching; fitness training; and how to coach the pitcher.

If I could only have one book or video to use in working with my daughter, this book would be it. Even though my daughter also has a pitching coach, Barry Sammons book has allowed me to be more helpful as an "assistant pitching coach".

4-0 out of 5 stars The Bible of fastpitch - First Edition
This book covers just about everything you'll need to know about fastpitch softball pitching, including mechanics, control, speed, power, physical conditioning, getting batters out, and real-time game considerations. The section on mechanics, from explaining the two types of movements (leap and drag and stepping style), to breaking down the pitching motion into its parts will prove to be, I believe, Biblical in importance for the sport of fastpitch softball. Included are appendices that provide excellent drills for each stage of the pitching motion, and excercises for power and conditioning. The diagrams were very helpful, and there are plenty of them. No photos.
Criticisms: Very wordy, and makes many cross references, especially when you are on, say, page 45 and are sent to Figure 1-18, which is on some previous, unreferenced page. You have to flip back through the book to find it.
Noteworthy: Actually treats men as qualified to pitch fastpitch, and doesn't assume this is a women's game.
Prognosis: I hope Sammons will take into account the criticisms, and produce an even better Second Edition, perhaps with photos, higher quality figures, tighter cross-referencing (just reproduce the relevant figure at the appropriate place) and more quotes from softballers.
Bottom Line: If you want to pitch fastpitch softball, and you will work at it, get this book. I did, I worked with it, and now pitch MUCH better. Had I not gotten this book, I would not be the pitcher I am today.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best material I've used
I have a collection of tapes from various people. It would seem that video would be the best medium for this kind of instruction. Maybe it's because I viewed and re-viewed the tapes so often, but I honestly got more detail out of this book than anything else I've used. The discussion of each piece of the mechanics along with drills I haven't seen on any tape was very, very helpful.

I would strongly recommend this book. It's straight-up, no hype instruction. Excellent for beginning or intermediate pitchers and/or coaches.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Informative
I keep this book with me all the time during softball season ! I have been coaching for 9 years and and have learned quite a few things from this book. It's nice to be able to go back to it and review. It covers the windmill pitcher from A to Z. Very Very Good !

5-0 out of 5 stars The "bible" of windmill pitching
Mr. Sammons uses his practical knowledge of pitching to educate the coach and player about the mechanics of pitching and most importantly the mental aspects of pitching in an easy to read format. He personally illustrated the book to show the proper grips and forms to assist the reader. I rate it a classic. By the way, at the age of "50 something" Mr. Sammons pitched a perfect game in the competitive Milwaukee WI mens fastpitch league. So much for them that can't play.........teach........he does both. ... Read more


4. The Little League Guide to Tee Ball : Helping Beginning Players Develop Coordination and Confidence
by NedMcIntosh, RichCropper
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Asin: 0071410783
Catlog: Book (2003-03-19)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 309582
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The authoritative sourcebooks for parents, players, and coaches

Baseball is a complicated game to learn, particularly for a 9- to 12-year-old's attention span.

Bewildered managers, coaches, and parents of the more than 2.5 million Little League Baseball® players need all the help they can get. Filled with fun and easy-to-follow instructions and advice on teaching the fundamentals of baseball, the bestselling Little League Baseball® series is sure to score with coaches and kids alike.

THE LITTLE LEAGUE® GUIDE TO TEE BALL

This illustrated, easy-to-follow guide covers all the Tee Ball basics, explaining the skills that help rookie players develop coordination and confidence, preparing them for future Little League play.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Just What Was Needed
This was just the book I needed to take on the task of managing my sons Tee Ball team. Simple, easily read and understood, and most important age appropriate for the little guys and gals. ... Read more


5. Coaching Girls' Softball: From the How-To's of the Game to Practical Real-World Advice--Your Definitive Guide to Successfully Coaching Girls
by KATHY STRAHAN
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Asin: 0761532501
Catlog: Book (2001-08-09)
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Sales Rank: 164010
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Coach Girls for Success on and off the Field
Coaching girls' softball can be a wonderful experience. Witness the intensity of a batter connecting with a ball, a runner digging for home, or a fielder making a great catch, and you can't help but be inspired. The effort, pride, and enjoyment on players' faces are great rewards for parents and the sign of a good coach—the type of coach you want to be. So how can you get there?
Perfect for coaches of girls up to age 13, Coaching Girls' Softball includes everything you need to be an outstanding coach and mentor to your team. Whether you are a seasoned coach looking to fine-tune your skills or a rookie looking to take the field running, you'll discover techniques for success that are tailored specifically to the needs of girls, including:
·Drills and strategies for coaches new to the world of coaching softball
·Tips on what girls want and need from their softball experience
·Practical suggestions on how to motivate in a positive and encouraging way
·Advice for helping girls deal with their changing bodies
·And much more!
Now you can be a coaching winner and help bring out the best in your players, both on the field and in the game of life.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Guide for a New Coach
Thank You. I'm a father of two daughters (5 and 7) who has never coached before. Although I've played on a softball team at work, and am somewhat familiar with the game, I never actually played little league when I was a kid. With so few coaches however, one of my neighbors asked me to help her coach.

I was a little nervous about giving these girls any bad information. At this level you should just be reviewing the basics, but since I was never actually formally taught what the basics are, I didn't want to miss anything. I also didn't want to teach them something that might have the potential of hurting them by accident. After reading this book however I feel much better. It covered a lot of the things I might have overlooked, and gave me the confidence I'll need to get in front of these kids and parents and not embarrass myself.

The book was straightforward and easy to read (I got through it in about two days which was good for me.) I'd highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Read
Kathy Strahan has done an excellant job at presenting all aspects of coaching in a very easy to understand approach.
Following her instruction would make any new and even seasoned caoch better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide For Coaching Youth Softball
Kathy Strahan's book is one of the most recent, well-constructed guides for coaching softball to young girls. The book provides a detailed compilation of drills, skills, strategies, and other information designed to assist the coach through the process of developing the players' social, psychological, emotional, and physical abilities. It is categorized in a systematic progression which explores the characteristics of an effective leader, responsibilities of a youth coach, important issues within the sport, and how to plan and teach the basic fundamentals of the game. Some of the topics addressed within these categories include information regarding safety, liability, decision making, communication, teaching methods, motivation, dealing with parents, sportsmanship, and much more! Major points of information are synthesized into creative and insightful coaching tips, which can be easily referenced throughout the text. The author also provides sample practice plans, line-up sheets, game strategies, evaluation worksheets, and goal setting plans. Ultimately, this book will guide you toward becoming the coach that every community, league, school, and parent wants for their children!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Book for the Youth Coach
I found this book to be invaluable for coaching young girls. I especially appreciated the sections that dealt with the psychological and social development to better meet the needs of female youth players. It was also helpful to find tips for coaching young girls for male coaches. If you coach girls softball, you will want to own this book! ... Read more


6. Softball Skills & Drills
by Judi Garman
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Asin: 0736033645
Catlog: Book (2001-02-01)
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Sales Rank: 61798
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Looking for the ultimate softball “how-to” book to help you learn and master the essential skills? Softball Skills & Drills covers all the essential fundamentals to build strong individual players and winning teams. Written by one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history, Softball Skills & Drills shows you how to perform and improve hitting, bunting, slap hitting, baserunning, fielding, throwing, pitching, and catching skills.

Author Judi Garman has more than 30 years of experience, more than 1,100 victories, and a spot in the National Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She has proven that she has what it takes to win consistently. Now, Garman shares her formula for developing the fundamentals and winning through the 170 detailed drills in Softball Skills & Drills.

Softball Skills & Drills gives you more than just Xs and Os. This practical handbook is loaded with tips to speed players’ skill development. And check the back of the book for information on ordering the companion video series to see the techniques and drills in action. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book for Coaches or Players of any age.
I found the book to be very helpful with a great assortment of drills to choose from.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Fundamentals and Drill Book I've Seen
I agree with the previous post - this is a must-have book for softball coaches. Just the section on proper throwing technique was worth the cost of the book. Garman does an excellent job of putting into words all of the things I knew how to do by muscle memory but couldn't succinctly describe to my players. The accompanying drills make sense and reinforce the fundamentals I'm teaching. I'd recommend this book for coaches of all levels and experience.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a "must have" book for the softball coach
I used to attend Judi Garman's softball clinics at Cal State Fullerton in the 1980's. I never went away sorry about the time spent there. Judi is a veritable fountain of knowledge about the game. Softball Skills and Drills draws from Judi's life-time of coaching experience. You'll not only find skills and drills in this book. You'll find strategy, both for offense and defense. Check out the chapters on slap-hitting and bunting. If my house was on fire, and there were only two books on fastpitch softball I could rescue, it would be Softball Skills and Drills by Garman and Fastpitch Softball: the Windmill Pitcher by Barry Sammons. If you're into fastpitch, you gotta have this book. ... Read more


7. 101 Offensive Softball Drills
by Sue Enquist, James A. Peterson
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Asin: 1585183474
Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
Sales Rank: 63373
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101 drills for developing offensive softball skills. Covers lower body hitting drills, upper body hitting drills, combination hitting drills, batting tee, soft toss, timing and rhythm, bunting, baserunning, sliding, mental drills and much more. ... Read more


8. Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully
by Kathy J. Veroni, Mindy Dessert, Kathy Veroni
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Asin: 0880115467
Catlog: Book (1998-03-01)
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Sales Rank: 75588
Average Customer Review: 4.91 out of 5 stars
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During her prolific 25-year coaching career, Coach Kathy Veroni has won more than 1,000 women’s premier and Division I collegiate games. She also has served as president of both the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and the United States Fastpitch Association.

In Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully, Veroni shows you how to build a winning softball program and field a great team every year. She explains how to develop a coaching philosophy, motivate and teach players, and plan for each season. You’ll also find proven offensive and defensive strategies, including 121 drills for developing players’ hitting, fielding, pitching, and baserunning.

Complete with sample practice and conditioning plans, scouting cards, evaluation forms, community sponsorship activities, and more than 220 illustrations, Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully is an all-in-one resource for softball coaches at all levels. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Handbook for High School Fastpitch Coaches
I have coached for over ten years now and have found this book to be the most comprehensive, theoretically sound, user friendly coaching handbook on the market. Veroni has organized the information most effectively using charts and diagrams in addition to her commentary. This is THE book to purchase for both the beginning or experienced high school coach.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Softball Book For Coaches of 12 & U and Up.
The book is a little more advanced than what I needed right now coaching 8 & U coach pitch softball, but it does a great job of showing you the direction your coaching should be going as the kids get older. That in turn has influenced how I teach these young girls. Many of the fine drills in this book are too advancd for my age group, but I was able to simplify them a little to make them easier for 7-8 year olds. If your coaching 6-10 year old kids and can only buy one book, this may not be the one. But it is a great book to have in your coaching library. The best I have seen, my kids just are not quite ready for it yet.

4-0 out of 5 stars For Youth Softball - Good Reference
This book is comprehensive and is aimed at the coach of a team consisting of younger or much younger players. Kathy Veroni sounds like a tough, fair, and thorough coach. Imagine driving a group of late-arriving players 10 miles out of town and telling then to jog back to practice. No wonder West Illinois U has a great softball team.
However, as a captain of a mens' fastpitch softball team, with players who play once a week, this book did not help me much. The drills were just too involved and required a much higher commitment and lower physical strength than I have from the guys on my team. It's like using a college-level calculus text when all you want to learn is high school algebra.
Having said that, the big plus of this book is the VERY EXTENSIVE list of both defensive and offensive drills. This section of the book makes the purchase price worthwhile.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for High School Coaching
This is a very well laid out book and easy to follow. I would highly recommend this book for coaching high school or college age girls. Might be a little deep for younger athetes but could be adapted. Many drills are included in this book, and I found the philosophies especially interesting. Brought out a lot of simple points I had never thought of before.

5-0 out of 5 stars Super Info-
Great Book! Gave mine to a friend and am ordering another. If you love your Coach, buy him or her this book. ... Read more


9. The Softball Pitching Edge
by Cheri Kempf
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Catlog: Book (2002-03-01)
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Sales Rank: 249645
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent mechanics for the fastpitch student
Without a doubt, the finest book I have ever read dealing with the accurate approach for the fastpitch female pitcher. By follwing the detailed analysis that Cheri brings from her many years of experience, one can see the kinetic breakdown of the pitching motion in step by step form. I have picked up many ideas and pointers to use with my daughter, and I would highly recommend this book to anyone serious about the proper mechanics of fastpitch softball pitching.

1-0 out of 5 stars Cheri Kempf or Amanda Freed?
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10. The Softball Coaching Bible
by Jacquie Joseph, National Fastpitch Coaches Association
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Asin: 0736038272
Catlog: Book (2002-03-01)
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Sales Rank: 92563
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Rarely in any sport are 28 top coaches assembled to share their principles, insights, strategies, methods, and experiences in a book. Fastpitch softball is an exception. Now you can learn from the best and take your players, team, and entire program to a higher level.

Find out how Mike Candrea develops productive hitters at Arizona, and follow the advice of Fresno State’s Margie Wright for competing in tournaments and playoffs. This landmark work covers all the bases, from recruiting players to attracting fans. Chapter after chapter, you can use this book as the game plan for building a winning program.

The all-star lineup of contributors includes:

• Dianne Baker

• Margo Jonker

• Carol Bruggeman

• Teresa Wilson

• Marge Willadsen

• JoAnne Graf

• Gayle Blevins

• Brian Kolze

• Yvette Girouard

• Denny Throneburg

• Bill Edwards

• Deb Pallozzi

• Betty Hoff

• Jacki Wright

• Mike Candrea

• Jay Miller

• Cheri K. Kempf

• Lori Sippel

• Linda Wells

• Margie Wright

• Jeff Janssen

• Rhonda Revelle

• Elaine Sortino

• Carol Hutchins

• Mona Stevens

• Rayla J. Allison

• Judi Garman

• Sharon J. Drysdale

The Softball Coaching Bible is filled with insights and expert advice to help you better understand the game and make the right decisions in key situations. Soak it up, enjoy the stories, and benefit from the wisdom of the sport’s finest mentors. ... Read more


11. A Guide for Young Softball Pitchers
by Don Oster, Jacque Hunter
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Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
Publisher: The Lyons Press
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Good softball pitchers aren’t born, they are developed. A young player can become a good pitcher, and have a lot of fun along the way. Good pitchers have a couple of things in common. First, they really want to pitch. Second, they are willing to spend the considerable time and effort tocondition, train, and develop their skills.

There are several attributes that most really good pitchers possess. They can control their pitches, throw strikes, and throw them with speed. They also have good self-control. The best pitchers know how to win; they have their head in the game and use their
abilities to contribute to a successful team effort.

This book will get young pitchers started on the right track to success. With chapters on conditioning, pitching mechanics, the variety of pitches, proper practice, control, game preparation, dealing with batters, fielding, and more, A Guide For Young Softball Pitchers is a complete source for the young pitcher and for all those who coach youth softball, as well as for the parents of young pitchers.
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12. Softball Pitching Fundamentals and Techniques (The Art & Science of Coaching Series)
by Carie Dever-Boaz, Sally Tippett-Rains
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Catlog: Book (2000-05-01)
Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
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13. Defensive Softball Drills
by Jacquie Joseph
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Asin: 088011715X
Catlog: Book (1998-02-01)
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Sales Rank: 100002
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Many softball teams showcase a big hitter or a power pitcher, but the backbone of any championship softball team is a solid defense. In Defensive Softball Drills, Coach Jacquie Joseph provides proven drills for establishing this winning edge. She presents drills for learning and mastering skills at each position and for developing players into a finely tuned defensive unit. Maximize your chances of success and shut out your opponents with Defensive Softball Drills. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Super Drill Book
Jacquie Joseph's Defensive Softball Drills is a compilation of some of the most basic skills necessary for development of a successful defensive player. The drills emphasize proper fundamentals and are adaptable to players of all skill levels. I use the drills in the book with my high school players as part of my defensive drill period, and our team is as solid defensively as any.

5-0 out of 5 stars An axcellent place to start off your season
I coach girls 19u and used this book to set up my practices. I found the drills very good and helped to teach the girls ball control. I found that alot of the drills help shape the skills of the players. By the end of our season the girls were showing skills they themselves never knew they had. I feel this book made me an effective coach.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent drills
Where do you go for softball fielding practice drills when you're a coach trying to teach certain skills? After looking at many sources, my vote is for this book. Dozens and dozens of great drills for every position. The girls on my 10U team loved the drills, had fun and learned a lot.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great book of drills for softball and baseball
I bought this book to look for new and interesting drills for an 8 and under softball All-Star team and I was not dissapointed. This book is filled with great drills which are easy to apply to all ages. As you read and look at the drill illustrations you will repeatedly say "What a great drill" Many drills in this book can be directly applied to baseball. Everybody I have shown this book to wants one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for softball and youth baseball coaches.
A tremendous reference for anyone coaching softball or youth baseball, for fundementals, drills, and conditioning, often combining all three. Many fresh new drills that shouldn't be limited to softball. ... Read more


14. The Louisville Slugger Complete Book of Women's Fast-Pitch Softball
by John Monteleone, Deborah Crisfield
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Asin: 0805058095
Catlog: Book (1999-03-15)
Publisher: Owl Books
Sales Rank: 196102
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The definitive instructional book on the fastest-growing women's sport in the country.

Since the American women won Olympic Gold in 1994, there has been an absolute explosion in the sport's popularity among girls and young women. It is a game that is quite different from not only baseball, but even from men's softball. Now comes the first truly comprehensive instructional book, with the backing, and the accumulated wisdom, of the legary Louisville Slugger company.

Covering every aspect of this challenging game, including hitting, fielding, offensive strategy, and defensive tactics, the book features interviews with top-level collegiate, Olympic, and professional players and coaches, shedding light on some of the fine and more subtle points of the game, from scouting opponents to detecting a pitcher's pitch pattern.
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5-0 out of 5 stars THE CHAMPIONSHIP SOFT BALL HITTING SYSTEM/ LOU. SLUG FASTPIT
THE BOOK I WOULD RATE AS EXCELLENT. THE VIDEO AS LISTED IN YOUR ,(WAS ALSO BOUGHT BY )LISTING MISLED US TO BELIEVE THIS WAS A FASTPITCH HITTING VIDEO. IT IS NOT AND THEREFORE A WASTE OF MY MONEY.

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific book for any youth, high school, or beginning coach
Very comprehensive book. I learned something new EVERY chapter! It will be on my desk and passed along to my players for years to come. ... Read more


15. Softballs Power Offense (The Art & Science of Coaching Series)
by Susan Craig, Ken Johnson
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Asin: 1585181919
Catlog: Book (2000-05-01)
Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
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Volume three of this 3-volume series from coaches Andrew Coverdale and Dan Robinson presents a well-conceived, well-organized, and well-presented resource on the quick passing game: implementing the package. The beefy 260+ pages includes dozens of illustrations and diagrams, and covers using play action with the quick passing game, creating and using "packaged calls" within the quick passing game, applying the quick passing game to situational football, building and teaching a full blitz-beating progression, teaching and installation philosophy, general principles, quarterback and receiver overviews, and an extensive appendix that includes playbook samples, a receiver split rules summary, coaching points, scramble rules, adapting the quick passing game to the shotgun, advanced tools, positional skills lists, and much, much more. ... Read more


16. Peak Conditioning Training For Softball
by Thomas Emma
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Asin: 1585189103
Catlog: Book (2004-11-15)
Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
Sales Rank: 595980
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Peak Conditioning Training for Softball is a road map for how to get into optimum softball shape. It presents a comprehensive and easy-to-understand blueprint that players and coaches can follow on a year-round basis. The book provides step-by-step instructions for improving on-the-field performance by developing the key fitness components for softball.Topics include nutrition; conditioning basics; warm-up, cool-down, and flexibility; strength training exercises; balance training; plyometric drills; speed, quickness, and agility exercises; and more. ... Read more


17. Focused for Fastpitch
by Gloria, Ph.D. Solomon, Andrea Becker
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Asin: 0736050841
Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Sales Rank: 292786
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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.

Drills are arranged by physical and mental skill within each chapter for easy reference and are designed to clearly show the goal, procedure, coaching tips, and variations so that you can put the information to use right away. Favorite drills from top coaches are featured throughout the book.

Focused for Fastpitch provides the tools to sharpen concentration at the plate, stay more alert on the field and on the base paths, and shut out distractions in the circle. Use it to establish a winning game and see tremendous results this season! ... Read more


18. Winning Softball for Girls (Winning Sports for Girls)
by Mark Gola
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Asin: 081604709X
Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: Facts on File
Sales Rank: 796019
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19. Softball Fundamentals (Sports Fundamentals)
by Rick Noren
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Asin: 0736055843
Catlog: Book (2005-03-28)
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
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20. Officiating Softball
by American Sport Education Program
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Asin: 0736047646
Catlog: Book (2004-08-01)
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Sales Rank: 398805
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Make sure you’re in the right place at the right time to make the right call. Based on National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rules, Officiating Softball covers officiating procedures and responsibilities, plate and field umpire mechanics for both fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, and rules application. You’ll learn what’s expected of you as an umpire, pre- and postgame duties, and equipment and safety regulations.

The book contains three chapters detailing basic umpiring positions and descriptions; plate umpire mechanics; field umpire mechanics; and one-, two-, and three-umpire systems. Also included are real-life cases that demonstrate correct rulings, point out common umpiring errors and how to avoid them, and challenge you to make the right call in game situations. Officiating Softball is not a rules book--it’s a practical resource on applying the rules and umpiring mechanics developed and approved by the NFHS.

Officiating Softball was written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in cooperation with the NFHS. It serves as the text for the NFHS Officiating Softball Methods Online Course, offered through the NFHS Officials Education Program. ... Read more


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