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Softball Coaching Bible, Volume I, The

$32.95 USD

Book
$32.95 USD

ISBN: 9780736038270

©2002

Page Count: 360



Now, for the first time in the sport of fastpitch softball, you can learn from successful coaches and apply their approaches to your own program. In The Softball Coaching Bible, 28 of the top U.S. coaches share their principles, insights, strategies, methods, and experiences to help you enhance the experience and development of your own athletes.

Developed in cooperation with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), The Softball Coaching Bible was written by the greatest assembly of college and high school softball coaches ever. The text provides the finer points of coaching softball, presented in an engaging manner that makes the contents easy to apply to your own ball club. The topics range from teaching the best skills and drills to subjects rarely written about, such as developing responsible athletes and building character and loyalty in players.

Find out how Mike Candrea develops productive hitters at the University of Arizona, and follow the advice of Fresno State University's Margie Wright for competing in tournaments and playoffs. This landmark work covers all the bases, from recruiting players to attracting fans. The Softball Coaching Bible also contains information on professional development: moving through the coaching ranks, making use of other coaches and professional organizations, avoiding coaching burnout, and attending and running camps and clinics. Chapter after chapter, this book provides the game plan for building a winning program.

The Softball Coaching Bible is filled with insights and expert advice to help you learn and grow. Soak it up, enjoy the stories, and discover the wisdom of the sport's finest mentors.


Introduction: Learning From the Best by Jacquie Joseph

Part I Coaching Priorities and Principles
Chapter 1 Sharing a Love for the Game
Dianne Baker

Chapter 2 Making Softball Fun
Margo Jonker

Chapter 3 Competing With Class
Carol Bruggeman

Chapter 4 Out-Hustling Your Opponent
Teresa Wilson

Chapter 5 Coaching With Integrity
Marge Willadsen

Part II Program Building and Management
Chapter 6 Organizing and Orchestrating a Winning Program
Joanne Graf

Chapter 7 Mentoring Within Your Staff
Gayle Blevins

Chapter 8 Building a Recruiting Network
Brian Kolze

Chapter 9 Marketing and Promoting Your Program
Yvette Girouard

Chapter 10 Establishing a Successful High School Program
Denny Throneburg

Part III Creative and Effective Practice Sessions
Chapter 11 Organizing Indoor and Outdoor Practices
Bill Edwards

Chapter 12 Conducting Innovative Practices
Deb Pallozzi

Chapter 13 Using Practice Drills Effectively
Betty Hoff and Jacki Wright

Part IV Individual Skills and Team Strategies
Chapter 14 Developing Productive Hitters
Mike Candrea

Chapter 15 Manufacturing Runs
Jay Miller

Chapter 16 Producing Elite Pitchers
Cheri K. Kempf

Chapter 17 Charging Up the Battery
Lori Sippel

Chapter 18 Playing Situational Defense
Linda Wells

Chapter 19 Competing in Tournaments and Playoffs
Margie Wright

Part V Player Motivation and Leadership
Chapter 20 Winning the Mental Game
Jeff Janssen

Chapter 21 Building Team Chemistry
Rhonda Revelle

Chapter 22 Developing Responsible Athletes
Elaine Sortino

Chapter 23 Building Loyalty and Tradition in Players
Carol Hutchins

Chapter 24 Inspiring Today's Players
Mona Stevens

Part VI Off-the-Field Opportunities, Challenges, and Pressures
Chapter 25 Learning and Developing As a Professional
Rayla J. Allison

Chapter 26 Conducting Camps and Clinics
Judi Garman

Chapter 27 Beating the Burnout Factor
Sharon J. Drysdale and Karren J. Drysdale

Established in 1983, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play. The organization’s 5,500 members include coaches, umpires, clubs, businesses, and fans of fastpitch softball.

Education, events, and awards are the pillars of the organization, highlighted by the annual national convention, regional coaches’ clinics, in-person seminars, All-America teams, Leadoff Classics, and summer student-athlete camps. Members are recognized for their contributions on and off the field, while student-athletes are honored for their academics.

In addition, education remains the organization’s top priority. Featuring a grassroots Coaching Tools package compiled of practice plans, drills, and evaluation forms, the NFCA also disseminates podcasts, forums, a digital education library, virtual coaches’ clinics, webinars, a mentoring program, publications, a drills database, legal counsel, and accurate and credible information surrounding the sport.

The national office is located in the Crescent Hill community of Louisville, Kentucky. This home base of 10 employees, 19 board members, and seasonal interns moved to the Bluegrass State in 2012.
National Fastpitch Coaches Association

Softball Coaching Bible, Volume I, The

$32.95 USD


Now, for the first time in the sport of fastpitch softball, you can learn from successful coaches and apply their approaches to your own program. In The Softball Coaching Bible, 28 of the top U.S. coaches share their principles, insights, strategies, methods, and experiences to help you enhance the experience and development of your own athletes.

Developed in cooperation with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), The Softball Coaching Bible was written by the greatest assembly of college and high school softball coaches ever. The text provides the finer points of coaching softball, presented in an engaging manner that makes the contents easy to apply to your own ball club. The topics range from teaching the best skills and drills to subjects rarely written about, such as developing responsible athletes and building character and loyalty in players.

Find out how Mike Candrea develops productive hitters at the University of Arizona, and follow the advice of Fresno State University's Margie Wright for competing in tournaments and playoffs. This landmark work covers all the bases, from recruiting players to attracting fans. The Softball Coaching Bible also contains information on professional development: moving through the coaching ranks, making use of other coaches and professional organizations, avoiding coaching burnout, and attending and running camps and clinics. Chapter after chapter, this book provides the game plan for building a winning program.

The Softball Coaching Bible is filled with insights and expert advice to help you learn and grow. Soak it up, enjoy the stories, and discover the wisdom of the sport's finest mentors.


Introduction: Learning From the Best by Jacquie Joseph

Part I Coaching Priorities and Principles
Chapter 1 Sharing a Love for the Game
Dianne Baker

Chapter 2 Making Softball Fun
Margo Jonker

Chapter 3 Competing With Class
Carol Bruggeman

Chapter 4 Out-Hustling Your Opponent
Teresa Wilson

Chapter 5 Coaching With Integrity
Marge Willadsen

Part II Program Building and Management
Chapter 6 Organizing and Orchestrating a Winning Program
Joanne Graf

Chapter 7 Mentoring Within Your Staff
Gayle Blevins

Chapter 8 Building a Recruiting Network
Brian Kolze

Chapter 9 Marketing and Promoting Your Program
Yvette Girouard

Chapter 10 Establishing a Successful High School Program
Denny Throneburg

Part III Creative and Effective Practice Sessions
Chapter 11 Organizing Indoor and Outdoor Practices
Bill Edwards

Chapter 12 Conducting Innovative Practices
Deb Pallozzi

Chapter 13 Using Practice Drills Effectively
Betty Hoff and Jacki Wright

Part IV Individual Skills and Team Strategies
Chapter 14 Developing Productive Hitters
Mike Candrea

Chapter 15 Manufacturing Runs
Jay Miller

Chapter 16 Producing Elite Pitchers
Cheri K. Kempf

Chapter 17 Charging Up the Battery
Lori Sippel

Chapter 18 Playing Situational Defense
Linda Wells

Chapter 19 Competing in Tournaments and Playoffs
Margie Wright

Part V Player Motivation and Leadership
Chapter 20 Winning the Mental Game
Jeff Janssen

Chapter 21 Building Team Chemistry
Rhonda Revelle

Chapter 22 Developing Responsible Athletes
Elaine Sortino

Chapter 23 Building Loyalty and Tradition in Players
Carol Hutchins

Chapter 24 Inspiring Today's Players
Mona Stevens

Part VI Off-the-Field Opportunities, Challenges, and Pressures
Chapter 25 Learning and Developing As a Professional
Rayla J. Allison

Chapter 26 Conducting Camps and Clinics
Judi Garman

Chapter 27 Beating the Burnout Factor
Sharon J. Drysdale and Karren J. Drysdale

Established in 1983, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play. The organization’s 5,500 members include coaches, umpires, clubs, businesses, and fans of fastpitch softball.

Education, events, and awards are the pillars of the organization, highlighted by the annual national convention, regional coaches’ clinics, in-person seminars, All-America teams, Leadoff Classics, and summer student-athlete camps. Members are recognized for their contributions on and off the field, while student-athletes are honored for their academics.

In addition, education remains the organization’s top priority. Featuring a grassroots Coaching Tools package compiled of practice plans, drills, and evaluation forms, the NFCA also disseminates podcasts, forums, a digital education library, virtual coaches’ clinics, webinars, a mentoring program, publications, a drills database, legal counsel, and accurate and credible information surrounding the sport.

The national office is located in the Crescent Hill community of Louisville, Kentucky. This home base of 10 employees, 19 board members, and seasonal interns moved to the Bluegrass State in 2012.

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