Field a winning fastpitch softball team year after year with the knowledge and insights of a coaching legend! CoachingFastpitch Softball Successfully provides 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 Successfully is 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.
Part I Coaching Foundation
Chapter 1 Developing a Softball Coaching Philosophy
Chapter 2 Communicating Your Approach
Chapter 3 Motivating Players
Chapter 4 Building a Softball Program
Part II Coaching Plans
Chapter 5 Planning for the Season
Chapter 6 Preparing for Practices
Part III Coaching Offense
Chapter 7 Hitting Fundamentals
Chapter 8 Hitting Drills
Chapter 9 Offensive Strategies
Part IV Coaching Defense
Chapter 10 Defensive Fundamentals
Chapter 11 Defense Drills
Chapter 12 Defensive Strategies
Chapter 13 Pitching Fundamentals
Part V Coaching Games
Chapter 14 Preparing for Games
Chapter 15 Handling Game Situations
Part VI Coaching Evaluation
Chapter 16 Evaluating Your Players
Chapter 17 Evaluating Your Program
"If you are a youth coach just starting out or an accomplished collegiate coach, this book will help you improve every facet of your game. It provides excellent practice templates, breakdowns of technical positions, game strategies, conditioning programs, mental preparedness, and goal-setting strategies to assist you in building your program. It is by far the best softball book on the market!"
Sue Enquist -- Head coach of the UCLA Bruins, 11-time national champions
"Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully provides an excellent blueprint for building a successful program. It covers coaching philosophies, training of individual skills, offensive and defensive strategies, and ongoing evaluation and assessment. Kathy Veroni’s expertise as one of the greatest coaches in NCAA Division I softball, combined with Roanna Brazier’s talent, yield this must-have resource for any dedicated coach."
Gayle Blevins -- University of Iowa softball coach