Softball Skills & Drills - 2nd Edition
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 Softball Skills & Drills 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.
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.
With step-by-step instruction, full-color photo sequences, technique tips, and unique insight into the game, you’ll learn every fundamental skill:
And with over 230 of the game’s best drills, coverage of team offense and defense, pitch selection, pitch recognition, and in-game strategies, Softball Skills and Drills is simply the most comprehensive and practical guide on the sport.
Whether striving to become a complete player or preparing your team for another championship run, Softball Skills &Drills is the one book you cannot be without.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Hitting
Chapter 2: Bunting and Slap Hitting
Chapter 3: Baserunning, Stealing, and Sliding
Chapter 4: Team Offense
Chapter 5: Throwing
Chapter 6: Catching
Chapter 7: Infield
Chapter 8: Outfield
Chapter 9: Team Defense
Chapter 10: Pitching Fundamentals
Chapter 11: Movement and Off-Speed Pitches
Chapter 12: Pitching Practice and Game Management
Chapter 13: The Pitcher as a Defensive Player
Chapter 14: The Catcher
"Softball Skills & Drills is a must-have for every player. Judi Garman and Michelle Gromacki offer hundreds of drills and skills needed for success in fastpitch."
Jenny Topping --Olympic Gold Medalist and Two-Time World Cup Champion
"It’s not often that you get the perspective of a tremendous player and a Hall of Fame coach in one book. Judi and Michelle offer insight and teaching cues that will benefit players and coaches of all ages!"
Mike Candrea -- Head Softball Coach, University of Arizona, NCAA National Champions: 1991, ’93, ’94, ’96, ’97, 2001, ’06, ’07
"Judi Garman and Michelle Gromacki do a great job of describing the correct skills and drills for helping players improve. Softball Skills and Drills is an outstanding reference for all aspects of the game and a must for every softball coach."
Jay Miller --Head Softball Coach, Mississippi State University, USA National Team
ExcerptsCone Rolls Drill
Mastering the stiff-wrist changeup
Proper footwork key to catching fly balls
Running slap gives left-handed batters an advantage
Sample ContentCoaching points for shortstopHip rotation and pivotSample team defense drills
Judi Garman discusses the new edition of Softball Skills & Drills Judi Garman shares how her softball experience can benefit players and coaches Judi Garman talks about what sets her book apart from other softball books