You volunteered to coach the softball team, but are you ready? How will you teach the fundamental skills, run effective practices, and harness the energy of your young team? Fear not: Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball has the answers.
Longtime coaches Robert and Tammy Benson share their experiences and provide advice you can rely on from the first practice to the final game. Establishing realistic goals, in-game coaching tips, drills, strategies, and fun—it's all here.
Develop your team's fundamental skills—fielding, catching, throwing, and hitting—with the Survival Guide's collection of the game's best youth drills. Included is a section on pitching instruction, and the ready-to-use practice plans will help you get the most out of every practice.
Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball has everything you need for a rewarding and productive season. So step up and enjoy the experience. It will be one that you won't forget.
Table of Contents
Key to Diagrams
Chapter 1. Help! Where Do I Start?
Chapter 2. Organizing Your Team Practices
Chapter 3. Teaching Offensive Skills With 10 Simple Drills
Chapter 4. Teaching Receiving and Throwing Skills With 10 Simple Drills
Chapter 5. Teaching Fielding Skills With 10 Simple Drills
Chapter 6. Teaching Pitching and Catching Skills With 10 Simple Drills
Chapter 7. On-Field Execution
Chapter 8. Game Time! What's My Role Again?
About the Authors
"Robert and Tammy Benson have hit a home run of their own with Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball! In a clear and concise format, they provide a complete guide for every current and future softball coach. Do your team a favor and read this one a couple of times!"
Author of The Softball Pitching Edge
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