|Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball offers new coaches the
tools they need to survive the softball season with 40 simple
drills, practice plans, and in-game coaching tips. Shedding the
complex approach of most manuals, this book offers inexperienced
coaches the most relevant tools for teaching, coaching, and
developing softball players.
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.
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