2-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michele Smith teams up with Lawrence Hsieh to provide softball coaches and parents of novice, intermediate and advanced players ages from 9 to 18 years old (Grade 4 through high school) all the tools needed to teach and drill the entire range of offensive and defensive softball skills. Each of the 8 chapters contains both a skills section and a drills section. The skills section of each chapter is a coaching manual that contains all the detailed information you’ll need to teach your players the fundamentals. The drills sections contain a comprehensive suite of drills on Hitting, Base Running, Infield and Outfield Defense (by position), Pitching, Catcher (the position), Throwing and Catching, Fielding Footwork and Pre-Game Drills.
"A great resource that every coach should have in his or her library... from one of our sport's greatest players ever." Coach Mike Candrea, Olympic Gold Medal Coach and 8-Time NCAA Champion.
Drills Matrix lists all the named drills in the book, together with the skills that the drills teach and reinforce!
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Throwing and Catching
Chapter 2: Fielding Footwork
Chapter 3: Infield and Outfield Defense
Chapter 4: Hitting
Chapter 5: Baserunning
Chapter 6: Pitching
Chapter 7: Playing Catcher
Chapter 8: Pregame Drills
240 pages, B/W illustrations, Paperback
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