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Now, for the first time in the sport of fastpitch softball, you can learn from successful coaches and apply their approaches to your own program. In The Softball Coaching Bible, 28 of the top U.S. coaches share their principles, insights, strategies, methods, and experiences to help you enhance the experience and development of your own athletes. Developed in cooperation with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), The Softball Coaching Bible was written by the greatest assembly of college and high school softball coaches ever. The text provides the finer points of coaching softball, presented in an engaging manner that makes the contents easy to apply to your own ball club. The topics range from teaching the best skills and drills to subjects rarely written about, such as developing responsible athletes and building character and loyalty in players. Find out how Mike Candrea develops productive hitters at the University of Arizona, and follow the advice of Fresno State University’s Margie Wright for competing in tournaments and playoffs. This landmark work covers all the bases, from recruiting players to attracting fans. The Softball Coaching Bible also contains information on professional development: moving through the coaching ranks, making use of other coaches and professional organizations, avoiding coaching burnout, and attending and running camps and clinics. Chapter after chapter, this book provides the game plan for building a winning program. The Softball Coaching Bible is filled with insights and expert advice to help you learn and grow. Soak it up, enjoy the stories, and discover the wisdom of the sport’s finest mentors. ContentsIntroduction: Learning From the Best by Jacquie JosephPart I Coaching Priorities and Principles Chapter 1 Sharing a Love for the Game Dianne Baker Chapter 2 Making Softball Fun Margo Jonker Chapter 3 Competing With Class Carol Bruggeman Chapter 4 Out-Hustling Your Opponent Teresa Wilson Chapter 5 Coaching With Integrity Marge Willadsen Part II Program Building and Management Chapter 6 Organizing and Orchestrating a Winning Program Joanne Graf Chapter 7 Mentoring Within Your Staff Gayle Blevins Chapter 8 Building a Recruiting Network Brian Kolze Chapter 9 Marketing and Promoting Your Program Yvette Girouard Chapter 10 Establishing a Successful High School Program Denny Throneburg Part III Creative and Effective Practice Sessions Chapter 11 Organizing Indoor and Outdoor Practices Bill Edwards Chapter 12 Conducting Innovative Practices Deb Pallozzi Chapter 13 Using Practice Drills Effectively Betty Hoff and Jacki Wright Part IV Individual Skills and Team Strategies Chapter 14 Developing Productive Hitters Mike Candrea Chapter 15 Manufacturing Runs Jay Miller Chapter 16 Producing Elite Pitchers Cheri K. Kempf Chapter 17 Charging Up the Battery Lori Sippel Chapter 18 Playing Situational Defense Linda Wells Chapter 19 Competing in Tournaments and Playoffs Margie Wright Part V Player Motivation and Leadership Chapter 20 Winning the Mental Game Jeff Janssen Chapter 21 Building Team Chemistry Rhonda Revelle Chapter 22 Developing Responsible Athletes Elaine Sortino Chapter 23 Building Loyalty and Tradition in Players Carol Hutchins Chapter 24 Inspiring Today’s Players Mona Stevens Part VI Off-the-Field Opportunities, Challenges, and Pressures Chapter 25 Learning and Developing As a Professional Rayla J. Allison Chapter 26 Conducting Camps and Clinics Judi Garman Chapter 27 Beating the Burnout Factor Sharon J. Drysdale and Karren J. Drysdale

Sports & Outdoors
February 7
Human Kinetics, Inc.
Human Kinetics, Inc.

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