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By Kirk Walker

Packed with one hundred seventy five drills instantly from the perform periods of the game's such a lot winning courses, The Softball Drill Book will upload sort on your practices and precision in your game-day performances.

The complete assortment covers each point of the sport. From warm-up to conditioning, throwing to hitting, bunting to base-running, you can find drills to enhance place ability and staff execution - all from collage coaches and courses that experience received thirteen NCAA Women's collage global sequence titles and dozens of NCAA nearby event titles.

Contributors include:

-Louie Berndt, Florida State

-Carol Bruggeman, Louisville

-Yvette Girouard, Louisiana State

-Michelle Gromacki, Cal kingdom Fullerton

-Deanna Gumpf, Notre Dame

-Carol Hutchins, Michigan

-Kelly Inouye-Perez, UCLA

-Jay Miller, Mississippi State

-Jennifer Ogee, Nebraska

-Kim Sowder, lengthy seashore State

-Heather Tarr, Washington

-Michelle Venturella, Iowa

-Kirk Walker, Oregon State

-Margie Wright, Fresno State

One examine the names above and it's transparent, The Softball Drill Book is your blueprint for championship practices.

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They should continue in this fashion, moving as quickly as they can. Variations Move two boxes at a time instead of one. If two ladders are available, make each rep a competition between players. Coaching Points Make sure proper arm action is included in the warm-up. a b CHAPTER 1 Warming Up 13 8 Hopscotch Purpose To warm up footwork Organization Place an agility ladder (or tape on the ground or lines in the dirt) on the outfield grass or infield surface. If you have only one ladder, all players should be in a single-file line behind the ladder.

The catcher then gets up in that same spot and looks immediately for the next direction indicated by the ball in the coach’s hand. The drill moves quickly because the catcher doesn’t return to the original starting position each time. Variations Players can do this drill on their own. Just make sure they use proper technique. In this case, give them a number of reps to execute because keeping time themselves is difficult. Coaching Points Determine your catcher’s weaker side for blocking and work that side more than the other.

Execution Players start facing the end of the ladder and straddling the first box (a). They jump and quickly bring both feet together into the first box (b). They jump again and land straddling the second box. Players move up the ladder as quickly as they can, staying on the balls of their feet. Variations To increase difficulty, place the ladder on a moderate downhill grade. If two ladders are available, make each rep a competition between players. Coaching Points Watch for players moving their feet quickly.

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