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Fun, safety, and effective instruction are the focus of the fourth edition of Coaching Youth Softball, helping you create an environment that promotes learning, cultivates a love of the game, and motivates your athletes to come out for the team year after year.
Numerous coaching books present the skills and drills of softball. But here’s a book that teaches you how to convey those skills to your athletes in an engaging and positive manner. Endorsed by Babe Ruth Softball, Coaching Youth Softball is focused on teaching offensive and defensive skills through gamelike drills, which sets it apart from the current lineup of softball coaching books.
The fourth edition includes 12 new drills and 37 age-specific coaching tips that are sure to jump-start your practices, all in a reorganized format geared for sequential learning and quick reference.
Coaching Youth Softball’s double play of softball fundamentals and essential coaching skills, like communicating with parents and officials, motivating players, and preparing for games and practices, makes this book a must-read as you prepare to meet the challenges and enjoy the rewards of coaching young athletes.
1. Stepping Into Coaching
2. Communicating As a Coach
3. Understanding Rules and Equipment
4. Providing for Players’ Safety
5. Making Practices Fun and Practical
6. Teaching and Shaping Skills
7. Coaching Offense
8. Coaching Defense
9. Coaching on Game Day
10. Developing Season and Practice Plans
The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) is the leading provider of youth, high school, and elite sport education programs in the United States. Through its high-quality and easy-to-use programs, ASEP has educated more than one million coaches, officials, sport administrators, parents, and athletes. For more than 25 years, local, state, and national sport organizations have partnered with ASEP to lead the way in making sport a safe, successful, and enjoyable experience for all involved. For more information on ASEP sport education courses and resources, call 800-747-5698, visit www.ASEP.com, or look inside this book.