Coaching youth softball can be very rewarding—but for volunteer and novice coaches, it can also be more than a little intimidating. Fortunately, the American Sport Education Program(ASEP) knows what it takes to help you succeed.
Thousands of youth coaches have used the Coaching Youth Softball book to achieve success. The Coaching Youth Softball Video (VHS format) will help you create an even more successful coaching experience, showing you how to teach the most popular softball tactics and techniques.
You can use the video in conjunction with the book or by itself. It presents more than 20 of the most important techniques and tactics for coaches to teach their young players. You’ll be given step-by-step instructions, and you’ll see young players clearly demonstrate the tactics and techniques.
The Coaching Youth Softball Video (VHS format) provides excellent instruction for the beginning coach. It’s designed for volunteer and novice coaches of players ages 8 to 14 and for parents of players in that age group.
Hit & Run 01:25
Relays and Cutoffs 02:23
Force Plays 03:51
Tag Plays 05:07
Double Plays 06:51
The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) is the most widely used and respected sport education program in the United States. More than 30 states now require ASEP courses for their high school coaches, and more than 200 universities use ASEP courses and resources. All told, over one million people—coaches, parents, and directors alike—have used ASEP products since the program began in 1981.
ASEP's motto of “athletes first, winning second” is the foundation of its curriculum and the driving force behind its efforts. ASEP courses—taught by 3,000 instructors nationwide—show adults involved in youth sports how to place the physical, mental, and social development of a child before winning.
ASEP offers a multilevel educational program that mirrors the common divisions of youth sport in America: community-based children's sports, high school/club sport, and advanced/elite sport. To achieve effective learning, ASEP courses typically combine interactive classroom instruction with self-study, supported by books, videos, software, and a test. Our staff creates course resources for ASEP and for national sport organizations; works with youth sport leaders to improve accessibility to courses; and provides support services.