Games Approach to Coaching Softball is the newest addition to the American Sport Education Program’s (ASEP) Games Approach to Coaching Sport video series.
The Games Approach to Coaching Softball video presents an in-depth look at the games approach to coaching, which is discussed in the Coaching Youth Softball book. This revolutionary coaching technique emphasizes learning through play, and it helps coaches create an even more successful softball experience for their players. With detailed demonstrations of 10 games to teach essential softball strategies and tactics, the Games Approach to Coaching Softball video shows you how to help 8- to 14-year-old athletes learn softball skills and tactics more effectively than the traditional “drills first, play later” approach.
In addition to learning the games, coaches can learn how to
• modify games to focus on particular skills and tactics;
• adjust the difficulty depending on athletes’ needs;
• assess players as they play;
• actively involve players in the learning process; and
• teach and refine softball skills and strategies.
With the games approach, kids begin by playing the game. As they play, they learn the skills and tactics and understand how to apply them in a game situation. Kids have fun and are motivated to practice in these small-sided games. The Games Approach to Coaching Softball video helps coaches discover a great way to coach softball skills and tactics, and it provides a fun and rewarding experience for their players.
Explanation of Games Approach 01:23
Game 1 - Squeeze Play 04:47
Game 2 – First to Third 06:32
Game 3 – Fast Feet 08:16
Game 4 – Hit-and-Run 09:22
Game 5 - Pickle 10:38
Game 6 – Tag Out 12:03
Game 7 – Double Trouble 13:32
Game 8 – Airtight D 14:58
Game 9 – On the Fly 17:32
Game 10 – Making the Play 20:37
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. Over one million people—coaches, parents, and directors alike—have used ASEP products since the program began in 1981. The ASEP headquarters are located in Champaign, Illinios.