Is your program comprised of people who see the work they put in as an investment or a sacrifice? Watch as Jeff Janssen discusses seven levels of commitment that exist within every program and how […]
Provided by: Raise Your Game Effective coaches and leaders stand firm in telling their people what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear. Trust and truth go hand in hand and […]
Watch as Coach explains how the most important factor in line-up development is understanding what each player can bring to the table. She spends the time learning about her players by asking questions about their […]
Watch as Coach discusses team defense and the checklists she uses for her squad. It is important to cover all possible game situations in practice and constantly make adjustments. There are 8 different base situations […]
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Watch as Coach explains that catching foul fly ball pop-ups is a skill that needs to be practiced. The catcher must turn their back to the infield on a foul ball behind the plate because […]
Watch as Coach explains the keys for slapping which include: the hands should be inside the ball with a short compact firm swing, use a level swing and do not chop down on the ball […]
By: Cindy Bristow Provided by: Softball Excellence If you’ve found it challenging to coach this generation, these tips might be just in time! Discover how understanding kids these days will make coaching them so much […]
Watch as Coach discusses the different roles for a baserunner and hitter in a hit and run situation. The most important responsibility for the runner is not to leave early and be called out. Always […]
Watch as Coach explains, and a slapper demonstrates this resistive swings drill. The drill works on getting stronger through contact and strengthening the hand path. The batter should only take five swings at the bag […]
By: Danny Ourian Provided by: www.hoopsminded.com What is the most important play in any game? We often say “the next play.” Miss a lay-up, fumble the football, get out on a pop fly ball. As […]
Watch as Coach discusses a pitcher’s role and responsibilities. The pitcher must take ownership of pitch calling as they have probably grown up with coaches calling their pitches and this hampers the development of game […]
Watch as Coach explains, and a second baseman demonstrates footwork for a double play on a ball coming from a short stop or third baseman. The second baseman should cheat a couple of steps to […]
Provided by: Raise Your Game We don’t know what we’re saying until we know how someone hears it. Communication is also about feedback – making sure there is a two-way exchange of ideas, perceptions, and […]
Watch as Coach explains the importance of catchers understanding a pitcher’s routine, mechanics, spins, movement, and key words. Having your catchers study film of the pitchers allows them to understand the base and then to […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this robbing drill. The purpose of this drill is to get the timing down, get used to hitting the fence, and get used to reaching the glove hand […]
By: Lisa (Sweeney) Van Ackeren Originally Published in: Practice Perfect Softball – NFCA Provided by: Human Kinetics To build a competitive environment, the first step is to understand the current team culture. Here are a […]
Watch as Coach explains, and infielders demonstrate these warm-up routines. The drill needs no gloves, starts slow and then builds speed. The ball is received out in front and brought into the belly button. With […]
Watch as Coach discusses making a plan in regard to your opponent with your battery. It is not always certain who is calling pitches, but it is important to get it right. Meeting with the […]
By: Cindy Bristow Provided by: Softball Excellence We all get smarter as we get older, but wouldn’t it be great to start your career again knowing what you know now? For those of you that […]
Watch as Coach explains, and pitchers demonstrate these harness assisted pitching drills. A full body harness helps the pitcher to gain speed by showing how to move faster through the pitch. The ankle harness helps […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this route efficiency and maintenance drill. Many times, the outfielder has a good route to the ball but tends to bend in and this drill emphasizes running straight. […]
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Hundreds of studies have been published on goal setting in sport. The consensus is that goal setting is perhaps the most […]
Watch as Coach Ricci Woodard discusses the importance of being a continuous learner in this technology driven era where there are new strategies and ideas coming out daily.
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate these change of direction ladder drills. The drills work on flyballs, hard hit ground balls, slow roller ground balls, as well as flyballs and ground balls hit to […]
Watch as Coach explains that she wants to teach everybody everything and make her players great athletes and her athletes great softball players. It is important that all the players practice defensive skills.
Provided by: Raise Your Game Facing the Tests Character is about acting on your values. You might think you have character but believe that in the business world it has to be tucked away, that […]
Watch as Coach Melyssa Lombardi discusses the impact of tempo on pitching consistency and explains why most issues with mechanics stem from the same problem.
Watch as Coach explains, and a pitcher demonstrates dirting a changeup. This is a great 0-2 pitch that allows the pitcher to expand the zone by bouncing the ball before the plate.
Watch as recognize, respond, refer guidelines for all coaches on a staff are explained. It is important to recognize at-risk athletes and the symptoms of mental health problems that impact performance. Coaches need to respond […]