Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills Online With eBook

Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills Online With eBook

ISBN 9781492552246

Regular price $49.95 $0.00

The course fee includes the Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills ebook, access to the online course and test, one-year access to the course and its Coaching Aids (PDF downloads), automatic test scoring, certificate of course completion printable from the website, and entry in the National Coaches Registry. Nothing will be shipped to you, and you will have immediate access to the course upon purchase.

Course Description
Human Kinetics Coach Education brings the diamond to the desktop with Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills, an online course designed for softball coaches of youth age 14 and older.

The course draws content from the ebook Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills, written by Human Kinetics in conjunction with experts at the Women’s Fastpitch Coaches Association (WFCA).

The course is delivered entirely online, and as you progress through the course, you will participate in interactive activities, read portions of the Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills ebook, and view video clips to complete course units. You’ll learn different approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching); develop a season plan and a series of practice plans; and improve your ability to coach during games.

The course is heavy on skill demonstration and error detection and correction. You’ll break down softball technical and tactical skills by viewing video frame by frame.

Other features include “Coaching Aids,” a storehouse of printable PDF documents that are incorporated throughout the course. These include practice plans, sport first aid checklists, and drill sheets. You’ll have access to the clipboard even after you’ve completed the course (for up to one year). The course also features a separate section devoted to basketball officiating signals.

After completing the course units, you’ll take the 40-question course test online and receive immediate results. Coaches who successfully complete the course are automatically entered into the National Coaches Registry, an online listing of coaches who've completed Human Kinetics Coach Education courses. Sport administrators have access to the registry, allowing them to track coaches' course completion.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
  • Explain the relationship and difference between technical and tactical skills and describe the traditional and games approaches to softball practice (unit 1);
  • Evaluate technical and tactical softball skills in your players and make use of your evaluation results (unit 2);
  • Teach, critique, and correct essential technical skills (units 3 and 4);
  • Teach, critique, and correct essential tactical skills (units 5 and 6);
  • Prepare effective season plans and individual practice plans (units 7 and 8); and
  • Prepare for game days, coach games, and work with your team after games (units 9 and 10).


The course is designed to help coaches learn how to teach the technical and tactical skills of softball and is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, college and university undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.