Coaching Softball Technical & Tactical Skills PDF
This book features cues to help you teach athletes fundamental technical and tactical skills, over 175 photos depicting the appropriate techniques, and a sample season and eight practice plans that allow you to incorporate games-based skill instruction into your coaching. This text emphasizes real-game situational skills to make learning in practice transfer to success in games.
Proper mechanics for technical skills such as catching, throwing, hitting, bunting, and base running are covered in detail. On the tactical side of the game, the book presents the skills of detecting the strengths and weaknesses of opponents and knowing important rules and game strategies that help athletes respond appropriately when they see a play developing.
This text is written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), the nation’s leading sport education provider, in conjunction with content experts Kirk Walker and Mona Stevens. Walker is Oregon State’s winningest softball coach, and Stevens is a renowned coach at the University of Utah and the author of two books. Endorsed by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), the premier national organization for fastpitch softball, Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills is the fourth in a series of sport-specific technical and tactical skills books from ASEP and serves as a resource for the online course of the same title, a part of the ASEP Professional Coaches Education Program.
AudienceA reference for high school softball coaches, club and college softball coaches, and coaching instructors needing to teach the basic skills and techniques of softball.
Table of Contents
Part I. Teaching and Evaluating
Chapter 1. Teaching Sport Skills
Chapter 2. Evaluating Technical and Tactical Skills
Part II. Teaching Technical Skills
Chapter 3. Offensive Technical Skills
Chapter 4. Defensive Technical Skills
Part III. Teaching Tactical Skills
Chapter 5. Offensive Tactical Skills
Chapter 6. Defensive Tactical Skills
Part IV. Planning for Teaching
Chapter 7. Season Plans
Chapter 8. Practice Plans
Part V. Game Coaching
Chapter 9. Preparing for Games
Chapter 10. During and After the Game
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