Coaching Youth Softball: A Baffled Parent's Guide (The Baffled Parent's Guides Series) / Edition 1

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"Jacquie Joseph conveys her knowledge of the game with a great, hands-on approach to coaching kids. This book is essential reading for parents and coaches of young players."—Lacy Lee Baker, Executive Director, National Fastpitch Coaches Association

"Your goal is to provide a fun and rewarding softball experience for your players. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in their lives."­­—Jacquie Joseph

Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. Now here you are, a newly appointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help.

Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help you become the coach you'd like to be­­—the coach who can give those kids the sports experience they deserve. You've already taken a big step: you said "yes" to this important commitment. Congratulations. You'll have a great time, and Jacquie Joseph is here to help.

  • Survive your first practice and game
  • Win over problem players—and parents
  • Reach all your players
  • Match your drills and strategies to age and ability
  • Make it fun and rewarding
  • Be the coach you never had
  • Generate enthusiasm
  • Improve your players and your team

Praise for other books in the Baffled Parent's series:

"This book is a great source of information for youth coaches and players."—­­John Cerutti, former major league pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays, on Coaching Youth Baseball

"An excellent guide to teaching kids about the game."—Larry Bird, basketball legend, on Coaching Youth Basketball

"Essential reading."—­­Jim Sheldon, Executive Director, National Soccer Association of America, on Coaching Youth Soccer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071368254
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/26/2001
  • Series: Baffled Parent's Guides Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacquie Joseph is head coach of the Michigan State University softball team. She has coached at the national level as an assistant to the gold medal U.S. team in the Pan American Games qualifier in 1997 and as head coach for the West Team in the U.S. National team trials.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Play Ball! v
Introduction: So You Said You'd Be the Coach, Huh? 1
How to Use This Book 1
A Word on Coaching 2
Part 1 Coaching 101: The Coach's Start-Up Kit
1. Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits 6
Establish Your Identity as Coach 6
Maintain Routines 7
Positive Peer Pressure Is Effective 7
Be Patient and Positive 7
Drills to Promote Teamwork 8
Questions and Answers 9
2. Before Hitting the Field: Softball in a Nutshell 11
Basic Rules and Positioning 11
The Ball Is in Play 14
Basic Safety Measures 18
3. Setting Up the Season 22
Create the Practice and Game Schedule 22
Meet with Parents 23
Finding an Assistant 25
Appropriate Numbers of Players on the Team 26
Equipment 26
Questions and Answers 27
4. Essential Skills--and How to Teach Them 30
Catching 30
Throwing 32
Infield Defense 34
Outfield Defense 37
Team Defense 39
Playing Catcher 40
Pitching 41
Batting 44
Bunting 46
Baserunning 48
Sliding 50
5. The Practice 52
Preparation Is Key 52
Practice Format 53
Other Considerations 57
Questions and Answers 60
6. Sample Practices 62
Basic Beginning Practice 62
Intermediate Practice 65
Advanced Practice 68
Pitching Practices 70
7. Game Time 72
The Mental Aspect 72
Be Prepared 74
Coaching the Game 75
Taking Stock 77
Questions and Answers 78
8. Dealing with Parents and Gender Issues 80
The Role of the Parents 80
Gender Issues 83
Questions and Answers 83
Part 2 Drills: The Foundation for Development, Success, Happiness, and a Coach's Peace of Mind
9. Warm-Up: Throwing, Fielding, and Baserunning Drills and Drills for Pitchers and Catchers 88
Throwing Drills 88
Fielding Drills 90
Baserunning Drills 92
Drills for Pitchers 94
Drills for Catchers 96
10. Defensive Fundamentals: Infield Play, Outfield Play, and Team Defense 98
Infield Drills 98
Outfield Drills 100
Team Defense Drills 101
11. Batting Practice 104
Batting Drills 104
Bunting Drills 106
Appendix 108
Umpire Signals 108
Sample Scorebook 109
Glossary 110
Resources 115
Associations and Organizations 115
Websites and Electronic Newsletters 116
Index 117
Acknowledgments 120
About the Author 120
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