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Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate Collection

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Softball Coaching books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully (Coaching Successfully) (2005)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionField a winning fastpitch softball team year after year with the knowledge and insights of a coaching legend! Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully provides the guidance and technical expertise you need in order to build and maintain a competitive team, covering every facet of leading a squad on the field and developing a program off of it.Hall of Fame coach Kathy Veroni, who has won more than 1,250 fastpitch games in her career, and pitching expert Roanna Brazier share their insights and experiences in this authoritative, comprehensive guide to coaching fastpitch…
Author(s): Kathy J Veroni, Roanna J Brazier

2. Coach’s Guide to Game-Winning Softball Drills: Developing the Essential Skills in Every Player (2008)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionTwo-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame pitcher Michele Smith throws one right down the middle with this big collection of more than 250 skill-building drills developed especially for coaches of fast-pitch recreation league, travel ball, and high school softball players, ages eight to eighteen. Straight from the Michele Smith Gold Camps and Clinics, these drills are designed to give you all the tools you need to teach the entire range of offensive and defensive softball skills. With Michele’s expert guidance and instruction, you’ll coach your players to:…
Author(s): Michele Smith, Lawrence Hsieh

3. The Softball Coaching Bible (2013)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionFor more than a decade, coaches have relied on one classic resource for their every coaching need. Featuring the advice, wisdom, and insights from the sport’s legendary coaches, The Softball Coaching Bible, Volume I, has become the essential guide for coaches at every level worldwide. The Softball Coaching Bible, Volume II, picks up where the first volume left off, providing more instruction, guidance, recommendations, and expertise for every aspect of the sport. The NFCA has put together another stellar lineup of coaches who share the guidance that helped them establish such well-respected…
Author(s): National Fastpitch Coaches Association

4. Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball (Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Sports Series) (2009)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionSUPERANNO More than 1.6 million youth participate in softball and each year thousands of first-time coaches take on the daunting task of teaching them how to play the game. Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball offers coaches the tools they need to build a successful team that develops players while offering a positive experience to all involved. Here are the most relevant tools for teaching, coaching and developing young softball players–presented in an accessible, lighthearted manner! Original. #491,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2003 in Sports Coaching (Books) #39 in Softball…
Author(s): Robert B Benson , Tammy L Benson, et al.

5. Softball Skills & Drills (2011)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionLooking for the ultimate book to help you learn and master softball’s essential skills? Look no further than the guide that has helped develop the game’s top players and most successful teams. This new edition of Softball Skills & Drills is completely updated with more skills, more drills and strategies, and more of the stellar instruction that have made it the top-selling title on the sport. Judi Garman, one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history, teams with Cal State Fullerton’s Michelle Gromacki to share their secrets to developing…
Author(s): Judi F Garman, Michelle M Gromacki

6. Coaching Girls’ Softball: From the How-To’s of the Game to Practical Real-World Advice–Your Definitive Guide to Successfully Coaching Girls (2001)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionCoaching girls’ softball can be a wonderful experience. Witness the intensity of a batter connecting with a ball, a runner digging for home, or a fielder making a great catch, and you can’t help but be inspired. The effort, pride, and enjoyment on players’ faces are great rewards for parents and the sign of a good coach—the type of coach you want to be. So how can you get there?Perfect for coaches of girls up to age 13, Coaching Girls’ Softball includes everything you need to be an outstanding coach and mentor to your team. Whether you are a seasoned coach…
Author(s): Kathy Strahan

7. The Softball Drill Book (2007)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionPacked with 175 drills straight from the practice sessions of the game's most successful programs, The Softball Drill Book will add variety to your practices and precision to your game-day performances. The comprehensive collection covers every aspect of the game. From warm-up to conditioning, throwing to hitting, bunting to base-running, you'll find drills to improve position skill and team execution – all from college coaches and programs that have won 13 NCAA Women's College World Series titles and dozens of NCAA regional tournament titles….
Author(s): Kirk Walker

8. The Softball Coaching Bible, Volume I (2002)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionNow, for the first time in the sport of fastpitch softball, you can learn from successful coaches and apply their approaches to your own program. In The Softball Coaching Bible, 28 of the top U.S. coaches share their principles, insights, strategies, methods, and experiences to help you enhance the experience and development of your own athletes. Developed in cooperation with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), The Softball Coaching Bible was written by the greatest assembly of college and high school softball coaches ever. The text provides the finer points of coaching softball, presented in an engaging…
Author(s): National Fastpitch Coaches Association

9. Coach: Softball Coaching Notebook, Softball Field Diagrams, Grid Ruled and Blank Pages, 108 Pages inside Journal (2018)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionSoftball Coaching Notebook is the perfect notebook for all softball coaches. The notebook contains 108 pages alternating with a softball field diagram page, grid-ruled page, and a blank page. The size (7.4 x 9.7 inches) makes it easy to carry in a bat bag or coach backpack. This would be a great idea for one of many softball gifts! The layout is ideal for any coach to make game notes, starting lineup assignments, keep track of pitch counts, batting averages, and general game or practice notes. The field diagram is perfect to show players exactly what needs to be done during critical game plays. The blank pages…
Author(s): Sideline Warrior Media

10. Practice Perfect Softball (2016)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe road to a championship season begins long before the first pitch of the opening game. It begins before a player even steps onto the field. In Practice Perfect Softball, the game’s premier coaches share their approaches, experiences, and philosophies of every aspect of practice. This authoritative guide goes beyond the stretches and drills, straight to the heart of winning—effort and attitude. From structuring sessions to evaluating practice performance, you’ll find proven and practical recommendations from the all-star lineup of contributors: • Julie…
Author(s): National Fastpitch Coaches Association

11. The Complete Softball Coaches Manual (Coaching Manuals) (2018)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionWelcome to the Complete Coaches Manual. What will you find inside and how should you use this complete manual? This manual covers mostly softball related topics (and I use the term softball throughout), but much of what’s inside can be used for baseball too. Other than the major differences in pitching, and the things you have to change with 60’ bases vs. 70’-90’ bases, much of the two sports can be taught the exact same way. Inside you will find a list of all of the defensive positions and a complete list of all of the responsibilities that position has. Some are the same, but many are very different and unique. And some are very…
Author(s): Rich O’Connor

12. The Science Of Sticky Coaching: How To Turn Ordinary Athletes Into Extraordinary (2017)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionDiscover How-To Teach, What to Teach, and How Athletes Optimally Learn By Doing What the Top 1% of Coaches Do This The Science of Sticky Coaching: How to Turn Ordinary Athletes into Extraordinary book is split up into three sections: 1. KNOWLEDGE – (How-To Teach, Doing Things Right, “Effectiveness”): equipping inexperienced coaches, parents, and organizational leaders on how to effectively run their associations and teams, 2. LEARNING – (How they learn) – the science of successful learning, optimizing how young athletes acquire new skills, and maintaining a rich soil for learning, and 3. DEVELOPMENT – (What…
Author(s): Joey D Myers

13. High-Scoring Softball (2012)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionPlain and simple, championship teams score runs. Their offenses are consistent, aggressive, opportunistic, and disciplined. They may manufacture runs or rely on the long ball, but they score early and often. And they win. High-Scoring Softball is the definitive guide for offensive play. The game’s most successful coaching duo, Ralph and Karen Weekly, share the approach that has shaped some of the game’s top scoring offenses and generated more than 1,700 career victories. Inside you’ll find detailed instruction, advice, and coaching tips on mastering offensive fundamentals, such as…
Author(s): Weekly Jr, Ralph , Karen J Weekly, et al.

14. Taking on the Title of COACH: A 5 Step Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball & Softball (2017)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionAs former little league, high school, collegiate and professional baseball players, authors Duke Baxter and Steve Nikorak appreciate the time, effort and dedication from every parent that takes on the role of coach. We know how challenging coaching can be and we want to do everything we can to help educate them. Our vision was to create a step-by-step reference guide, for even the most inexperienced parents, to help them in every aspect of coaching. Our goal is to equip parents with all the tools necessary to become a first-time coach and get the absolute most out of their players. Building team chemistry, formulating…
Author(s): Duke Baxter, Steve Nikorak

15. Softball Coaching Books: How to learn softball skills and drills in 60 minutes and steps to success! (2018)

 Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate Collection• Don’t you simply hate it when you take up an excellent sports hobby like softball and you don’t know the rudimentary basics of it?• Can you really master the key softball skills and drills in sixty minutes and lead the path of success?• What are the best and most helpful softball steps to success?Well, Your Ultimate Softball Guidebook Is Here!This is a brilliant guidebook that will help you become a successful softball player. It covers every important aspect that you must know if you’re completely new in this game. Nevertheless, if you have some basic experience in softball, then also do not hesitate to follow…
Author(s): Kevin Durant

Best Softball Coaching Books: The Ultimate Collection

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ID: 2321369, Publisher: HUMAN KINETICS., Year: 2020, Size: 18 Mb, Format: pdf

Coaching youth softball

Author(s): Babe Ruth League
ID: 2784527, Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2019, Size: 18 Mb, Format: pdf

The softball coaching bible. Volume II

Author(s): National Fastpitch Coaches Association
ID: 1197101, Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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