This all-inclusive, six-disc set is a master-class on how to organize and run practices that build championship teams.
- Watch live practices featuring national softball power Florida Gators
- Keep your practices moving and your athletes focused
- Learn strategies to produce runs using an explosive offensive system
- Go behind closed doors and sit in on Gator team meetings
with Tim Walton, University of Florida Head Coach;
2015 National Champions - Back-to-Back WCWS Titles (2014-15);
2013 SEC Coach of the Year, 4x SEC Coach of the Year;
3x SEC Champions;
has led Florida to seven Women's College World Series appearances in eight years (2008-15);
over 600 career wins; 2015 USA Softball Junior Women's National Team Assistant Coach
Tim Walton invites you to three days of Florida softball practice. You get total, first-person access to Walton's approach, observing his style, the way he structures practice and the specific guidance he gives his players on mechanics, strategy and more. Everything from the players mental approach, to detailed pitching, fielding, hitting, and base running drills are covered. There is even footage of Florida's conditioning program before and after practices.
- Coach the mechanics for hitting different pitches and pitches in specific locations
- Learn how to maximize players potential
Disc 1 includes full access to a team meeting in which Coach Walton discusses team strategies and addresses his expectations for individual players. The meeting includes a give-and-take between the players and Walton. From the team meeting, you move into the cages, where you can watch Walton run their hitting stations, passing on detailed coaching on mechanics, with a focus on hitting in specific situations and hitting specific pitches.
- Learn how to correct minor pitching flaws and habits
- Coach pitching mechanics for specific pitches
- Learn the importance of base running and the attention to detail required to be successful on the base paths
Disc 2 focuses on pitching and catching workouts and baserunning. The pitchers and catchers incorporate multiple drills that focus on mechanics for every pitch, plus mixing pitches in a game-like fashion. At the end of the pitching workout, you will see a challenge that works on game situations and pressure situations. The second phase of the practice focuses heavily on baserunning. Coach Walton leads the players all the way around the diamond teaching the expectations on each base and covering the specific techniques, movements and situations.
- Cover the intricacies of base running in all situations
- Set up a wide variety of fielding stations so each player is working on the skills they need, without standing around
- Utilize unique and productive work-station drills, which can be run by one coach to make the most of your resources
Learn how to advance on the bases with balls hit to the infield or outfield. The practice then moves into defensive circuit work, where the groups work on different drills simultaneously. Circuit work stations include Texas Leaguers (with a focus on communication), Drop Steps/Pop Flys, Dives, Throws on the Run, and more.
- Coach the details of infield and outfield mechanics
- Learn how to get multiple pitchers and catchers all working simultaneously
- Make sure your team knows their responsibilities on cuts and relays
Coach Walton puts the team through Split Defense with outfielders working through a variety of drills, including the Sun Drill and ground balls on the glove-hand and backhand sides. At the same time, infielders are working ground balls to all positions, with the coach working around the diamond in rapid fashion while coaching mechanics and movement throughout. The team comes together to work on cuts and relays. Walton explains his system of coverages and backups for each player.
The pitchers and catchers work both lanes in the bullpen focusing on fastballs, counts, pitch outs, pickoffs, and intentional walks. Then it's back to the hitting cages with Walton coaching each hitter's individual style.