- Learn effective strategies for cutting down your opponent's run production
- Discover the hows and whys of team defense
- Practice these common defensive situations before your team faces them in a game
with George Wares,
Central College Head Coach,
over 1,000 Career wins - winningest coach in NCAA Division III softball history;
Distinguished member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Hall of Fame (2007); 4x National Championship Coach
Put your defense in position to be successful! Four-time national champ George Wares delivers a mountain of defensive knowledge and strategy to help your team develop an understanding of softball defense and make good decisions when the game is on the line.
Wares' overall defensive philosophy is to avoid the big inning so he encourages players to get the cheap out by making low-risk plays. This emphasis allows his team to shorten innings and create easy-out opportunities.
Coach Wares starts by illustrating his two basic bunt coverages. Each coverage is demonstrated with runners on first, second and third base and includes variations of the coverage based on outs, inning and score. These tactics will put your players in position to make right plays and get the out.
Next, Wares covers first and third situations. He explains how his team approaches each play depending on the situation. Learn when to go for the out or stop the run; play it conservative or take a chance.
In addition, you learn how to handle relay situations and rundowns.
Wares demonstrates how to drill each of these defensive situations and emphasizes game-like practice to help your players understand the situations and translate them into games.
Throughout the DVD, Wares provides a plethora of coaching tips and shows how to adjust your defense based on outs, inning, base runners, and score.
With these philosophies and situational examples, you will be able to prepare for anything your team faces!
119 minutes. 2010.Softball Videos