- Maximize your practice time, even in a small indoor practice space
- Create a hitting circuit without using a batting cage
- Learn competitive indoor drills that improve your players' game and keep them engaged
with Jordan Stevens, Valparaiso University Head Softball Coach;
2012 Horizon League regular season and tournament champion
Ever wonder what championship coaches do when the weather prevents practicing outdoors? Jordan Stevens opens up a full indoor team practice to show you how to get the most out of your practice, and your players, in a small space.
Recorded during a live indoor practice, Stevens narrates and coaches his team as they run through a full practice in a gymnasium.
Coach Stevens begins practice with a warm-up routine, starting with a jog and 15 dynamic stretches to activate their muscles and seven partner stretches designed to prevent throwing arm injuries. Once their arms are warm, Stevens leads his team through a three-step throwing progression and four throwing drills to work on accuracy and communication. The team breaks up into groups based on position, with each group working separately on position-specific drills.
Coach Stevens has an elaborate hitting circuit that maximizes every inch of their gym using six stations where his hitters get a lot of repetitions in a short amount of time. Each group of hitters will rotate through every station. The hitters are able to work on live hitting and base running, live bunting, wall-ball bunts, tee work and tracking.
During indoor practices, the outfield is somewhat neglected because they need more space to work. To counter this, Coach Stevens demonstrates how the outfield can use almost the entire indoor facility. The outfielders go through a series of six drills before the infielders take the floor. Finally, the team ends practice with a competitive game.
This DVD will be an excellent resource for coaches at all levels, especially coaches from areas where the weather often forces them indoors. Let Coach Stevens show you how to maximize your time with your team, no matter what the weather throws at you!
73 minutes + 51 minutes of bonus material. 2013.Softball Videos