Innovative Ideas for Softball Practices 2-Pack

Innovative Ideas for Softball Practices 2-Pack
Innovative Ideas for Softball Practices 2-Pack
Item# SD-04933
$69.99
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Product Description

  • Learn how to incorporate scientifically-based learning strategies into your practices to maximize your impact as a coach
  • Get 35 drills to improve teaching methods and your players' development
with Randy Schneider,
former Iowa State University Assistant Coach;
former University of Wisconsin Associate Head Coach;
2013 Big Ten Tournament Champions;
Former head coach at Valparaiso University, where he left as the programs all-time wins leader; 2008 Horizon League Co-Coach of the Year

Step into Randy Schneider's classroom and learn from one of the most creative minds in the game of softball!

All players have different strengths and weaknesses. With effective practice planning, you can maximize each player's abilities and contributions to your team. The current generation of softball players has many different avenues competing for their attention, which has necessitated that coaches become more creative in planning their practices. Coach Schneider explains his philosophies of putting together a productive practice using proven learning strategies and creative drills that will help you get the most out of every practice.

Teaching Components

Coaches need to understand how each of their athletes learn to help them understand the skills required to compete at a high level. Coach Schneider explains three types of learners and how you can incorporate this information about your players to structure your practices in a more productive manner.

Once you understand how each of your players learn individually, Coach Schneider details seven proven learning strategies and explains how you can use them in your practices by tweaking drills you already spend time doing. These strategies are borrowed from the teaching world and have been scientifically proven to help students learn better.

Organization

Get the most out of your time with your athletes by analyzing how you use your facility and what you spend time working on. Coach Schneider explains a method for prioritizing wich skills need to be worked on each day, addressing the most urgent and important skills first. He also talks about how to get maximum production by using your facility efficiently while keeping practice fun by using creative drills.

Creating a Culture for Success

Coaches must have a framework and philosophies of how to run their entire program if they are to become successful. Coach Schneider explains his beliefs on what makes a successful program, which includes running his team like a business by focusing on planning and organizing, teamwork, and setting goals.

Use Coach Schneider's teachings to make your practices more fun for you and your softball players!

75 minutes. 2016.


with Randy Schneider,
former Iowa State University Assistant Coach;
former University of Wisconsin Associate Head Coach;
2013 Big Ten Tournament Champions;
Former head coach at Valparaiso University, where he left as the programs all-time wins leader; 2008 Horizon League Co-Coach of the Year

Softball is a sport that is often described as a game of repetition. The best programs are those that find ways to challenge their players with variations of common drills to increase growth. Randy Schneider is an innovator, and he explains 35 creative drills he uses to keep practice fun and engaging. By being innovative in practice, you can optimize what your players learn.

Everyday drills are important, but understanding how to have your athletes "process up" to increase growth is how you can differentiate their training. Coach Schneider shows you how to add various elements to drills that train players to be "comfortable being uncomfortable." This process will maximize benefits for all of your athletes and make them deliberate and intentional with each drill.

Hitting Drills

When working on hitting in a team setting, it is often difficult to keep all of your players fully engaged due to having many players in limited space. Coach Schneider demonstrates nine hitting drills, along with seven other drills, that employ the concept of diff

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