Softball Coaching: Essential Drills for Success Series

Softball Coaching: Essential Drills for Success Series
Softball Coaching: Essential Drills for Success Series
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Product Description

  • Create a practice plan that includes a throwing progression specific to each position
  • Learn how to take aggressive detailed leads at all bags
  • Discover a breathing technique that allows pitcher to focus in the circle and keep their entire body relaxed
  • Control the running game by improving your POP time with transfer and release drills
  • Get drills that build footwork to enable infielders to attack balls efficiently, no matter their location

with Shonda Stanton,
Indiana University Head Coach;
former Marshall University Head Coach;
the winningest coach in Marshall softball history;
2017 Conference USA Coach of the Year;
2013 Conference USA Tournament Champions; 4x Conference champions;
former Coach for the Akron Racers of the Women's Professional Fastpitch League

Often neglected and relegated to a warm-up activity, throwing is a skill that is vital for success on the softball diamond. Coach Shonda Stanton shows you 28 drills and progressions that cover all aspects of throwing, from mechanics to different types of throws that will prepare your players to make stronger, faster throws with the game on the line.

Warm-Up

Coach Stanton walks you through the importance of treating throwing and catching as a skill set rather than using it to warm up. She starts by focusing on preparing the arms using bands or cords before a ball is even picked up. Next, Coach Stanton covers three types of throwing routines she uses with her team. Each one targets different types of throws and ensures athletes gets a variety of drills to help them be successful.

Drills

Coach Stanton shares 12 throwing drills that will loosen up arms and help players improve reaction time. These drills promote correct throwing form, while allowing your players to use their athleticism. In one self-toss drill, players prepare for when they don't get a perfect grip on the ball but have to throw it anyway. Preparing your players for any situation they may face during games will help them become more confident in their skills.

Progressions

Coach Stanton offers three different throwing progressions that have proven to be successful in creating strong, accurate throwers. She pulls from a wide array of drills to keep the progression fresh and effective, depending on where her team is in the season or how her players' arms feel. Learn different progressions to:

  • Focus on mechanics
  • Focus on position-specific throws
  • Throw and loosen up when your team is sore and tired

You'll learn how to break the progression into position groups to allow outfielders to work on their aspect of the game and infielders to use drills appropriate for them. Having multiple options for throwing will help you adjust your throwing warm-up to what your team needs on every specific day.

Your players will soon be making more accurate throws and be less prone to arm injuries.

55 minutes. 2017.


with Shonda Stanton,
Indiana University Head Coach;
former Marshall University Head Coach;
the winningest coach in Marshall softball history;
2017 Conference USA Coach of the Year;
2013 Conference USA Tournament Champions; 4x Conference champions;
former Coach for the Akron Racers of the Women's Professional Fastpitch League

Put pressure on your opponent and make them make plays. Coach Shonda Stanton has compiled a video featuring a comprehensive set of sliding and baserunning drills to help your team "Take the next 60 feet."

Once on base, from stealing to making aggressive baserunning reads, Coach Stanton teaches what to look for as a coach and runner, and shares 24 drills to put pressure on the opposing defense.

Leads, Stealing, and Sliding

Getting off the base efficiently in the lead is the first step to stealing. Coach Stanton teaches you to avoid the five common base stealing mistakes, most of which start at the base. Learn the three things you need to know and the formula for success in stealing bases, as well as six stealing drills to help you swipe bases more effectively.

Sliding is a major part of the game, and knowing when to use a variation of slides at the right time will help you steal more bases and get more safe calls. Not only does Coach Stanton show you how to teach your players to slide into bases with no

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