Coaching Youth Softball

Coaching Youth Softball

Paperback Coaching Youth Sports Series

By (author) Asep

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 252mm x 15mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736062580
  • ISBN 13: 9780736062589
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 26 black & white illustrations, 109 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 842,860

Product description

Over 12,000 copies of the previous edition were sold worldwide. This book is aimed at softball coaches of children aged 14 and under. It is a practical, user-friendly resource designed to help youth softball coaches understand how to prepare and implement a successful programme. It provides age-specific tips throughout the book to help coaches teach different age groups. It utilises both games and drills to make practices more fun and effective; is enhanced with over 200 high-quality photos and illustrations depicting correct technique; and, includes practical information useful for parents who are new to coaching, as well as more experienced coaches.

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The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) has been developing coaching education courses for more than 20 years. As America's leading coaching education programme, ASEP works with national, state and local youth sport organisations to develop educational resources for coaches, officials and parents.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Stepping Into Coaching; Chapter 2. Communicating As a Coach; Chapter 3. Understanding Rules and Equipment; Chapter 4. Providing for Players' Safety; Chapter 5. Making Practices Fun and Practical; Chapter 6. Teaching and Shaping Skills; Chapter 7. Coaching Offense; Chapter 8. Coaching Defense; Chapter 9. Coaching on Game Day; Chapter 10. Developing Season and Practice Plans.