Softball Skills Training

Coaches and leaders are engaging in some form of performance analysis at all times.  Whether it is simply observing skills or videotaping a game for review at a later time.  The key in successful analysis is not only in utilizing tools for analysis but actually using the data that is collected in the softball skills…

Evaluating Softball Skills

  There are at least 20 technical and tactical skills in softball.  Each one of them has their own characteristic that needs to be evaluated in order to improve the skill based on the specific players developmental age and experience in the game.  By knowing how complex each skills is, evaluating softball skills a more…

Softball Skills Challenge

      The Softball Skills Challenge is composed of 5 skills, designed to test the athlete’s various softball skills.  Each athlete must participate in each event in order to be eligible to win or place in this event. Defense Throwing distance accuracy velocity Fielding fly balls ground balls movement Pitching Velocity Control Catching blocking…

Pre Season Questionnaire

Following is a Pre Season Questionnaire to get started once your team is set, that will give you  some idea for planning your season and how you might work with individual players.  It is critical that you make sure the player does not feel like they will be judged or that any aspect of their position on the team…

Player Scouting Sheet

This was an awesome tool for scouting opposing players on the teams I saw more than once.  I filled the Player Scouting Sheet out for each game for each player for the entire season.  At the end of the year I had a binder which had all the teams in it so that when we played them…

Softball Performance Analysis

Coaches and leaders are engaging in some form of softball performance analysis at all times.  Whether it is simply observing skills or video taping a game for review at a later time.  The key to successful analysis is not only in utilizing tools for analysis but actually using the data that is collected as a result….

Beginner Softball Quiz

Working with a new team can be challenging.  Use this beginner softball quiz to learn what they know and to help them to learn more about the game is a perfect introduction to this great sport.  This beginner quiz is a great tool to get them thinking about the game simply by filling out the…

Basic Softball Game Evaluation Sheet

One of the best times to evaluate the performance of a game is right after the game is over.  You may want to discuss it with the team while it is fresh in their mind or you can sit down with your coaches and go over the check list.  I found it useful to go…

Measurement of Success

When you think of the word success in the context of softball, the first thing that usually  comes to mind is winning.  The first question that most people will ask when you told them you were just playing or coaching a game is “Did you win?”  But how do you really determine the measurement of success?…

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