Our job is to promote a positive and life long experience in softball.

Softball Coach

Do you need help with program design, practice planning, or team cohesion.  I can work with you on that and more right from your computer.

Mental Training

Work on your mental training right here on the website and save your information so you can come back to it later to make changes if you like.

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6 Tips for...

There are 6 ways to do everything in softball. Check out some great tools for success in the game.

8 Coaching Tools

Learn how you can enhance your athletes experience while eliminating the stress of coaching.

Assessment Tools

The best way to ensure that your players are improving is through regular and specific assessment.


One of the tools that are the most underutilized tools in the game.  Everyone should know how to bunt.


Perfect practice makes perfect.  Explore the many offensive situations in this awesome game.


The catcher position is one of leadership and flexibility.  Providing useful information will enhance.


Take advantage of the numerous tools that I developed over my 22 years of softball coaching.

Softball Defense

Defensive skills and tactics includes articles and tools that will assist the game at any level.


From beginner to advanced, fundamentals are critical to fielding fly balls and grounders successfully.


Hand eye coordination, power and good mechanics are the makings of a great hitter.

Infield Positions

Find an information sheet on every infield position that you can print and give to your players.


Find an information sheet on all three outfield positions that you can print and give to your players.

Jr. Athletes

Find the guidelines for training your softball players depending on their age and stage of development.


Something we don't always give a lot of thought to but is key to energy and recovery requirements.

Softball Offense

Check out he scoring cheat sheet as well as basic softball offensive strategies and fundamentals.

Softball Parents

We need to include parents in every aspect of this game that includes their young softball players.


Failing to plan is planning to fail.  I guarantee you that your team can play to their potential when it counts.

Physical Training

Softball is a power and speed sport.  These physical abilities require strength.  How do you train them?

Pitcher Position

Find great information to add to your resources for the pitching position.  One that is a game within the game.


Listen and subscribe to the Softball Academy Podcast where I talk about the skills of the game and reviews.

Softball Drills

Who doesn't need new drills for softball practices or warm up routines before competition?


This hurry up and wait game requires mental training tools that can prepare and maintain game readiness.

Team Building

Find information and activities that will enhance your team environmentand improve team cohesion.


This game is won and lost on throwing.  One of the most influential factors in the outcome of softball.

Practice Plans

I have provided practice plans for you that you can simply print and execute.  How good is that?


Shannon McDougall and her Softball Tutor Academy has helped my team tremendously! I was a first year travel ball coach three years ago and looking for all the help I could get. I ran across Shannon's Facebook page, Softball Tutor. What a great find that was! From drills to mental training, I was using all of it. I started one on one conversations with Shannon and she was always quick to respond with great advice and tips. My team went from dead last in the state to third in the state in one season! I have to say my players worked hard, but Shannon's assistance played a huge role in helping us get there. I highly recommend Shannon & Softball Tutor to every level player and coach. We are just starting in depth mental training through the exercises in her book, Beginning Mental Training Skills for Softball. Can't wait to see how much more my players improve!

- Kelley Mills
Head Coach
Bayside Breeze
12U Mills

I am a fairly new coach who has been given a team by the association. Trying to figure out how to even start the season. Shannon gave me ideas on how to plan my season and to be prepared for the start without feeling nervous. I am looking forward to being able to just ask questions as I go and to be able to benefit from her experience.

- Minor League Coach
Vancouver, BC Canada

I played my first season of softball last year. I was a nervous player and didn't know what I was doing. First game I ran with the bat, ran around home plate and took a ball to the face. As the most inexperienced player on my softball team I started out with literally no skills. I was lucky enough to take several coaching sessions with Shannon. During my sessions I became a more confident player and my skills improved greatly. Shannon showed me practical techniques, explained the game in a way I could understand and was patient as I learned at my own speed. The best moment I remember was catching a ball in right field that the most intimidating batter in my division had hit. It was my proudest moment of the season, thanks to the time Shannon spent coaching me.

Portia Lanyon,
Adult Women's League

I was 31 when a friend and I decided to meet new people through joining a softball team. I had never played team sports and did not consider myself athletic by any means. I found that my skills were lacking from throwing to hitting to actually understanding the game. I learned the basic skills from Shannon including how to throw, field and hit and learned about this complicated game by watching with her as she explained the concepts and rules. My confidence grew as my skill level increased and as a result and I began to really enjoy the game that I still love today.

Sandy Zelyas
Adult League


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