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2020 NFHS Softball Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

October 30, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Contains the official rules for softball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle: How Softball and Sisterhood S...
by Dibs Baer

Language

English

Pages

271

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p><strong>A rousing and empowering story of dedication and overcoming all odds, featuring the tough and unforgettable athletes of the champion Lady Tigers softball team.聽</strong></p><br /><p>Violence was a way of life for聽the聽girls of Mott Middle School聽in聽the聽South Bronx. Some woke up to it at home, and others dodged it on聽the聽way to school. Vicious physical fights broke out聽in聽classrooms, hallways, and聽bathrooms.聽These girls filed聽their fingernails聽into sharp points because聽they had to be ready to go at any time.聽Then a new coach joined聽the聽ranks at Mott Middle, and a new program began: girl's softball.聽聽</p><br /><p>Coach Astacio offers聽the聽girls聽the聽time and attention聽they need to take聽their first steps to success.聽As聽they learned to throw, hit and field,聽they also dealt with聽the聽foul balls life threw at聽them: abuse, fractured homes, and violence wherever they looked.聽But聽the聽biggest challenge聽they faced was learning to think and act like a team, not just a bunch of fierce girls against each other鈥攁nd聽the聽world.聽</p><br /><p><em>Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle</em>聽is the聽incredible true story that captured聽the聽hearts of millions when聽they were聽invited to appear on Ellen earlier this year.聽 The聽Lady聽Tigers聽were聽invited onto聽the聽field at Yankee Stadium where聽the Yankees honored Coach Astacio with 鈥淐oach of the Year鈥?at their Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards in September 2017. But beyond the headlines, this is a story of a self-selected community coming together with faith, courage, and new-found values to overcome fear, violence, and crippling doubt.</p><br /><p>These girls have ushered in a new confidence and pride not only in themselves, but in their school, the faculty, and their friends. And while not all of them have continued down this new path, many are now the first in their families to go to college and are beginning to see how being a Lady Tiger will always be a part of their lives.</p>
Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself
by , Ann Killion

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

August 01, 2011

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Throw Like a Girl inspires, motivates, and answers questions on issues that are specific to being a female athlete. Finch鈥檚 book addresses the entire life of today鈥檚 girl-not just fitness or physical preparation, but how to integrate the lessons of sports into life.
Mind of a Superior Hitter: The Art, Science and Philosophy
by Michael McCree

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 12, 2018

Product Description
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Mind of a Superior Hitter: The Art, Science, and Philosophy takes an in-depth look into the key aspects of becoming a great hitter from a psychological, emotional and strategic perspective. The book is designed to enhance the intelligence of hitters in both baseball and softball on a level that is unprecedented. It includes quotes and advice from some of the top hitting coaches in the world, former professional players and prominent minds that have contributed to today鈥檚 leading hitting ideologies. Throughout, players and coaches are provided valuable information on what it takes to become a better all-around hitter.<br /> <br />Hitters of all ages will learn how to:<br /> <br />- MENTALLY DEAL WITH SLUMPS<br /> <br />- DEVELOP IMPROVED FOCUSED IN THEIR TRAINING<br />- BECOME A BETTER SITUATIONAL HITTER<br />- CUSTOMIZE THEIR SWING TO FIT THEIR STRENGTHS<br />- BE MORE CONFIDENT AND POSITIVE IN THEIR APPROACH<br /> <br />Input from master teacher鈥檚 of hitting such as:<br /> <br />路 Steve Springer, former professional player and hitting coach<br />路 C.J. Stewart, former professional player and private hitting coach for pro players<br />路 Laura Berg, 4-time All-American softball player, 4-time Olympian and Olympic Hall of Famer<br />路 Jacob Cruz, former MLB player and professional hitting instructor
Practice Perfect Softball
by National Fastpitch Coache...

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

November 02, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p> The road to a championship season begins long before the first pitch of the opening game. It begins before a player even steps onto the field. </p><p> In <i>Practice Perfect Softball</i>, the game鈥檚 premier coaches share their approaches, experiences, and philosophies of every aspect of practice. This authoritative guide goes beyond the stretches and drills, straight to the heart of winning鈥攅ffort and attitude. From structuring sessions to evaluating practice performance, you鈥檒l find proven and practical recommendations from the all-star lineup of contributors: </p><p> 鈥?Julie Lenhart </p><p> 鈥?Rachel Hanson </p><p> 鈥?Beverly Smith </p><p> 鈥?Rachel Lawson </p><p> 鈥?Lisa (Sweeney) Van Ackeren </p><p> 鈥?Dot Richardson </p><p> 鈥?Ken Eriksen </p><p> 鈥?Connie Clark </p><p> 鈥?Celeste Knierim </p><p> 鈥?Bill Gray and Melissa Chmielewski </p><p> 鈥?Lonni Alameda </p><p> 鈥?Jo Evans </p><p> 鈥?Jen McIntyre </p><p> 鈥?Donna Papa </p><p> 鈥?JoAnne Graf (editor) </p><p> Inside, you鈥檒l identify and establish practice ethics; assess team strengths; and develop players鈥?skills in the field, on the mound, and at the plate. Developed by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, <i>Practice Perfect Softball</i> is your guide to developing champions on and off the field. </p>
The Softball Drill Book
by Kirk Walker

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

May 22, 2007

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<DIV><P>Packed with 175 drills straight from the practice sessions of the game's most successful programs, <I>The Softball Drill Book</I> will add variety to your practices and precision to your game-day performances. </P><P>The comprehensive collection covers every aspect of the game. From warm-up to conditioning, throwing to hitting, bunting to base-running, you'll find drills to improve position skill and team execution - all from college coaches and programs that have won 13 NCAA Women's College World Series titles and dozens of NCAA regional tournament titles. </P><P>Contributors include:</P><P>-Louie Berndt, Florida State</P><P>-Carol Bruggeman, Louisville</P><P>-Yvette Girouard, Louisiana State</P><P>-Michelle Gromacki, Cal State Fullerton</P><P>-Deanna Gumpf, Notre Dame</P><P>-Carol Hutchins, Michigan</P><P>-Kelly Inouye-Perez, UCLA</P><P>-Jay Miller, Mississippi State</P><P>-Jennifer Ogee, Nebraska</P><P>-Kim Sowder, Long Beach State</P><P>-Heather Tarr, Washington</P><P>-Michelle Venturella, Iowa</P><P>-Kirk Walker, Oregon State</P><P>-Margie Wright, Fresno State</P><P>One look at the names above and it is clear, <I>The Softball Drill Book</I> is your blueprint for championship practices. <BR /></P></DIV>
Women's College Softball on the Rise: A Season Inside the Game
by Mark Allister

Language

English

Pages

215

Publication Date

May 10, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Sidestepping the inflated egos and scandal that have infiltrated many men's sports, college female softball players exhibit power and grace on the field as well as camaraderie, high achievement and vulnerability off the field. This balance not only makes the game compelling to watch, but it also elevates women's softball as an aspirational model for other sports. Focusing on the 2018 season, this book explores gender performance and sexuality in softball, how the influx of money from the sport's growth has reshaped expectations of success, and traditional media coverage of women's sports.
WinningSTATE-Softball: The Athlete's Guide To Competing Mentally ...
by Steve Knight

Language

English

Pages

167

Publication Date

October 15, 2013

Product Description
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COMPETE MENTALLY TOUGH!<br /><br />WinningSTATE-Softball focuses on competing. It shows players how to take <br />their mental game to a winning level. <br /><br />WinningSTATE improves tournament performance by giving players the <br />mental-toughness skills to eliminate distractions and crush apprehension, so they <br />can execute in competition as well or better than they do in practice. <br /><br />WinningSTATE is for all ages and abilities. It's for players who consistently want <br />to bring their "A-Game" to the competitive arena. <br /><br />WinningSTATE inspires players to face the pressure head on, believe in their abilities, <br />and execute with conviction. Players get the skills to handle the nerves, fiercely <br />compete, and win! <br /><br />Your mind is your most powerful weapon. Train it!<br /><br />WinningSTATE-Softball: The Athlete's Guide to Competing Mentally Tough
2019 NFHS Softball Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

October 04, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Contains the official rules for softball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Softball Skills & Drills
by , Michelle M. Gromacki

Language

English

Pages

314

Publication Date

August 17, 2010

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p> Looking for the ultimate book to help you learn and master softball鈥檚 essential skills? Look no further than the guide that has helped develop the game鈥檚 top players and most successful teams. This new edition of <i>Softball Skills & Drills</i> is completely updated with more skills, more drills and strategies, and more of the stellar instruction that have made it the top-selling title on the sport. </p><p> Judi Garman, one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history, teams with Cal State Fullerton鈥檚 Michelle Gromacki to share their secrets to developing and mastering every aspect of the game. </p><p> With step-by-step instruction, full-color photo sequences, technique tips, and unique insight into the game, you鈥檒l learn every fundamental skill: </p><p> 鈥itting </p><p> 鈥unting </p><p> 鈥lap Hitting </p><p> 鈥aserunning </p><p> 鈥liding </p><p> 鈥ielding </p><p> 鈥hrowing </p><p> 鈥itching </p><p> 鈥atching </p><p> And with over 230 of the game鈥檚 best drills, coverage of team offense and defense, pitch selection, pitch recognition, and in-game strategies,<i> Softball Skills and Drills </i>is simply the most comprehensive and practical guide on the sport. </p><p> Whether striving to become a complete player or preparing your team for another championship run, <i>Softball Skills &</i><i>Drills</i> is the one book you cannot be without. </p>

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