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Catching for Softball (video) by Susan Craig
A visual overview of the skills and techniques involved in playing catcher: stance, positions, targets, throwing, handling pitches, weight shift, defense, bunts, and more. 1997, 43 min.
Softball Skills And Drills: Pitching And Catching (Video)
With Margie Wright, Fresno State University, and Sue Enquist, Co-Head Coach, UCLA Margie Wright provides the fundamentals of pitching and catching in this video. In the pitching section, Wright teaches the basic mechanics of pitching the rise ball, drop ball, curve ball, knuckle ball, off-speed pitch, and screwball. In the catching section, she teaches the basic body position, throws, pitchouts, and pickoffs. The video includes seven drills to improve your catching skills. (43 minutes)
Catching in Softball (video) by Susan Craig & Ken Johnson
A softball coaches guide to training catchers. Includes stance, positioning, fielding, throwing out runners, setting up hitters and more. Author : Susan Craig & Ken Johnson. Length : 45.
Pitching and Catching: Softball Skills & Drills Video (Copyright 2001)
You can now learn essential softball skills and drills from one of the best softball coaches of all time, Judi Garman. In the Softball Skills & Drills video series, Garman and her players show the methods they used to build championship-caliber teams year after year. In each video, each skill is carefully explained and properly demonstrated, often shown repeatedly in slow motion and at different angles for maximum effect. Garman follows this instruction with drills designed specifically to practice and master the technique she just taught. Throughout the video, Garman makes key teaching points for players and coaches, corrects errors when she spots them, and indicates how to adjust the drills according to skill level. In the Pitching and Catching video, Garman presents pitchers and catchers with a variety of drills that could lead to improved technique, a variety of different pitches, and an increase in the number of strikeouts. This video will not only benefit pitchers; catchers will also learn how to become excellent defensive players through Garman's expert instruction. Judi Garman is one of the most recognized names in collegiate softball. Under Garman, Cal State Fullerton's softball program collected 913 wins, eight conference titles, seven regional championships, and the NCAA title in 1986. Whether you are a beginning softball player or the coach of an all-star team, Judi Garman's video series will take you to the championship level! About the Author Judi Garman is one of the most successful softball coaches in NCAA history. After establishing the softball program at Cal State Fullerton in 1980, Garman collected 913 wins and only 376 losses for a winning percentage of .708 and retired as the nation's winningest coach. During Garman's career at Cal State Fullerton, the Titans participated in post season play 18 out of 20 seasons. Her teams won or shared eight conference titles and seven regional championships. They won the NCAA title in 1986, finished second in the Collegiate World Series in 1981, 1983, and 1985; third in 1982 and 1987; and fifth in 1995. She served as president of the National Softball Coaches Association (NSCA) from 1990-91. In 1993, she was elected to the NSCA Hall of Fame. In 1995, she was the recipient of the Woman of Excellence in Sports award. As a player, Garman was a Canadian all-star outfielder and member of two Canadian national teams. She also was a member of the Saskatoon team that represented Canada at the world cham
Drills for Successful Catching (Video)
This video features Jacquie Joseph, Head Coach, Michigan State University. Coach Joseph gives a detailed account of what it takes to play the catching position. She covers the important characteristics and skills needed to be a successful catcher. Areas covered and demonstrated include throwing mechanics, framing pitches, blocking pitches, picking off runners, and fielding drills covering pop-ups, bunts, wild pitches, double play, and tag coverage. 27 minutes. 2000. ISBN: 1-56404-526-9 Also available in the Softball Drills Series: Competitive Games and Drills for Softball Practice Drills for Successful Pitching The Complete Defensive Drill Tape Drills for Improving Outfield Play and Throwing Techniques 25 Drills for Hitting Success
The Complete Guide to Beginning Catching (Video)
This video features Henry Christowski, Head Coach, Simpson College, NCAA Division III National Champs 1997, 1999. Henry Christowski was once a catcher himself and has successfully coached the position at both the high school and college level. He explains all the basics of this critical position such as the importance of protective equipment, the strength and accuracy in a catcher's arm, gripping the ball, releasing the ball and the follow through, how to frame the pitch, blocking the pitch in the dirt, catching pop flies, how to handle runners on base, fielding bunts, dropped third strikes, plays at home plate and wild pitches. Finally, he covers other important areas such as the stance behind the plate and which stance to use based on the situation. 2001. ISBN 1-56404-661-3. 40 minutes. Also available in the Foundations for Successful Softball Series: Defensive Positioning for Infielders and Outfielders Team Offensive Strategies Hitting Drills and Mechanics Team Defensive Strategies The Complete Guide to Beginning Pitching Baserunning, Stealing, and Sliding Essentials of Throwing and Catching
The Complete Guide to Catching (Video)
This video features Linda Wells, Arizona State University Head Softball Coach. Catching is one of the most important positions on the softball field. In one of the best video presentations on the position you will ever see, Coach Wells shares every facet of how to develop your catcher into the leader they need to be. Coach Wells covers all aspects of the catcher position, beginning with equipment and basics of calling pitches, then blocking pitches, framing pitches, snap throws, pitch outs and intentional walks. Wells works into more complex situations - covering of 1st and 3rd situations, defensive coverage, and slap hitting defenses. Applying tags, backing up bases, and communicating with the defense are all also covered in detail. An excellent video appropriate for any player or coach at any level looking for an instructional video that covers every aspect of catching! 70 minutes. 2003. Also available in the Linda Wells Series: Winning Pitching Drills How to Be a Great Infielder
Catching: Development Of The Total Catcher (Video)
With Rayla Allison, League Director, National Fastpitch Association Rayla Allison, a former professional softball catcher, offers her expertise in this video that will assist fastpitch catchers everywhere. Coach Allison moves through her instruction in a smooth, easy-to-follow manner and addresses both the physical and mental requirements of the demanding position. Fundamental skills such as stance, throwing, receiving and giving signals are discussed. The viewer also sees a review and demonstration of fundamental defensive plays such as bunts, pop ups, passed balls and tag play. Finally, the video addresses the leadership role catchers must play on every team. It is vital for a catcher to understand the game in general and pitching fundamentals in particular; an overview of both are covered. Coach Allison's teaching style will benefit everyone from the beginner needing basic guidance to the advanced catcher looking for a pointer or two. (35 minutes) To order the Championship Softball Video Series click here .
Pitching vs. Throwing: A Catcher's Perspective (video) by Lisa Bernstein O' Brien
Features an in-depth discussion on the given topic from America's best Coaches and finest programs. X's & O's are diagrammed and game footage is used in many presentations. Filmed live at a coaches clinic in a hotel meeting room. Royalties benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 1997, 32 min.
Developing Your Catcher (video) by Lisa Bernstein O' Brien
Features an in-depth discussion on the given topic from America's best Coaches and finest programs. X's & O's are diagrammed and game footage is used in many presentations. Filmed live at a coaches clinic in a hotel meeting room. Royalties benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 1997, 75 min.
Basic Strategy: Pitchers & Catchers (video) by Jess Dannelly
Features an in-depth discussion on the given topic from America's best Coaches and finest programs. X's & O's are diagrammed and game footage is used in many presentations. Filmed live at a coaches clinic in a hotel meeting room. Royalties benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 1997, 55 min.
Developing The Catcher (video) by Diane Stephenson
Features an in-depth discussion on the given topic from America's best Coaches and finest programs. X's & O's are diagrammed and game footage is used in many presentations. Filmed live at a coaches clinic in a hotel meeting room. Royalties benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 1997, 58 min.
Catching Fundamentals (video) by Carol Hutchins
Features an in-depth discussion on the given topic from America's best Coaches and finest programs. X's & O's are diagrammed and game footage is used in many presentations. Filmed live at a coaches clinic in a hotel meeting room. Royalties benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 1996, 63 min.
Catching - The Inner Game (video) by Henry Christowski
An ideal tape for the catcher who wants to take their game to a higher level. Includes key strategies and analyzes both hitting and pitching styles. Author : Henry Christowski. Length : 30.
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