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Outfield Play for Softball: Skills and Drills (video) by Alisa Davis
A visual overview of the skills and techniques involved in playing the outfield. A partial list of topics covered: fielding mechanics, throwing mechanics, signaling to outfielders, slap defense, bunt defense, drills, drills and more drills. 1997, 60 min.
Fielding: 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. From proper throwing technique to fielding a backhand or fly ball, let Garman show infielders and outfielders how to become defensive stars in the Fielding video. 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 Sarton team that represented Canada at the world championships held in Osaka, Japan, in 1970. Now that she has retired from coaching, Garman maintains an extensive clinic-speaking schedule, spreading her softball knowledge around the world. Besides softba
Indoor Defensive Drills for Softball (Video) by Myra Minuskin
Offers an invaluable compilation of proven indoor drills designed to develop defensive fundamentals and techniques. Ideal for teams that want to make effective use of limited indoor practice space, the video features drills that can be performed in a relatively small area. Appropriate for teams and players at all levels of competition, and each drill is explained and demonstrated in detail. Covers conditioning drills, fielding ground balls, throwing to the proper bases, and relays. 2004, 33 min.
Defensive Strategy In Softball (Video)
With Ralph Weekly, Assistance Coach, 1996 USA Olympic Team Next to pitching, defense is the most important part of softball. An error in the infield can hurt you, an error in the outfield can kill you. Good defense requires precise timing, reflex action, and team work. Defensive Strategy in Softball brings it all together with drills for infield, outfield and warm-ups. Proper fielding mechanics, bunt and slap defenses, simple strategies for first and third situations, how to teach the double play and much more. All demonstrations feature Dani Tyler, second baseman for the 1996 USA Olympic Team! (37 minutes)
The Complete Defensive Drill Tape (Video)
This video features Jacquie Joseph, Head Coach, Michigan State University. Coach Joseph provides a comprehensive drill series incorporating more than 25 drills to improve defensive plays. Players demonstrate these drills and cover infield and outfield play as well as pitching and catching. Infield drills include footwork, fielding ground balls, bunts, turning the double play, and completing the force out. Outfield drills include throwing, footwork, catching balls hit overhead, and diving. Blocking pitches and fielding bunts is included in the catching discussion, as well as fielding ground balls from the pitching position. 42 minutes. 2000. ISBN: 1-56404-527-7 Also available in the Softball Drills Series: Competitive Games and Drills for Softball Practice Drills for Successful Pitching Drills for Successful Catching Drills for Improving Outfield Play and Throwing Techniques 25 Drills for Hitting Success
Defensive Positioning for Infielders and Outfielders (Video)
This video features Carol Bruggeman, Head Coach, Purdue University. In this comprehensive video, Bruggeman explains and demonstrates the basic positioning for each player on the softball field. She demonstrates the correct ready position for both the middle infielders and corner positions. In addition, Bruggeman highlights the importance of good footwork, good throwing technique, and proper base positioning. She demonstrates footwork for the cross over and drop step along with correct positioning at the bases for force plays and tag outs. 2001. ISBN 1-56404-656-7. 45 minutes. Also available in the Foundations for Successful Softball Series: Team Offensive Strategies Hitting Drills and Mechanics Team Defensive Strategies The Complete Guide to Beginning Pitching The Complete Guide to Beginning Catching Baserunning, Stealing, and Sliding Essentials of Throwing and Catching
Team Defensive Strategies (Video)
This video features Karen Linder, Head Coach, Kent State University, MAC Champions 1999. In this video, Linder details what it takes to develop a defensive system that fits your team. She diagrams and demonstrates all the possible bunt coverages, steal defenses, and 1st & 3rd base defenses. She discusses passed balls, fly ball priorities and relays. All demonstrations and drills are shown clearly using youth softball players. 2001. ISBN 1-56404-659-1. 40 minutes. Also available in the Foundations for Successful Softball Series: Defensive Positioning for Infielders and Outfielders Team Offensive Strategies Hitting Drills and Mechanics The Complete Guide to Beginning Pitching The Complete Guide to Beginning Catching Baserunning, Stealing, and Sliding Essentials of Throwing and Catching
Essentials of Throwing and Catching (Video)
This video features Donna Bonebrake, Assistant Coach, Indiana University. Bonebrake explains and demonstrates proper overhand throwing and catching techniques. She covers the proper grip, wrist snap, release and follow through. She demonstrates proper catching techniques and explains the importance of proper footwork, use of two hands, and catching above the waist and below the waist. Bonebrake also discusses how to alleviate the fear factor of catching a thrown ball. This video also includes demonstrations of more than a dozen drills for all aspects of throwing and catching. 2001. ISBN 1-56404-663-X. 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 The Complete Guide to Beginning Catching Baserunning, Stealing, and Sliding
Fundamentals Of Throwing And Catching (VIdeo)
With Judi Garman, Head Coach, California State University-Fullerton Success as a defensive player depends on the athlete's ability to catch and throw. It's that simple. Starting with the basics of catching and throwing, Judi Garman shares the fundamental principles that have made Cal-State Fullerton a national power in softball. Also included are proper mechanics for fielding short-hops, back-handing, fly balls, diving catches, fielding near a fence, fly balls in the sun and much more. Each technique includes thorough demonstration and is followed-up with several drills to enhance player development. (39 minutes) To order the Championship Softball Video Series click here .
Covering Your Bases: Infield Play and Position Work (Video)
This video features Dianne Baker, Texas Woman's University. Another great Dianne Baker video! Baker teaches and demonstrates the intricacies of infield play around the bases that will get your infielders working together! The proper ready technique for each position and the differing stances for the middle infielders and the corners are demonstrated along with attacking the ball, fielding side-to-side, and the crow-hop technique. Also, bunt coverage, defending steals, running pick-off plays, turning double plays and force plays - it's all here! A must have for success at the bases! 55 minutes. 2001. ISBN 1-56404-793-8.
How to Be a Great Infielder (Video)
This video features Linda Wells, Arizona State University Head Softball Coach. Coach Wells covers all of the aspects of a successful infielder, beginning with the ready position and building into field short hops, fielding with forehand, backhand, turning double plays, and footwork around the bag. She also covers some of the general fielding skills such as the shuffle step and the short arm throw. In this outstanding video, game footage complements on-field demonstration to clearly demonstrate proper bunt coverage, stealing coverage, pick-offs, and defensive alignments for each infield position. Also Coach Wells includes special fielding coverage fundamentals for pop flies. This is a great video for beginning coaches as well as veteran coaches. 36 minutes. 2003. Also available in the Linda Wells Series: Winning Pitching Drills The Complete Guide to Catching
Position Play: A Guide to the Infield and Outfield (Video)
With Ron Wolforth, former Head Coach, University of Nebraska. Most fly balls are dropped due to bad tracking, not bad hands. 50% of all errors are caused by a bad throw. The point is solid fundamental skills really do result in more wins. Ron Wolforth takes you through all the technical points that will allow your defense to thrive. Initial stance, movement, active hands, tracking the ball, throwing drills are included. Each of these skills is broken down in a position-specific manner; middle infield, corners and outfield are covered. Several types of throws are covered for each position. 1990. 29 minutes.
Championship Defensive Strategies (Video)
With Linda Wells, Head Coach, Arizona State University Learn the strategies and techniques of airtight defense with this videotape from Linda Wells. Pick up a few individual skills such as covering bases and field adjustments and then advance into the multiple player techniques such as run-downs, cut-offs and relays. Next Coach Wells shows you the critical situations and strategies of the game. With the focus on team defense, you will learn numerous rotations and coverages for base hits, fly balls and bunts with the bases empty and with runners on first, second or third. In the final section of this tape, you will master the specialty plays: first and third defense, pitcher cut-offs, and tie-breaker plays. All demonstrations use defensive players and baserunners and are shown at full speed and in slow motion. (47 minutes) To order the Championship Softball Video Series click here .
Six Championship Defenses (Video)
Dianne Baker teaches six effective defenses that will put your players in position to be successful. The defenses are: middle infielders at double play depth, bunt defense, slap hitting defense, infielders tight, and pick-off play to first with runner at first. A great video from one of the nation's leading softball coaches! (59 minutes)
Defensive Drills For Every Position (Video)
With Sue Enquist, Co-Head Coach, UCLA With this arsenal of drills at your disposal, no one will be standing around during practice! Defensive Drills for Every Position features drills for infield, outfield, pitchers and catchers. These drills incorporate proper fielding mechanics with high quality reps to create good fielding habits for all your athletes. All drills are demonstrated by UCLA All-Americans! (57 minutes)
Defensive Drills for Every Position (Video) by Sue Enquist
Presents a series of position-specific, game-tested developmental drills that are appropriate for players at all levels of competition. The video explains, in easy-to-understand and apply manner, how to perform each on-the-field drill, including drills for catcher, shortstop and third baseman, as well as first base drill series, run down drills, and outfielder drills. 2003, 95 min.
Fundamentals & Movement Training (Video)
This tape is loaded with drills that will lend variety to your practices while teaching your athletes solid fundamentals. Choose from numerous warm-up drills, infield and outfield throwing drills, fielding drills for both the infield and outfield, and conditioning and movement drills that will get your athletes in shape while working on vital softball skills. Coach Baker will show you how your players can run these drills on their own so you have more time to coach. She also provides excellent coaching tips on how to run the drills correctly and get the most from your athletes. (60 minutes) To order the Dianne Baker Drill Series click here .
Infield And Outfield Combination Drills (Video)
This is an essential tape for coaches who don't seem to be getting enough out of their practices. Combination drills allow you to work several positions in your infield and outfield simultaneously. All athletes get maximum reps at their positions in a minimum amount of time. Included are drills to defend against steals, fielding for all positions, double plays, bunts, first and third situations, fielding fly balls, relays, and fly ball communication. Also included is a pre-game infield routine! (44 minutes) To order the Dianne Baker Drill Series click here .
Advanced Strategy (Video)
At any level, your defense will have to deal with baserunners. By implementing and working on the strategies outlined in this videotape, your defense will possess the essential skills and timing required to take charge of any game. Advanced Strategy includes four options for first and third situations, pick-off plays for every base, a special play for bases loaded with two outs, rundown technique, and bunt and slap-hitting defenses. Also included is a drill progression for teaching sliding. For the advanced athletes, Coach Baker includes a progression to teach pop-up sliding. (58 minutes) To order the Dianne Baker Drill Series click here .
Team Defense: Infield Strategy (Video)
With Diane Schumacher, International Softball Federation Hall of Fame Diane Schumacher vividly illustrates all the responsibilities and communications necessary for the complete coverage of key infield situations. With high-tech diagrams, Coach Schumacher shows you and your players the defensive options for bunts, steals, pick-offs, slaps and other situations. This great new tape will also help you develop a solid philosophy of defense and learn the details about positioning, depths, timing, use of personnel and other factors that guarantee a winning defensive plan. (52 minutes)
Team Defense: Outfield Strategy (Video)
With Diane Schumacher, International Softball Federation Hall of Fame If you want to know where every defensive player goes when the ball reaches the outfield, then this is the tape for you. Hall of Famer Diane Schumacher uses clear explanations and high-tech graphics to show you and your players the system and specific movements needed for all those situations when the ball gets to the outfield and runners start flying around the bases. Coach Schumacher uses diagrams to teach you how to move to limit the offensive damage caused by base hits. Your team will give up fewer runs and win more games when they use this tape! (50 minutes)
Infield Play (Video)
With Mike Candrea, University of Arizona Head Softball Coach Candrea starts with the basics of glove selection, then covers quick reaction time, total concentration, increasing range, fielding ground balls, footwork, and making adjustments. Game situations are covered, as well as specialty drills to work on, such as: double plays, footwork in field positions, fielding bunts at all positions, and receiving throws in steal situations. An extremely useful, thorough, and practical instructional tool! (53 minutes) To purchase the complete Mike Candrea Fundamentals 3 Tape Series, click here .
'Infield Play: Skills & Drills' (video) by Julie Smith
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. Author : Julie Smith. Length : 75.
Infield Play: Creating a Strong Defense (video) by Kay Brechtelsbauer
Presents step-by-step instructions of how to perform the infield skills that are essential to sound defensive play. Topics covered include: overhead throw, fielding stance, receiving ground balls, lateral movement, overhead pop-ups, bunts, position play, double play, teaching progressions and coaching points. 1999, 55 min.
Teaching Infield Play to Younger Players (video) by Sue Enquist
Provides a detailed overview of how youth softball coaches can teach the fundamentals and techniques involved in sound infield play to their players. In an easy-to-understand and apply manner, UCLA's Sue Enquist addresses the key teaching points for developing the essential components of infield play for youth softball, including: Warming up, throwing mechanics, pre-practice fundamentals, fielding mechanics, transitioning to throw, ground ball series, over the shoulder, position play, and split infield work. 2003, 53 min.
Throwing Mechanics And Drills (Video)
With Mike Candrea, University of Arizona Head Softball Coach This video covers one of the most neglected, yet critical,areas of softball...throwing. Candrea explains proper mechanics and drills to increase arm strength and accuracy,and to decrease the chance of injuries. He demonstrates proper grip, correct arm swing, common problems resulting in the loss of accuracy, getting more velocity in throwing, and more! Candrea also presents many drills to build into your practices such as: drills on proper ball rotation,follow-through, weight distribution and balance, using the backside of the body for power, and wrist snap. This video is an excellent source for correcting possible throwing errors and improving your players' throwing effectiveness in every game! (31 minutes) To purchase the complete Mike Candrea Fundamentals 3 Tape Series, click here .
Team Infield & Outfield Drills (Video)
With Head Coach Patty Gasso, University of Oklahoma This video is full of excellent team practice drills for the infield and outfield! Coming from the coach of a team with a fielding average of .980, the second highest in the country, this video is full of drills to help your defense win and your offense score! Coach Gasso introduces five infield drills, five outfield drills, and two team defenses in this clearly taught and demonstrated video. Your team can't help but benefit from this video! (48 minutes).
Effective Defense For Pitchers (Video)
With Sandy Fischer, Head Coach Oklahoma State University Fischer presents the skills that will allow your team to run different bunt defenses, take away your opponent's advantage, and strengthen your entire team! Coach Fischer uses demonstrators to show proper fielding and throwing skill and teaches the methodsused in fielding bunts to first, second, and third bases with demonstration and drills. Fielding situations covered include: runner on third, fly ball and pass ball coverages, rundowns, backing up third base and home, and bunt situations. This comprehensive tape will aid greatly in your instruction to your pitchers and your entire team! (44 minutes)
Fundamental Mechanics And Drills In The Outfield (Video)
An excellent video concentrating on the essential fundamentals necessary in each player such as sound mechanics, and proceeds progressively through the drills involving a variety of scenarios. They include: throwing overhand, receiving routine fly balls, grounders, cut-offs, relays, and receiving fly balls with runners in scoring position. An excellent video! (40 minutes)
Outfield Fundamentals and Mechanics (video) by Sue Enquist and Gina Vecchione
Presents a step-by-step overview of the skills and techniques involved in sound outfield play. In an easy-to-understand and apply manner, coaches Enquist and Vecchione explain and show how players at any competitive level can improve their level of outfield play. Among the topics included are: Essential traits of outfielders, stance and ready position, lining up the ball, throwing mechanics, retrieving a ball hit past the outfielder, catching the ball at the fence, communications between outfielders, as well as common outfielder-related problems and more. 2003, 29 min.
Defensive Situations (video) by Joyce Compton
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, 70 min.
Tips For Outfield Play (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, 45 min.
Situation Defense (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, 56 min.
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