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Publisher Comments:

"Jacquie Joseph conveys her knowledge of the game with a great, hands-on approach to coaching kids. This book is essential reading for parents and coaches of young players."--Lacy Lee Baker, Executive Director, National Fastpitch Coaches Association

"Your goal is to provide a fun and rewarding softball experience for your players. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in their lives."­­--Jacquie Joseph

Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. Now here you are, a newly appointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help.

Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help you become the coach you'd like to be­­--the coach who can give those kids the sports experience they deserve. You've already taken a big step: you said "yes" to this important commitment. Congratulations. You'll have a great time, and Jacquie Joseph is here to help.

  • Survive your first practice and game
  • Win over problem players--and parents
  • Reach all your players
  • Match your drills and strategies to age and ability
  • Make it fun and rewarding
  • Be the coach you never had
  • Generate enthusiasm
  • Improve your players and your team

Praise for other books in the Baffled Parent's series:

"This book is a great source of information for youth coaches and players."--­­John Cerutti, former major league pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays, on Coaching Youth Baseball

"An excellent guide to teaching kids about the game."--Larry Bird, basketball legend, on Coaching Youth Basketball

"Essential reading."--­­Jim Sheldon, Executive Director, National Soccer Association of America, on Coaching Youth Soccer

Synopsis:

Coaching Youth Softball is written especially for the unprepared parent thrust into the role of coaching his or her 8- to 12-year-old child's softball team. Upbeat and inspirational, it schools new coaches in the fundamentals of controlling, motivating, and encouraging a disparate group of kids in the art and science of softball.

Parents learn the logistics of running a youth team and the specifics of coaching softball. They learn how to match drills to a player's skills and motivation level and gain a wealth of detailed instructions on such specifics as how to run a successful practice and manage during a game. Takes a drill-based approach to teaching basic skills Reviews softball fundamentals for inexperienced parents

Synopsis:

"Jacquie Joseph conveys her knowledge of the game with a great, hands-on approach to coaching kids. This book is essential reading for parents and coaches of young players."--Lacy Lee Baker, Executive Director, National Fastpitch Coaches Association <P>"Your goal is to provide a fun and rewarding softball experience for your players. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in their lives."----Jacquie Joseph <P>Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. Now here you are, a newly appointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help. <P>Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help you become the coach you'd like to be----the coach who can give those kids the sports experience they deserve. You've already taken a big step: you said "yes" to this important commitment. Congratulations. You'll have a great time, and Jacquie Joseph is here to help. Survive your first practice and game Win over problem players--and parents Reach "all" your players Match your drills and strategies to age and ability Make it fun and rewarding Be the coach you never had Generate enthusiasm Improve your players and your team <P>Praise for other books in the Baffled Parent's series: <P>"This book is a great source of information for youth coaches and players."----John Cerutti, former major league pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays, on "Coaching Youth Baseball"<P>"An excellent guide to teaching kids about the game."--Larry Bird, basketball legend, on "Coaching Youth Basketball"<P>"Essential reading."----Jim Sheldon, Executive Director, National Soccer Association of America, on "Coaching Youth Soccer"

About the Author

Jacquie Joseph is head coach of the Michigan State University softball team. She has coached at the national level as an assistant to the gold medal U.S. team in the Pan American Games qualifier in 1997 and as head coach for the West Team in the U.S. National team trials.

Table of Contents

Preface: Play Ball!

Introduction: So You Said You'd Be the Coach, Huh?

How to Use This Book

A Word on Coaching

Part One. Coaching 101: The Coach's Start-Up Kit

Chapter 1: Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits

Establish Your Identity as Coach

Maintain Routines

Positive Peer Pressure Is Effective

Be Patient and Positive

Drills to Promote Teamwork

Questions and Answers

Chapter 2: Before Hitting the Field: Softball in a Nutshell

Basic Rules and Positioning

The Ball Is in Play

Basic Safety Measures

Chapter 3: Setting Up the Season

Create the Practice and Game Schedule

Meet with Parents

Finding an Assistant

Appropriate Numbers of Players on the Team

Equipment

Questions and Answers

Chapter 4: Essential Skills--and How to Teach Them

Catching

Throwing

Infield Defense

Outfield Defense

Team Defense

Playing Catcher

Pitching

Batting

Bunting

Baserunning

Sliding

Chapter 5: The Practice

Preparation Is Key

Practice Format

Other Considerations

Questions and Answers

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071368254
With:
Berkenkamp, Lauri
Author:
Berkenkamp, Lauri
Author:
Joseph, Jacquie
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Location:
Camden, Me.
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Coaching
Subject:
Baseball - Coaching
Subject:
Softball
Subject:
Softball for children.
Subject:
Youth league softball.
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Coaching - Baseball
Subject:
Coaching Youth,coach,players,Coaching Youth Softball,drills,practice,Joseph,rewarding softball experience,fun,guide,game,National Soccer Association
Subject:
Softball for children -- Coaching.
Subject:
Youth league softball -- Coaching.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Baffled Parent's Guides
Series Volume:
no. PR03
Publication Date:
February 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.15x7.36x.33 in. .68 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Coaching Youth Softball is written especially for the unprepared parent thrust into the role of coaching his or her 8- to 12-year-old child's softball team. Upbeat and inspirational, it schools new coaches in the fundamentals of controlling, motivating, and encouraging a disparate group of kids in the art and science of softball.

Parents learn the logistics of running a youth team and the specifics of coaching softball. They learn how to match drills to a player's skills and motivation level and gain a wealth of detailed instructions on such specifics as how to run a successful practice and manage during a game. Takes a drill-based approach to teaching basic skills Reviews softball fundamentals for inexperienced parents

"Synopsis" by , "Jacquie Joseph conveys her knowledge of the game with a great, hands-on approach to coaching kids. This book is essential reading for parents and coaches of young players."--Lacy Lee Baker, Executive Director, National Fastpitch Coaches Association <P>"Your goal is to provide a fun and rewarding softball experience for your players. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in their lives."----Jacquie Joseph <P>Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. Now here you are, a newly appointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help. <P>Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help you become the coach you'd like to be----the coach who can give those kids the sports experience they deserve. You've already taken a big step: you said "yes" to this important commitment. Congratulations. You'll have a great time, and Jacquie Joseph is here to help. Survive your first practice and game Win over problem players--and parents Reach "all" your players Match your drills and strategies to age and ability Make it fun and rewarding Be the coach you never had Generate enthusiasm Improve your players and your team <P>Praise for other books in the Baffled Parent's series: <P>"This book is a great source of information for youth coaches and players."----John Cerutti, former major league pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays, on "Coaching Youth Baseball"<P>"An excellent guide to teaching kids about the game."--Larry Bird, basketball legend, on "Coaching Youth Basketball"<P>"Essential reading."----Jim Sheldon, Executive Director, National Soccer Association of America, on "Coaching Youth Soccer"

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