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Coaching Advanced Softball

Coaching Advanced Softball

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    Online Course

    Coaching Advanced Softball offers experienced softball coaches an unparalleled online educational experience aimed at improving player performance and in-game decision making. Featuring a video introduction from MLB Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and led by course mentor Billy Ripken, the course features 11 units guiding coaches through the nuances of technical and tactical skill demonstration, evaluation, and correction; traditional and games approach methods of coaching; season and practice planning; and more. The course will assist coaches in the following areas:

    • Explain the relationship and difference between technical and tactical skills and describe the traditional and games approaches to softball practice (unit 1);
    • Evaluate technical and tactical softball skills in your players and make use of your evaluation results (unit 2);
    • Teach, critique, and correct essential technical skills (units 3 and 4);
    • Teach, critique, and correct essential tactical skills (units 5 and 6);
    • Provide for player safety during practices and games (unit 7);
    • Prepare effective season plans and individual practice plans (units 8 and 9); and
    • Prepare for game days, coach games, and work with your team (units 10 and 11).

    The course is highly interactive, incorporating nearly 100 video clips, sound bites, on-screen reading, Flash activities, end-of-unit quizzes, and a 40-question test into an engaging course coaches will find valuable, practical, and entertaining. The final two units of the course depict a virtual softball game in which participants apply what they’ve learned by making tactical decisions affecting the outcome of the game.

    A Coaching Aids tool houses the many sample practice plans, first aid checklists, and drill sheets introduced throughout the course that can be printed or saved for future reference.

    The course takes an average of six to eight hours to complete and satisfies the Babe Ruth League coaching education and certification requirements. Coaches will find the course valuable as early as the next practice and can refer to it for up to a year—paying dividends into next season.

    Please note: During the purchasing process, references are made to "shipping" on the shopping cart and payment pages. However, nothing will be sent to you, and you will not be charged shipping for the online course. You do not need to select a "shipping method"; simply leave that field as the default selection and proceed through the checkout. No shipping charges will be added.



    Table of Contents

    • Explain the relationship and difference between technical and tactical skills and describe the traditional and games approaches to softball practice (unit 1);
    • Evaluate technical and tactical softball skills in your players and make use of your evaluation results (unit 2);
    • Teach, critique, and correct essential technical skills (units 3 and 4);
    • Teach, critique, and correct essential tactical skills (units 5 and 6);
    • Provide for player safety during practices and games (unit 7);
    • Prepare effective season plans and individual practice plans (units 8 and 9); and
    • Prepare for game days, coach games, and work with your team (units 10 and 11).