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Coaching Youth Softball the Babe Ruth League Way

Coaching Youth Softball the Babe Ruth League Way

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    Online Course

    Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth softball.

    In this interactive online course, you’ll learn to prepare for your season and provide the best possible experience for your athletes. The course is supplemented by the Coaching Youth Softball ebook—written by Babe Ruth League, Inc.—which is included in the price of the online course. As you progress through the course, you’ll be prompted to read chapters to complete course activities.

    The course features numerous interactive exercises that apply and enliven concepts from the book. The first unit, Stepping Into Coaching, provides the underpinnings for being a successful coach—before even stepping on the diamond. You’ll learn your responsibilities as coach; the five tools of an effective coach; the importance of having a coaching philosophy; and how to communicate effectively with your athletes, parents, and other coaches. The focus then shifts to ensuring player safety, including injury prevention and treatment protocols. The course and concludes with technical and tactical skill instruction for all facets of softball.

    The course includes a handy Coaches’ Clipboard that houses the various forms, documents, checklists, and season and practice plans introduced throughout the course. A 30-question online test is at the end of the course. After successful completion of the course, you can print a certificate of course completion from the website to document your achievement.

    Through the course, coaches face learning challenges in the following units:
    Introduction
    Stepping Into Coaching
    Understanding Rules and Equipment
    Providing for Players’ Safety
    Making Practices Fun and Practical
    Teaching and Shaping Skills
    Coaching Offense
    Coaching Defense
    Coaching on Game Day
    Developing Season and Practice Plans

    Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Stepping Into Coaching
    Understanding Rules and Equipment
    Providing for Players’ Safety
    Making Practices Fun and Practical
    Teaching and Shaping Skills
    Coaching Offense
    Coaching Defense
    Coaching on Game Day
    Developing Season and Practice Plans