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Softball Coaching Bible, Volume II, The

Softball Coaching Bible, Volume II, The

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    For more than a decade, coaches have relied on one classic resource for their every coaching need. Featuring the advice, wisdom, and insights from the sport’s legendary coaches, The Softball Coaching Bible, Volume I, has become the essential guide for coaches at every level worldwide.

    The Softball Coaching Bible, Volume II, picks up where the first volume left off, providing more instruction, guidance, recommendations, and expertise for every aspect of the sport.

    The NFCA has put together another stellar lineup of coaches who share the guidance that helped them establish such well-respected softball programs:

    Patty Gasso

    Jeanne Tostenson-Scarpello

    Chris Bellotto

    George Wares

    Kris Herman

    Bob Ligouri

    Karen Weekly

    Elaine Sortino

    Frank Griffin

    Bonnie Tholl

    Michelle Venturella

    Beth Torina

    Jenny Allard

    Ehren Earleywine

    Erica Beach

    Stacey Nuveman

    John Tschida

    Teena Murray

    Donna Papa

    Carol Bruggeman

    Kyla Holas

    Kelly Inouye-Perez

    Sandy Montgomery

    Rachel Lawson

    Kristi Bredbenner

    Deanna Gumpf

    It’s all here—developing players, building a winning program, assessing and refining essential skills and techniques, and incorporating the most effective strategies for any opponent or in-game situation.

    If you coach the sport and want a competitive edge in today’s game, The Softball Coaches Bible, Volume II, is the must-have resource for every season.

    Table of Contents

    Part I Coaching Priorities and Principles

    Chapter 1 Sharing the Passion

    Chapter 2 Defining Expectations

    Chapter 3 Establishing a Winning Attitude

    Chapter 4 Playing Hard and Respecting the Game

    Chapter 5 Leading by Example

    Part II Program Building and Management

    Chapter 6 Building a Successful High School Program

    Chapter 7 Building a Successful College Program

    Chapter 8 Selecting and Mentoring Your Staff

    Chapter 9 Promoting Your Program

    Chapter 10 Recruiting the Right Way

    Part III Effective Practice Sessions

    Chapter 11 Structuring Indoor and Outdoor Practices

    Chapter 12 Minimizing Monotony

    Part IV Player Skills and Team Strategies

    Chapter 13 Batting Practice for Power and Consistency

    Chapter 14 Firming Up Offensive Fundamentals

    Chapter 15 Developing Your Pitching Staff

    Chapter 16 Developing Your Receiver

    Chapter 17 Fielding Practice for Errorless Play

    Chapter 18 Strength Training, Conditioning, and Agility

    Part V Player Motivation and Leadership

    Chapter 19 Establishing a Positive Player-Coach Relationship

    Chapter 20 Understanding Today’s Athlete

    Chapter 21 Assessing Your Team's Mental Makeup

    Chapter 22 Building Team Chemistry

    Chapter 23 Developing Student-Athletes off the Field

    Part VI Coaching Challenges, Pressures, and Opportunities

    Chapter 24 Handling Each Season's Highs and Lows

    Chapter 25 Continuing to Learn, Continuing to Develop

    Chapter 26 Coaching, Family, and Personal Priorities

    About the Author

    The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is the sport's leading professional growth organization for coaches at all competitive levels of play. The NFCA works to formulate guiding principles, standards, and policies for conducting competitive fastpitch softball programs for girls and women. It encourages players to participate in softball with the highest tradition of competition and to become leaders in their fastpitch programs. The NFCA recognizes outstanding members through its Victory Club and Coach of the Year awards programs, in addition to All-Region, All-American, and Scholar-Athlete awards programs for members' college and high school players. The NFCA also works with USA Today to produce polls for NCAA Division I, II, and III and high school softball teams, and it hosts collegiate tournaments and recruiting camps across the nation.

    The NFCA headquarters are located in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Gayle Blevins served as head coach for Division I collegiate softball programs for 31 years, coaching at Indiana University from 1980 to 1987 and at the University of Iowa from 1988 to 2010. She brought the two teams to the Women’s College World Series seven times and never had a losing season at either university. She led her teams to eight Big Ten championships, winning five of them. She amassed 1,245 wins overall. Additionally, she has seen nearly 80 of her former players become coaches of their own teams across the nation.

    Blevins was named NCAA Division I Coach of the Year by the National Softball Coaches Association in 1986 when the Hoosiers finished in third place in the Women’s College World Series under her tutelage. Blevins was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1999. Twice she has been selected as the Division I National Coach of the Year.

    Blevins now works as a National Fastpitch Coaches College instructor. She also serves as a public speaker for national conventions, service organizations, educational institutions, and corporations across the United States.

    Reviews

    The Softball Coaching Bible is the most comprehensive resource offered to coaches in my three decades of coaching fastpitch softball. This book provides insight from some of the best coaches in the game to help you develop your players and take your program to the next level.”

    Mike Candrea-- Head Softball Coach University of Arizona