The Softball Drill Book by Kirk WalkerThe Softball Drill Book by Kirk Walker

The Softball Drill Book

byKirk Walker

Paperback | April 30, 2007

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Packed with 175 drills straight from the practice sessions of the game's most successful programs, The Softball Drill Book will add variety to your practices and precision to your game-day performances.

The comprehensive collection covers every aspect of the game. From warm-up to conditioning, throwing to hitting, bunting to base-running, you'll find drills to improve position skill and team execution - all from college coaches and programs that have won 13 NCAA Women's College World Series titles and dozens of NCAA regional tournament titles.

Contributors include:

-Louie Berndt, Florida State

-Carol Bruggeman, Louisville

-Yvette Girouard, Louisiana State

-Michelle Gromacki, Cal State Fullerton

-Deanna Gumpf, Notre Dame

-Carol Hutchins, Michigan

-Kelly Inouye-Perez, UCLA

-Jay Miller, Mississippi State

-Jennifer Ogee, Nebraska

-Kim Sowder, Long Beach State

-Heather Tarr, Washington

-Michelle Venturella, Iowa

-Kirk Walker, Oregon State

-Margie Wright, Fresno State

One look at the names above and it is clear, The Softball Drill Book is your blueprint for championship practices.

Kirk Walker has been a coach at the NCAA Division I level for more than 20 years. Since his tenure as head softball coach at Oregon State University began in 1995, Walker has accumulated more wins than any other coach in program history. He led the Beavers to eight NCAA tournaments between 1995 and 2006, including the program's first-e...
Title:The Softball Drill BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.66 inPublished:April 30, 2007Publisher:Human Kinetics, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0736060707

ISBN - 13:9780736060707


Table of Contents

Part I Training Drills

Chapter 1. Warming Up
Carol Bruggeman

Chapter 2. Conditioning
Michelle Venturella

Part II Fundamental Skills Drills

Chapter 3. Catching
Deanna Gumpf

Chapter 4. Throwing
Louie Berndt

Chapter 5. Base Running
Jay Miller

Chapter 6. Hitting
Jennifer Ogee

Chapter 7. Bunting
Michelle Gromacki

Chapter 8. Slap Hitting
Heather Tarr

Part III Position-Specific Drills

Chapter 9. Infielders
Kim Sowder

Chapter 10. Outfielders
Margie Wright

Chapter 11. Pitcher
Kirk Walker

Chapter 12. Catcher
Kelly Inouye-Perez

Part IV Tactical Drills

Chapter 13. Team Offense
Carol Hutchins

Chapter 14. Team Defense
Yvette Girouard

Editorial Reviews

"This book's outstanding drills will take your practice sessions to the next level. I wish I'd had this resource when I started my coaching career. It has great explanations and illustrations!"Mike CandreaHead Softball CoachUniversity of ArizonaUSA National Team "A drill book like no other! This inside look at what the best college programs do every day will help any player or team improve."Lisa Fernandez, Pitcher, USA SoftballGold Medalist at 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympic Games