Best Softball Books
Here you will get Best Softball Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big & Believe in Yourself
Author: by Jennie Finch
Published at: Triumph Books; 39818th edition (August 1, 2011)
The evidence is overwhelming: sports help girls grow into strong women. Both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence confirm that athletic girls not only grow up to be healthier; they learn teamwork, gain inner confidence, and grow into society’s leaders. Sports help preteen and teenage girls make the right choices in a society that is sending them incredibly mixed messages about who they are supposed to be.
Yet no one is speaking directly to these girls. Jennie fills the role of girlfriend, big sister, team captain, and mentor. A smart, credible, and accomplished voice from an athlete who is strong and feminine, fiercely competitive, and fashionably cool, Jennie is someone young women will listen to and take to heart.
Jennie’s message: Believe in yourself.Go for it, girls.
2. WINNING STATE SOFTBALL: The Athlete's Guide to Competing Mentally Tough (4th edition)
Author: by Steve Knight
Published at: Let's Win! International; 4th edition (January 1, 2013)
BUY DIRECT from the publisher – BRAND NEW – select “See All Buying Options,” then WINNING STATE WINNING STATE Softball focuses on competing. It shows players how to take their mental game to a winning level. WINNING STATE improves tournament performance by giving players a mental-toughness skillset to eliminate distractions and crush apprehension, so they can execute in competition as well or better than they do in practice.
WINNING STATE is for all ages and abilities. It’s for players who consistently want to bring their A-Game to the competitive arena. WINNING STATE inspires players to face the pressure head on, believe in their success, and execute with conviction.
Players get the skills to handle the pressure, fiercely compete, and win! Your mind is your most powerful weapon.Train it! WINNING STATE Softball: The Athlete’s Guide to Competing Mentally Tough COMPETE MENTALLY TOUGH! TEAM DISCOUNTS @ winningstate.Com
3. Mind of a Superior Hitter: The Art, Science and Philosophy
Author: by Michael McCree
Published at: Michael McCree (February 13, 2018)
Mind of a Superior Hitter: The Art, Science, and Philosophy takes an in-depth look into the key aspects of becoming a great hitter from a psychological, emotional and strategic perspective. The book is designed to enhance the intelligence of hitters in both baseball and softball on a level that is unprecedented.
It includes quotes and advice from some of the top hitting coaches in the world, former professional players and prominent minds that have contributed to today’s leading hitting ideologies. Throughout, players and coaches are provided valuable information on what it takes to become a better all-around hitter.
Hitters of all ages will learn how to: – MENTALLY DEAL WITH SLUMPS – DEVELOP IMPROVED FOCUSED IN THEIR TRAINING- BECOME A BETTER SITUATIONAL HITTER- CUSTOMIZE THEIR SWING TO FIT THEIR STRENGTHS- BE MORE CONFIDENT AND POSITIVE IN THEIR APPROACH Input from master teacher’s of hitting such as: Steve Springer, former professional player and hitting coach C.J.
4. The Softball Drill Book
Author: by Kirk Walker
Published at: Human Kinetics; First edition (April 30, 2007)
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 executionall 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 StateCarol Bruggeman, LouisvilleYvette Girouard, Louisiana StateMichelle Gromacki, Cal State FullertonDeanna Gumpf, Notre DameCarol Hutchins, MichiganKelly Inouye-Perez, UCLAJay Miller, Mississippi StateJennifer Ogee, NebraskaKim Sowder, Long Beach StateHeather Tarr, WashingtonMichelle Venturella, IowaKirk Walker, Oregon StateMargie Wright, Fresno StateOne look at the names above and it is clear, The Softball Drill Book is your blueprint for championship practices.
5. More Than a Game: 13 Keys to Success for Teen Athletes On and Off the Field
Author: by Kyleigh Villarreal
Published at: Together Change Happens; 1st edition (March 25, 2016)
It doesn’t matter how old you are, what challenges you are facing or what sports you play… If you are someone with a dream, this book will give you the tools to make your dream a reality. If you are looking for steps to become a leader on your sports team, build confidence in yourself or be successful in life then this book is for you.
Kyleigh shares from her heart real life struggles of a 12 year old girl, who just wants to be the best athlete and leader she can be. Within these pages she will take the reader by the hand and walk them through step by step how to make important choices on and off the playing field.
6. THE MENTAL TRAINING GUIDE FOR ELITE ATHLETES: How the Mental Master Method Helps Players, Parents, and Coaches Create a Championship Mindset
Author: by David Angeron
Published at: John Melvin Publishing (June 20, 2020)
Are You an Athlete, Parent or Sports Coach? Want to become/make Elite Athletes? Struggling to find your way on the Path to glory? Then this book is for you, written by Certified Sport Psychology Coach (CSPC) David Angeron demystifies the complexities of a successful athlete in a plain and simple way.
The book amply covers following:The Mental toughness training for young athletes. How to be mentally strong on the field, in the classroom, or in your career. Critical thinking handbook to develop mental toughness and focus. Mental toughness handbook to create a champion mindset for players, parents, and coaches.
How to take a navy seal mindset into competition. A Mental Toughness Playbook for Athletes, Parents, and Coaches in sports, and in life, mental toughness matters – even more than raw talent and skill. But young athletes can’t develop it, and master other vital aspects of the “inner game,” on their own.
Coaches and parents play a vital role as well. In The Mental Training Guide for Elite Athletes, David Angeron speaks to all three audiences. He draws on his expertise as a sport psychology coach and his background as a college athlete and baseball scout to help readers overcome the fear, doubt, and negativity that derail players and teams.
7. INNER EXCELLENCE: Train Your Mind for Extraordinary Performance and the Best Possible life
Author: by JIM MURPHY
Published at: Academy of Excellence – New York – Rome – Tokyo (May 1, 2020)
Want More Joy and Confidence? Discover the life guide that has developed world champions, empowered athletes to become world #1, and most importantly, transformed their hearts and minds. This step-by-step training manual from one of the world’s top mental skills coaches will teach you how the mindset of some of the best performers and leaders on the planet allowed them to have freedom and confidence when so much was out of their control.
Whether you’re an athlete or entrepreneur, single mother or father of five, you’ll find exercises, techniques and tools in this book that will improve every area of your life. Your life will take on new meaning as you move beyond the pursuit of happiness to a life of purpose and fulfillment.
Jim Murphy’s complete program of proven mental techniques is based on the powerful principles of love, wisdom, and courage, that came from over six years of full-time research and writing (after his masters degree in Coaching Science). I read the first version of Inner Excellence six times.
8. 2020 BlueBook 60 – The Ultimate Guide to Fastpitch Softball Rules: Featuring NCAA, NFHS, USSSA and USA Softball Rule Sets
Author: by Billy Martin
Published at: Independently published (January 1, 2020)
This is the 12th year publishing the best selling Blue Book 60, the ultimate teaching and reference tool for Umpires, Coaches, and Players that need to understand the nuances of fast pitch softball rules. This 100+ page guide covers complete references with detailed explanations of NCAA (collegiate), NFHS (high school), USA Softball (formerly ASA) and USSSA travel team softball rules.
Blue Book 60 is the top rated fast pitch rules guide in publication for 10 seasons now in the US and Canada. If you’re a COACH: This guide explains fastpitch rules in an easy to consume format for any level. Learn the important rules, the right way.
If you’re an ATHLETE: Learn the rules to get an edge on the competition, very easily using the Blue Book 60. If you’re a PARENT: Learn the rules before to be a better educated fan and support your teams. If you’re an UMPIRE: This guide is a must read, especially if you work multiple levels and need to remember different codes.
Additionally the appendix contains several nice umpire tools to help you have better pregame discussions with your partners. 100% of all proceeds go directly toward educating coaches and umpires and also provide officiating scholarships through the non-profit “Zebra Foundation”. Additions and updates can be found at .
9. Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball
Author: by Robert B. Benson
Published at: Human Kinetics; First edition (October 16, 2009)
You volunteered to coach the softball team, but are you ready? How will you teach the fundamental skills, run effective practices, and harness the energy of your young team? Fear not: Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball has the answers.
Longtime coaches Robert and Tammy Benson share their experiences and provide advice you can rely on from the first practice to the final game. Establishing realistic goals, in-game coaching tips, drills, strategies, and funit’s all here. Develop your team’s fundamental skillsfielding, catching, throwing, and hittingwith the Survival Guide’s collection of the game’s best youth drills.
Included is a section on pitching instruction, and the ready-to-use practice plans will help you get the most out of every practice. Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball has everything you need for a rewarding and productive season. So step up and enjoy the experience.
It will be one that you won’t forget.
10. Coaching Tee Ball : The Baffled Parent's Guide
Author: by H. W. "Bing" Bing Broido
Published at: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1st edition (January 28, 2003)
Each spring, Tee-ball introduces millions of boys and girls to “America’s pastime” -and introduces their parents to the joys (and nightmares) of coaching first-time players. Filled with expert advice and tips on creating order from chaos, Coaching Tee-Ball is the solution to every baffled parent’s predicament, offering the new coach a total approach to keeping kids involved, motivated, and having fun.
11. Softball Skills & Drills
Author: by Judi Garman
Published at: Human Kinetics; Second edition (February 14, 2011)
Looking for the ultimate book to help you learn and master softball’s essential skills? Look no further than the guide that has helped develop the game’s top players and most successful teams. This new edition of Softball Skills & Drills is completely updated with more skills, more drills and strategies, and more of the stellar instruction that have made it the top-selling title on the sport.
Judi Garman, one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history, teams with Cal State Fullerton’s Michelle Gromacki to share their secrets to developing and mastering every aspect of the game. With step-by-step instruction, full-color photo sequences, technique tips, and unique insight into the game, you’ll learn every fundamental skill: Hitting Bunting Slap Hitting Baserunning Sliding Fielding Throwing Pitching Catching And with over 230 of the game’s best drills, coverage of team offense and defense, pitch selection, pitch recognition, and in-game strategies, Softball Skills and Drills is simply the most comprehensive and practical guide on the sport.
12. Coaching Girls' Softball: From the How-To's of the Game to Practical Real-World Advice–Your Definitive Guide to Successfully Coaching Girls
Author: by Kathy Strahan
Published at: Crown; 1st edition (August 9, 2001)
Coach Girls for Success on and off the FieldCoaching girls’ softball can be a wonderful experience. Witness the intensity of a batter connecting with a ball, a runner digging for home, or a fielder making a great catch, and you can’t help but be inspired.
The effort, pride, and enjoyment on players’ faces are great rewards for parents and the sign of a good coachthe type of coach you want to be. So how can you get there? Perfect for coaches of girls up to age 13, Coaching Girls’ Softball includes everything you need to be an outstanding coach and mentor to your team.
Whether you are a seasoned coach looking to fine-tune your skills or a rookie looking to take the field running, you’ll discover techniques for success that are tailored specifically to the needs of girls, including:Drills and strategies for coaches new to the world of coaching softball Tips on what girls want and need from their softball experience Practical suggestions on how to motivate in a positive and encouraging way Advice for helping girls deal with their changing bodies And much more!
13. Practice Perfect Softball
Author: by National Fastpitch Coaches Association
Published at: Human Kinetics; First edition (June 24, 2016)
The road to a championship season begins long before the first pitch of the opening game. It begins before a player even steps onto the field. In Practice Perfect Softball, the game’s premier coaches share their approaches, experiences, and philosophies of every aspect of practice.
This authoritative guide goes beyond the stretches and drills, straight to the heart of winningeffort and attitude. From structuring sessions to evaluating practice performance, you’ll find proven and practical recommendations from the all-star lineup of contributors: Julie Lenhart Rachel Hanson Beverly Smith Rachel Lawson Lisa (Sweeney) Van Ackeren Dot Richardson Ken Eriksen Connie Clark Celeste Knierim Bill Gray and Melissa Chmielewski Lonni Alameda Jo Evans Jen McIntyre Donna Papa JoAnne Graf (editor) Inside, you’ll identify and establish practice ethics; assess team strengths; and develop players’ skills in the field, on the mound, and at the plate.
Developed by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, Practice Perfect Softball is your guide to developing champions on and off the field.
14. Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully (Coaching Successfully)
Author: by Kathy Veroni
Published at: Human Kinetics; Second edition (December 8, 2005)
Field a winning fastpitch softball team year after year with the knowledge and insights of a coaching legend! Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully provides the guidance and technical expertise you need in order to build and maintain a competitive team, covering every facet of leading a squad on the field and developing a program off of it.
Hall of Fame coach Kathy Veroni, who has won more than 1,250 fastpitch games in her career, and pitching expert Roanna Brazier share their insights and experiences in this authoritative, comprehensive guide to coaching fastpitch softball. From developing a coaching philosophy and planning for the season to teaching the skills and tactics of the game, you will find proven formulas for success within these pages.
With practice and conditioning plans, administrative forms, sample scouting charts, tactics for dozens of game situations, and more than 130 drills, Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully is the most complete resource available for aspiring and experienced coaches alike. Take advantage of the authors’ expertise to gain a winning edge over your competition.
15. Fastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made the Game
Author: by Erica Westly
Published at: Touchstone; Illustrated edition (April 4, 2017)
A League of Their Own for the softball set (Lily Koppel, bestselling author of The Astronaut Wives Club), Fastpitch is hidden history at its most intriguingthe tale of the forgotten beginnings of one of the most popular and widely played sports today.
Softball is played by tens of millions in various age groups all around the world, but the origins of this beloved sport (and the charismatic athletes who helped it achieve prominence in the mid-twentieth century) have been shrouded in mysteryuntil now.
Fastpitch brings to vivid life the eclectic mix of characters that make up softball’s vibrant 129-year history. From its humble beginnings in 1887, when it was invented in a Chicago boat club and played with a broomstick, to the rise in the 1940s and 1950s of professional-caliber, company-sponsored teams that toured the country in style, softball’s history is as varied as it is fascinating.
Though it’s thought of today as a female sport, fastpitch softball’s early history is full of male stars, such as the vaudeville-esque Eddie Feigner, whose signature move was striking out batters while blindfolded. But because softball was one of the only team sports that also allowed women to play competitively, it took on added importance for female athletes.