This was put together by a fello coach, Ed Keen (Camas Washington) and myself one night when we didn't have anything better to do.

I. BASIC PHILOSOPHY TO OPERATE UNDER.

II. COACHES GOALS.

A. Coach A
  1. To make progress and improve player skills.
  2. To present girls to college coaches.
  3. To have some error-less/walk-less games.
  4. To improve as a coach.
  5. To promote VGSA as a force to be reckoned with.
  6. To make the Northwest a source of players for
  7. recruiting.

B.  Coach B

C.  Coach C

III. INDIVIDUALIZED COACHING.

IV. HANDOUTS.

A. Conditioning.

  1. Weight training.
  2. Exercises.

B. Diet.

  1. Food breakdown.
  2. Significance of different foods.

C. Rules.

  1. Appeal Runner.
    • Leaving too soon.
    • Didn't touch the bag.
    • Runner on 3rd. Appeal 1st.
  1. Offense.
  2. Defense.
    • Batter.
  3. Fake tag.
  4. Interference.
    • Rundown.
    • Defense.
    • Offense.
  5. Pitcher in the circle.
  6. Obstruction.

D. Softball knowledge.

E. Check list.

  1. Hitting.
  2. Outfield.
  3. Infield.
  4. Catching.
  5. Pitching.
  6. Running.

V. ME SHEET.

A. Individual goals.

  1. Defensive.
  2. Offensive.
  3. Team goals.

C. Favorite hobby.

D. Discipline.
  1. I perform well when pushed.
  2. I didn't like to be yelled at.

E. My favorite pets are.

F. My hobbies are.

G. I love to dance yes/no.

  1. I am a great dancer.
  2. I am an OK dancer.

H. I love all sports.

I. I watch sports on T.V.

  1. A lot.
  2. Often.
  3. Sometimes.

J. My ambition is to be a


K. I would like to go to college.

  1. Yes.
  2. No.
  3. Maybe.

L. I would like to go to --- University.

M. My favorite pastime is.

N. On vacation.

  1. I like to go to.
  2. I like to see.
    • Historical.
    • Malls.
    • Landscape.

O. I love pressure yes/no.

P. I like to take my turn on the bench. It's OK to sit on the bench.

VI. MOTIVATION.

VII. PRIORITIES FOR SKILLS AND SITUATIONS.

A. Throwing.

  1. Grip.
  2. 3/4 overhand.
  3. One hop throws.
  4. Under hand toss.
  5. Catchers throw.
    • Long arm fake.
    • Quick feet.
  6. Look at a runner and throw.
  7. Side arm.
  8. Back hand flip.
  9. Short arm.
  10. On the run.
    • Run down.
    • Off the wrong foot.
  11. Fake.
  12. Completely over hand.
B. Catch.
  1. Two hands.
    • Infield.
    • Outfield.
  2. One hand.
  3. Force.
  4. Tag.
  5. Basket.

C. Ground balls.

  1. Two hands.
  2. Time to settle.
    • Normal.
    • Charge.
    • Short hop.
    • Knee down block.
  3. One hand.
  4. Cross over.
    • Left.
    • Back hand.
  5. Bare hand.
  6. Outfield.

D. Fly's.

  1. Fly's.
    • Right at you.
    • Left.
    • Back hand.
  2. Pop ups.
  3. Line drives.
  4. Texas leagers.
  5. Balls in the sun.
  6. Getting a jump.
  7. Over the shoulder.
    • Drop step.
    • Run hard.
    • Look for the ball.
    • Basket catch.
    • Snap look when the ball is on the wrong side.
    • Base running. (How fast is each runner? How fast is pitcher + catcher to 2nd.

VIII. Sliding.

A.

IX. STATS.

X. PITCHING AND CATCHING STRATEGIES.

XI. ONE ON ONE DISCUSSION.

XII. PRACTICE ORGANIZATION.

XIII. SIGNALS.

XIV. CONDITIONING.

XV. TEAM GOALS.