Softball: Fast and Slow Pitch
Whether you coach your daughter's softball club or play with your friends after work, "Softball: Fast- and Slow-Pitch" will help you help your team make the most of its practice time. Including information on team warm-ups, position-specific drills, and equipment selection, this book covers the sport from the top of the first to the bottom of the seventh. "Mario and Gerry have parlayed their playing, coaching, and officiating knowledge into a very easy-to-read book for players of all ages. The combination of slow-pitch and fast-pitch techniques, usually as compatible as oil and water, makes this book truly unique. I recommend it to veterans and rookies alike." -- Frank Benjamin Sportscaster, Curt Gowdy Broadcasting "Ideal for coaches and players who want to learn the basic skills and techniques of the game." -- Don E. Porter Executive Director, Amateur Softball Association
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Physical Conditioning for Softball
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advance ahead alert Amateur Softball Association athlete ball hit ball is hit base hit baseball baserunner batter batting practice body bounce bunter catch the ball catcher center fielder chest cut-off defense double play drill fake fast-pitch softball fastball feet fielder FIGURE fingers fly balls front fungo hitter glove grip ground ball grounders hit the ball hold home plate inside keep knees league left foot move offense outfielders pick-off pitch is released pitcher pitcher's plate pivot players pop-up position Quick Tags relay right field right foot runner at third runner from third score second base second baseman shagger shortstop shoulder side signal slide slow-pitch softball sprint steal step stretch strike zone sure swing target teach teammates technique tell third base third baseman throw the ball throwing hand tickets toss touches umpire walk wrist yell youngsters youth