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Coaching Youth Softball DVD (Rookies to Third Year)
Coaching Youth Softball DVD (Rookies to Third Year)

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In Coaching Girls' Softball: Rookies to Third Year, Coach Jodie Ricciardi presents a season's worth of softball skills, drills and coaching tips. This comprehensive DVD includes 75 softball drills, skills and coaching tips for beginner and intermediate girls' softball players, providing an entire season worth of the essential softball skills in an intuitive, week-by-week format.


  • Covers Stretching, Throwing, Catching, Fielding, Hitting and more
  • Perfect for Teams and Leagues
  • Week by week instruction for the whole season
  • Provides consistent training for all parents, coaches and volunteers

About the coach:

Jodie Ricciardi has eight years of softball coaching experience at the collegiate level. She coached for two years at Drew University, two years at The College of New Jersey and four years at Princeton University. She coaches softball at clinics and camps, and through private lessons.

DVD Table of Contents

Week One
Training Plan Introduction
Coaching Tip: Early Season Practices
Proper Warm-Up
Overhand Throwing Phases on One Knee
Defense: Basic Fielding Stance
Defense: Grounders with a Partner
Hitting: Basic Hitting Technique
Hitting: Dry Cuts
Hitting: Eyes Open, Eyes Closed
Rules of the Game
Coaching Checklist

Week Two
Throw to a Target
Basic Baserunning
Defense: Grounders Side to Side
Defense: Grounders in Positions
Hitting: Bat Throw
Hitting: One-Handed, Off Tee
Hitting: Tee-Hip Turns
Coaching Tip: Know Your Players' Abilities

Week Three
Overhand Throwing Phases Standing
Throw and Catch a Beanbag
Advanced Baserunning
Fly Ball Fundamentals
Full-Field Defense and Throw to Bases
Move the Ball
Soft Toss
Tee: Contact, Then Full Swing
Coaching Tip: Learn Multiple Positions

Week Four
Throwing Game: Last Team Standing
Backhand Fielding
Fly Balls: Drop Step
Soft Toss Numbered or Colored Balls Front Toss
Coaching Tip: Practice at Home

Week Five
Timed Throws: Overhand Throwing
Defensive Drill: Between the Cones
Three-Second Drill
Pitch to Players
Fence/Net Hitting Drill
Tee Swing Drill
Coaching Tip: Winning Isn't Everything

Week Six
Week Six Overview
Throw Around the Horn
Scrimmage or Crazy Softball
Rapid Ball Drill
Small Ball Soft Toss
Angle Toss
Coaching Tip: Keep It Short and Simple

Week Seven
Week Seven Overview
Relay Line Races
Tennis Ball Bounce
One-Hand Drill Without a Bat
Grounders and Fly Balls: Back Turned
Coaching Tip: Position Reminder

Week Eight
Week Eight Overview
Ball Throw Hitting
Long Tee or Soft Toss Long in Cage
Around the World: Throw Around the Bases
Coaching Tip: The Coach's Attitude
Wiffle Ball Game Using No Gloves

Week Nine
Week Nine Overview
Tee: Full Swing with a Snap Back
Video Review
Short Hops
Keep Players Moving
Coaching Tip: Keep Players Moving

Week Ten
Week Ten Overview
All At Once Defense
Sacrifice Bunting
Walk Through: Off the Tee
Coaching Tip: Keep the Whole Team Involved

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