Coaching Girls Softball - Rookies to Third Year

by JodieRicciardi
Coaching Girls Softball - Rookies to Third Year


Starting out as a softball player is no easy task. There are many elements to the game and it can be overwhelming without the right guidance. Coach Jodie Ricciardi makes the process of coaching players at the rookie level easier with 75 softball drills, skills and coaching tips developed for beginner and intermediate girls' softball players. This collection of instructional video courses provides an entire season's worth of the essential softball skills in an intuitive, week-by-week format.

Your purchase also includes access to downloadable training notes and softball coaching tips for each and every drill.


Week One
1 Training Plan Introduction 2 Coaching Tip: Early Season Practices 3 Proper Warm-Up 4 Overhand Throwing Phases on One Knee 5 Defense: Basic Fielding Stance 6 Defense: Grounders with a Partner 7 Hitting: Basic Hitting Technique 8 Hitting: Dry Cuts 9 Hitting: Eyes Open, Eyes Closed 10 Rules of the Game 11 Coaching Checklist
Week Two
12 Week Two Overview 13 Throw to a Target 14 Basic Baserunning 15 Defense: Grounders Side to Side 16 Defense: Grounders in Positions 17 Hitting: Bat Throw 18 Hitting: One-Handed, Off Tee 19 Hitting: Tee-Hip Turns 20 Coaching Tip: Know Your Players' Abilities
Week Three
21 Week Three Overview 22 Overhand Throwing Phases Standing 23 Throw and Catch a Beanbag 24 Advanced Baserunning 25 Fly Ball Fundamentals 26 Full-Field Defense and Throw to Bases 27 Move the Ball 28 Soft Toss 29 Tee: Contact, Then Full Swing 30 Coaching Tip: Learn Multiple Positions
Week Four
31 Week Four Overview 32 Throwing Game: Last Team Standing 33 Backhand Fielding 34 Fly Balls: Drop Step 35 Soft Toss Numbered or Colored Balls 36 Front Toss 37 Coaching Tip: Practice at Home
Week Five
38 Week Five Overview 39 Timed Throws: Overhand Throwing 40 Defensive Drill: Between the Cones 41 Three-Second Drill 42 Pitch to Players 43 Fence/Net Hitting Drill 44 Tee Swing Drill 45 Coaching Tip: Winning Isn't Everything
Week Six
46 Week Six Overview 47 Throw Around the Horn 48 Scrimmage or Crazy Softball 49 Rapid Ball Drill 50 Small Ball Soft Toss 51 Angle Toss 52 Coaching Tip: Keep It Short and Simple
Week Seven
53 Week Seven Overview 54 Relay Line Races 55 Tennis Ball Bounce 56 One-Hand Drill Without a Bat 57 Grounders and Fly Balls: Back Turned 58 Coaching Tip: Position Reminder
Week Eight
59 Week Eight Overview 60 Ball Throw Hitting 61 Long Tee or Soft Toss Long in Cage 62 Around the World: Throw Around the Bases 63 Coaching Tip: The Coach's Attitude 64 Wiffle Ball Game Using No Gloves
Week Nine
65 Week Nine Overview 66 Tee: Full Swing with a Snap Back 67 Video Review 68 Short Hops 69 Keep Players Moving 70 Coaching Tip: Keep Players Moving
Week Ten
71 Week Ten Overview 72 All At Once Defense 73 Sacrifice Bunting 74 Walk Through: Off the Tee 75 Coaching Tip: Keep the Whole Team Involved
BONUS MATERIAL - Practice Plans
76 20 Done for You Practice Plans 77 Practice 1: Fundamentals 78 Practice 2: Throwing Mechanics 79 Practice 3: Catching 80 Practice 4: Infield Defense 81 Practice 5: Outfield Defense 82 Practice 6: Sliding 83 Practice 7: Advanced Baserunning 84 Practice 8: Pitchers and Catchers 85 Practice 9: Situations 86 Practice 10: Bunting 87 Practice 11: Hitting 88 Practice 12: Situations 89 Practice 13: Bunt Defense 90 Practice 14: Special Plays 91 Practice 15: Cut-Offs 92 Practice 16: Rundowns 93 Practice 17: Live Hitting 94 Practice 18: Infield Pop-Ups 95 Practice 19: Improve on Weaknesses 96 Practice 20: Situations 97 20 Downloadable Done for You Practice Plans

The Coach



Experienced softball collegiate coach at three New Jersey colleges, Drew University, The College of New Jersey and Princeton University


Jodie Ricciardi is an experienced softball collegiate coach at three New Jersey colleges, Drew University, The College of New Jersey and Princeton University. She currently coaches softball at clinics and camps, and through private lessons. In addition to softball coaching, she is the head women's soccer coach at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, N.J.

Ratings and Reviews (1)


Great chronology. Hands down best approach for those wanting to teach the fundamentals. Jodie rocks!

Apr 2, 15 10:36 PM

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Caterory: Softball/Youth Skills & Drills
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