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Softball skills & drills
Garman, Judi, 1944-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2001]

Physical Description:
vi, 217 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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GV881.4.T72 G37 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Looking for the ultimate softball "how-to" book to help you learn and master the essential skills? Softball Skills & Drills covers all the fundamentals to build strong individual players and winning teams. Written by one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history, Softball Skills & Drills shows how to perform and improve hitting, bunting, slap hitting, baserunning, fielding, throwing, pitching, and catching skills.

Author Judi Garman has more than 30 years of experience, more than 1,100 victories, and a spot in the National Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She has proven that she has what it takes to win consistently. Now, Garman shares her formula for developing the fundamentals by packing 170 drills, 142 photos, and 49 illustrations into Softball Skills & Drills .

Get complete details on every facet of the game:
- Power hitting techniques
- Bunting and slap hitting techniques
- Baserunning techniques
- Pitching and catching techniques
- Position-specific fielding techniques
- Offensive and defensive tactics

Softball Skills & Drills gives you more than Xs and Os. This practical handbook is loaded with tips that will speed players' skill development. And it comes with a companion video series that shows the techniques and drills in action.

Author Notes

Judi Garman is one of the most successful softball coaches in NCAA history. After establishing the softball program at Cal State Fullerton in 1980, Garman collected 913 wins and only 376 losses for a winning percentage of .708 and retired as the nation's winningest coach with more than 1,100 career wins.

During Garman's career at Cal State Fullerton, the Titans participated in postseason play 18 out of 20 seasons. Her teams won or shared eight conference titles and seven regional championships. They won the NCAA championship in 1986; finished second in the Collegiate World Series in 1981, 1983, and 1985; finished third in 1982 and 1987; and fifth in 1995. While coaching at Golden West Junior College from 1975 to 1978, Judi's teams won four consecutive national titles.

She served as president of the National Softball Coaches Association (NSCA) from 1990 to 1991. In 1993, she was elected to the NSCA Hall of Fame. In 1995, she was the recipient of the Woman of Excellence in Sports award.

As a player, Garman was a Canadian all-star outfielder and member of two Canadian national championship teams. She also was a member of the Saskatoon team that represented Canada at the world championships held in Osaka, Japan, in 1970.

Now that she has retired from coaching, Garman maintains an extensive clinic-speaking schedule, spreading her softball knowledge around the world. Besides softball, she enjoys golfing, fishing, and snow skiing. She lives in Palm Springs, California and Aspen, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Catching
Chapter 2 Throwing
Chapter 3 Infield
Chapter 4 Outfield
Chapter 5 Pitching
Chapter 6 The Catcher
Chapter 7 Team Defense
Chapter 8 Hitting
Chapter 9 Bunting and Slap Hitting
Chapter 10 Baserunning
Appendix A Position Skills Checklist
Appendix B Offensive Skills Checklist
Drill Finder