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Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle: How Softball and Sisterhood S...
by Dibs Baer

Language

English

Pages

271

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><strong>A rousing and empowering story of dedication and overcoming all odds, featuring the tough and unforgettable athletes of the champion Lady Tigers softball team.聽</strong></p><br /><p>Violence was a way of life for聽the聽girls of Mott Middle School聽in聽the聽South Bronx. Some woke up to it at home, and others dodged it on聽the聽way to school. Vicious physical fights broke out聽in聽classrooms, hallways, and聽bathrooms.聽These girls filed聽their fingernails聽into sharp points because聽they had to be ready to go at any time.聽Then a new coach joined聽the聽ranks at Mott Middle, and a new program began: girl's softball.聽聽</p><br /><p>Coach Astacio offers聽the聽girls聽the聽time and attention聽they need to take聽their first steps to success.聽As聽they learned to throw, hit and field,聽they also dealt with聽the聽foul balls life threw at聽them: abuse, fractured homes, and violence wherever they looked.聽But聽the聽biggest challenge聽they faced was learning to think and act like a team, not just a bunch of fierce girls against each other鈥攁nd聽the聽world.聽</p><br /><p><em>Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle</em>聽is the聽incredible true story that captured聽the聽hearts of millions when聽they were聽invited to appear on Ellen earlier this year.聽 The聽Lady聽Tigers聽were聽invited onto聽the聽field at Yankee Stadium where聽the Yankees honored Coach Astacio with 鈥淐oach of the Year鈥?at their Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards in September 2017. But beyond the headlines, this is a story of a self-selected community coming together with faith, courage, and new-found values to overcome fear, violence, and crippling doubt.</p><br /><p>These girls have ushered in a new confidence and pride not only in themselves, but in their school, the faculty, and their friends. And while not all of them have continued down this new path, many are now the first in their families to go to college and are beginning to see how being a Lady Tiger will always be a part of their lives.</p>
Seven Innings
by Emily DeAngelis

Language

English

Pages

75

Publication Date

December 19, 2017

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Seven Innings is a refreshing look at the sport of softball told by Emily DeAngelis. Emily is not an Olympian or a champion, but an average retired college softball player who loved the sport so much she wrote a book about it. Her insightful writing expresses what it is to be a softball player, but also a regular, relatable person. This book is filled with experiences, tips, and laughs for softball players of all ages. Seven Innings covers various performance enhancing tactics of softball, what to expect in your career, and how to cope when it鈥檚 over. Emily鈥檚 goofy and honest writing style will keep you hooked until the end.
2019 NFHS Softball Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

October 04, 2018

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Contains the official rules for softball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Mind of a Superior Hitter: The Art, Science and Philosophy
by Michael McCree

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 12, 2018

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Mind of a Superior Hitter: The Art, Science, and Philosophy takes an in-depth look into the key aspects of becoming a great hitter from a psychological, emotional and strategic perspective. The book is designed to enhance the intelligence of hitters in both baseball and softball on a level that is unprecedented. It includes quotes and advice from some of the top hitting coaches in the world, former professional players and prominent minds that have contributed to today鈥檚 leading hitting ideologies. Throughout, players and coaches are provided valuable information on what it takes to become a better all-around hitter.<br /> <br />Hitters of all ages will learn how to:<br /> <br />- MENTALLY DEAL WITH SLUMPS<br /> <br />- DEVELOP IMPROVED FOCUSED IN THEIR TRAINING<br />- BECOME A BETTER SITUATIONAL HITTER<br />- CUSTOMIZE THEIR SWING TO FIT THEIR STRENGTHS<br />- BE MORE CONFIDENT AND POSITIVE IN THEIR APPROACH<br /> <br />Input from master teacher鈥檚 of hitting such as:<br /> <br />路 Steve Springer, former professional player and hitting coach<br />路 C.J. Stewart, former professional player and private hitting coach for pro players<br />路 Laura Berg, 4-time All-American softball player, 4-time Olympian and Olympic Hall of Famer<br />路 Jacob Cruz, former MLB player and professional hitting instructor
Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself
by , Ann Killion

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

August 01, 2011

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Throw Like a Girl inspires, motivates, and answers questions on issues that are specific to being a female athlete. Finch鈥檚 book addresses the entire life of today鈥檚 girl-not just fitness or physical preparation, but how to integrate the lessons of sports into life.
Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully (Coaching Successfully)
by , Roanna J. Brazier

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

July 23, 2010

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<p> Field a winning fastpitch softball team year after year with the knowledge and insights of a coaching legend! <i>Coaching</i><i>Fastpitch Softball Successfully</i> provides the guidance and technical expertise you need in order to build and maintain a competitive team, covering every facet of leading a squad on the field and developing a program off of it. </p><p> Hall of Fame coach Kathy Veroni, who has won more than 1,250 fastpitch games in her career, and pitching expert Roanna Brazier share their insights and experiences in this authoritative, comprehensive guide to coaching fastpitch softball. From developing a coaching philosophy and planning for the season to teaching the skills and tactics of the game, you will find proven formulas for success within these pages. </p><p> With practice and conditioning plans, administrative forms, sample scouting charts, tactics for dozens of game situations, and more than 130 drills, <i>Coaching Fastpitch Softball Successfully </i>is the most complete resource available for aspiring and experienced coaches alike. Take advantage of the authors鈥?expertise to gain a winning edge over your competition. </p>
2019 Little League Softball廬 Official Regulations, Playing Rules...
by Little League Internation...

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

February 04, 2019

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The 2019 Official Little League Softball廬 Rulebook includes: <br />- Significant Rule Changes for 2019<br />- General Information (Chartering, Divisions of Play, FAQs etc鈥? <br />- Official Regulations<br />- Field Diagrams<br />- Official Playing Rules<br />- Tournament Rules and Guidelines <br />- Operating Policies<br /><br />The book covers the Little League Tee Ball, Minor League, Major League, Junior League and Senior League Divisions.<br /><br />Visit LittleLeague.org/Rules for the more information about these rule updates.
Practice Perfect Baseball
by American Baseball Coaches...

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

July 22, 2009

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<p> Successful seasons don鈥檛 begin on opening day. They begin long before, in the cages, gym, locker room, and practice field. There, consistency, execution, and teamwork form the foundations of powerhouse programs and championship titles. While most coaches understand the importance of practice, far fewer have perfected it year after year, team after team. </p><p> 聽 </p><p> In <i>Practice Perfect Baseball,</i> the game鈥檚 premier collegiate coaches share their approaches, experiences, and philosophies on every facet of practice. This authoritative guide goes beyond the stretches and drills straight to the heart of winning鈥攅ffort and attitude. From structuring sessions to evaluating practice performance, the vast information allows you to choose what you wish to implement in your program. You鈥檒l find unique insights and invaluable advice from the all-star roster of contributors: </p><p> 聽 </p><p> Ed Cheff </p><p> Pete Dunn </p><p> Dan Hartleb </p><p> Steve Jaksa </p><p> Tim Jamieson </p><p> Mark Johnson </p><p> Keith Madison </p><p> Sean McNally </p><p> Dave Perno </p><p> Gary Pullins </p><p> Terry Rooney </p><p> Dave Serrano </p><p> Gary Ward </p><p> Bob Warn </p><p> 聽 </p><p> In <i>Practice Perfect Baseball,</i> you鈥榣l identify and establish a practice ethic, learn to assess team strengths, and develop players鈥? skills in the field, on the mound, or at the plate.聽 You鈥檒l also learn to make the most of indoor practices, incorporate technology to perfect skills and evaluate performance, and prepare your team for upcoming opponents. </p><p> 聽 </p><p> Developed by the American Baseball Coaches Association and edited by Bob Bennett, <i>Practice Perfect Baseball</i> is essential reading for every coach at every level of the sport. </p>
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Softball
by Rob Price

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

April 01, 2011

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The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Softball is the most comprehensive and up-to-date softball-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of over 80 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round softball-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results.<br /><br />No other softball book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training . This book will have players increasing arm strength, bat speed, and overall quickness and power on the diamond, leading to an increase in batting average, on-base percentage, steals, and overall performance. You will build the strength and power needed to hit the ball out of the park and you will build the stamina and endurance needed to go strong until the final pitch.<br /><br />Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!
What, More Perfect Practice?: The Companion Guide to What's the C...
by Tom Dodd

Language

English

Pages

271

Publication Date

October 04, 2017

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Tom Dodd's first book, What鈥檚 the Count?, gives the pitcher and the hitter a strategy to gain an advantage on one another in their one on one battles. These strategies will work for everyone but are executed best when players possess certain softball skills. Skills needed for a pitcher include command of her pitches and for a hitter they include an aggressive hitting approach with good pitch selection judgment. These are skills that can be acquired from training, and once acquired will allow each player to control the hitter鈥檚 count, and that is the key to getting an advantage in the one on one pitcher/hitter battles. What, More Perfect Practice? is the companion e-book to What鈥檚 the Count? and provides players with the training programs and training schedules to acquire and develop these skills. The programs are based on Tom's experience as a player, and on more than twenty-five years of experience as a coach. They have evolved over the years but the foundation has remained the same. This foundation is based on the premise that to consistently succeed at a high level an athlete must prepare better than their competition. This requires work ethic, a desire to excel, and the willingness to not only work harder and longer than they do, but more importantly, to work smarter than they do. Accordingly, Tom's training programs and schedules are based on a comprehensive knowledge of what to practice, how much to practice, and how to practice. <br /> Tom began developing these workout programs after college while coaching Pony League baseball and he continues to develop them today. His programs have now been utilized by hundreds of players and the results from using them speak for themselves starting with his daughters, Sara and Lisa Dodd. Sara was an All-CIF pitcher and a CIF Champion in high school, and an ASA 12U National Champion in travel ball. Lisa was a four-time All-CIF pitcher and a three-time CIF champion in high school, earned recognition as a Gatorade National and California State High School Softball Player of the Year, was a two- time ASA 18U Gold National Champion in travel ball, a USA National Team Junior World runner up in USA softball, and an NCAA World Series Champion, All-Pac-12 selection, and All-American player at UCLA .<br /> The programs in this book will work for everyone and help them to become a self-made player. A self-made player is one who works hard to learn the skills necessary to succeed and who doesn鈥檛 just rely on natural talent. Sara and Lisa Dodd were self-made players. They learned the physical and mental skills necessary to compete with girls who had more talent than they did, and learned these skills from the activities and training programs offered in What, More Perfect Practice?. These training programs helped Sara, Lisa, and many others succeed at a very high level in the game of fastpitch softball, and now they can do the same for you. <br />

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