Coaches Corner

Are you interested in coaching a softball team?  It is a great opportunity to make a difference to not only your own child (if you have a player) but also to others in the community.  New coaches are always welcome!  For recreation league you need to commit about 4-5 hours per week for practice and games, and the schedule is quite flexible.  Recreation league runs only a few months, and is a lot of fun.

 

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Josh Marby

Coaches Agent
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Downloads

2015 Practice Schedule

CYSA
2015 Team Practice Schedule

CYSA's Guide to Coaching Youth Softball

Central Youth Softball Association
Download the CYSA Guide to Coaching Youth Softball. This guide will help new and returning coaches.

Background Check Consent Form

Central Youth Softball Association
Download the required Background Check Consent Form
Helpful Videos

Coaching Tips

Organizing Softball Practices Part 1

Fastpitch Softball TV Show
Part 1 of a clinic from Coach Carol Bruggeman about organizing softball practices.

Organizing Softball Practices Part 2

Fastpitch Softball TV Show
Part 2 of a clinic from Coach Carol Bruggeman about organizing softball practices.

Tips for first time coaches

FastpitchTV.com - Tips for new coaches
Tips for new softball coaches from Olympians, Pro Players, and Hall Of Fame Coaches.

Basic Softball Practice Plan & Pointers

SoftballDrills
Runs through a basic, typical practice plan perfect for any softball team--along with some great coaching tips

Hitting

Coaching Youth Softball: Hitting Basics

National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) - Coaching Youth Softball: Hitting Basics
Tips and drills for coaches teaching hitting basics for girls youth softball. Things to keep in mind: bat weight, batter's stance, batting grip and teaching fundamentals that can be easily repeated.

Coaching Youth Softball - Basics of Bunting

National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)
Coaching Youth Softball: Basics of Bunting - One of the key aspects of hitting, or team offense, is bunting. This video covers a sacrificial bunt, drag bunt and slap bunt.

Coaching Youth Softball: Live Hitting

National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)
Help players put hitting basics into practice by incorporating tee work.

Softball Hitting Clinic Part 2

Fastpitch Softball TV Show
Part 2 of a hitting clinic from UCLA coaching legend Sue Enquist

Softball Hitting Clinic Part 1

Fastpitch Softball TV Show
Part 1 of a hitting clinic from UCLA coaching legend Sue Enquist

Fielding

Coaching Youth Softball: Infield Play Drills

National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)
The key to good infield softball play is having a good athletic stance. Here are some tips and drills to help you coach youth softball players and develop infield play skills.

Pitching

Coaching Youth Softball: Basics of Pitching

National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)
Make sure to get all players involved in pitching and to have them pitch a little every day to give each child the chance to develop pitching skills. Here are some breakdown drills to help when coaching the basics of pitching in girls youth softball.

Coaching Youth Softball: Fastballs, Changeups and Grips

National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)
Focus on teaching fastballs to beginning pitchers first to build their accuracy. Here are some grips and drills to use when coaching girls youth softball.

Pitching Clinic Part 1

Fastpitch Softball TV Show
In part one of Bill Hillhouse's pitching clinic he talks about the basics of pitching and introduces himself and his theories and methods to pitching.

Pitching Clinic Part 2

Fastpitch Softball TV Show
In part two of Bill Hillhouse's pitching clinic he talks about the basics of pitching and his theories and methods to pitching.

Pitching Clinic Part 3

Fastpitch Softball TV Show
In part three of Bill Hillhouse's pitching clinic he talks about the basics of pitching and his theories and methods to pitching.

Pitching Clinic Part 4

Fastpitch Softball TV Show
In part four of Bill Hillhouse's pitching clinic he talks about the basics of pitching and his theories and methods to pitching.