The popularity of softball is undeniable. An Olympic sport since 1996, softball can be enjoyed by players across a wide spectrum of ages and at any level of ability. According to the Amateur Softball Association, more than 1.2 million girls, comprising more than 83,000 teams, play fast-pitch softball each year, and more than 3.5 million players in total play the sport.
This revised edition of Winning Softball for Girls is essential reading for girls interested in learning to play softball and improve their game. Offering useful information on all the key skills necessary to master, this eye-catching title provides drills and exercises to help players practice their baserunning, catching, hitting, pitching, and throwing. This full-color guidebook also explains the rules and history of the game as well as how to think on the field and play smart. Colorful photographs and diagrams and new material for improving a player's stance at bat and on the field are also provided in this new edition. Useful for players, coaches, and parents of players alike, Winning Softball for Girls, Second Edition covers all the bases of the game.
- History and Rules of the Game
- Fundamentals of Defense
- The Positions
- Offensive Strategy
- Defensive Strategy
Full-color photographs and diagrams. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.
About the Author(s)
Mark Gola is a freelance writer, former high school and collegiate baseball player, and softball-baseball clinician who gives instruction to young baseball and softball players. He lives in Robbinsville, New Jersey.
Foreword by Gretchen Cammiso, Varsity Softball Coach, Harry S. Truman High School, Levittown, Pennsylvania