Softball Skills & Drills Book/DVD Package

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9780736064170: Softball Skills & Drills Book/DVD Package

Looking for the ultimate softball “how-to” package to help you learn and master the essential skills? Softball Skills & Drills Book/DVD Package covers all the fundamentals to build strong individual players and winning teams.

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. Learn how to perform and improve hitting, bunting, slap hitting, baserunning, fielding, throwing, pitching, and catching skills.

In the companion Softball Skills & Drills DVD, Garman covers every fundamental of the sport in full detail and accompanies the instruction with the best practice drills to master each technique and tactic. The DVD's three parts are Hitting and Baserunning, Pitching and Catching, and Fielding.

Players perform only as well as they practice. Use the Softball Skills & Drills Book/DVD Package and improve performance at the plate, on the base paths, on the mound, and in the field.

Human Kinetics DVDs are coded for universal playback and can be played in all regions of the world.

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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.

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""A great resource for any coach or player who is a student of the game. Take advantage of learning from one of the game's finest coaches!""

Mike Candrea
Head softball coach
University of Arizona


""Judi Garman is truly one of the pioneers in the game of softball. We can all learn something from those who contributed to the growth of the game as we know it today.""

Teresa Wilson
Head softball coach
University of Washington


""This book is a great tool for any coach or athlete who seeks the necessary information to improve their game. Coaches can choose from a variety of drills to customize their athletes' training programs. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is trying to better their knowledge of the game.""

Michelle Venturella
2000 Gold Medal Olympian
United States Women's Softball Team

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