Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills online course with e-book

This course is a self-paced online course designed to be taken by individual coaches.

This course will help you learn how to teach the skills and strategies and techniques and tactics of softball. You'll learn about approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching), you'll develop a season plan and a series of practice plans; and you'll improve your ability to coach during games. This course is suitable for high school coaches and for serious club coaches, college coaches, and advanced coaches at the youth level.

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Included in your course registration is access to the online course and test and the Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills textbook delivered as an e-book. You will access the e-book from the online course menu.

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Human Kinetics Coach Education brings the diamond to your desktop with Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills online course with e-book. Designed for softball coaches of youth age 14 and older, the course draws content from the e-textbook, Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills. The course is designed to help coaches learn how to teach the technical and tactical skills of softball and is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.

In this course you will learn how to

  • explain the relationship and difference between technical and tactical skills and describe the traditional and games approaches to softball practice (unit 1);
  • evaluate technical and tactical softball skills in your players and make use of your evaluation results (unit 2);
  • teach, critique, and correct essential technical skills (units 3 and 4);
  • teach, critique, and correct essential tactical skills (units 5 and 6);
  • prepare effective season plans and individual practice plans (units 7 and 8);
  • prepare for game days, coach games, and work with your team after games (units 9 and 10); and
  • apply the information you learn in the first 10 units of this course to one inning of a virtual softball game (unit 11).

     

  • The course is delivered online, and as you progress through the course, you are asked to read portions of the Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills e-book and view video clips to complete course units. You will learn about different approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching); develop a season plan and a series of practice plans; and improve their ability to coach during games.

    The course is heavy on skill demonstration and error detection and correction. Through a partnership with Dartfish, ASEP has incorporated aspects of the Dartish video technology into the course. Coaches can break down softball technical and tactical skills by viewing Dartfish softball Media Books that allow users to view video frame by frame.

    Other features include "Coaching Aids," a storehouse of printable PDF documents that are incorporated throughout the course. These include practice plans, sport first aid checklists, and drill sheets. Coaches have access to the clipboard even after they've completed the course for up to one year. The course also features a separate section devoted to softball officiating signals.

    After completing the course units, coaches take the 40-question course test online and receive immediate results. Coaches who successfully complete the course are automatically entered into the National Coaches Registry, an online listing of coaches who've completed our courses. Sport administrators have access to the registry, allowing them to track coaches' course completion and certifications with minimal time and effort.

    The course fee includes the Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills e-book, access to the online course and test, one-year access to the course including Coaching Aids (PDF downloads), automatic scoring, certificate of course completion, and entry in the National Coaches Registry.

     

    Price:
    $49.95 each
    ISBN: 9781492552758, P0012
    ISBN13: 9781492552758
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    Audience:  Professional Coaches

    Level: Professional Bronze