Take the field and play ball! Softball Fundamentals will have you pitching, fielding, hitting, and baserunning like an experienced player in no time at all.
Learn to execute each of the game's key skills properly through the concise instruction and accompanying photos presented for each technique. More than 48 gamelike drills will speed your skill learning and improve your performance. You'll also learn how to apply your newfound skills in game situations and gain an understanding of offensive and defensive tactics to get an edge over your opponents.
Softball Fundamentals is the best way to master the basics of the sport as you play. With this book, you'll make the right play from the very first day.
Chapter 1. Throwing
Chapter 2. Catching
Chapter 3. Fielding Fly Balls
Chapter 4. Fielding Ground Balls
Chapter 5. Playing Catcher
Chapter 6. Pitching
Chapter 7. Hitting
Chapter 8. Bunting and Slap Hitting
Chapter 9. Baserunning
Chapter 10. Sliding
Chapter 11. Offensive Tactics
Chapter 12. Defensive Tactics
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