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Coaching Advanced Softball - The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth Baseball Coaches

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American Sport Education Program

Regular Price: $24.95 (U.S. dollars)


About the Product

Coaching Advanced Softball offers experienced softball coaches an unparalleled online educational experience aimed at improving player performance and in-game decision making. Featuring a video introduction from MLB Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and led by course mentor Billy Ripken, the course features 11 units guiding coaches through the nuances of technical and tactical skill demonstration, evaluation, and correction; traditional and games approach methods of coaching; season and practice planning; and more. The course will assist coaches in the following areas:

• 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);
• Provide for player safety during practices and games (unit 7);
• Prepare effective season plans and individual practice plans (units 8 and 9); and
• Prepare for game days, coach games, and work with your team (units 10 and 11).

The course is highly interactive, incorporating nearly 100 video clips, sound bites, on-screen reading, Flash activities, end-of-unit quizzes, and a 40-question test into an engaging course coaches will find valuable, practical, and entertaining. The final two units of the course depict a virtual softball game in which participants apply what they’ve learned by making tactical decisions affecting the outcome of the game.

A Coaching Aids tool houses the many sample practice plans, first aid checklists, and drill sheets introduced throughout the course that can be printed or saved for future reference.

The course takes an average of six to eight hours to complete and satisfies the Babe Ruth League coaching education and certification requirements. Coaches will find the course valuable as early as the next practice and can refer to it for up to a year—paying dividends into next season.

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About the Author

Babe Ruth League is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to developing better citizens by providing properly supervised baseball and softball competition for players ages 4 – 18. Established in 1951, Babe Ruth League boasts more than 8,400 leagues and 51,000 teams representing almost one million players in the United States and Canada. It is the fundamental belief of Babe Ruth League, Inc. that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.

Ripken Amateur Baseball, LLC is a division of Ripken Baseball, Inc. Ripken Baseball is a sales and marketing company based in Baltimore, Maryland that represents all business and philanthropic efforts of Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken. Established in 2001, Ripken Baseball exists to grow the game of baseball worldwide “The Ripken Way.” Human Kinetics Coach Education has been developing and delivering coaching education courses since 1981. As the nation’s leader in providing coaching education programs, Human Kinetics Coach Education works with national, state, and local sport organizations to develop educational programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and parents. These programs incorporate the philosophy of “Athletes first, winning second.”

Table of Contents

• 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);
• Provide for player safety during practices and games (unit 7);
• Prepare effective season plans and individual practice plans (units 8 and 9); and
• Prepare for game days, coach games, and work with your team (units 10 and 11).

Audiences

Primary audience: Coaching Advanced Softball is designed for experienced coaches who are coaching a Babe Ruth League or Ripken Baseball team for the first time and need to be certified.

Additional audiences: The course is also aimed at Babe Ruth League and Ripken Baseball coaches who completed the Coaching Youth Softball course to achieve certification and are now looking to further their development as softball coaches.

First-time coaches are encouraged to take the Coaching Youth Softball course rather than the advanced-level course to achieve Babe Ruth League certification.