Coaching Women's Softball: A Practical Guide with Insights from Players (Paperback)
What do women softball players look for in a coach? Drawing on interviews with 50 college players and a survey of players from all NCAA divisions, this book explores what players want and need: someone who connects with them on and off the field, a competent leader who knows and loves the game and mentors them with a vision beyond softball. Coaches from major Division One conferences, as well as Divisions Two and Three and Junior College ranks, share their experiences and coaching strategies--among them four-time Olympian Laura Berg, Baylor University Coach Glenn Moore, University of South Carolina Coach Bev Smith, and four coaches with national championships to their credit. Taking cues from the coaches and players themselves, softball coaches will have the tools they need to revolutionize their approaches.
About the Author
Steve Meyer is a retired special agent of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He has coached fastpitch softball at the recreation, club, high school and college level, most recently at Birmingham Southern College. He lives in the Houston, Texas, area.