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Softball Excellence

As coaches, we know you are always striving to learn more and find new ways to improve your players. To help you achieve your goal, Little League® partnered with Softball Excellence and Cindy Bristow to expand our educational offerings through seven, online seminars that each cover 11 game aspects.

Coaching courses for all skill levels
(Minor to Big League) - See below for lesson highlights

Improve your coaching ability, your players and your practices
Online instructional photo and video tutorial with downloadable notes
BEGINNER: LEVELS 1-3 (Recommended for ages 4-12)
• Communication Keys
• Pitching & Catching Basics
• How to Organize a Practivce
• Groundball Basics
• Flyball Basics
• Blocking
• Improving Pitchers Accuracy
• Holding a One Coach Practice
• Infield Shorthops
• Outfield Angles
• Sliding
• Throws on Steals
• Increasing Pitchers Speed
• Bunt Coverages
• Outfield Groundballs
INTERMEDIATE: LEVELS 3-5 (Recommended for ages 8-14)
• Sliding
• Throws on Steals
• Increasing Pitchers Speed
• Bunt Coverages
• Outfield Groundballs
• Double Plays
• The Change Up
• Catcher Giving Signals
• Rundowns
• Infield/Outfield Communication
• The Drop
• Catcher Framing
• Strategy Keys
ADVANCED: LEVELS 5-7 (Recommended for ages 10-18)
• Infield/Outfield Communication
• The Drop
• Catcher Framing
• Strategy Keys
• Relays & Cutoffs
• The Riseball
• Running Slap
• Game Situation Practices
• Backing Up
• Pitch Calling
• Key Hitting Adjustments
• Keys to Coaching Female Athletes
To purchase your specially discounted Little League Softball Excellence Coaching Courses, visit LittleLeague.org/SoftballExcellence. Please contact Sara at sthompson@LittleLeague.org with any questions.