According to the Amateur Softball Association, approximately 1.2 million girls play softball, and it has become the fourth most popular high school sport for girls in America. Winning Softball for Girls provides players and coaches with chapter-by-chapter coverage of the key elements of the game - from hitting and pitching to baserunning and conditioning - illustrated by more than 140 photographs and diagrams. Tips from members of the United States Olympic softball team and scholastic collegiate coaches help point players in the right direction. Other chapters include the fundamentals of fielding, the positions, team offense, and team defense. A glossary, bibliography, and list of organizations help readers better understand the sport.
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Mark Gola is the author of several books on sports skills, a contributing sportswriter for Princeton Alumni Weekly, and a hitting clinician. He lives in Rocky Hill, NJ. Faye Young Miller is a former coach at Georgia Tech and Manhattan College. A graduate of North Carolina State University, she played for three years in the Women's Professional League. She lives in Ithaca, NY. Wayne Coffey is an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Daily News, the author of more than three dozen books, and a former girls' basketball coach. He lives in the Hudson Valley, NY.From School Library Journal :
Grade 7 Up-Gola covers the history, rules of the game, and necessary equipment as well as tips for hitting, pitching, and base running. The fundamentals of defense and offense are covered, along with a number of drills in each area. In addition, the author details the various positions and gives advice on conditioning. The many black-and-white photos showing girls between the ages of 13 and 18 are of average quality and often small; a few do not amplify the text. The simple diagrams are clear. Because each page is dense with text, experienced softball players are likely to pick and choose among the chapters rather than read through the entire book. Due to the dearth of books on the subject, this title could prove useful in balancing baseball-laden collections.
Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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