Clinic & Development Tools

Updated Wednesday December 16, 2015 by GSLW.

Sports Safety Video for Parents, Athletes, and Coaches
by the National Center for Sports Safety
 

In 2010, the NCSS produced a parent and athlete video to educate parents and athletes on preventative measures and ways to be proactive in youth sports safety. The 16-minute video covers five essential topics that parents and athletes need to be familiar with in the event of an emergency on the field or court. The video includes information regarding concussions, pre-participation physicals, cardiac and genetic disorders, heat illnesses and staph (Staphylococcus aureus)/ MRSA infections. The parent and athlete video has been reviewed and approved by the AHSAA medical advisory committee and can be viewed free of charge.

http://www.sportssafety.org/programs/ParentVideo

 

 

 
Softball Drills from YouTube
 

Recommended Throwing Drills:

Wrist Snap Progression:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcN3azy8GDY

Wrist Snap Progression:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqbF3nIMKAE

Wrist Snap Specialized Drill:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vhIpl-iMBM

Full Motion Throwing:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpPh2D1T9iY

 

Recommended "How to Catch a Softball"  Drills:

Clock Drill:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOwC9wmhd0Y

 

Recommended Fielding Drills:

Triangle Fielding Progression:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmJQoLK4Vos

Charging Ball and Short-hops:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Hqnxjb7c5s

Advance Skill Reps:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDwFdR4gluQ

 

 

 
Softball Drills
Contributed by Westfield High School's Varsity Softball Coach, Caitlin MacDonald