with Randy Schneider, Iowa State University Assistant Coach;
former University of Wisconsin Associate Head Coach;
2013 Big Ten Tournament Champions;
Former head coach at Valparaiso University, where he left as the programs all-time wins leader; 2008 Horizon League Co-Coach of the Year
Softball is a sport that is often described as a game of repetition. The best programs are those that find ways to challenge their players with variations of common drills to increase growth. Randy Schneider is an innovator, and he explains 35 creative drills he uses to keep practice fun and engaging. By being innovative in practice, you can optimize what your players learn.
Everyday drills are important, but understanding how to have your athletes "process up" to increase growth is how you can differentiate their training. Coach Schneider shows you how to add various elements to drills that train players to be "comfortable being uncomfortable." This process will maximize benefits for all of your athletes and make them deliberate and intentional with each drill.
When working on hitting in a team setting, it is often difficult to keep all of your players fully engaged due to having many players in limited space. Coach Schneider demonstrates nine hitting drills, along with seven other drills, that employ the concept of differential learning. Differential learning drills include conditioning and will keep all of your players active and participating, which is especially helpful when multiple players are working on the same drill.
Throwing Progression and Drills
Develop athleticism and prepare players for any throwing angle they might face in a game situation with an 11-step throwing progression utilizing kinesthetics. Coach Schneider also explains how to simulate game-like pressure to make accurate throws using a competitive throwing drill.
Everyday Fielding Drills
Take the same drills you already use and make them more fun and productive by changing your athletes' positioning. Coach Schneider explains how to improve your team's defense by using drills focusing on improving reaction time and getting better reads of the ball off the bat.
Coach Schneider introduces new drills, and puts new twists on many of the old ones. By incorporating drills that focus on proven teaching strategies, Coach Schneider will help you streamline the learning process and produce better results on the field.
61 minutes. 2016.