This is a partial list of softball training websites and free softball training videos

This page is not intended to be a "complete" resource, and is open to edits and updates from all OPYBS users. If you find a video or link that we might want to add to this page, please email bendles@luc.edu with the information. Also note that these links (videos, products, tips, etc.) are not endorsed in any way by OPYBS -- they are simply links we have found that may be useful to coaches and parents/players.

OPYBS Specific Information:

OPYBS Website
ASA Softball rulebook - umpire's edition This rulebook (2005 version linked here) is the standard rules for all OPYBS Softball leagues. It is supplemented by the league specific rules posted on the OPYBS website.

General Links:

Positive Coaching Alliane
While this site sells material for coaches and parents, the "Free Tips and Tools" link at the bottom contains some excellent information on positive coaching.
Softball How-to Videos | Graspr.com
Free How-to Videos on Softball - grapr has an excellent variety of training videos on all subjects
Girls Fastpitch SoftballSoftball Tips Page on a variety of subjects
Softball ExcellenceRelatively inexpensive drill videos for sale (note that these are not tested or recommended, this is just a link found while looking for videos)
8U Fastpitch Softball Coaching Tips
Are you new to coaching 8U softball? Here are 5 tips for you!
Types of Warm Up Drills for Softball | eHow.com
Types of Warm Up Drills for Softball. Before exerting yourself in any type of sport, warming up is essential to prevent injury. With softball, warm-up drills loosen up arm muscles and allow team members to practice before beginning..
YouTube - Some Basic Leg Stretches
Here are a few of the basic leg stretching exercises. You should spend about 15-20 mins stretching each day. I tried to do my video in half the time because ...
Softball - Common Flaws and Fixes
Softball Flaws and Fixes - Lack of Focus
Softball Flaws and Fixes - Lack of Confidence

Hitting/Base Running:

YouTube - Softball Tips : About Softball Batting Techniques
In softball, batting starts with an athletic stance in which the bat is held near the shoulders, and the elbow is left in a comfortable position. Learn about...
YouTube - How to Hit a Softball
Utilizing proper techniques will help develop a more fluid and solid softball swing. Learn some techniques for batting in this softball video.
Softball Hitting Drills – The Chair Drill – Explosive Power | Softball Hitting Online - Drills | Videos | Lessons
YouTube - Sliding
Coach Jody Pruitt demonstrates how to coach sliding. In this excerpt we see part of her explanation of the figure 4 slide, and part of the drill for beginne...
Softball - How to Bunt - MonkeySee
Softball - How to Bunt: In this video series, professional softball instructor and coach Suzy Willemssen describes a number of basic skills required to play fastpitch softball. The videos are designed
Softball Batting Skills - Bat Selection and Grip
Softball Batting Skills - Stance
Softball Batting Skills - The Swing
Hitting Instruction

Pitching:

Fast Pitch Softball Pitching Video – 5min.com
Fast Pitch Softball Pitching - Noted coach and college player, Crissy Rapp discusses the different types of pitches in fast pitch softball
Softball Drills - how to do the Cannonball Fastpitch drill | Graspr.com
Watch Softball Drills - how to do the Cannonball Fastpitch drill. Learn how to do the Cannonball Fastpitch drill in this video. For more info, visit www.ritalynn.com..
Softball tutorial - how to pitch | Graspr.com
Watch Softball tutorial - how to pitch. Learn how to pitch, with Kristen in this video..
YouTube - Fastpitch Softball Pitching Fundamentals 1
http://www.Kudda.com presents thousands of free youth sports coaching videos.
Kudda: Softball - Softball Pitching Mechanics Part 1 - Mechanics 2 Pumps Timing
Mechanics 2 Pumps Timing - Rita Lynn Gilman
YouTube - FAST PITCH 101
HOW TO THROW A FAST PITCH SOFTBALL!
YouTube - Softball Pitching Tips and Drills - Increase Speed Video
http://www.softballperformance.com - Softball pitching drills and tips on how to increase pitching speed
YouTube - Softball Pitching Tips and Drills - Increase Speed Video
http://www.mavenvideo.com - Softball pitching drills and tips on how to increase pitching speed with Ernie Parker
YouTube - Fastpitch Softball Quick Tip # 339
www.mavenvideo.com<br><br>This short clip teaches an easy and simple drill to help with attacking the infamous rise ball. It is featured in its entirety on, The Secr...
YouTube - Fastpitch Softball Quick Tip # 337
www.mavenvideo.com<br><br>This quick video shows the common incorrect strides taken when hitting. It also goes into the way to fix it. This section is featured in it...
YouTube - Fastpitch Softball Quick Tip # 326
www.mavenvideo.com<br /><br />This is a short clip to show you the Three Step Drill. It is featured on, The Pitching Drills DVD.
YouTube - Fastpitch Softball Pitching Fundamentals 1
http://www.Kudda.com presents thousands of free youth sports coaching videos.
YouTube - Cat Osterman: USA Softball - Fundamentals of Pitching
In this DVD, Cat shows you how she became an elite player and shares what you can do to train like a champion and improve your pitching. <br><br>Check out the entire...
YouTube - Fastpitch Softball Pitching Techniques - Pre-motion
http://www.softballperformance.com/ - Lauren Bay, star pitcher and Olympian demonstrates proper pre-motion technique.
YouTube - Kristen's pitching lessons
This is Kristen at her pitching lesson. She starts out doing knee drills, then standing drills, and towards the end, she throws her first real pitch! And it&#39...

Fielding / Throwing:

YouTube - Game Winning Baseball and Softball Drills - note: a regular glove can be used instead of a "deflector glove"
Softball Fielding Drills
Fun softball fielding drills at softballpickles.com
Softball Drills & Coaching Tips
Your ultimate source for unique, fun, & effective softball drills.
How to Throw a Softball - The One-Knee Drill | Graspr.com
Watch How to Throw a Softball - The One-Knee Drill. http://www.softballperformance.com - Softball Peak Performance Coach Marc Dagenais demonstrates a softball throwing drill to improve the upper body m.
YouTube - Catcher Throwing Mechanics
Three-time national champion and NCAA Hall-of-Famer UofA player and coach Jody Pruitt explains the proper throwing mechanics for a catcher. This excerpt expl...
YouTube - Softball catcher stance
The proper set-up for a softball catcher. Former UofA player and coach Jody Pruitt explains the proper setup and stance for a catcher. From &quot;Catching to...
YouTube - Catcher throwdown in slowmotion- 13u
Emily Catching Practice- Throwdown to 2nd base in slowmotion. Wasco Diamonds 13u
YouTube - How to Throw a Softball
Using proper throwing techniques will help you improve your softball game. Learn some techniques for throwing the ball in this softball video.
YouTube - Girls' Softball Drills: Keep Players Moving While Fielding
Visit http://www.playsportstv.com/trainingplans/softball for more great girls&#39 softball drills and training tips. This video presents a great girls&#39 softball...
YouTube - Girls' Softball Drills: Grounders by Coach
Visit PlaySportsTV http://www.playsportstv.com/trainingplans/softball for more great girls&#39 softball drills and videos to help coach softball. This video pre...
YouTube - 11 - Throwing/Arm stretches
Farmington (MN) HS head softball coach Heather Ballstadt demonstrates arm stretch drills to warmup for throwing. Produced by Kevin Hunt Video at www.kevinhun...
YouTube - Four Corners Infielding Drill
Three-time national champion and NCAA Hall-of-Famer UofA player and coach Jody Pruitt takes her team through a great infield drill. Watch as she explains th...
YouTube - How to Field a Softball
Good fielding is vital for winning softball games. Learn some drills to improve your fielding technique in this softball video.
YouTube - How to Throw a Softball
Using proper throwing techniques will help you improve your softball game. Learn some techniques for throwing the ball in this softball video.
YouTube - Softball Throwing Mechanics - Grips and Releases
To View the Next Video in this Series Click Here: http://www.monkeysee.com/play/1321-softball-throwing-mechani<wbr>&shy;cs-gloveside-and-lower-body
Softball Fielding Skills - Ready Positions and Approaches - MonkeySee
Softball Fielding Skills - Ready Positions and Approaches: In this video series, professional softball instructor and coach Suzy Willemssen describes a number of basic skills required to play fastpitc
Softball Fielding Skills - The Backhand - MonkeySee
Softball Fielding Skills - The Backhand: In this video series, professional softball instructor and coach Suzy Willemssen describes a number of basic skills required to play fastpitch softball. The vi
YouTube - Softball Instruction Infield Fundamentals Part 4 - Foundations of Fielding
The Infield Fundamentals Instructional Series Features USA Softball Olympic head coach Mike Candrea. And USA Softball&#39s Olympic Gold Medalists Lovieanne Jung...
YouTube - Softball Infield Fundamentals Instructional Series - Part 1 - The introduction
The Infield Fundamentals Instructional Series Features USA Softball Olympic head coach Mike Candrea. And USA Softball&#39s Olympic Gold Medalists Lovieanne Jung...
Infield Instruction
Infield Instruction
Outfield Instruction
Infield Instruction
YouTube - Mike Candrea: USA Softball - Defensive Drills
How does the USA National Team hone thier defensive skills? In this DVD, you&#39ll see how the team prepares to defend against the best players in the world. <br><br>Ch...
Bunt Defense
Drop Step - Outfield

Equipment links:

Macgregor Bucket of Yellow 11" Softballs (PAC): Compare Prices, View Price History and Read Reviews at NexTag
Macgregor Bucket of Yellow 11" Softballs (PAC) - 5SBBUC11Y - 3 Sellers Found - Lowest Price: $58.12
Softball Tips - Fastpitch Softball Training Aids, Pitching Machines, Batting Cages, and Instructional Articles
Softball equipment and tips for players, coaches, and parents.
Amazon.com: RIP-IT Defense Softball Fielder's Mask: Sports & OutdoorsFor any fielder, but especially pitchers and 1B/3B.
Defensive face mask comparison?
Stromgren Youth Girls Compression Sliding Shorts
Compression gear can be worn comfortably for maximum protection while batting and base running.
YouTube - Infield Drills: Softball Relays drill: quick hands
Great Hands Fastpitch Softball Training Glove www.greathandsglove.com