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Learn How America’s Top Softball Programs Practice!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - One Comment

Learn how Mike Candrea and Tim Walton conduct their softball practices at Arizona and Florida.  The following DVDs will show you specific drills each coach incorporates in practice and how they’ve developed a successful program.

Developing a Championship Program
Championship Practice Organization
Preparing Your Team for Perfect Practice
The Encyclopedia of Hitting
Infield and Outfield Skills & Drills
The Complete Pitching Workout

Mike Candrea is the Head Softball Coach at the University of Arizona who is currently ranked #2 in the USA Today/ NFCA Top 25. Candrea has guided the Wildcats to 8 NCAA Championships and was the 2004 and 2008 US Olympic Softball Coach.

Tim Walton is the Head Softball Coach at the University of Florida who is currently ranked #3 in the USA Today / NFCA Top 25. Walton has guided the Gators to the 2008 and 2009 Women’s College World Series where his teams advanced to the semifinals and finals.

One Response to “Learn How America’s Top Softball Programs Practice!”

Comment from nate.landas
Time April 4, 2011 at 10:22 am

Thank you for the comment. Tim Walton at the University of Florida teaches two different styles of baserunning. The first is the “sprinter” position, where the right foot is on the bag and the left foot is a stride ahead. This is getting more popular in today’s game.

The second is the “rocker position” where the left foot is on the front of the bag and the right foot is behind the bag. This is a more traditional method and really relies on timing so you can gain momentum as the ball is released. The majority of his team relies on this position.

The one thing to note is that you shouldn’t take too long of a first step. You want an explosive first step so don’t extend too far as it will slow you up. Coach Walton’s DVD can be found at: http://www.championshipproductions.com/cgi-bin/champ/p/Softball/Dominating-the-Base-Paths_SD-03493D.html

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