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The University of Arizona (coached by Mike Candrea) and the University of Florida (coached by Tim Walton) both advanced to the 2010 Women’s College World Series. Arizona (48-11) enters the WCWS for the 22nd time in the past 23 years by defeating BYU in NCAA Division I Super Regional play. Florida (48-8) enters the WCWS for the third consecutive year (2008-2010) by defeating Arizona State in the NCAA Division I Super Regional.
The fourth-seeded University of Florida softball team, led by head coach Tim Walton, defeated FIU 13-3 to advance to their fourth straight NCAA Super Regional. The Gators will host the Super Regional for the third time in program history as they’ll take on Arizona State.
The Gators are 29-21 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, and 24-9 under fifth-year head coach Tim Walton. UF has made trips to the Women’s College World Series the past two seasons, including to the championship series last year.
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.
The NFCA has recently released the 2010 Preseason USA Today / NFCA Division I Softball Top 25 Poll. Defending national champion, Washington, will start the season as the #1 team in the country. The complete Preseason Top 25 includes:
3. Florida (Coached by Tim Walton)
5. Arizona State
6. Arizona (Coached by Mike Candrea and Larry Ray)
11. Oklahoma (Coached by Patty Gasso)
13. Georgia Tech
14. Ohio State
19. North Carolina
21. DePaul (Coached by Eugene Lenti)
22. Louisville (Coached by Carol Bruggeman)
23. Florida State
25. Fresno State
Tim Walton, Head Softball Coach at the University of Florida, has guided the Gators to a 55-3 regular season record and the #1 overall seed in the 2009 NCAA Division I Softball Championship. Regional play will begin the weekend of May 15-17 and followed by Super Regionals on May 21-24. The eight Super Regional winners will advance to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City on May 28 – June 3. Good luck to all programs, including:
Florida (Coached by Tim Walton)
Arizona (Coached by Mike Candrea and Larry Ray)
Oklahoma (Coached by Patty Gasso)
Depaul (Coached by Eugene Lenti)
San Diego State (Coached by Steve Miner)
Texas State (Coached by Ricci Woodard)
Louisville (Coached by Carol Bruggeman)