BaseballSoftballUK have organised a fastpitch softball pitching coach CPD course that will be held at New College, Leicester on Sunday 5 February from 10am-1pm.
Fastpitch softball coaches from around the country are hereby invited to attend this much-needed course where they will gain an understanding of the drills, teaching methods and rationale that the Great Britain National Softball programme used when developing fastpitch softball pitchers.
Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to take your fastpitch coaching to the next level! Places are limited and can be booked via the following link (course price is £35).
A full breakdown of the course content can be found below:
This course has been developed specifically for fastpitch softball coaches looking for an introduction to developing pitchers, using the same techniques and methodology as Great Britain Softball.
Who is it suitable for?
Coaches who wish to get an understanding of the drills, teaching methods and rationale Great Britain Softball uses when developing fastpitch softball pitchers.
Coaches who want to share knowledge in a practical environment.
Softball coaches who wish to become specialist fastpitch pitching coaches.
Parents who wish to learn more technical information on how they can help their child develop as a fastpitch softball pitcher.
What are the pre-requisites?
Learners must be a minimum of 16 years old.
It is advised that very inexperienced coaches should take either 'The Activator Award' or 'Drills for Beginner Coaches - CPD Clinic'.
Coaches working towards their 'Coach Award - Level 2' must take either this course or one of the other pitching CPD clinics in order complete their award.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
Explain the basic mechanics of the fastpitch pitching delivery.
Teach a four-seam fastball and change-up.
Identify and correct common mistakes in the pitching delivery.
Utilise drills to develop arm strength.
Support players with basic pre- and post-throwing arm care to reduce the risk of injury.
Why do this course?
The course will give you practical ideas on how to work with and improve the pitchers you coach.
The course will give you a basic understanding of what Great Britain Softball looks for and implements when developing fastpitch softball pitchers.
Through this course, you will learn how to improve your players’ arm strength while reducing the risk of injury.