KIN 185: Softball Theory

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Credits: 2
Lecture Hours : 36
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

This course prepares the student to administer a softball program. It will include practice organization, administration, and live game strategy. 36 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Describe specific techniques and strategies of intercollegiate softball
  • Analyze and formulate offensive and defensive strategies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of advanced softball skills
  • Demonstrate ability to create practice plans for a softball team.
  • Anticipate sport safety problems
  • Develop and implement recruiting philosophy and strategies.

Major Course Content

I. Coaching Priorities and Principles
 A. Sharing a Love for the Game
 B. Competing with Class
 C. Outhustling Your Opponent
 D. Coaching With Integrity
 E.  Rules and Terminology
II. Program Building and Management
 A. Oraganizing and Orchestrating a Winning Program
 B. Mentoring Within Your Staff
 C. Builing a Recruiting Network
 D. Marketing and Promoting Your Program
 E. Establishing a Successful High School Program
III. Creative and Effective Practice Sessions
 A. Organizing Indoor and Outdoor Practices
 B. Conducting Innovative Practices
 C. Using Practice Drills Effectively
IV. Individual Skills and Team Strategies
 A. Developing Productive Hitters
 B. Manufacturing Runs
 C. Producing Elite Pitchers
 D. Playing Situational Defenses
 E. Competing in Tournaments and Playoffs
V. Player Motivation and Leadership
 A. Winning the Mental Game
 B. Building Team Chemistry
 C. Developing Responsible Athletes
 D. Builing Loyalty and Tradition in Players
 E. Inspiring Today's Players

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Instructor Handouts

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Coaching Strategies Offensive/ Defensive Scenarios Practice Plans Player Evaluations Coaching Philosophy

Examples of Outside Assignments

Develop a conditioning program for your athletes. Analyze different softball swings while observing a softball game through video or live performance. Analyze different bunt coverages while observing a softball game through video or live performance.

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