Coach's Guide to Creating Team Chemistry: Tips on Coaching Female Athletes

About the Product

As a softball coach, do your players ever struggle with their confidence, or deal with frustration and fear in a poor way? Are your players lacking in their competitiveness or simply not having any fun? If so, then this book is for you.

Coach's Guide to Creating Team Chemistry gives you answers and exercises for helping your players positively handle the pressure that comes with playing softball in a team environment. In addition, you will learn some of the keys to coaching female athletes that just might help make the experience less mysterious for you.

Packed with great drills and exercises this book shows you things you can do during your softball practices to help strengthen the mental toughness of your players as well as strengthen their bond as a team. Everything in this book has come from the personal coaching experience of Cindy Bristow who has spent over 35 years coaching and instructing softball players of all skill and experience levels.

Table of Contents

  • Do You Make a Difference
  • Introduction
  • Coaching the Female Athlete
  • Put the Big Rocks in First
  • Give Them Information They Can Use
  • Lessons We Can Learn From Geese
  • Chapter 1 – Confidence
    • Hitting Fruit
    • What To You Need to Work On?
    • Confidence Cards
    • Positive Comments Jar
    • What Do You Bring to the Team?
    • Your Best At-Bat
    • I’ve Got Your Back
  • Chapter 2 – Competitiveness
    • 21
    • 10-in-a-Row
    • Beach Games
    • Russian Baseball
    • Capture the Flag
    • Frisbee Football
    • Team Tag
    • Timed Construction
  • Chapter 3 – Fear
    • Burn Up Your Fears
    • 10-in-a-Row
    • 21
  • Chapter 4 – Patience
  • Chapter 5 – Individualism
  • Chapter 6 – Focus/Concentration
    • Trophy Photo
    • 10-in-a-Row
    • 21
  • Chapter 7 – Team Unity
    • What Do You Need to Work On?
    • Blind Man’s Bluff
    • Family Feud
    • Timed Construction
    • Team Bar-B-Q
    • Why Are You Here?
    • M & M’s
    • Frisbee Football
    • Team Tag
  • Chapter 8 – Motivation
    • Team Buddies
  • Chapter 9 – Fun
    • Beach Games
    • Team Tag
    • Family Feud
    • Team Bar-B-Q
    • Capture the Flag
    • Frisbee Football
    • Hitting Fruit

Testimonals

"I have used many of Cindy Bristow's books and videos in my coaching career. I owe her a great deal of gratitude for the book 'A Coach's Guide to Creating Team Chemistry'. Too often we tend to focus too much of our time on basic skills, and not enough on team building. Cindy places great emphasis on the importance of team and individual confidence, unity, motivation, and competitiveness which has proven to be a great tool for my teams' success. We use the book throughout the entire year, both fall and spring, and it has become routine for me to refer to the book when my team is struggling as well as during times of success."

Laura Watten
Head Softball Coach
University of Maryland

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$19.95

SKU: 10000005