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Effective Use of Indoor Practice Time

with Bob Ligouri,
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Head Coach;
Iowa Girls Coaching Association (IGCA) Hall of Fame;
7x NJCAA World Series appearances (in 8 years); over 1,000 career wins;
8 Consecutive NJCAA Top Ten Nationally-ranked teams;
finished 100-10 in last two years (2018-2019);
has coached 15 All-Americans;
10 former players currently playing at the NCAA D1 level;
2x State Champions and 2x State Champion Runner-up as a High School coach (Dowling Catholic HS)

Get the most out of limited time with your softball players! IGCA Hall of Fame and DMACC Head Coach Bob Ligouri shows you how to run a full indoor practice, including offense and defense, in just 90 minutes! He covers hitting circuits, defensive breakdowns, and even live situations to challenge your team.

Hitting

Keep all of your players moving and get all of them the repetitions they need to become great hitters with Coach Ligouri's hitting circuit. Learn how to maximize efficiency and get an entire hitting workout completed in just 20 minutes! One particular drill Ligouri shows that is ideal for indoor practice is hitting into a punching bag with a short bat. Players will learn to drive through the ball with power in this drill that takes up very little space.

Defense

Keep the field moving with multiple groups split up by position and a coach assigned to each group. Each group is able to work on the position-specific skills they will need to be successful. There is constant motion as the catchers are able to do throw-downs to the side, while the infield practices a ground ball drill and outfielders work on fly balls.

Situations

Create real confidence in your players by putting them in game-like situations and allowing them to execute under pressure. Coach Ligouri gives four common situations, each with a goal that the players must execute. These controlled scrimmage situations are game-like and allow batters to face live pitching with live baserunners.

In all, Coach Ligouri shows you how to keep your indoor practice efficient by maximizing the time and space you have. He proves it's possible for you to accomplish everything needed to keep your team sharp while keeping practice under two hours!

120 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Bob Ligouri's Indoor Softball Drills
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with Bob Ligouri,
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Head Coach;
Iowa Girls Coaching Association (IGCA) Hall of Fame;
7x NJCAA World Series appearances (in 8 years); over 1,000 career wins;
8 Consecutive NJCAA Top Ten Nationally-ranked teams;
finished 100-10 in last two years (2018-2019);
has coached 15 All-Americans;
10 former players currently playing at the NCAA D1 level;
2x State Champions and 2x State Champion Runner-up as a High School coach (Dowling Catholic HS)

and John Wilkinson,
Des Moines Area Community College Hitting Coach;

Having a system for coaching hitters is important as it promotes consistency from year to year; players and coaches know how things are done and what to expect. Coaches Bob Ligouri and John Wilkinson pull back the curtain in this video and show you the DMACC hitting system that has allowed their program to become annual national title contenders.

Coach Ligouri begins by explaining what a typical hitting workout consists of and the expectations he has for each hitter. Next, Coach Wilkinson dives into a few of the critical fundamentals he emphasizes to increase power in the swing.

Tee Drills

Tee drills give the hitter a chance to focus more on mechanics since they don't have to worry about timing a moving pitch. Coach Wilkinson offers eight tee drills to improve mechanics and power. You will learn how to disengage the upper and lower body to hit for more power!

Movement Drills

Timing is one of the most difficult skills a hitter must master. Learn how to time the ball with seven drills that involve hitting a moving pitch. In one particular two plate drill, a batter alternates between two different home plates - one closer and one farther from a pitching machine. This drill forces the hitter to make timing adjustments in order to succeed.

4-Tool Lefty Drills

Take advantage of a hitter's speed from the left side by helping them maximize their potential as a slapper. You'll see how to confuse a defense by mastering hard and soft slaps. Additionally, your team will be able to use Coach Ligouri's tee drills to perfect hitting the ball to all parts of the field, regardless of pitch location.

The DMACC coaches offer 22 drills to develop power, timing, and lefty slapper effectiveness. Make your hitters more of a threat at the plate today!

49 minutes. 2019.



DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Hitting System for Success

with Bob Ligouri,
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Head Coach;
Iowa Girls Coaching Association (IGCA) Hall of Fame;
7x NJCAA World Series appearances (in 8 years); over 1,000 career wins;
finished 100-10 in last two years (2018-2019);
has coached 15 All-Americans;
2x State Champions and 2x State Champion Runner-up as a High School coach (Dowling Catholic HS)

and John Wilkinson,
Des Moines Area Community College Hitting Coach;

Having a system for coaching hitters is important as it promotes consistency from year to year; players and coaches know how things are done and what to expect. Coaches Bob Ligouri and John Wilkinson pull back the curtain in this video and show you the DMACC hitting system that has allowed their program to become annual national title contenders.

Coach Ligouri begins by explaining what a typical hitting workout consists of and the expectations he has for each hitter. Next, Coach Wilkinson dives into a few of the critical fundamentals he emphasizes to increase power in the swing.

Tee Drills

Tee drills give the hitter a chance to focus more on mechanics since they don't have to worry about timing a moving pitch. Coach Wilkinson offers eight tee drills to improve mechanics and power. You will learn how to disengage the upper and lower body to hit for more power!

Movement Drills

Timing is one of the most difficult skills a hitter must master. Learn how to time the ball with seven drills that involve hitting a moving pitch. In one particular two plate drill, a batter alternates between two different home plates - one closer and one farther from a pitching machine. This drill forces the hitter to make timing adjustments in order to succeed.

4-Tool Lefty Drills

Take advantage of a hitter's speed from the left side by helping them maximize their potential as a slapper. You'll see how to confuse a defense by mastering hard and soft slaps. Additionally, your team will be able to use Coach Ligouri's tee drills to perfect hitting the ball to all parts of the field, regardless of pitch location.

The DMACC coaches offer 22 drills to develop power, timing, and lefty slapper effectiveness. Make your hitters more of a threat at the plate today!

49 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Foundations for Winning Softball: Pitching & Catching

with Randy Schneider,
former Ankeny Centennial (IA) High School Head Coach (coached to best record in school history);
also coached at Iowa State University (Assistant Coach), University of Wisconsin (Associate Head Coach - 2013 Big Ten Tournament Champions), Valparaiso University (Head Coach; all-time wins leader, 2008 Horizon League Co-Coach of the Year)

with Tom Drohner,
Stevens Point Area Senior High;
NFCA WI Coach of the Year (2004, 2008, 2009 & 2011); Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association - Hall of Fame (2018); 8x WI State Champions (2001- 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2016); won 19 consecutive Wisconsin Valley Conference (WVC) Championships, 18 Regional Championships and 14 Sectional Championships; coached 50+ first team All-State players, coached 2 Gatorade Players of the Year; National Fastpitch Coaches Association WI; Owns an overall record of 495-67 (through 2018)

with Todd Merical,
Johnston High School (IA) Head Coach;
3x State Champions, 2x State Championship Runner-ups; Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) Hall of Fame (2017); 800+ wins; 3x State Coach of the Year (IGCA)

Help your pitchers take the mound with confidence using the same skills and drills taught by championship coaches Randy Schneider, Todd Merical, and Tom Drohner! These coaches will show you a pitching progression and drills, as well as a catching progression and drills to equip your battery with the skills they need for success.

Pitching Concepts

Teach your pitchers the art of their craft - not just the skills involved in throwing a pitch - to help them reach their potential on the mound.

It is said that hitting is all about timing, while pitching is all about upsetting timing. You will learn about effective velocity and changing speeds, as well as how understanding these ideas can help your pitchers dominate batters.

Pitching Progression and Drills

Coach Schneider introduces a 12-step pitching progression to help pitchers master the fundamentals and warm up their arms properly. You'll also get four challenge drills that will put pressure on the pitcher and simulate the feelings and emotions they may encounter during a game.

In the Fast Five drill, the pitcher must do a tiring pitching-conditioning drill for five pitches, then execute whatever pitch the coach calls out. Having to execute under pressure and while fatigued will help players execute during a game.

Catching

A good catcher can turn a good pitcher into a great pitcher. Take your catchers to the next level with 12 drills to improve their throwing, blocking, and framing abilities.

This video includes 29 drills in total that you can add to your coaching toolkit. Randy Schneider, Todd Merical, and Tom Drohner show how to build your battery to dominate opposing youth batters.

61 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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ChampCoach Softball Membership

Featuring over 120 full-length softball coaching videos from an amazing collection of Hall of Fame, Professional, NCAA Women's College World Series-winning & High School Championship-winning coaches and former players such as: Patty Gasso, Linda Wells, Tim Walton, Mike Stith, Nancy Evans, Lisa Fernandez, Margie Knight, Mike Candrea, George Wares, Donna Papa, John Tschida and many, many more!

Every Topic Covered!

Whether you're looking for adjustments to skills and mechanics, looking for new insights to optimal training methods, looking for ways to fix errors in your pitchers and/or hitters, trying to get a deeper understanding of successful coaching methods and strategies, looking for new drills,or, seeking insightful, in-depth ideas for in-season/pre-season/indoor/off-season practice planning, ChampCoach Softball contains all the valuable video instruction you need!

From the Unrivaled, Award-Winning Championship Productions Studios in Ames, Iowa!

If you are familiar with softball coaching videos, then you are familiar with Championship Productions!
Championship Productions invented the instructional sport video in the 1970s and has been on the cutting-edge, featuring the most successful coaches on film, ever since! As wehave transitioned from VHS to DVD to instant stream videos, hundreds of thousands of softball coaches all over the world have benefitted from in-depth demonstrations of mechanics and technique, drills, practice planning ideas, and, from seeing how the best coaches in the worldrun their practices to enjoy consistent, hard-earned success.

Championship Productions has been long recognized as the world's leader in sport instructional videos and has been showered with numerous Telly Awards (the highest award in video programming) but most importantly, with praise and gratitude from coaches of softball programs,at all levels of play, for all that we have allowed them to learn and subsequently, teach, to their teams for the past 40 years!


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