with Tim Walton, University of Florida Head Coach;
2015 National Champions BacktoBack WCWS Titles 201415;
2013 SEC Coach of the Year, 4x SEC Coach of the Year;
3x SEC Champions;
has led Florida to seven Womens College World Series appearances in eight years 200815;
over 600 career wins; 2015 USA Softball Junior Womens National Team Assistant Coach
Tim Walton invites you to three days of Florida softball practice. You get total, firstperson access to Waltons approach, observing his style, the way he structures practice and the specific guidance he gives his players on mechanics, strategy and more. Everything from the players mental approach, to detailed pitching, fielding, hitting, and base running drills are covered. There is even footage of Floridas conditioning program before and after practices.
Disc 1 includes full access to a team meeting in which Coach Walton discusses team strategies and addresses his expectations for individual players. The meeting includes a giveandtake between the players and Walton. From the team meeting, you move into the cages, where you can watch Walton run their hitting stations, passing on detailed coaching on mechanics, with a focus on hitting in specific situations and hitting specific pitches.
Disc 2 focuses on pitching and catching workouts and baserunning. The pitchers and catchers incorporate multiple drills that focus on mechanics for every pitch, plus mixing pitches in a gamelike fashion. At the end of the pitching workout, you will see a challenge that works on game situations and pressure situations. The second phase of the practice focuses heavily on baserunning. Coach Walton leads the players all the way around the diamond teaching the expectations on each base and covering the specific techniques, movements and situations.
Learn how to advance on the bases with balls hit to the infield or outfield. The practice then moves into defensive circuit work, where the groups work on different drills simultaneously. Circuit work stations include Texas Leaguers with a focus on communication, Drop StepsPop Flys, Dives, Throws on the Run, and more.
Coach Walton puts the team through Split Defense with outfielders working through a variety of drills, including the Sun Drill and ground balls on the glovehand and backhand sides. At the same time, infielders are working ground balls to all positions, with the coach working around the diamond in rapid fashion while coaching mechanics and movement throughout. The team comes together to work on cuts and relays. Walton explains his system of coverages and backups for each player.
The pitchers and catchers work both lanes in the bullpen focusing on fastballs, counts, pitch outs, pickoffs, and intentional walks. Then its back to the hitting cages with Walton coaching each hitters individual style.