Plain and simple, championship teams score runs. Their offenses are consistent, aggressive, opportunistic, and disciplined. They may manufacture runs or rely on the long ball, but they score early and often. And they win.
High-Scoring Softball is the definitive guide for offensive play. The game's most successful coaching duo, Ralph and Karen Weekly, share the approach that has shaped some of the game's top scoring offenses and generated more than 1,700 career victories.
Inside you'll find detailed instruction, advice, and coaching tips on mastering offensive fundamentals, such as baserunning, bunting, slap hitting, and hitting for power and average. You'll learn how to evaluate your team's talents, tendencies, and strengths and create a potent, offensive attack. And a detailed analysis of common game situations provides you with strategies and advice for capitalizing on every opportunity.
Defense may win games, but only if you score. With High-Scoring Softball you will score and you will win. It will change the way you play the game.
Introduction: Offensive Evolution
Chapter 1 Bunting
Chapter 2 Slap Hitting
Chapter 3 Baserunning
Chapter 4 Hitting for Average
Chapter 5 Hitting for Power
Chapter 6 Bat Speed
Chapter 7 Offensive Strategies
Chapter 8 Playing Within Your Team
Chapter 9 Communication
Chapter 10 The Mental Game
Appendix I: Offensive Circuit Training
Appendix II: Poor Man's Circuit
Appendix III: 150 Swings for Success
About the Authors
“I was blessed to see all these drills in real life and learned exactly what it meant to play smarter, not harder. It's important to bring it every time, whether pitching or hitting, in order to have a high-scoring offense. Playing for the Tennessee Lady Vols helped me see that.”
Monica Abbott-- 2008 Olympian, Holds NCAA Records in Wins and Strikeouts, 2011 NPF Championship MVP
"The Weeklys have done an outstanding job of identifying the critical components of the offense game. Slingshot your game to the next level with High-Scoring Softball."
Sue Enquist-- 27-Year UCLA Softball Coach, 11-Time National Champion, 4-Time Hall of Fame Inductee