UCLA catcher Stacey Nuveman is the NFCA Division I Player of the Week for the week of April 19-25. Nuvemen enjoyed one of her best weeks of the season, powering the No. 1-ranked Bruins to a pair of road ...
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 18:02:29 -0500
NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol announced at the Women's Sports Foundation Summit April 28 that NBC's 2000 Olympic coverage will include every minute of the U.S. women's softball competition.
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 17:57:03 -0500
Akron's Kelli Metzger hit her 14th home run of the season in a 3-2 win over Kent on April 20. It's the 52nd homer of her career, tying her with Leticia Pineda of Arizona (1995-98) for fifth on the all-ti...
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 17:55:12 -0500
Equipment Needed: Playing field.
Before taking the field each inning, we huddle and sprint to our positions. In this drill, we number off one through nine (or depending on number of squad). We huddle, y...
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 17:53:10 -0500
Name of Drill: Three Baserunning Drill.
Equipment Needed: Diamond area with bases and a homeplate. Coaches may add a bat or use bats and balls as drill is enhanced.
Explanation of Drill: Players ...
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 17:51:16 -0500
Many high school players' parents ask "what can a coach do to help the high school player get recruited?"
I'm sure every high school coach has her/his own philosophy on helping their players w...
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 17:31:12 -0500
It was the summer of 1978. Larry Niemeyer was concluding his 18th season as head softball coach at Adel-DeSoto High School in Adel, Iowa. And he was tired.
Not from the demands of a many-faceted positio...
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 17:29:05 -0500
Oregon State pitcher Tarrah Beyster is the NFCA Division I
Player of the Week for the week of April 12-18.
Beyster led the Beavers to a 7-1 record last week with her
bat and her arm.
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 17:08:08 -0500
Erin Stremsterfer (So., P/DP, Manchester, Mo., Parkway South), Southern Illinois University. Stremsterfer was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in her only appearance of the week. She tossed a two-hit shutout, her six...
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 16:37:28 -0500
Oregon State junior pitcher Tarrah Beyester became her school's career win leader over the weekend. Beyster now has won 57 games at OSU, breaking Joan HarveyÃs mark of 55 set from 1982-85. BeysterÃ...
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 16:34:47 -0500
Equipment Needed: Balls, bat, gloves, bases, field.
Explanation of Drill: Follow where you throw the ball and get in the back of that line. Create three positions on the field and one at catcher. The ca...
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 16:33:20 -0500
Unfortunately, slumps are a universal part of sports at all levels. Even your best players will likely experience a time where they are not performing up to their usual levels. Slumps can be extremely fr...
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 16:07:46 -0500
Good pitchers have a wide variety of different pitches to throw. Some have two, some have as many as seven or eight. But the great pitchers have pinpoint control of the basic four: change, drop, rise and...
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 16:05:36 -0500
There are many ways to achieve success within the sport of softball, both on the diamond and off, and Central Connecticut head coach Ron Pringle has many softball successes to his credit.
Over the past ...
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 16:03:53 -0500
UCLA pitcher Courtney Dale is the NFCA Division I Player of the Week for the week of April 5-11.
Dale ran her season's record to 19-0 by pitching the No.One ranked Bruins to two wins over then second-ra...
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 15:56:22 -0500
Baylor's Mary Hess has played four positions in the field so far this season in addition to serving as the designated player in one game. She has played eight games at first base, five at third, five in ...
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 15:40:05 -0500
The NCAA Division III philosophy centers around development of the total student-athlete. Perhaps nowhere is that mission taken more seriously than at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Geor...
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 19:34:13 -0500
Credibility is undoubtedly the key to successful coaching. Your players must believe in you and your philosophy. Furthermore, they must trust you and believe that you make fair decisions based on what is...
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 19:32:31 -0500
Kelly Gentle/SR/RHP/Toongabbie, Australia, University of Hawai'i. Last week, Gentle went 2-0, pitching back-to-back one-hit shutouts on consecutive days to help Hawai'i take two-of-three from WAC rival S...
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 15:11:53 -0500
All pitchers regardless of their skill will hurt you if they only learn to throw strikes. Show me a coach that continuously tells her or his pitchers to "just throw strikes" and I'll show you a...
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 15:06:53 -0500
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