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Softball Excellence DUGOUT

What People are Saying:
"If you coach softball you should take advantage of the knowledge Cindy Bristow is offering through Softball Excellence. I have been involved in fast pitch softball for more than 35 years as a player and coach, and she is the most knowledgeable coach I have worked with. Cindy's basic approach to teaching sound fundamentals, without a bunch of gimmicks, will greatly assist in the preparation of your players to compete physically and mentally. The material she produces is direct, to the point, and easy to absorb."
- Ernie Yarbrough
Associate Director
Georgia High School Association


"There is a ton of information out there, but I couldn't really tell what was good and what was just selling. Someone recommended softball excellence as a sight for information. I checked it out and have done all the eclinics and bought several hard back books and drills. You are very good at explaining this wonderful sport. You put it all in common sense terms and use video and pictures very well. - Thanks again!"
- Dee Swartz
Fastpitch Softball mom/coach


"I just wanted to write and thank you for the outstanding clinic last weekend. Ive attended many coaching clinics with the likes of Bob Knight, Coach K., Rick Pitino, Doug Collins, Larry Brown, and I have to say that your thoughts and philosophies were every bit as insightful, valuable, and entertaining as were these coaching legends. Thank you also for all that you do and have done for the great game of fastpitch softball and our athletes."
- Mike Maguire
Lake County Liberty
Clinics

About Softball Excellence Clinics

Bring your skill and knowledge of the game to the next level!

Cindy can tailor an instructional program for any organization regardless of coaching or playing background. The content of each clinic will be customized to your specific needs and can include both lecture and participation orientated field sessions.

Be exposed to progressive methods of softball training where principles and skills are taught to help prepare for competition and games. Clinics can include sessions on tactics with specific principles and exercises for the development of tactical skills through individual, small group, and team tactics. Field coaching sessions can be included to help develop technical skills and tactical understanding in progressive, easy to understand exercise's and drills that motivate your athletes. Cindy will work with you to design a clinic that will provide you with the specific knowledge and training you need to improve your players and coaches, or your organization. Clinics are great for first year coaches needing a solid coaching foundation, and for veteran coaches who need to know the latest techniques along with new drills to get fired up again!


Cindy is a Seasoned Clinician

"Giving clinics is one of my absolute favorite things! I really enjoy interacting with coaches and players" ~Cindy Bristow

Cindy is an accomplished fastpitch softball clinician with over 20 years of experience. She can hold clinics for your coaches or for your players on any topic and, on any skill level.

Cindy has conducted hundreds of clinics on every aspect of the game and at all levels - recreation league to Olympic level. She has taught softball all over the world, from Australia, to China to the Czech Republic to India to Africa to Greece to Canada to the Netherlands.

Cindy has a simple and understandable approach to softball training. She will come to your facility and work closely with your players and/or coaches to raise their softball skills, knowledge, and love of the game!



Our Objective

The goal of Softball Excellence is to strengthen the foundation of youth softball and "energize" the grassroots of the game by providing quality softball instruction. Softball Excellence is a resource for organizations, players and coaches to expand their knowledge of the game for the betterment of the team and individuals. Softball Excellence is dedicated to the improvement of softball players and coaches at all skill and experience levels.


How to get Started

Cindy will travel to your location to conduct an enjoyable and motivating clinic targeted specifically at the needs of your players or coaches right on your field. You get:

  • Audience-tailored
  • Age-tailored
  • Skill-tailored
  • Level-tailored instruction right at your facility.
This is how easy it is! To get started, follow this simple 3 step process:
  1. Needs Assessment - use the questions below to help you identify the specific needs you have and objectives you would like accomplished at your CLINIC.
  2. Consultation - contact Cindy to share your needs assessment and she will work with you to layout a custom clinic designed to accomplish your specific objectives.
  3. Schedule - we will work closely with you to finalize all the event details - dates, times, fees, equipment, facilities, etc.

Softball Excellence Custom Clinic Needs Assessment (pick one from each group)

Audience:
  • Coaches
  • Players
Clinicians:
  • We want you to be the only clinician
  • We will have additional clinicians involved
Skill Level:
  • Beginning/Entry Level (new to playing or coaching)
  • Intermediate (been at it about 3-4 years)
  • Advanced (been at it awhile)
Topics:
  • Pitching - Beginning topics
    • The fastball basics
    • Common Mistakes beginners make
    • How to practice with beginning pitchers
    • How to increase your pitchers speed
    • How to improve your pitchers accuracy
    • Common misunderstandings with the fastball basics
  • Pitching - Advanced topics
    • The Curveball basics, problems and corrections
    • The Risebal basics, problems and corrections
    • The Dropball basics, problems and corrections
    • The Screwball basics, problems and corrections
    • The Change Up basics, problems and corrections
    • How to Practice with Advanced Pitchers
    • How to Analyze Game Effectiveness with Advanced Pitchers
    • How to Call Games - for catchers, coaches and pitchers
  • Hitting
  • The Running Slap
  • Bunting
  • Baserunning
  • Fielding (infield)
  • Fielding (outfield)
  • Catching
  • Position Play
  • Defensive Coverages & Strategy
  • Offensive Plays & Strategy
  • Charting and Scouting
  • How to Call a Game
  • What to do during Practice
  • How to Make Your Practice More Competitive
  • How to Handle the Mental Aspects of Dealing with Your Players
  • Plus tons more
Timeframe:
  • 4 hours (able to return home that same night)
  • 1 Day (7 hours of clinic)
  • 2 Days (12 total hours of clinic - able to return home the 2nd day)
Once you've completed the "Needs Assessment" items you're ready to call or email Softball Excellence to schedule your own Clinic. So, learn from the best, book your Custom Clinic at your location today!


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