“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     


“Very awesome site you have. The info and photos are helping out alot with my daughter. We will continue to visit and utilize site. Again we thank you for your appreciation of the game and keep up the sharing your vast knowledge.”

  •  Carter & Miranda McFall, East Jordan MI


“I read and re-read your information over the past year and always picked up a new "pearl" on each read. You have been a great resource. Thanks so much.”

  • Jeff Tweedy , Coach Indiana Carmel Sting 14U


“The Ultimate Softball Practice Guide is a tremendous resource for coaches. It reiterates the importance of practice planning and gives detailed examples to utilize on a daily basis. Quality practice sessions make the difference in preparing your athletes and this is a practical guide for success.

  •  Connie Clark, Head Softball Coach University of Texas


“Thank you for your book on The Ultimate Softball Practice Guide I got it the other day and cant put it down. So many great ideas for practice I cant wait to start using them. I truly am grateful. Your web site is highly appealing and very easy to navigate through. So many opportunities for people to get what they need. Again thank you so much for being the inspiration that you are.”

  •  Scott Bell, Missouri Revolution


“Website looks great, lots of tips to be an excellent Ballplayer.”

  • Les Barber, Catcher to the King


“I wanted to send you a note of thanks. My oldest daughter is 12 years old and is determined to be a pitcher. I was searching for information to teach me to train her. 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. I love this game. I am a much better coach than a player. I also have a 5 year old daughter who plays T-Ball. So I get to teach her things correctly the first time, thanks to your website and materials.”

  • Dee Swartz, Fastpitch Softball Mom/Coach


“Love those edrills. I like the fact that they are so well put together you do not have to try and imagine how the drill works. I took the bat sprints drill looked at it just before I went to practice, it was the first drill we did and it set the tone for a great practice. Keep em coming.”

  • Don Pietz, Head Softball Coach - Lutheran High School, Indiana      


“Thanks Cindy for the fantastic infield and outfield drills. Those drills combined with the ePackages 5 and ePackage 6 really gave my team the fresh approach they needed after a long season. Accessing new ideas and new ways of structuring practices reinvigorated my team for a successful defence of our Australian National title. What a great initative you have developed and I thank you for your work. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Softball Excellence as a fantastic tool for any Australian coach at any level.”

  • Kylie Bloodworth, Head Coach Victorian Under 23 Women's Team - Australia


“What a difference a few lessons can make. THANKS TO YOU. Thanks for all you have done. You are amazing.”

  • Barry Erickson , Destin, Florida


“Your eProducts are a great idea. Easy to download, I found your site easy to navigate and the online instructional video an extremely useful tool. One thing to read about a skill, drill, or strategy, but very savvy to see it in action the way it was intended.”

  • Vanous Brown, Head Coach Franklin Simpson High School in Franklin, KY  


“I love everything you do. I have purchased most of your instructional material and think your website is exceptional.”

  • Jeff Tweedy,  Coach Indiana Carmel Sting 14U


“I must tell you that I have been extremely impressed by you website and products. Each production is well done, provides good pointers for each skill or drill, and the video of real execution at the end real brings it home for the average person. I have been able to incorporated your drills into my practices already, and the girls DO enjoy the competition.”

  • Eric Wallace, Northwest Little League All-Stars Girls Fastpitch Manager


“Great books for any softball coach. Goes beyond providing basic skills and drills.”

  • David Locker , Abilene, TX


“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your newsletter. I have been coaching softball in the Kansas City area for over twenty years and have always used your videos, drill books and practice guides to help me teach my players and continue my softball education. I believe that you are the best instructor that I have ever heard when it comes to relating skills to the younger player. Not many instructors have that ability. They teach the advanced player fine but nobody breaks it down for the young athlete like you do. I just wanted to say thanks for your passion. You have helped many more players than you know”.

  • Bryan Couch, Kansas City


“More terrific instruction and philosophy. Thanks for sharing such quality information with the softball world. There is always a need for well-considered information and methods for applying it. Keep thinking and keep sharing.”

  • Bobby Simpson, Higher Ground


“I recently purchase of Defending 1st and 3rd, (everyone’s nightmare in the game) I added that!! I watched it in full and I wanted to let you know I thought it was great stuff. This will be a clinic I will watch many times and I know my team will be better prepared the next time out. Thanks for putting this stuff together and I can already see my next e-clinic that will be on the way, defending the bunt.”

  • Mark Blydenburg, 14U Stratford Breakers  


“I am a travel ball coach and director of a fastpitch organization with over 150 kids, ages 8 to 18u. I have only recently come across your softball excellence site and it is very impressive. There is great amount of useful information. I liked it so much I bought your Large Product Package 2. What I like most is you talk about subjects that aren’t covered as much, such as team chemistry and direct, on the field strategies.”


“Cindy, first let me thank you for being not only an inspiration to me but all the coaches I have in my organization. You are truly one of the reasons that make this such a great game. Not only do I have most of your books, but every time I go to hear you speak I realize why I do what I do and want to help so many girls. You always have a way of making me feel that I’m on the right track in so many ways.”

  • Scott Bell - Missouri Revolution

“I did finished all the edrills for the curveball, I’m really excited to be able to teach the girls something new, and know that I’m teaching them RIGHT!!! We are so bombarded now-a-days with internet sites claiming to have the right info, when in fact they don’t. I will be back many more times. Thanks again for creating this amazing website!!!”

  • Jana Fuzi - Glendale, Arizona

“I wanted to let you know that I bought two of the hitting pods for my daughter, in order to help her develop better drive off the pitching rubber. Turning her drive foot was not as much of an issue as the collapse of her foot so that she would drag deeply on the side of it, getting stuck back. It has been really hard to get rid of this habit. I have just started using the pod drill that you recommended, and I believe that there is already an improvement. It keeps her foot forward so she drives straight, but also has the added benefit of getting her up on her toe, so that she can tell what it should feel like. As an aside- you should know that I have tried many different "gadgets" to try to help with this problem- so much so that my daughter rolls her eyes when I bring out something new- after her first practice with the pod, the second practice she was like "mom, I want to use the pod". That is my own personal barometer of something that truly has potential to help! Anyway, I am keeping my fingers crossed- and wanted to let you know that this has really been an excellent tool (especially when combined with the instruction of driving the back knee in to the front one, that you have also recommended.) I hope that this will allow her to be more balanced and gain the speed that she is physically capable of. Thank you.”

  • Siobhan Corbett, M.D.

“Cindy, Thanks so much for putting these together for us all the time!! I read them every time and always get some great information out of them! Keep up the good work!”

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  • Patrick Murphy - Head Coach University of Alabama

“So I have been coaching softball now for about 6 years. My oldest daughter will be a senior in high school this year, and my youngest daughter is 11 years old. I can't thank you enough for all of your help with them and the teams I have coached. I went from being a non-confident mom coach who knew there was a better way, to an excellent softball coach who shines when there is pressure and a challenge. I owe most of that success to you.”

  •  Dee Swartz