Aliso Viejo Girls Softball

Coach’s Handbook

AVGS wants to thank you for volunteering to coach our young athletes. Coaches are essential to the game. Coaches not only teach our athletes foundational skills essential to success on the diamond—coaches create the environment necessary for out athletes to develop self confidence and core principles of teamwork and good sportsmanship essential to success in life. Our young athletes will quickly become part of your “family.” It is our goal to provide you with all necessary tools, resources and education. Understand the most important tools you already possess—patience, compassion and dedication. Thanks again and we will see you on the field.

Aliso Viejo Girls Softball Mission & Values

Download the PDF version of the Coach’s Handbook.

Thoughts of a 12U Softball Coach – Blog post

Download the ASA Coaching Clinic’s: Practice Efficiently

Download Softball Drills and Modified Games

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Table of Contents

Coaching 101

  • Build Your Team Before Draft Day
  • Evaluation Day
  • Draft Day
  • Get Organized – Stay Organized
  • Making Contact – Post Draft
  • Your First Practice
  • Structuring Your Practices
  • Using Assistant Coaches
  • Game Day
  • Working with Parents
  • Working with Players
  • Working with Personalities

Coaching Best Practices

  • Throwing
  • Fielding
  • Hitting
  • Base running


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