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Coaching Girls’ Softball: PlaySportsTV’s New Training Plan

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Doug Donaldson, PlaySportsTV
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Coaching Girls’ Softball: PlaySportsTV’s New Training Plan Provides Great Softball Drills, Skills and Tips

An entire season’s worth of girls’ softball training for beginners to third year players

Princeton, NJ (April 6, 2009) – Spring fever is going around the horn at youth softball diamonds. The most informed coaches are happy to spread it.

“As a coach, your attitude is very contagious,” softball coach Jodie Ricciardi says.

Exceptional coaching makes the fun that much better, and, the leading on-line youth sports coaching and instructional resource in the United States, is now giving youth softball coaches the necessary tools. Its newly redesigned website announced today the launch of the professionally developed training plan Coaching Girls’ Softball for youth softball programs, from rookies to third year players.

Coaching Girls’ Softball, featuring Ricciardi, a longtime college softball coach, is an easy-to-use, web-based training plan containing over 75 instructional video segments, with accompanying training notes. An entire season of girls’ softball training and tips are delivered on-line in a week-by-week format that presents the essential softball skills that young players need to learn correctly. The softball drills presented in the training plan focus on all of the fundamentals girls’ softball players need to develop: throwing, catching, fielding, hitting, base running and pitching.
In addition to their use by individual coaches and parents, Coaching Girls’ Softball training plans also are being adopted by teams and leagues to provide a consistent set of softball drills and coaching tips for all coaches and players.

“As an active father and avid youth sports coach, I created as a tool for coaches so they could gain confidence and bring out the best in young athletes in all sports,” says Doug Donaldson, founder of “Our growing collection of Training Plans cover all the topics of importance in each sport and deliver effective tips for new coaches while offering fresh ideas from proven professionals to improve the practice habits of even the most experienced coaches. We’re providing training on how to be a good coach along with all the teaching tools necessary to help kids excel and have fun.”

Founded in 2006, PlaySportsTV is the leading on-line sports coaching resource for youth coaches, parents and athletes. Named a Great Site for Kids by the American Library Association, PSTV has produced over 2,000 instructional videos and articles in a wide range of sports. has worked with Major League Soccer, Major League Lacrosse, the United States Tennis Association, the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball players, along with great coaches at all levels. In addition to teaching the fundamentals of sound coaching and instruction, PSTV addresses such important youth sports topics as sports parenting, health and safety, and character and skill development.