The Definitive Fastpitch Softball Guide
for New and Seasoned Coaches

Regardless of your years coaching fastpitch softball, you are always looking for that next great thing to help improve your team. Fastpitch-Softball-Coaching.com is all about helping you achieve that goal with its primary focus on YOU, The Coach. We have built this site to address the needs of the recreation coach, the travel team coach and the high school coach. With this focus, players and parents will find a wealth of information.

Fastpitch Softball Recreation Team


If you are a new coach, you will be interested in the sections on Managing and Teaching the game, both found in the left hand navigation column. There you will learn how to:

  • Structure your practices to maximize training time

  • Strategies to employ in key situations during the game

  • How to help your players become better at the game

  • Most importantly, how to help your players become better people

There is also a section under Managing that focuses on fundraising, an important ingredient if you are running a travel team to help make it affordable for everyone to participate.

For the experienced coach, there are always areas of concern with your team. In the Teaching section, you will find drills for specific areas of the game. Be it pitching, hitting, throwing, or fielding, you will find a drill to help address that concern. We hope you will help us assist the newer coaches by sharing some of your favorite drills. At the bottom of each of the drill pages will be a space for you to submit some of your favorites. This "Help and Be Helped" concept, so prevalent in the game of fastpitch softball, will be manifested on Fastpitch-Softball-Coaching.com. So "Pay It Forward" and help your fellow coaches with how you've been successful.

Fastpitch Softball Travel Team


If you are a player or a parent of a player, we have not forgotten you. In addition to the drills available on the site, hear what high school and college coaches expect from their players and what they look for, as we share interviews with coaches so you know firsthand how to prepare your daughters to play at the various levels. This can be found in the Competition section.

We know how much players like to cheer. Come over and see our softball cheers and quotes found in the Softball Fun section. Share your favorites, as well, and get your own web page on the site!

Fastpitch Softball High School Team


Fastpitch softball is an expensive game, considering the equipment required, from bats to gloves to uniforms, pop-ups and other team needs. The Equipment section is designed to provide a resource where you can get what you need, be it a new bat, a glove, pop-up nets, hitting tees, or whatever at an affordable price. You will find multiple merchants on each page, simple instructions on how to use the page and a powerful search if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for. Also, at the bottom of this page is our “Quick Find” which will get you quickly to the page of the item you are looking for.

Our goal is to cover all aspects of the game of Fastpitch:

  • The Basics of the Game

  • Coaching Philosophy and How to Handle Your Team

  • Pitching Drills

  • Hitting Drills

  • Fielding Drills

  • Game Situations

  • Competitive Levels of the Game

  • Tournaments

  • Softball Equipment

  • Fun Things of the Game


If we are missing anything, let us know through the Contact Us page. We look forward to hearing from you and remember:

It's a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time and playing good defense.

-- Mike Candrea, Former Head Coach, Team USA



Quick Find

Here is a selection of some of our most popular pages. Click on the picture and you will be taken directly to that page!

Fastpitch Bats
Fastpitch Bats

PopToss Batting Tees
PopToss Batting Tees

Pop-up Hitting Nets
Pop-up Hitting Nets

Batting Tees
Batting Tees

Batting Gloves
Batting Gloves

Fielding Gloves
Fielding Gloves

First Base Mitts
First Base Mitts

Catchers Mitts
Catchers Mitts

Catchers Equipment
Catchers Equipment

Batting Guides
Batting Guides

Pitching & Catching Guides
Pitching & Catching Guides

Fielding Guides
Fielding Guides

Softball Cleats
Softball Cleats

Team Equipment
Team Equipment

Coach's Equipment
Coach's Equipment



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