'Jacquie Joseph conveys her knowledge of the game with a great, hands-on approach to coaching kids. This book is essential reading for parents and coaches of young players' - Lacy Lee Baker, Executive Director, National Fastpitch Coaches Association.'Your goal is to provide a fun and rewarding softball experience for your players. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in their lives' - Jacquie Joseph Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. Now here you are, a newly appointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help. Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help you become the coach you'd like to be - the coach who can give those kids the sports experience they deserve. You've already taken a big step: you said "yes" to this important commitment. Congratulations.You'll have a great time, and Jacquie Joseph is here to help you to: survive your first practice and game; win over problem players - and parents; reach all your players; match your drills and strategies to age and ability; make it fun and rewarding; be the coach you never had; generate enthusiasm; and, improve your players and your team.Praise for other books in the "Baffled Parent's" series: 'This book is a great source of information for youth coaches and players' - John Cerutti, former major league pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays, on "Coaching Youth Baseball". 'An excellent guide to teaching kids about the game' - Larry Bird, basketball legend, on "Coaching Youth Basketball". 'Essential reading' - Jim Sheldon, Executive Director, National Soccer Association of America, on "Coaching Youth Soccer".