The Complete Book of Softball Drills

Fastpitch Book The Complete Book of Softball Drills was the first paperback book I ever wrote. Until this book all my books were e-books for the Kindle.

I had already created several e-books, all on softball training. There were 5 total. They covered pitchers training, hitting training, catchers training, fielding training, and base running training.

I basically took all five e-books, and merged them into one paper back book called The Complete Book of Softball Drills.

This is one of the more complete books on Fastpitch softball training drills. If you are coaching a team this book is a must for you. Since it supplies training drills for many positions coaches love it.

You can find more information on The Complete Book of Softball Drills at FastpitchBook.com

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Best Of The Fastpitch Softball Magazine Book 1

Issues 1 through 10

Fastpitch softball magazine book 1 I have been publishing the Fastpitch Magazine for over 4 years now. The magazine has been a great success, and had a large subscription base at $12.99 a year. I even offer back issues at $2.99 an issue.

The writers that have written articles for the magazine have ben among the best in the sport of fastpitch softball. Articles by Olympians, great bloggers, and coaches alike.

I decided it was time to start a series of the best of books from the magazine. In book one I have taken the best of the first ten issues and put them all in one book.

The articles in book one are written by Mitch Alexander, Charity Butler, Rob Crews, Lisa Iancin, Stacey Mahoe, Cat Osterman, Jennie Ritter, Dalton Ruer, Natasha Watley, and Aaron Weintraub.

You can get the paper back book, or the Kindle version at FastpitchMagazineBook.com

The chapters included are as follows:

Chapter 1 – Mitch Alexander’s Articles
The Softball Academy
Softball is Good for Academics
Youth Softball Goals
Parent Coached Versus Paid Coached
Why Do You Want to Coach Rec Ball?
Youth Sports Coaching Certification
Youth Windmill Pitching Strategies
Sportsmanship

Chapter 2 – Charity Butler’s Articles
Laser Focus
Driving With That Derriere
Fly Like A G6
Quit Batting…Start Hitting
Ditch the GPS Roadmap for Effective Tracking
Silly Superstitions or Rational Routines?
In-Season Adjustments vs. Off-Season Training
Hitting in Post – Season Play
Going Opposite – Tips to Hit the Outside Pitch

Chapter 3 – Rob Crews’s Articles
21st Century HITTING MODEL (Part 1)
21st Century Hitting Model (Part 2)
21st Century Hitting Model (Part 3)
21st Century Hitting Model (Part 4)
Decisions: Four Important Points
The Anatomy of a Power Hitter
HS Hitter to College Hitter:The Transition
The Swing: Science or Art?

Chapter 4 – Lisa Iancin's Articles
When Does Fastpitch Happen?
In Time For The Double Play
Throwing on the Run
Throwing Behind the Runner
Taking Charge of the Rundown

Chapter 5 – Stacie Mahoe’s Articles
5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Skip
Preseason Conditioning
The Important Softball Parenting Lesson I Learned
Fastpitch From The Heart
Want vs. Do
Are Your Everyday Habits Limiting Your Performance?
A Message for Benchwarmers
Success Is In The Little Things

Chapter 6 – Cat Osterman’s Articles
Winning Isn’t Everything, but it Matters
Pitching 101… At Least From My Point Of View
Passion
Keep An Open Mind
Work Ethic

Chapter 7 – Jennie Ritter’s Articles
How did you prepare mentally for a big game?
3 Important Pitches
Coaching Your Own Kid
So, You Want to Get Recruited?

Chapter 8 – Dalton Ruer’s Articles
Slapping Part II
Back To The Base
Adding Movement To Diving
Basic Diving
First And Third
Obstruction and Interference
Don't Let Fear Get In The Way
Buford T. Justice Said it Best

Chapter 9 – Natasha Watley’s Articles
Taking Advantage: Cheat Sheet
Speed Kills!

Chapter 10 – Aaron Weintraub’s Articles

Courage
Is Too Much Confidence Possible
We Can Stop Our Muscle Fibers From Contracting
Achievements in Softball are Fun…So Are Setbacks
Mental Toughness is the Elite Athlete’s Edge
Change, Please
You Gotta Believe
T.E.A.M. First
Are You Talking To Yourself? Are You Good at It?

The Best Of The Fastpitch Magazine Book 1 is full of great content, and if you are a fan of the sport of fastpitch softball you will love this book.

You can get the paper back book, or the Kindle version at FastpitchMagazineBook.com

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100 Great Podcasting Tips

From 100 Great Podcasters

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I have released my new eBook on Amazon.com!

Now Available for Your Kindle for $2.99 – CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to Buy The Fastpitch Book In Paperback.

This book was gathered by reaching out to the podcast community, and asking “What advice do you have for new podcasters?”. I knew the advice and knowledge the podcast community would share could be helpful to new, and seasoned podcasters. 100 of the best podcast tips on the planet!

Have You Found Yourself Searching The Internet For How-To’s And Podcasting Advice?

With this question in mind I turned to my growing network of podcasts biggest players. I asked for each one to submit their answer to this main question:

“What advice would you give a podcaster that is just starting out?”

In response I received overwhelming support and feedback for this book and I know you to will gain new knowledge and perspective from the list of 100 podcasters I have compiled. In addition I have included tons of resources to start, improve, and grow a successful podcast. I believe even the seasoned podcast pro can gain insight from this book.

This lineup includes powerful tips from top name influencers like, Rob Walch, Dave Jackson, Todd Cochrane, Paul Colligan, John Lee Dumas, Michael Stelzner, Rob Greenlee, Erin Smith, Dan Franks, Jeremy Vest, Evo Terra, Jessica Kupferman, and Tim Paige, just to list a few!

Now Available for Your Kindle for $2.99 – CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to Buy The Fastpitch Book In Paperback.

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The Fastpitch Book

20 Great Coaches Give 20 Great Tools

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The Fastpitch Book Compiled By Gary Leland

I reached out to my personal contacts list of coaches and asked each of them to submit their advice from their combined years of experience in fastpitch softball. I knew the advice and knowledge they would share could help everyone improve their game throughout their fastpitch softball career.

This book was then compiled of 20 of the best articles written by 20 great fastpitch softball coaches from around the nation. It also includes several bonus tips from many other professional coaches. This information is meant to give insight and thought processes in the game of fastpitch softball. Many tools and techniques behind what it takes to build a successful team.

Here is the list of all the great contributors and what they wrote:

  • Aaron Weintraub – Mental Toughness Healthy Perspective
  • Bryan Burrows Ingalis – A New Approach to Catcher Training
  • Charity Butler – Confidence Coaching
  • Charlie Dobbins – A Completely Different Ball Game
  • Darrick Brown – Work + Love + Faith = Success
  • Joni Frei – Program Design and Implementation
  • Kaci Clark Zerbe – Popular Myth of Pitching in College
  • Keri Casas – The Hell Week Pitching Workout
  • Laura Berg – The Mindset of an Outfielder
  • Lisa Iancin – The Moment
  • Meagan Denny-White – Pitching With A Purpose
  • Michele Martin Diltz – Competitive Training
  • Mitch Alexander – Pressure Cooker
  • Rita Lynn Gilman – Double Ball Drills
  • Rob Crews – 7 Phases of Visual Mechanics
  • Shannon McDougall – Periodization, Yearly Training Plan
  • Shannon Murray – Pitcher Mental Toughness
  • Dr. Sherry Werner – DO’s / DON’Ts for Windmill Pitchers
  • Stacie Mahoe – How Extra Work Makes a Difference
  • Venus Taylor – Creating the Championship Culture
  • Bonus Chapter – 30 More Great Tips

Good luck reaching for your next championship!

Click Here To Buy The Fastpitch Book in Paperback
Click Here To Get The eBook for Kindle

The Fastpitch TV's Facebook Family consists of over 100,000 members. The majority of these are Travel Ball coaches, and parents. Become a part of the Fastpitch TV Facebook Family located at Facebook.com/FastpitchTV.

Brought to you by Gary Leland publisher of the Fastpitch Softball TV Network. Gary's teams won the 14 and under, and the 15 and under Texas USSSA State championships back to back. His teams came in fourth and fifth in the USSSA National Championships for 14 under, and 15 under. Now he spends his time creating fastpitch softball blogs, books, videos, and podcasts. Fastpitch Softball is not only Gary's passion, it is his full time job.

The Fastpitch Book is available now in paperback for only $14.95 –

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This content is provided with a Creative Commons Share-Alike License. Feel free to use this content, so long as you give credit to Gary Leland, of Fastpitch.TV and link to http://Fastpitch.TV

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My New Book Release

"Marketing Your Retail Store In An Online World"

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Marketing Your Retail Store In An Online World
I have just released my new eBook on Amazon.com!

This book is a compilation of interviews gathered and transcribed from my podcast, The Gary Leland Show. I have interviewed some of the best social media marketers in the world and we will talk about how to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and many other platforms to your advantage.

I wanted ask some of the best minds in the online industry how using social media and multicasting will help you sell actual products. When I say selling products, I’m not talking about selling ebooks, or webinars, or online conferences, even though I may cover those some day. The main thing I am talking about when I say “selling stuff” is selling real, physical stuff. Things you may inventory or even ship to your customers; maybe its shoes, maybe it's hats, maybe it's softball equipment like I do, but actually selling stuff is what we are talking about.

I hope after reading this book you find the direction and motivation to take your retail business to the online market, and implement the following social media marketing insights to build a profitable e-commerce business.

Featured interviews from:

Chris Brogan on Marketing
Dennis Yu and Alex Houg on Facebook
Cynthia Sanchez on Pinterest
Gary’s Personal Facebook Strategy
Paul Colligan on Marketing
David Jackson on Podcasting
Jeremy Vest on YouTube
Tim Paige on Leadpages
Lynette Young on Aweber
Patrick Rauland on WooCommerce
Christian Psencik on Automation
Mason Pelt on Facebook
Chris Green on Amazon
Lynette Young on Google Plus
Gary Loper on Twitter

Marketing Your Retail Store In An Online World

 

 

Marketing Your Retail Store In An Online World: Volume 1

Now Available on Amazon CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

Fastpitch Softball Magazine

iTunes and Android

Fastpitch Softball MagazineThe Fastpitch Magazine Hits A Home Run!

Almost two years ago I received an email from a friend of mine Paul Colligan. Paul sent me a link to a great new platform called Magcast for publishing online magazines.

You are probably aware by now, that I am always more than happy to try something new. Especially if I can fit it into my e-Commerce world of Fastpitch Softball.

I signed up, and started publishing my first magazine. Originally it was published just for the iPad, but within six months it expanded to the iPhone, and iPod Touch. Before 2014 is over the magazine will also be available for Android products too.

The Fastpitch Softball Magazine is a monthly publication available on a subscription basis, and costs $12.99 for a one year subscription (twelve issues). Back issues are also available for $2.99 an issue.

After two years the magazine has close to two thousand paid subscribers. What really amazes me is how many back issues of the magazine I sell at $2.99 apiece.

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Issue 17

While I do make a fair income from subscriptions, and single issue sales, the true value is the opportunity to market my other softball websites, products, and stores in every issue. I basically have a pipeline to market my softball related products to a strong buying audience by providing great content to my readers.

The writing staff consists of some of the best softball professionals in the world, including two former Olympic softball players, and quite a few softball bloggers. Every issue has an exclusive video session from a softball training clinic. Many of these clinics would cost quite a bit to attend in person, but you get to see one in every issue.

This magazine is for the serious player, coach, or parent. If you actually want to learn something that will improve your performance this is the magazine for you. If you want information that will make you a better coach then you need to subscribe. If you are a parent that wants to be better educated to help you child reach their goals then you are going to love The Fastpitch Magazine. This is the only true magazine for fastpitch softball.

Here is a short video that will give you an idea of what you can expect to find in issues of The Fastpitch Magazine.

To subscribe, or find out more info about the Fastpitch Magazine CLICK HERE

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Fastpitch TV Publishing Takes It’s First Step

Fastpitch Publishing Fastpitch TV Publishing is here.

I had the feeling that there was an opening in the publishing world for fastpitch softball for a long time.

There are many great books about softball that are not getting the exposure they deserve by traditional methods. Some of these books are training books, and some are books of historical accounts, but no matter what type of books they are, there are a lot of them.

I wanted to create a publishing house just for fastpitch softball books. I know that sounds like a super small niche, but I have made my living off this super small niche.

I started my adventure in the publishing world over a year ago with the introduction of the Fastpitch Magazine. As I had hoped the Fastpitch Magazine became an instant success.

Recently I had another opportunity open up for my move into the publishing world. The authors of the great book A Series Of Their Own contacted me. They informed me that they were looking for a buyer of their book. They were offering to sell the print rights, audio rights, video rights, movie rights, and the e-book rights. They also had a few thousand print copies they were including in the offer. As good as their book was they just did not have the resources, and marketing know how to move it.

As you have probably figured out by now, I took the offer. Now I have my first book for Fastpitch TV Publishing. I hope that this is the start of something great. I hope to add more books very soon.

The inspirational roots of college softball’s national championship and its 43 years of explosive growth are chronicled in this unique, 296-page book. The book includes narratives on each of the annual tournaments from 1969-2012 within the context of the changing landscape of women’s collegiate sports.

To write this story, the authors drew on their backgrounds writing about and photographing this championship event while working at the Amateur Softball Association, the national governing body for softball in the United States. Newspaper accounts, published and unpublished photos, and other sources were used in this book. Prominent players, coaches and tournament organizers also contributed to this compelling narrative.

Here are a few quotes from the softball world about this great book.

“This is the only comprehensive book written about the history of the Women’s College World Series. It is a must-read if you were, or still are, involved in college softball or its national championship. It is also a must-read for young softball athletes to better understand where this event got its roots.” Margie Wright (27 years as head softball coach at Fresno State University)

“This book has been so much fun for me to remember those years. It was great to read because during most of the games, I was busy handling ticket problems or parking lot problems, or other issues. Thanks for giving me a play-by-play of the action that I missed.” Marita Hynes (director of 19 women’s series tournaments)

“Excellent review of the Women’s College World Series. Brings back so many great memories. Thanks to the authors for recapturing these moments.” Judy Garman (coach of 1986 WCWS champion Cal-State Fullerton)

“Great-looking book! Awesome job!” Pat Murphy (coach of 2012 WCWS champion Alabama)

I am currently working on getting this book on the Amazon kindle, and in the Apple iTunes book store.

To see more info on the book (CLICK HERE)

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Podertainment Magazine

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I discovered the world of podcasting back in 2004, and have truly loved it. I am not one hundred percent sure, but I believe I was probably one of the first hundred podcasters on the planet. Recently while at a Social Media event in Las Vegas someone addressed me as a podcasting pioneer. While it was meant as a compliment, it made me laugh deep down inside. I don't think I qualify as a pioneer at anything.

Podcasting has been very good to me. Due to podcasting my business is stronger, my friends have increased, and my life in general is better. I know those statements may sound crazy, but they are 100% true. Podcasting has defiantly changed my life for the better.

As you may know I publish a magazine for the sport of Fastpitch Softball. I have been publishing The Fastpitch Softball Magazine for eighteen months now. The feedback has been fantastic.

Since there is not a magazine for podcasting at this time, I decided to start a podcast magazine. I have down all the basics of publishing an online magazine so why not give it a try.

The name of my podcast magazine is Podertainment. In case you are wondering, you take the words pod, and entertainment. Then you put them together to form the word Podertainment.

The first thing I did was contact some friends from the podcasting world. The question was simple, would you help me create a new magazine for podcasting, by being a writer? Yes, yes, and yes was the reply I heard over, and over.

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Podertainment will have 12 issues a year, and new issues will come out around the middle of every month. The March fifteenth issue is already out.

A subscription to Podertainment only cost $12.99 a year. That is less than one cup of coffee per month. This magazine contains a ton of great information for such a small amount of money.

Podertainment is available in the iTunes Store at the moment, available for iPads, iPhones.

To find out more about Podertainment Magazine go to Podertainment.com

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