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    Here’s the “missing guide” for slowpitch softball. It’s not a fastpitch softball book adapted to slowpitch softball. It’s a comprehensive and original instructional guide to the unique sport of slowpitch.

    With Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball, you will learn basic to advanced offensive and defensive techniques. And the comprehensive coverage of slowpitch strategies and tactics, as well as expert advice on physical and psychological conditioning, will ensure you step out of the dugout confident and prepared.

    Senior softball Hall of Famer Rainer Martens and his wife, Julie Martens, put their wealth of expertise together in this one-of-a-kind book and DVD package. With over 45 years of softball experience and PhDs in the sport sciences, Rainer and Julie bring unique insight into all aspects of the game to help players, coaches, and fans alike hit a home run in this exciting game.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Offense
    Chapter 1. Hitting Basics
    Chapter 2. Advanced Hitting
    Chapter 3. Baserunning
    Chapter 4. Offensive Strategies and Tactics

    Part II. Defense
    Chapter 5. Pitching
    Chapter 6. Infielder Skills
    Chapter 7. Outfielder Skills
    Chapter 8. Defensive Strategies and Tactics

    Part III. Preparation
    Chapter 9. Field and Equipment
    Chapter 10. Physical Preparation
    Chapter 11. Mental Preparation
    Chapter 12. Softball First Aid

    Part IV. Coaching
    Chapter 13. Conducting Practices
    Chapter 14. Game-Day Coaching

    About the Author

    Rainer Martens has been playing softball for 45 years. He is a stand-out player and coach for the Florida Legends, the most decorated senior softball team in the United States with over 80 National Championships. In 18 national tournaments, Martens-coached teams have won 16 national championships and placed second in the other two. His passion and achievements in softball were rewarded when he was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2009.

    Rainer Martens has written 16 books and hundreds of articles. His book Successful Coaching has sold over 1 million copies, and it is the top-selling coaching book of all time.

    Julie Martens is the team manager, scorekeeper, and statistician for the Florida Legends senior softball team. Through her years of playing women’s and coed slowpitch softball and as team manager, she’s developed an exceptional knowledge of the sport.

    Rainer and Julie Martens both received PhDs in sport psychology from the University of Illinois. They have been married since 1992 and reside in Ormond Beach, Florida. In addition to watching, playing, and traveling for softball, they enjoy biking and photography in their spare time.


    “Offense, defense, base running, mental approach . . . no matter what you’re looking for to improve your slowpitch game, Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball is where you will find the answer!”

    Brett Helmer -- Four-Time National Batting Champion; 28-Time Member of All-World Team; 2003, 2004, 2007 Champion of Long Haul Bombers Tour

    "Rainer Martens offers players, regardless of skill level, the opportunity to learn the game of softball inside and out—and excel! Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball is a must-have.

    George Epstein -- Editor, Softball World

    Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball has all the information you need to improve your game. It's well written, well organized, and comprehensive."

    Donna Mihailoff -- National 65+ Player

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