New SlowpitchPodcast - The Softball Corner

Managing and Coaching Adult Slowpitch Softball

Dan Hughes

An Insider's Look at Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, Useful Stats, Practices, Bats, Tournaments, Sponsorships, Fundraising, and a Whole Lot More

Unlike other books about managing softball, this book is for the people who run adult teams.  It contains nothing about being a positive influence on young minds.  

From the book:  "Books on coaching Little League keep reminding you that you are making impressions on young people that will last a lifetime.  They say things like, 'As the sapling is bent, so grows the tree.'

But my saplings had been bent long ago, and trying to bend them back was not a job I was willing to undertake.  Not without power tools."

This book has no boring, repetitive drills that make players skip practices, and no diagrams of what the third baseman does on a hit to center with two on and one out.  Those topics are well-covered in the softball books you already own. 

Instead, my book covers such unique and practical topics as: 

And a whole lot more.   See the full Table of Contents.    

In the first few pages you'll learn:

Here's a more complete list of topics covered in the book.

Written for the newbie manager (but veterans will pick up new tricks too), this book is easy to read.   One reader said, "I haven't read a book in fifteen years, but this one I couldn't put down." 


A pre-publication copy of this book sold for $38.00 on eBay.

The eBay auction winner of the pre-publication copy checked in with this testimonial:  
    "Hi Dan,  I have been having a great time with your book.  Lots of great information and much needed humor, great job!"

And the buyer left this feedback:
    "Great seller. Very fast shipping. Great transaction. A++Great Book"

Another purchaser writes:
    "Hey Dan read your managing softball book, one of the best books I ever team is better than ever, started the season 3-0 so far and just crushing teams, plus I'm a lot happier as a manager. Thanks for the book." 
Austin, TX

From another long-time manager:
    "Very nice book!   Very informative and I like the laid-back, light-hearted style. The section on finding sponsors is excellent!  Great comments!  I enjoyed reading this."

And check out this review:
    "This book changed my life, fixed my marriage, redeemed my delinquent children, house-broke my dog, re-grew my balding hair, sold my wreck of a house, and won me millions in the lottery."

Well, okay, that one is from a friend who owed me a favor. 

But you never know, do you?

So order the book.  It just might happen to you.



P.S.  There's a lot of humor in the book, too.  Laugh while you learn!

More Testimonials


Large format:  8 by 11, 68 pages

Price:  $19.95 plus $3.50 Shipping (sent First Class Mail).  Illinois residents add $1.55 sales tax = $25.00 total


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    Dan Hughes Softball Book
    1707 W. Park Avenue
    Champaign, IL 61821


Softball Articles by Dan Hughes

Simple Fielding Tips - One rule for infielders, and one rule for outfielders  

Batting in 2008 - How does the hot-bat ban affect your hitting?

Old Bats and New - Why it's past time to retire Old Betsy

Setting Your Batting Order - Softball vs Baseball

Solo Batting Practice - Hitting from the Wrong End of the Field 

Solo Pitching Practice - How to set up your own backyard practice alley for about two dollars 

Tips for the Newbie Pitcher - What to work on first, in both offense and defense

Pitching From 56 Feet - How it affects both the batter and the pitcher

Setting up a Team Web Site - Four Ways to Do It

Other Softball Links


Other Articles by Dan

Dan's Miracle Diet (not a sales pitch!)

Dan's Christmas Newsletter

Dan's Personal Site



    2008 Dan Hughes