The Short Game Encyclopedia

  • Get extensive defensive strategies for covering bunts and slaps with 2x SEC Coach of the Year Tim Walton
  • Learn the best spot to place a bunt no matter what defense you are facing
  • Get two of the hottest topics in softball – short game offense and defense – in one great package!
with Tim Walton, University of Florida Head Coach;
2015 National Champions – Back-to-Back WCWS Titles (2014-15);
2013 SEC Coach of the Year, 4x SEC Coach of the Year;
3x SEC Champions;
has led Florida to seven Women’s College World Series appearances in eight years (2008-15);
over 600 career wins; 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team Assistant CoachDominate your opponent offensively and defensively with championship caliber short game play. Join two-time SEC Coach of the Year Tim Walton as he leads you through the offensive and defensive principles of the short game.

Coach Walton first guides you through 13 different short game strategies from a right-handed batter. These techniques take advantage of your batter’s speed to get on base, as well as protecting the runner, and giving her an advantage to take the next base. Walton covers drag bunts, fake bunts, timing slaps, bunt-slap-bunt, hit-and-run, squeeze bunts and more.

From the left side, Walton covers 15 weapons a slapper can use at the plate. Walton shows you how to train your slappers to execute each technique from their hitting position keeping the defense on their heels and disguising your strategy until the last second. Walton discusses developing good timing and positioning, slapping for power, the chop, the push bunt, bunting backwards, one-handed bunt and more.

Defensively, Walton explains how to put a defense in place to protect yourself against the bunt, the slap or the steal. He shows his standard defensive reads and explains strategy and how it varies with different runners and out situations. Using both classroom explanation and on-field demonstration, Walton walks you through four different plays that he uses in specific situations – covering every aspect you will need to implement these plays.

A good offensive team should be able to create difficult situations for the defense, no matter what play is called. Walton leads you through each of his defensive plays and guides you offensively with where to place a bunt or slap.

Get two of the hottest topics in softball in one great package with this exhaustive look at short game offense and defense!