Complete Softball Skills Program
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Catching, throwing and fielding are all enhanced through application of the Kobata style. The advanced methods in each lesson show players how to use leverage, position, and momentum to improve the speed and accuracy all their defensive skills.
Please fully complete each lesson step by step. Do not jump ahead before full completion of each program.
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Part 1 – Defensive Skills 1hr 19min

Part 2 – Defensive Skills 51min

Part 3 – Team Drills 1hr 17min

These Kobata style Team Drills teach players the best way for developing their skills. They instill in players the fundamentals for defense and how to work together as a team.

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Howard Kobata – America’s Coach

Howard Kobata has been in fastpitch softball for over 30 years as a player and as an expert defensive coach. He invented the “KobataStyle” which focuses on softball tips and softball drills for fastpitch softball defense. “You’re too slow” is Howard’s signature phrase because he knows each and every player has the potential to be faster and quicker using his proven and successful “Kobata Style” methods. Howard started coaching travel ball in 1987 and was also the Infield Coach at prestigious Mater Dei High School in Orange County, CA where Doug Meyers was the head coach. Many of the softball players Howard has coached over the years have even played on the Jr. Olympic and Olympic teams. Nina Lindenberg played for Howard for 5 years and was named to the Women’s Pro League and All Star team. His own daughters were athletic scholars to Notre Dame and Stanford University. Upon retiring from coaching, Howard was in high demand to teach at camps and clinics. Howard feels that his ability to break down the different defensive techniques and the logical explanations has led to the growing demand of his camps and what has made him a standout expert and coach in the defensive area of the game. Howard travels across the country to coach, so that as many players as possible can experience his infamous “KobataStyle” defensive training. 

“33 years is a flash when you are doing what you love. It has been a joyous experience servicing teams and coaches alike. Please contact us anytime for information regarding our training camps and clinics. Thank you and train hard.”

— Founder/CEO Howard Kobata