As a Midwestern team at 10u ASA nationals in 2000 we learned the hard way, that you DO need an aggressive and quicker approach to infield play at the higher levels of softball. After studying Howard’s tapes and applying the techniques in practice we have seen a dramatic improvement in our infields defensive play. We now are making the routine and difficult plays faster, and this allows us more opportunity to seek the 2nd out for the double-play.

I strongly recommend Howard’s Tapes to all levels of Softball teams, if you are looking to take your game to the next level.”

Robert Wade
KC Zephyrs 12A – KC Metro ASA Champions 2000- 10A / Region 12 ASA runner-up 2000 / ASA 10u Nationals 17th place 2000

We first invested in Howard’s videos last year at the 2000 NSA World Series in Ohio. We were so impressed with the drills and the knowledge of Mr. Kobata that we just had to meet him in person and have him work with the team. The style of aggressive defensive that Howard teaches is great for all skill levels, and that proper throwing and positioning while fielding can make all the difference in making the out. Thank you Mr. Kobata for sharing with us how to position ourselves for more speed and accurate throwing. The Kansas City Force 16U “A” . It was truly an honor to meet you. “

Gene Ellis – Coach
16U K.C. Force, Kansas City, Missouri

I received your softball tapes today and viewed them this evening. They’re the most logical and time efficient fielding and throwing movements I’ve seen. I can assure you that with 28 years coaching girls softball, I don’t usually see videos that I absorb the amount of great information I did from yours. I really enjoy fundamentals and your tapes have me very excited. I’m sure I’ll be viewing them again and again to focus on the vital points of instruction for my team.”

Mike Kelly
Seahawks 18 & Under / Jupiter-Tequesta Athletic Association

I was introduced to Howard’s videos through my daughters High School coach. They had just come off back to back State Championships and he attributed a lot of the success to the techniques that Howard teaches. I knew the first time I watched them that I was on to something special. I immediately started teaching my daughter and my travel team players the techniques. The difference is truly amazing. We thought so much of the tapes that we decided to fly Howard in for a personalized clinic. The feedback from the participants was very positive and we plan to have Howard back for a follow up clinic this spring. These tapes are a must if you want to play at the highest level.”

Rick Riccardi – Manager
Ohio Ice Fastpitch Softball

Howard’s tapes are a must for anyone who wants to learn the correct fielding techniques.”

Jeff Hite – Head Softball Coach
Hoover H.S., Ohio / 1998-1999 Div. 1 State Champions

In fastpitch, throwing mechanics, body positioning, and speed/quickness are the fundamentals to any great defensive team. Howard Kobata’s techniques and drills will improve your team’s defensive quickness and ability to make the routine and tough outs. Howard has provided us with not only the concepts but also how to teach those effectively to all levels of players. I would highly recommend investing in your defensive game by using Howard’s concepts.”

Dave Nash
Olathe Rockets / 2000 ASA 12U Kansas City Metro Champions / 2000 ASA 12U Midwest National Champions

The best investment any coach could make at any level, most informative tapes I have seen anywhere. Howard is by far the most influential coach and teacher my players and I have ever worked with. On a team level, with the skills he taught me, I was able to take kids, most just recreation ball players to a 2nd place finish at ASA Western Nationals in a period of 5 months from start to finish. This could not have been accomplished without Howard’s instruction of the fine details of defensive play. Do yourself and your kids a favor, buy these tapes, and go to the next level.”

Gary Keller – Coach, 14u R&R Gold
Stockton Cal.

Howard’s lessons have improved my team’s attitude toward defense. They now take pride in it. No longer do we look to use just a strong arm to get outs, we now use quickness. His drills have made my practices more productive and enjoyable. The coaching staff has learned a lot and looks forward to his next trip to the Pacific northwest.”

Troy James – Manager, Coeur d’Alene Crush
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

We have been sending girls to Howard to learn skills and techniques for several years, and Howard has done clinics for our team. The skills and techniques Howard teaches are excellent for the beginning softball player or the advanced player and will absolutely make you a better player. I
personally have watched dozens of girls become top players on high caliber teams that have been using the techniques that Howard has taught them.”

Ron McCard
California Cruisers / 1999 ASA 16u National Champions

I truly believe these defensive tapes by Howard Kobata are a necessary tool for all softball enthusiasts. The skills taught in these tapes have been a major contributing factor to the success of many awesome ball players at all ages and at the highest levels.  I have personally recommended Mr. Kobatas’ live clinics across the nation to many of my clients and customers over the past several years. This has only brought the highest praise and regard for these skills that they could express.  A special thanks for the past (coaching 1995 14-U ASA National Champions) & continuing success he has brought to my family on the ball field.

May GOD bless both on & off the field,”

Doug Finch