Tip of the Month

Coaching – Leadership

"If we had good kings, we all would still be monarchists." ~ Lincoln Steffen As a coach you're a leader, so be a good leader. The above quote speaks to that exact issue - if all the kings in this world,...

 

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Communication – Smartphones

To help your players have a clearer picture of what you need them to do or to help them actually see what they're currently doing try using your smart phone. Instead of trying another set of words to help a...

 

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Pitching – Screwball

To help your pitcher's make their screwballs go IN instead of up have them focus on tilting their back shoulder down slightly and turning their chest toward their release point instead of forward toward home plate. This will allow them...

 

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Hitting – Batting Stance

To help your hitters get into the proper Stance with their feet, have them put the bat down and pretend like they're getting ready to field a ground ball. No doubt they'll immediately bend their knees more and shift their...

 

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Catching – Throwing

Catchers spend most of their time throwing to players that are on the move hustling to cover a base in time to catch the ball and make the tag. To help your catchers with this idea of throwing to a...

 

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Pitching – Technique

[caption id="attachment_76" align="align right" width="250"] 2008 Softball Australia Friendship Games - Gold Pitcher[/caption] I've just discovered that a lot of young pitchers (12-17 yr olds) leap as a result of leaning their chest or head too far forward too far into...

 

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Outfield: Judging Fly Balls

Having trouble teaching your outfielders which balls will go over their head to go back on and which ones will land in front of them to move in on? If so, then here's a quick way to help your outfielders...

 

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Advice for Handling Rumors

Players love to talk and unfortunately many will talk about other players or about friends they all know. As adults we know that rumors aren't things we want to encourage as they can be damaging to people. Fortunately we can...

 

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