Tip of the Month

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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Hitting & Pitching Posture

If your body was a stick, keep the stick straight up and down when you're hitting - or when you're releasing the ball as a pitcher. This concept of a player's body actually being a stick helps them visualize how...

 

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TEAM CHEMISTRY: NERVOUSNESS

To help your players handle their nerves during games help them understand how to control their focus in practice. When players are nervous their focus gets too big - meaning, they're thinking about big things like "we've got to win",...

 

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Fielding: Count the Bounces

If you have a player that is struggling to field groundballs cleanly then try this simple tip - have them count the bounces! It's very common for infielders, even expert fielding infielders, to suddenly become fumble-hands and not be able to...

 

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