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An Olympic Yardstick – Pitch Rotations

Ever wondered how fast Olympic pitchers spin the ball on their different pitches? If so, then check out some spin rotation numbers for 4-time Olympian Tanya Harding. For those of you with spin rotation/pitch movement devices, you're probably accumulating a good...

 

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Does Potential Really Matter?

Potential is used to describe so many different things in softball - from teams to seasons to players, even to parents. But what does "potential" really mean? Find out if it is something that just happens or if there is anything...

 

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Up, Up, and Away

Do you tell your players to lay-off the riseball, only then to watch them take a swing at one and miss badly? Riseballs are hard for most batters to resist because they're so tempting. Well, they can't lay off them forever,...

 

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What Pitches? In What Order?

Wondering what order your pitcher should learn all the different pitches? Then check out my recommended order for everything from the changeup to the riseball. I'm often asked “what order should my daughter start learning the different pitches?”Once a pitcher has control of...

 

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Could You Coach in the WCWS?

Under normal circumstances, tonight would have been the 2nd game of the 2020 NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) best 2-out-of-3 Championship Series. We all know 2020 has been far from normal, but we still wanted to pay tribute to...

 

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Is Your Pyramid Stable or Weak?

While college softball certainly gets all the TV coverage and press, you might be excited to learn just how much impact high school, club ball and travel ball coaches actually have. Pyramid’s that stand the test of time have a very...

 

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Coaching in the Construction Zone

Mistakes are part of life and everybody makes them, so isn’t it amazing how mad we can get when a bunch of young athletes in pressurized situations make them. Discover how a change of approach might actually change the behavior that’s...

 

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So You Want to Be GREAT

We all want to be great, and successful in what we do, or else why do it! Read on to discover the lessons and advice from two of the most successful individuals in the fields of coaching and writing, that can...

 

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Just Say “NO” to Leaping

Do you have a pitcher who can’t help but leap every time she pitches the ball? If so, discover two great anti-leaping drills! Leaping in pitching is nothing new. It's not that pitchers suddenly started doing it, as they've been doing it...

 

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Improving Self-Confidence and Self-Worth

While managing this new world of Covid-19 is challenging, oftentimes confusing, stressful, and even boring, we can also use this time for good and for personal development. To give your players something positive and helpful to do, here is a simple...

 

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