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7 Lessons from a Legend

This year marks the four-year anniversary of Pat Summit’s passing, and we take a moment to acknowledge her incredible body of work, and to explain why she is a true legend. Pat Summitt passed away on June 26, 2016, at the...

 

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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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