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The Impact of Phone Time on Your Players

We all love our phones, but you might be surprised how they impact your players. Discover the positive and negative impact of our phones. Phones are miniature computers that most of us can’t live without. They really are amazing when you consider that the average...

 

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4 Qualities Every Pitcher Needs

Pitching can be a confusing skill for pitchers and for coaches, so let’s simplify it all. Instead of thinking about a million different mechanics, learn 4 qualities that every pitcher needs. I saw a stat from this year’s WCWS that was shocking - 52%...

 

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Take Your Team from Good to Great

The Pitching and Hitting Summits, held every August in Tampa, are for College Coaches, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get all of the incredible information shared by the top coaches in the country. Here’s how you can get the coaching knowledge, skills, drills...

 

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Get to the WCWS with a Little Change

Everybody dreams of making it make to Oklahoma City and the Women’s College World Series. You might be surprised how “little” it takes. Learn how little improvements allowed the final 8 teams to make the WCWS. While we’ve boiled the entire college softball...

 

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Pitching Lane Practice

Miss too much on an inside or outside target and it can spell disaster. Learn a great way to practice these locations. Here’s a simple and yet powerful way for pitchers to practice their inside and outside pitches. Anytime you can make your words...

 

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What’s the RPI and How Does it Work?

There’s lots of college softball polls, what do they all mean? Make sure you know why the RPI is a super important poll. There are a couple of different Division I softball polls - there’s the ESPN/USA Softball poll, and the USA Today/NFCA...

 

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A Challenging Pitching Workout That’s Fun

Looking for a challenging pitching workout that combines control, pressure and fun. I’ve got one for you. A perfect pitching workout for this part of the season. This time of year workouts can get boring and routine. It can be difficult to create new workouts...

 

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High Reps, Quick Hands Defensive Drill

Here’s a great drill to improve your infielder’s movement, quickness and short throws. Maximize reps while minimizing throws. Arms get tired and sore this time of year so increasing defensive reps while limiting throws is a challenge. Having the right touch on throws...

 

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