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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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Your Defensive Range and Errors

On defense we can’t have everything. Either you play in so you can get to balls faster, or you play back so you can get to more balls on either side of you. Read on to understand how your positioning on...

 

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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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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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