Handling the Nerves

The best questions come from parents. This week we were asked how to help her overcome nerves. [Read more…]

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The 80/20 Rule

It’s pretty simple. Eighty-percent of a pitcher’s success is determined by the movements she makes in the last twenty-percent of the pitch. But… [Read more…]

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Why is Softball So Important?

The little girl came from a tough situation. There were a lot of directions she could take and most of them were not good. [Read more…]

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Am I Helping Enough?

Early in our softball journey we noticed that the kid with the newest, high-tech bat was rarely the best hitter. Buying a kid a new glove every few months rarely equated to a high fielding percentage. [Read more…]

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Maybe If I Push A Little More….

Many years ago I told another fisherman how much our older daughter loved to fish as a 5-year-old. He was a little jealous. As a tournament fisherman he pushed hard to get his kids to fish at the tournament level, but they showed no interest. Here is the difference. [Read more…]

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Two Ways To Be A Better Pitcher

1-Take responsibility for your failures.
2-Fix it now.
On the surface these seem far too simplistic. [Read more…]

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Give Me a Drill to…..

Too often we receive an email or call asking if I can give parents a drill to help their daughter throw harder, stop bending over, or to stop hurting somewhere. That is like asking a doctor for his most popular prescription without examining you. [Read more…]

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You Might Be a Pitcher if….

Last year while working in Elkton, Maryland, with one of our Certified Instructors, I noticed a sign on the wall of her facility that was priceless. We had to share. [Read more…]

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Pitch Calling Can Be Everything

She was one of the better pitchers I ever trained. Her speed was great and her movement was even more impressive. Her high school softball coach made it clear she would never reach her potential when he said, “All you need to do is throw fastballs to the right spot”. [Read more…]

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Worn Out Before She Starts?

I respect a travel ball coach who called with an observation. It occurred to him that pitch counts involve far more than just the number of pitches she throws in a game. [Read more…]

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