What Pitches Should She Learn?

A lot of conventional wisdom says pitchers should learn pitches in a certain order. At one time we went along with that, but sometimes it frustrated students. [Read more…]

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Adjusting to The Hitter Who Adjusts to You

Sometimes a pitcher will tell me she had a bad day. Did she have a bad day or did the hitters have a good day? There is a vast difference. [Read more…]

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Are You Really A Competitor?

This word is thrown around a lot. Do you qualify? Every college coach says she just wants a kid “who knows how to compete”. If it is that important, you need to see if you are on the right path. [Read more…]

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The Difference Between Getting Warm and Warming Up

Many pitchers do not understand the importance of a structured warm-up before games. They may throw overhand, do a few drills, throw full speed, try each of their pitches a couple of times, and run to the mound. If everything happens to be in sync they will have a good outing. [Read more…]

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What To Do When You Feel Panic

It happens to every pitcher at some time. Something gets out of sync and the harder she tries the worse it gets. [Read more…]

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We Are All Crazy Sometimes

How do you deal with crazy coaches? I can’t believe how often we are asked that question. The next most frequent question comes from coaches, “How do you deal with crazy parents?”
The problem starts with the game itself. [Read more…]

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The Biggest Lie in Softball Pitching

Some people are almost in denial about injuries in softball. They hear that the pitching motion is more natural than overhand throwing and they want to believe it is okay for their daughter to pitch 20 innings a weekend without risk. [Read more…]

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Is College Recruiting Out of Balance?

Recently a couple of 7th grade students accepted verbal offers to major college programs. I completely understand the motivations of the student, the parents, and the university, but still wonder if this is good for anyone involved. [Read more…]

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Feed the Beast

We are excited to present an article today by one of our Certified Instructors, Jesse Hutchins, from Seabrook, New Hampshire. Let’s get right to it.
One of my favorite quotes: “Athletes fuel and train, they don’t diet and exercise.” All too often, I see girls enter my facility with an iced coffee or a “protein bar” only to have a drastic energy crash in the middle of our one hour lesson. [Read more…]

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Why It So Hard To Make Changes?

You are wired like a toaster. But, let’s say you want to become a blender. Think about that for a moment. Both appliances have a lot of common components. But if you are going to turn a toaster into a blender you must do three things. [Read more…]

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