Whose Fault Is It?

You just received your first college offer. Congratulations! Each year we see students so thrilled that someone wants them that they commit without doing the research. Within a year, they are in misery and looking to transfer. [Read more…]

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From the Mailbag

The most heartbreaking part of my job is hearing from so many parents who are confused, frustrated, and realizing that their daughters are not getting better. They are going through this for the first time and not sure what is right and wrong. Let me give you an example through some emails we recently received. [Read more…]

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Do Not Keep Us In The Dark

Do you remember the third grade science fair project when the kid next to you brought in fully functioning rocket with atmospheric re-entry capability? Yeah, sure, he did it himself. Maybe just a tiny bit of help from a parent.

Don’t be that parent. [Read more…]

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Is That Ankle Brace Doing More Harm Than Good?

We often see new kids wearing ankle or knee braces. When they show up in a brace, we stop the lesson and ask questions. [Read more…]

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When Will Her Speed Jump?

Every parent of every young pitcher has the same question at some point. When will her speed increase significantly? The answer can vary greatly. [Read more…]

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Why Does it Hurt?

One of our readers had a great question this week. With so many advances in training and medicine, why do we see increasing injuries? [Read more…]

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Body Language Dramatically Affects Performance

Kids who perform well tend to carry themselves in a different way. They have a confidence that affects the way they handle themselves in the circle or in the batter’s box. But, can it work the other way? Does your body language enhance your performance? [Read more…]

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Parenting Traps to Avoid

Every year some truly talented kids decide to give up softball. It disappoints many people around them. Unbelievably, many of these kids had college scholarships, but simply walked away from the game. Think about it. [Read more…]

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Five Great Parents

We see all types of parents because we are involved in the game on many levels. What do the great ones have in common? The first thing you should know is that there is no perfect parent and no specific way to support your daughter’s dreams. [Read more…]

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A Weak Mental Game Can Be Entirely Physical

Last week a parent called for advice on her daughter’s “mental game”. The girl would get upset very quickly. She was always expecting too much of herself. I asked for a video and the mother could not understand that request, but sent it anyway. [Read more…]

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