Sometimes You Have to be the Parent

Most of us learned pretty quickly that coaching girls is far different from coaching boys. [Read more…]

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Rushing the Process

Are there times when we keep a student from taking it to the max? Actually, yes. That may surprise you, but there is a good reason. [Read more…]

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How She Should Feel When Pitching?

When it comes to hitting, good instructors make sure their students know exactly how they should feel during the swing. Yet, in pitching, we find that few pitchers have that awareness. It is hard to build a solid foundation if you don’t have the building blocks. [Read more…]

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Why do kids hold back and limit their performance?

Parents and coaches are always mystified as to why some players do not perform at full potential in games. Our Instructors receive questions about that all of the time. It happens with pitchers, yes, but also with other players. There are several major factors that affect both. [Read more…]

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Should You Go To College Camps?

“I went to a college camp last week but they didn’t seem to notice me.” This is not an unusual statement. We used to hear it a lot. Fortunately, we are hearing it much less often from our students because we have tried to change their expectations somewhat. [Read more…]

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College Recruiting Secrets

A college coach watched one of my students pitch to one batter and immediately said, “I like her and want to see more of her.” Was it her speed, moving pitches, or her size? None of the above. [Read more…]

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She Used To Be A Great Pitcher….

Parents frequently bring me a new student and tell stories of how she used to strike out everyone. Now, she seems to have lost it. Admittedly, sometimes they lose their effectiveness, but most of the time it is because everyone else simply caught up with her. [Read more…]

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Dealing With Umpires?

Over the years a lot of you have asked how to deal with poor umpires. In my coaching career, I tried all angles and still found myself watching a few games from the parking lot. Finally, after sitting far from the field while my team finished a game without me, it became clear. [Read more…]

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Ideal Stride Length For Pitchers?

This is one of those questions we often hear. First, if anyone gives you certain rule for ideal distance, it should make you feel uncomfortable. If someone wants to shorten your stride length for some arbitrary reason, people who have quick answers to questions that have many variables make me nervous. [Read more…]

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Strong in the Right Places?

If the body can’t handle the load efficiently, it will compensate. We see this over and over in pitching, catching, and hitting. Every single week we see a kid with strength problems. It may be muscle imbalance, hip flexibility, or scapular dysfunction. Try as she may, the kid cannot hold the body in the correct position for speed or movement. [Read more…]

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