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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Getting the Spin is Only One Part of Movement

Recently we worked with one of the country’s top high school pitchers. Her riseball had a lot of potential. The spin was right, but we knew the movement could be far better, so we spent a couple of days working on the other components of the pitch and then turned her loose. At that point the catcher was baffled by the riseball. [Read more…]

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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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