The Definition of Insanity

There is a good chance that every one of my students can finish this sentence, “The definition of insanity is…….” (You got it) “…doing the same thing over and over again, in the same way, and expecting a different result.”

Every week we receive way too many calls from pitchers we have never met, wondering if we can help them get to the next level. [Read more…]

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Good Game, My Friends

Good sportsmanship means that I respect the effort and sacrifices you put into your game, your profession, or any worthwhile goal. Are we missing the opportunity to pass this ideal to the next generation?

In our first foray into travel ball, we saw an interesting dynamic. [Read more…]

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She Does Not Need to Be Fixed…

She needs to be understood. The chances of a great 12U pitcher still going strong in college are almost zero. The chances of a great 18U pitcher being the number-1 pitcher at a good D1 school are very small. [Read more…]

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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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