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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The Pace Car or the Race Car?

Which do you drive? Everyone wants to throw fast. We think that is great! The purpose of speed is to make the batter make a quick decision. The purpose of movement is to make her regret that decision. The faster you throw the more you force a hitter to make a hasty decision as to where the ball may be when it reaches the plate.
What are factors that allow a kid to throw fast? [Read more…]

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When The Game Is Taken Away From You

This is not the feel good, motivational, or how to make you a better pitcher kind of post that Denny often highlights. This is a post that I never wanted to write, and this is probably a post that you never want to have to reference but unfortunately here it is… [Read more…]

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The Odds are Against You

It takes a very special person to be a successful pitcher. All you have to do is look at how the odds are stacked against you. We did a little math and the numbers are intimidating. [Read more…]

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