…won’t always get you to the next level.
In every pitcher’s motion, there are two specific types of movements: 1-Those which give her speed and power. 2-Those which are necessary to compensate for other problems within in her motion that are robbing her of speed and power.
While sitting in the stands at a University of Florida game a few years ago, I began considering different things that brought two consecutive National Championships to Gainesville.
We field this question repeatedly. The answer is simple. What is your purpose for attending a college camp? Today we look at the good and bad side of college camps.
A good magician fools your eyes. You are distracted by one hand while the other performs the “magic”. As humans, our eyes are often drawn to the wrong place.
When your daughters become interested in softball, many dads get very excited. Most of us played sports in some capacity, whether in school or the backyard. This is something we can do together! We dig up an old glove and jump right into it with her. It does not take long before we become confused.
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 …
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.
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.
The best questions come from parents. This week we were asked how to help her overcome nerves.
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…
The little girl came from a tough situation. There were a lot of directions she could take and most of them were not good.
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.
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.
1-Take responsibility for your failures. 2-Fix it now. On the surface these seem far too simplistic.