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As a pitcher the sky was the limit for Courtney Walton of southern Virginia.

The sky came crashing down.  One of my most promising students, it was around 9th grade that Courtney began feeling extremely weak.  She fainted frequently.  For almost a year specialists studied her symptoms, making little progress. Finally, POTS was diagnosed, with such severity that she would face serious challenges in everyday life.  Softball was not …

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What coaches and parents must know about suicide and mental health issues

Recent news has shined a light on a dark place in which many athletes live. What you do not know can hurt someone you love. The warning signs can be incredibly difficult to detect and, in almost every case, athletes who struggle mightily or even take their own lives seem to be in a great …

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pitch calling

Any great pitcher will tell you that great pitch calling can improve her game by 50-percent.  Poor calling goes in the other direction.  Few things in the game are as misunderstood by pitchers, catchers, and coaches.  Fortunately, in our organization, we have some incredibly experienced Instructors, over 100  who have succeeded at every level of …

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Measure against Olympic dreams.  When our older daughter began pitching, we had no pitching instructor and little knowledge.  We had one thing.  At 10-years old she began with a simple, very serious goal.  One day she wanted to pitch for the Olympic Team.  We measured everything from that day forward against that one goal.  We …

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I’ve actually found great relationships between pitching and my education

This is an incredible look at pitching from a scientific perspective. This week, we salute our Instructor of the week, Jonathan Hon, in the Chicago area.  Jonathan is an aeronautical engineer who sees pitching in a fascinating way.  Oh, he is good at what he does, and I can assure you that he doesn’t talk …

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