I had a parent ask me during a recent pitching lesson which brand of face mask he should get for his daughter. It seemed like the best answer to give him (and share here on the blog) is the answer other pitchers have given us. Six-of-eight pitchers we talked to said they prefer the Rip-It
Who influences your student-athlete? I, like most parents, like to think that I am the most influential person in my children’s life. While I agree with that thought for the most part, I see other influences as well. It is not uncommon to spend
So I posted a question on Facebook Monday, and got some good responses. My answer to the question—”How do you measure your daughter’s improvement in athletics from year-to-year?”—follows. Because I have a background in coaching, I was a little more specific in measuring my daughter’s progress. We also did this with my sons. We had six areas [...]
The more I coach the more I reflect on myself as a young athlete growing up playing football, and baseball. I was an okay athlete with a strong desire to succeed. I worked in the off-season to improve my skills and it paid off at times. But now as an adult I realize that as a [...]
Softball is something I fell in love with when my daughter started playing the sport; she was 12-years old. Since we both believed in practice we would spend countless hours working on improving her skills. Some of my fondest memories are when she started playing travel ball, but not for the reasons you might think.