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Softball Pitching Videos - How to Pitch a Softball Correctly
01
Jul

When is it okay to quit?

“When is it okay for my daughter to quit softball?” My first reaction is…never! But after I take a step back I realize that there are things in my life I’ve tried, and quit along the way. For example, I don’t golf or bowl anymore. I bet if you thought about it you would think [...]

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28
Jun

Dealing with frustration

During some recent private pitching lessons I noticed an unusually high level of frustration among some of the students. First, let me say that I think frustration is misunderstood. It’s true it is uncomfortable, and people usually avoid it if possible. I try to push student-athletes to the edge of frustration though, and when they appear to [...]

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24
Jun

The key to keeping your child in the game

Talented student-athletes leave the sport of softball every year. But why? My observation is the enjoyment of the game is being replaced by the pressure to be the absolute best at a younger, and younger age. The intent of playing youth sports was never to obtain a scholarship later in life. The purpose of youth [...]

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22
Jun

How to sabotage your player’s progress

1. Don’t take time for practice “We’ve been so busy this week…”  There’s no denying it takes a huge commitment from the entire family when your daughter’s a softball pitcher. It’s almost like doing two sports; the extra time needed for lessons, and pitching practice leaves little room for other activities. Without a doubt, the [...]

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17
Jun

Four reasons your daughter won’t listen to you

Here are four reasons your daughter won’t listen to you (when it comes to softball): 1. You’re her parent, first. By being the parent, your child is emotionally attached to you and the words you say. When a parent makes a comment it is viewed as criticism. A coach says the same thing, and it [...]

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15
Jun

Connecting with vs. coaching your child

What it means to connect… One of the things coaching hundreds of young ladies (and their parents) has given me is a unique perspective on the parent-to-daughter relationship. Some parents get it right in my opinion, and yet the vast majority fall short of their own intentions. By no means am I an expert on relationships, but [...]

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