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Win or lose, the season is over. Now what?

Another softball season is drawing to a close. Rec ball and all-star teams are finishing up their state tournaments; the top teams will then be headed to their respective locations for national tournaments. Plus, the travel ball season will conclude with more national championships

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Jennie Finch talks about playing multiple sports

Karen asked: “While in high school/college how did (Jennie Finch) balance…. softball and studies?” Also, did Jennie “participate in other sports and when did (she) know that softball was…. (her) main sport?” Watch the former USA Softball player’s answers below.

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What your daughter really wants

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.

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How parents can be assistant-coaches

As previously stated, when you coach kids you coach their parents. Some coaches don’t like to get a player’s parents involved in the teaching of the athlete for a couple of reasons. But I want to focus on how parents can be good assistant-coaches. In my opinion, being an assistant-coach means that the parent (or [...]

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Parents as assistant-coaches

When you coach a kid you coach her parent. Period. Some coaches don’t like to get a player’s parents involved in the teaching of the athlete for that reason. I find it can be a huge advantage for myself, and the athlete in the long-run though. First, here are two of the reasons why I think [...]

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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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