Tag Archives: ball
17
Jul

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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21
Jun

Does traveling to play mean…?

The question has been asked, “Does traveling to play softball mean you’re a better team?” The short answer: yes and no. Now for the long answer…

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15
Jun

The first WCFP blog post ever written

It’s surprising to think one year has passed since we started this blog; 365-days ago today we published the first post. Here it is… Connecting with vs. coaching your child “Understand there is a difference between a coach on the ball field telling you something, and your dad (whom you see every day) telling you [...]

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01
Jun

Softball players should ‘toughen up’

Stacey Nuveman, San Diego State University assistant softball coach, offended some viewers when she said

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20
Jan

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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09
Sep

Anyone can have mental toughness

We sometimes hear on TV, and the radio during a sports broadcast that a person is “mentally tough,” but what does that mean? It’s a subjective term—it can mean different things to different people—so here is my take on being mentally tough.

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07
Sep

The challenge of the transition in sports

As another school year begins, student-athletes are entering junior high and high school classrooms for the first time; it seems appropriate to point out some of the differences that they will find in the months (and years) ahead. Compared to elementary school, and even junior high, the transition into

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