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 [...]
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.
Pitching, like hitting, is an individual thing; typically the more (time) a player puts into practice the better she will become. But practicing for the sake of practice is not the idea. Going out, and giving one’s best effort (with the goal of improving and stretching oneself) is the purpose of practice. I often hear parents say, [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]