Tag Archives: coach
08
Apr

Who influences your student-athlete?

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

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24
Mar

OU Softball Coach Patty Gasso talks about focus

Below are two more videos from the interview with Patty Gasso. She is the head softball coach at The University of Oklahoma; we spoke with her

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18
Feb

Playing vs. winning

Which is more important: playing lesser-skilled players (and possibly losing), or playing more-skilled players (and possibly winning)? I asked that question in a blog post last week. Thanks for the great comments! Here’s my answer to the question…

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26
Jan

Whatever you do… don’t look down

I went on vacation last week. For someone like me, who lives and breathes softball 24-7, this was a week away from everything. So while in Cabo San Lucas, to my surprise, I experienced

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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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17
Dec

“5 Minutes with Coach Q”

In this week’s “5 Minutes with Coach Q” episode… part two of a two-part discussion focused on the challenges of transitioning from junior high to high school athletics for player

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17
Nov

Introducing “5 Minutes with Coach Q”

WestCoastFastpitch.com is pleased to introduce the latest feature of this blog, “5 Minutes with Coach Q”. With multiple episodes planned for the future, each “5 Minutes…” is an audio conversation

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12
Oct

The challenges that multi-sport athletes face

The following is a response to a reader’s suggestion. As a high school softball coach, I disliked sharing my athletes with other sports because it disrupted my practices/schedule for the team. If you have a daughter that’s good at softball she’s probably good at others sports as well, and the

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22
Sep

The number one reason pitchers leave coaches

As a private-pitching coach, I work in a competitive area of southern California that has several pitching coaches to choose from. While it’s not uncommon to get a pitcher that has been to several other instructors throughout the years one thing stands out to me.

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16
Sep

Three truths to coaching

A team will never stretch itself beyond the expectations of its coach. It was once said that Vince Lombardi, former football coach of the Green Bay Packers (1959–1967), was so good that he could beat you with his team the first half of a game, and then take the opposing team and beat you with [...]

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