Tag Archives: coach
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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25
Aug

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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24
Aug

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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12
Aug

The 5 characteristics of a successful team – Parent’s Edition

This is part-two of a two-part series focused on the characteristics of a successful softball team. Today’s post looks at the five aspects of a successful squad from a parent’s perspective;

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10
Aug

The 5 characteristics of a successful team – Coach’s Edition

This is part-one of a two-part series focused on the characteristics of a successful softball team. Today’s post looks at the five aspects of a successful squad from a coach’s perspective; Thursday’s post will look at the five aspects of success from a parent’s perspective. Five characteristics of a successful team

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03
Aug

Dealing with change

Two weeks ago today, Jennie Finch announced her retirement from the sport of softball as a player. Her decision affected not only her family, but the lives of fans as well. Change happened. As I reflect it was not that long ago that I sat in the stands cheering on my sons, and daughter in [...]

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08
Jul

Interview: Coach Diego on parenting, softball

Click on the image below to watch an interview with Coach Diego. Diego is a championship-winning softball coach in southern California, and has coached his own daughter for almost 10 years.

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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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