Tag Archives: coaches
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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06
Jun

From high school to Oklahoma City and the WCWS

It has been talked about on ESPN during this year’s Women’s College World Series that younger pitchers are taking over the pitchers circle. Starting pitchers at the 2011 WCWS: two freshmen, five sophomores, no juniors, and one senior. Source: ESPN, Inc. How can student-athletes go from pitching for their high school and 12-months later be [...]

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15
Apr

Tell us who you want to hear from…

Jennie Finch. Jessica Mendoza. Patty Gasso. Those are just some of the spokespeople for the sport of softball that we’ve heard from

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11
Feb

From the stands: playing vs. winning

Playing time vs. Winning the game Which is more important: playing lesser-skilled players

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12
Jan

In-review: WCFP at ASA Convention in Irvine

I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to the annual ASA recreation league conference in Irvine, last weekend. Below is a look back at what happened at the event.

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31
Dec

West Coast Fastpitch: 2010 in-review

The end of the year is here, and with it some of us take time to reflect on our accomplishments from the past 365 days. I hope your reflections bring you great pride. For us at West Coast Fastpitch it’s been a wonderful year. One of our goals

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24
Nov

“5 Minutes with Coach Q”

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

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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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06
Oct

Dealing with parent, and player conflict

The following is a response to a reader’s suggestion. To date, I have coached boys and girls sports for 17-years, and in that time I have had my share of difficult parents and players. One event that comes to mind involved one of my players, her parent, my assistant coach, and the principal of our school. The [...]

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