Tag Archives: daughter

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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Coach Q’s top-10 blog post picks

The following selections are Coach Mike Quiroz’s top-10 post picks from the first year of the West Coast Fastpitch blog. The actual one-year anniversary date for the WCFP blog is June 15.

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RIP-IT pitchers face mask winner

Below is a photo of Gwendolyn; she is a softball pitcher and the winner of the West Coast Fastpitch RIP-IT pitchers face mask giveaway. Her dad entered the contest on the blog last month

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All-stars team: to play, or not to play?

All-stars – a team of the best athletes from a league, tournament, etc. I recently had a softball parent ask me my thoughts on her child playing for an all-stars team; with her permission here they are…

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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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Measuring your daughter’s improvement

So I posted a question on Facebook Monday, and got some good responses. My answer to the question—”How do you measure your daughter’s improvement in athletics from year-to-year?”—follows. Because I have a background in coaching, I was a little more specific in measuring my daughter’s progress. We also did this with my sons. We had six areas [...]

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Motivation means nothing without this…

The more I coach the more I reflect on myself as a young athlete growing up playing football, and baseball. I was an okay athlete with a strong desire to succeed. I worked in the off-season to improve my skills and it paid off at times. But now as an adult I realize that as a [...]

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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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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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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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