Tag Archives: parents
04
Aug

Voices of experience

Part of the growth process for parents and players alike is learning from the mistakes and successes of those who have come before them. Here are some thoughts from the voices of experience that have shaped me as a person.

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17
Jul

Win or lose, the season is over. Now what?

Another softball season is drawing to a close. Rec ball and all-star teams are finishing up their state tournaments; the top teams will then be headed to their respective locations for national tournaments. Plus, the travel ball season will conclude with more national championships

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29
Jun

The more the mind has to think…

It has been proven that the mind can truly only focus on one thing at a time. That leads me to believe that the more the mind has to think about the less the body moves. It’s true whether it’s dancing, or softball. With that thought, here are four tips that might help you parent/coach a child [...]

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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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14
Jun

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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18
Mar

The risks of playing softball, continued

Quotes from story by Stephanie Cary, San Gabriel Valley Tribune Risk #3: SPORT-SPECIFIC INJURIES: BASEBALL and SOFTBALL “The most common injuries in baseball and softball are

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18
Mar

The risks of playing softball

Quotes from story by Stephanie Cary, San Gabriel Valley Tribune “…despite the obvious benefits, competitive sports have innate risks. There are safety issues parents need to consider.”

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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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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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