Tag Archives: pitcher
26
May

Jennie Finch’s childhood practice schedule

West Coast Fastpitch interviewed Jennie Finch, former USA Softball pitcher, earlier this month and we asked her about her childhood practice schedule. Watch her response below…

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24
May

Jennie Finch on being nervous and prepared

Becky recently asked here on the blog: Jennie, “did (you) ever get nervous?” and “how did (you) get through it?” Watch both of Jennie Finch’s answers below.

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10
May

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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19
Apr

If your attitude stinks people will smell it

The game is over. Your child’s team has lost. Losing isn’t fun, but that’s not the worst part.

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31
Mar

Softball pitchers and face masks

We asked the question on Facebook this week: should softball pitchers wear a face mask in the circle? [post continued below]

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27
Feb

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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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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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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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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02
Sep

Failure is part of the plan

Let’s discuss something that often gets overlooked in our “keep it positive” society, and I am one of those “the glass is half-full” people. I want to talk about failure. I see failure every day with every young lady I coach. Wait, let me get personal…

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