Tag Archives: pitchers
12
Aug

What it takes to be the number one pitcher on a team

Coach John Wooden once said that sports don’t build character they expose it. With that in mind let’s talk about pitching and the difference between being the number one, two, and three pitcher on a softball team. In baseball, a team will rotate up to four-or-five pitchers during the season not including the relievers and [...]

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09
Jun

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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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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26
May

Jennie Finch’s opinion on pitchers face masks

Mary wrote on the blog: Jennie, “I would like to know (your) opinion on facemasks for youth softball players! Thanks!” Watch the former USA Softball player’s response below.

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17
May

West Coast Fastpitch is giving away one RIP-IT pitchers face mask complete with Blackout Defense Technology (est. valued — $54.99). No purchase necessary; this contest ends Friday, May 27, at 5 p.m., PST. See below for more details on how to win. Official guidelines: 1. Leave a comment below to enter to win the RIP-IT [...]

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28
Apr

A parent’s question about softball pitchers masks

I had a parent ask me during a recent pitching lesson which brand of face mask he should get for his daughter. It seemed like the best answer to give him (and share here on the blog) is the answer other pitchers have given us. Six-of-eight pitchers we talked to said they prefer the Rip-It

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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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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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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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