Tag Archives: pitching
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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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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02
Jun

(Blank) wins championships

Pitching wins championships. Hitting wins championships. Defense wins championships. Teams win championships. It’s possible most of us have heard these thoughts and maybe even said a few of them ourselves when it comes to the sport of softball. With the 2011 Women’s College World Series beginning in Oklahoma City today there’s also a chance we’ll [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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07
Jan

WCFP at ASA Convention in Irvine

It’s 2011. Time to get to work! The spring softball leagues are signing-up players, and the travel ball teams are holding tryouts. There is a new sense of enthusiasm and excitement in the air. To me, this is the best time of the year. So you know… This Sunday, Jan. 9, is the

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