Tag Archives: players
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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28
Jul

The best players and teams

“A player who (makes) the team great is better than a great player…. The best players don’t necessarily make for the best teams,”

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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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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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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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20
May

Jennie Finch’s advice to softball players

West Coast Fastpitch recently interviewed Jennie Finch, former USA Softball player, and we asked her what advice she has for softball players. Watch her response below…

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15
Apr

Tell us who you want to hear from…

Jennie Finch. Jessica Mendoza. Patty Gasso. Those are just some of the spokespeople for the sport of softball that we’ve heard from

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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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18
Feb

Playing vs. winning

Which is more important: playing lesser-skilled players (and possibly losing), or playing more-skilled players (and possibly winning)? I asked that question in a blog post last week. Thanks for the great comments! Here’s my answer to the question…

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