Tag Archives: players
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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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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24
Nov

“5 Minutes with Coach Q”

In this week’s “5 Minutes with Coach Q” episode… part one of a two-part discussion focused on the challenges of transitioning from junior high to high school athletics for players

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17
Nov

Introducing “5 Minutes with Coach Q”

WestCoastFastpitch.com is pleased to introduce the latest feature of this blog, “5 Minutes with Coach Q”. With multiple episodes planned for the future, each “5 Minutes…” is an audio conversation

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16
Sep

Three truths to coaching

A team will never stretch itself beyond the expectations of its coach. It was once said that Vince Lombardi, former football coach of the Green Bay Packers (1959–1967), was so good that he could beat you with his team the first half of a game, and then take the opposing team and beat you with [...]

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14
Sep

Four types of players

Let’s talk personalities. In its most simplistic form, I see four types of softball players—especially at the junior high and high school levels. While there may be more player personality types, these are the few I’ve consistently encountered throughout my years of coaching. 1. Players that hope things happen

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31
Aug

When should my child transition to travel ball?

I’ve recently been asked how to tell when the time is right to make the jump (from recreational softball) to travel ball. My answer: it depends on several factors. The first factor—is the family prepared to go

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19
Aug

Back-to-School Cleat & Gas Credit Giveaway

It’s that time of year, again! School is back in session, and the fall softball season will soon be in full swing. In an attempt to make the transition more budget-friendly for families, WestCoastFastpitch.com is hosting a “back-to-school” giveaway.

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10
Aug

The 5 characteristics of a successful team – Coach’s Edition

This is part-one of a two-part series focused on the characteristics of a successful softball team. Today’s post looks at the five aspects of a successful squad from a coach’s perspective; Thursday’s post will look at the five aspects of success from a parent’s perspective. Five characteristics of a successful team

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06
Aug

Conditioning your mind through your body

Softball players—practice. Softball players do a lot of exercising in the beginning of a season, especially running. The obvious reason is to get the body prepared for upcoming games. The not-so-obvious reason though is the

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