Tag Archives: players
15
Jul

“Rec Ball” vs. “Travel Ball” – part two

The following is the continuation, and conclusion of a two-part series. Should my daughter play rec ball, or travel ball? There are several differences between “rec ball” (short for recreational ball) and travel ball, and let me say that I do not have an affinity towards either one. They both have their place, and serve [...]

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01
Jul

When is it okay to quit?

“When is it okay for my daughter to quit softball?” My first reaction is…never! But after I take a step back I realize that there are things in my life I’ve tried, and quit along the way. For example, I don’t golf or bowl anymore. I bet if you thought about it you would think [...]

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28
Jun

Dealing with frustration

During some recent private pitching lessons I noticed an unusually high level of frustration among some of the students. First, let me say that I think frustration is misunderstood. It’s true it is uncomfortable, and people usually avoid it if possible. I try to push student-athletes to the edge of frustration though, and when they appear to [...]

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24
Jun

The key to keeping your child in the game

Talented student-athletes leave the sport of softball every year. But why? My observation is the enjoyment of the game is being replaced by the pressure to be the absolute best at a younger, and younger age. The intent of playing youth sports was never to obtain a scholarship later in life. The purpose of youth [...]

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