Tag Archives: team
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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21
Jun

Does traveling to play mean…?

The question has been asked, “Does traveling to play softball mean you’re a better team?” The short answer: yes and no. Now for the long answer…

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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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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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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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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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12
Aug

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

This is part-two 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 parent’s perspective;

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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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