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Four Guidelines for Any Coach [ARTICLE]

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I will be the first to admit that I have been very lucky in this business. My career has allowed me to live a life which most softball coaches can only dream of. I have won national championships, coached All-Americans and served on the USA ...... Continue

Seven Tips for Better Hitting - Ken Krause [ARTICLE]

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There has been a revolution in the game of fastpitch softball in the past few years - the introduction of powerful and reliable hitting. While it used to be a given that any game between two even halfway decent teams or above would end in a score...... Continue

Toss Drills [ARTICLE]

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These drills are useful because they do not require a lot of space or expensive equipment. Players can use rubber softballs, old softballs (tape the balls if the seams are coming apart), and Wiffle balls and can hit into a fence, carpet, curtain...... Continue

Base Running - Light vs. Sound Approach [ARTICLE]

by Eastern Connecticut State University on

Our philosophy of base running is based on two concepts Light vs. Sound plus ownership of the skill. Generally speaking, one of the skills lacking of players when they come to college is the understanding of base running. Base running is not to be...... Continue

Stealing a Base [ARTICLE]

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Stealing bases is a useful component of fast-pitch softball because the speed of play is dramatic with the bases just 60 feet apart. A successful steal can build offensive momentum and increase the pressure on the pitcher and defense by moving...... Continue

Speed Training for Softball Base Running [ARTICLE]

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In softball, getting on base is purely about speed. A quick jump toward first base after a batter makes contact with the ball is often the difference between reaching safely or being called out.... Continue

The Reason Why Many Softball Pitchers Never Get Better [ARTICLE]

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In my 13 years of coaching softball pitchers, I've had a few players who just don't seem to improve. After a short discussion with the player and her parents, I learn that the parents have...... Continue

New SAT Grading Scale Released for NCAA and NAIA Initial Eligibility [ARTICLE]

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In the spring of 2016, the SAT rolled out a newly formatted exam. As a result, both the NCAA and NAIA recently released revised SAT minimum score requirements, which...... Continue

The Pitcher's Magic Inch [ARTICLE]

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We all know pitching can seem super complicated to understand and super frustrating to do. Read on to uncover how a simple inch can make all the difference for your pitcher! 1 inch sure doesn't seem like much, especially when compared...... Continue

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