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It's The Same Game, But Rules Can Vary [ARTICLE]

by National Fastpitch Coaches Association on

Leaving a base before the pitch is released: When a base runner leaves her base before the pitch is released, in NCAA it is a delayed dead ball and...... Continue

How to Avoid Making the 4 Biggest Pitch Calling Mistakes [ARTICLE]

by Softball Excellence on

Having a pitcher with different pitches is one thing but understanding how to call them, which pitches to use and when to use them is completely...... Continue

How to Fix 3 Common Softball Pitching Mistakes [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

The complex motion for fastpitch softball pitching has many moving parts with many common issues and even more ideas on how to fix them. This guide...... Continue

Bang the Bucket - Throwing Drill [ARTICLE]

by Softball Excellence on

Do you feel like your team practices throwing all the time only to lose games because they can't throw? Discover how this Bang the Bucket Drill will reinforce...... Continue

Rocket Relay [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Most teams use the shortstop as the primary relay person, but the second baseman has relay responsibility when the ball is hit to right field. She has to...... Continue

Watching for and Avoiding Burnout [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Coaches sometimes joke that there are only two times when they feel stressed-day and night. Although that story represents the extreme case, certainly...... Continue

3 Steps to Overcoming Failure [ARTICLE]

by Softball Excellence on

Today's generation wants to avoid failure or eliminate it all together, but since failure is part of sports that's not a very realistic approach. Instead...... Continue

How to Change 'I Can't' to 'I Will' and 'I Did' [ARTICLE]

by NFCA on

The sky was dark and the storm clouds started to roll in. I wondered if I would be caught in a nasty attack from the skies before I could make it...... Continue

Is Your Team Working Hard or Getting Better? [ARTICLE]

by NFCA on

Is your team working hard or are they getting better? This might seem like a strange question. We all know that hard work is a key ingredient to getting...... Continue

Encourage Athletes [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Another major role of the coach during competitions is to recognize and praise athletes. According to world-renowned soccer coach Sir Alex...... Continue