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6 Lessons to Turn Your Underclass into Leaders [ARTICLE]

by Softball Excellence on

With the graduation of your Seniors, the underclass players will have to step up next season into leadership roles. Teach them how to do just that in...... Continue

A Contagious Attitude is Worth Catching [ARTICLE]

by National Fastpitch Coaches Association on

Attitude is a choice. Attitude determines your altitude. Great slogans, but are they true? Do you play better when you are confident, enthusiastic, and aggressive? Do you play...... Continue

3 Reasons to Post Your Lineup After Each Practice [ARTICLE]

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It's game-time and you're reading out today's starting dread it & your players hate it. Discover a better way that will improve your practices AND eliminate any shock and surprise!... Continue

Organize Effective, Time-Efficient Softball Fielding Drills [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

Skill Practice: Divide the gym in half and use half for bunting and slapping practice and the other half for fielding practice. Side A-Outfielders and Pitchers Practice Bunting...... Continue

Assess Your Players' Beliefs and Mental Skills [ARTICLE]

by NFCA on

Testing facilitates learning. This brief questionnaire is written for players. It is designed to increase their awareness and motivate them to take action based...... Continue

What are your Coaching Resolutions? [ARTICLE]

by NFCA on

Everyone loves a fresh start. There is something about Jan. 1 and a new year that brings a "clean slate" feeling. Truthfully, this is my youngest sister's favorite...... Continue

There's No Substitute For Accuracy With Subs [ARTICLE]

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Making substitutions and changing the lineup during a game are frequent occurrences. They may involve a straightforward change, such as a pinch...... Continue

Coach Communication Guidelines Self-Assessment [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

1. Messages should be direct. Coaches who are weak on this quality avoid straightforward, direct communication. Their athletes may not know where they stand. These coaches...... Continue

3 Steps to the Running Slap [ARTICLE]

by Softball Excellence on

Every softball coach wants great pitching, but once you've played against a team with great speed, you suddenly realize how difficult playing solid defense can be...... Continue

A Sure-Fire Drill to Get Better Fielding Pitchers [ARTICLE]

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You've hit your pitcher groundball after groundball, and she still remains the weak-link in your defense. If that sounds too familiar, then here's the drill...... Continue