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Assess Your Players' Beliefs and Mental Skills [ARTICLE]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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

Cultivate a 'WOW' Factor With Your Pitchers [ARTICLE]

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Have you ever watched a pitcher and your first thought was, "Wow, that kid can pitch?" I love when I see that. I am not as happy when we are about to play that pitcher, but none the less I love to...... Continue

4 Steps to Improve Fastpitch Softball Pitchers Durability [ARTICLE]

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The best fastpitch softball pitchers know what it takes to lead their teams to the post-season. In fact, the best pitchers plan ahead to get there. Here are four pre-season habits... ... Continue

Indoor Skill Practice [ARTICLE]

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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...... Continue

5 Steps to Improve Your Pitcher's Control [ARTICLE]

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Softball has gotten much better over the years with college softball more popular than ever, but pitching is starting to fall behind the hitters. Here are 5 things that will help your pitchers improve their...... Continue