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Avoid ACL Injuries in Softball with PREP [ARTICLE]

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The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. ACL injuries are most common in sports that require sudden changes of direction or abrupt stops and starts. There are many...... Continue

Interference Rules Can Be Controversial [ARTICLE]

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Last month we started a series of articles covering the controversial subject of interference. In that article we started breaking down this somewhat confusing rule into its key components: 1. WHO commits the interference (runner, batter, coach)...... Continue

3 Drills for Bunting Under Pressure [ARTICLE]

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You're facing a tough pitcher and finally get a runner on 1st, only to have your batter unable to bunt the runner over to 2nd and you end up losing 1-0. Sound familiar? If so these Critical Bunting Drills...... Continue

Travel Ball Format Not Good For The Sport [ARTICLE]

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When the high school season changes into the travel ball season in early June, the sport takes a complete 180. We as coaches constantly preach words such as sacrifice and dedication, and on an everyday basis we talk about teamwork. I have...... Continue

How a Hammer Can Help [ARTICLE]

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Of all the hitting drills I know, this is definitely one of the best! Not only is it simple, but it makes sense to hitters and most importantly, they can transfer it to actually hitting a ball with a bat (something that many hitting drills don't do!)... Continue

Working With Umpires Betters The Game [ARTICLE]

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Last month we discussed the third team on the field: the umpire crew. Here are some thoughts from an umpire's perspective on how players and coaches can work with umpires for the betterment of the game.... Continue

4 Tips for Coaching Low-Velocity Softball Pitchers [ARTICLE]

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Softball coaches like to put pressure on their pitchers to throw the ball fast. After all, the sport is called Fastpitch softball. But not every softball pitcher is built to throw high-velocity pitches. Even those who are, especially younger...... Continue

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries [ARTICLE]

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The anterior cruciate ligament is the last thing you want to injure. If you need ACL surgery, you have a 6- to 12-month rehabilitation period ahead of you, and you may not return with the same speed and agility you once...... Continue

Using Rules To Gain A Competitive Edge [ARTICLE]

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Two runners are standing on the same base. Which do you tag? This does not happen often, but when it does, confusion usually reigns. The Brooklyn Dodgers actually ended up with three runners on third base many years ago. So what is the proper...... Continue

Good Coaches Use A Variety Of Strategies [ARTICLE]

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Whether or not to sacrifice with a runner on first base is an individual decision for every coach. Much depends on the inning, the score, who's batting, whether the batter is proficient, how many outs and so on. Coaching isn't easy, but decisions...... Continue