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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

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

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

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