The Two Out Curse

I was talking to a co worker today about their playoffs on the weekend.  “How did it go?” I asked.  “Well…. not as good as we had hoped.  We were doing well, then we had one bad inning” she said  “With 2 out?” I asked …. “yes” was her response shrugging her shoulders.  I cannot…

conduct a softball/baseball tryout

So…. I was out walking the dogs at a local park in March and what do i see? AWESOME! Young boys and girls playing what looks like baseball or softball in the field. But wait! It appears to be a tryout. I see 4 adults standing beside each other with clip boards, an adult hitting…

According to Upper Deck Report: http://www.upperdeckreport.com/news_article/show/87355?referrer_id=290772 “Slo-pitch softball has enjoyed an amazing growth rate. It has grown from 27.2 million participants in 1972 to 36.2 million in 1980. In 1990, the figure was 39.8 million. It is currently estimated that more than 45 MILLION play slow-pitch softball in organized, sanctioned leagues. Slow-pitch softball is now…

Do you ever drive past a park where there is a softball game being played and find that you just want to stop and watch. You don’t know who is playing or the importance of the game but it just draws you in. I was driving past a park in a city I am visiting…

I remember those days. Its cold, rainy windy and the bat hurts in your hands. I never quite understood the icebreaker tournaments that were more like ice tournaments than breaker ones. I guess if you are a soccer player you are used to the weather however you are more likely running in soccer so don’t…

If you want to have good fundamental softball skills, use good fundamental principles. Principles that are based on bio mechanics and science that has been studied in a laboratory with bio mechanic software and movement skills analysis. So often players go to a clinic or a hitting coach or a pitching coach (the 2 most…

Ok… watching an NCAA game with an experienced team and a team that is new into the NCAA Div 1.  Its the bottom of the 6th inning and the new team is losing by 7 runs.  If i am the new team i am thinking, not having the run rule in effect is a win…

seriously have fun

We all want our athletes to enjoy their sport and “have fun”.  Yes it’s true we have all seen the athletes that appear to be participating more for their parents than themselves but why would anyone want to continue an activity that they do not enjoy.   Seriously have fun is being able to enjoy…

What kind of softball player are you

When we begin this game many of us are completely unaware of where we will be in the game when we leave.  Will we be playing in the National Pro Fastpitch league? Will we be coaching a local recreational team, will we maybe be playing at college or university? Will we be playing slo pitch…

Fall Ball

There is no question that this sport is the most amazing, exciting, and challenging of them all. Well, in our opinion anyway right?  That’s why so many play fall ball as well as their regular season. I believe though that even though sometimes it is tempting to participate in all ball, throughout the year, it…

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