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Episode 24  – Softball Signals Show Notes On this episode, I am going to talk about signals in softball.  We are all familiar with offensive signals but I am going to explore the defensive ones as well.  I will talk about it after this break. Signals are essentially the relaying of information without actually saying anything…

Episode 23  – The Softball Rundown Show Notes On this episode I’m going to talk about the run down, also known as the pickle.  Something that every team experiences and few teams have constant success with.   Running the runner back and forth between first and second base for example is not the way to get an…

Episode 22  – Emotional Control Show Notes Today I am going to talk about emotional control.  How do you maintain your cool when things are either getting out of hand, or when you start losing the lead and errors begin to mount?  I will talk about it after the break. Hi welcome back.  Emotional control is…

Episode 21  – 5 Second Transition Show Notes Today I am going to talk about the transition from one play to the next.  This could be while on the field or during an at bat.  The 5 second transition that I am talking about is inspired by the 16 second cure that was developed for…

Episode 20  – Dealing With Errors Show Notes Today I am going to talk about shaking off errors. This is one occurrence that very few softball players can get away from in their playing career. But what do you do with them when they happen?  So what do you do after an error? A lot…

Episode 19  – Motivating Your Team Show Notes Today I am going to talk about motivating athletes to develop work ethic and self direction in managing their own improvement successes in softball. It is the best way to not only make sure that they are getting better but also it develops self esteem and confidence…

Episode 18  – Hitting Mechanics Part 3 The Upper Body Show Notes In the last 2 podcasts, I talked about the importance of the feet and then the hips or the core in an effective swing. On this episode, I will talk about the contribution of the upper body or the shoulders, arms, wrists and…

Episode 17  – Hitting Mechanics Part 2 The Hips Show Notes Last time I talked about the feet or, the starting point of the swing. As promised, this time I will talk about how the core and the hips are critical to adding as much power as you can to the swing. As I mentioned,…

Episode 16  – Hitting Mechanics Part 1 The Feet Show Notes Today we are going to talk about the mechanics of hitting. There are so many versions of the skill, it can be hard to pick which one is the best. Here is a hint. Science doesn’t lie. There are basicaly 3 components of the…

Episode 15  – Taking A Break Show Notes Today I am going to talk about the benefits of taking a break. Weather you are a coach or a player, taking some time off can give you a breath of fresh air and motivate you to get going again for the next segment of your season….

   
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