Episode 29  – Preparing for Tournaments Show Notes Today I am going to talk about tournaments.  How do we prepare for them? What do we do between games, and how do we benefit from them. But first a word from our sponsor.  are you Looking for a new softball bat? If you want to save…

Episode 28  – Taking Risks Show Notes On this podcast I am going to talk about the benefits of taking risks and when is it most appropriate in this game.  Some would refer to softball, and also baseball as a percentage game.  We know what’s going to happen and when it’s going to happen depending on…

Player Interview/Questionnaire

A great way to begin your season with some insight into your players is to spend some time with each player individually and find out where they are at as far as their own game and their mental game.  This is a great questionnaire that you can do with them before you start.  It’s a…

Episode 26  – Softball Recruiting Show Notes Today I am going to talk about getting the most suitable players to your team.  Most teams every year are looking for at least one player to fill a spot.  As you know the ability to fill that spot will most times depend on what spot or position is…

softball team dynamics

  Every team has a dynamic that is specific to that team.  The softball team dynamics are what will determine how the team responds to situations that are not always game related. However some game situations will gain a response based on that dynamic as well.  Each team will have a number of roles that may have…

Strength Training Coach Education

When working with youth in any capacity, safety needs to be the number one concern and this can be found with knowledge and making ensuring that  those working with your softball players have adequate strength training coach education.  Softball has enormous potential for injury not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.  When we…

Playoff Time

Yaaaaaaay!!! Its time for the big show! time to get ready for playoff time…. be the best…… play our hearts out……. and WIN!! STOP! Now take a step back for a second and look at the whole picture. True, it’s playoff time, true you want to be the most prepared, and yes of course you…

power of coaching

As a coach for over 20 years I am very aware of the effects of sport on an individual. Coaches can bring a player up to the highest point and then crush them like an ant. It’s true. I have seen it many times. The short-term effects of Authoritarian coaching and leadership that includes a…

Softball Evaluations

It’s mid way through the season and have you taken a quick peek at your teams progress in the game?  At the beginning of the season you probably took a quick note on the team skills physically and technically and maybe even your mental skills.  Did the team perhaps establish goals at that time?  If…

Softball Success Planning

What is a softball success planning in your specific competitive situation?  We generally hear about Periodization and Annual Training Plans when we are considering coaching a highly elite team, or are required to create one as a part of educational training.  The Annual plan can be as detailed or as simple as you need it to…

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