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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…

individual

Who is your athlete? What are their goals in softball? How old are your athletes? Where are you at in your yearly training plan? Are your athletes involved in an individual strength and conditioning program? Too often coaches use a training plan that was successful for an elite softball program that might not be appropriate for…

Physical Training For Softball

    A well trained athlete will be much less likely to be affected by fatigue, which will ultimately affect technical/tactical and mental skills. There are 3 types of skills in used in sports physical training.  Not all are as specific to softball as in other sports.  Physical training for softball should be sport specific.  Youth however…

tapering for softball

  When people think of tapering, they  think about reducing the workload and regenerating the mind and body before  a main competition.  This is where the peaking and tapering for softball leads to.  Preparing the body and mind for the competition with the appropriate amount of training, recovery, nutrition and re-energizing.   The Goal of Competition Tapering

Off season softball training sometimes even requires more planning than during the season.  One of the most common statements that I hear when coaches talk about off season training is “it just gets boring” My answer to that is “it doesn’t have to be boring”. The reason I say that is because I think that…

   
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