Softball Pre Game Talk

I have seen many coaches wanting to get their team fired up for a playoff game or to get ready for the championship tournament bring out every trick in the book to feel like they might help the team to a win with words.  What many do not realize is that often the players are…

    Lets talk about softball record keeping and how many coaches are record keeping with games already, but do other activities have a record keeping purpose.  Do you have your athletes keeping records?  What are some unknown benefits of keeping records on regular events.  Many of us use record keeping for statistics.  We do…

who sets the goals

  Lets about Goal setting and who sets the goals, who monitors them and who actually achieves them or strives to achieve them. Most of us are familiar with goal setting.  We and our softball players hear about it almost everywhere we turn.  In school, at home, at work if they are working and at…

There are as many softball hitting philosophies as there are offensive tactics. It seems to be an evolving way of teaching and coaching hitters.

How many softball hitting philosophies have you heard?  I think that hitting is more individual than that. Some coaches have set rules that they have their hitters go by. For example, many will say, never swing the bat if you have 3 balls and no strikes on you. The theory I think is that because…

Sacrifice Bunting Analysis

Sacrifice bunting is a tough skill that takes persistence and patience to master.  It seems like such an easy skill that anyone should be able to do because it looks simple and does not require a lot of movement because it is a sacrifice, and all you are doing is catching the ball.  It is…

Today I am going to talk about an amazing tool which I am sure you are all familiar with, the white board. This is the best outdoor chalk talk tool that can be used anywhere inside or outside.  All you need is a fence or something to lean the board onto and you are ready…

Introducing Mental Training Skills

What is the best way for introducing mental training skills during the pre-season?  We all know that these are skills that everyone can benefit from, but it is not uncommon for teams to focus more on the technical and tactical game more than the psychological game until the mental skills are really needed. This skill…

8 great coaching tools

  One of the best ways to get to really know your team is through appreciation.  To truly appreciate our athletes, officials, parents and supporters, is to understand why they are participating and what it means to them to succeed.  This can even have an affect on the way you design practices, tournaments and your…

Episode 29  – The Challenge Zone Show Notes Today I’m going to talk about the challenge zone.  What is the challenge zone you ask?  It’s actually what the name implies.  It’s the zone where we attempt to keep the players engaged and challenged without being overwhelmed or bored. But first, are you Looking for a…

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…

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