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Eliminating the Competence Gap in Softball: Practice Structure Flaws

Traditional Practice Structure Widens the Competence Gap What are the main skills associated with softball? Hitting for average, hitting for power, speed (baserunning) fielding, and throwing are five key skills…

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Combating Perfectionism in Pitchers: Signs and Parental Guidance

5 Signs of a Perfectionist Pitcher Perfectionism is rampant in today’s youth culture, especially among girls and women; research suggests that girls and women tend to show more perfectionistic behaviors…

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Learn to Load with the Wedge Drill

Learn to Load – The Importance of the Hip Hinge Young athletes often struggle to get into a proper hip hinge position.  At times, the hip hinge is something that…

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10 Game Day Nutrition Tips for Softball Players

10 Game Day Nutrition Tips As a softball player, what you eat and when you eat matters. On game day, nutrition can be one something that is an afterthought, especially…

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Shaking Pitches: A Growth Mindset for Pitchers and Coaches

Shaking Pitches: A Lesson Learned We were playing a tight game against Carolina, our toughest ACC foe, during my freshman year. Ahead by a run or two with runners at…

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Success is an Iceberg, but what is this Game Really About?

How do you Define Success? Type into any search engine the word “success” and you probably get a few definitions. Next, click on the images tab while performing your search….

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Versatile Slapping at the Collegiate Level: Part 2

Four Slapping Drills to Improve your Technique: Last week, in part one of my slapping series, I highlighted four different slaps and how they can create versatility in your game….

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NPF Swing Breakdowns: Abbey Cheek and Amanda Chidester

NPF hitters Amanda Chidester and Abbey Cheek can destroy the ball Abbey Cheek Amanda Chidester If you followed National Professional Fastpitch this summer, you probably already know the statement above…

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Five Questions You Need to ask on September 1st

Why is September 1st an Important Date? As the 2021 class wraps up their summer schedule, college coaches narrow their list of potential recruits. The incoming junior class was heavily…

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One Drill to Improve Rhythm and Timing on the Mound

The Importance of Rhythm and Timing Do you ever pitch and feel like you’re working against your body? Are your arms and legs moving in one direction, or do they…

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Versatile Slapping at the Collegiate Level: Part 1

The Make-up of a Slapper Within the game of softball, slap hitters are constantly labeled by pre-existing stigmas and stereotypes before they even set foot on the field. If you’re…

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Is the Softball Swing Different from the Baseball Swing?

“The Softball Swing is completely different than a Baseball Swing.” This is a statement that I had heard before but it had never been directed specifically towards me. Truthfully, I…

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