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Mastering the Curveball: Mechanics, Spins and Drills

Learning to Throw a Great Curveball Curveball: A pitch that is known for having great break, spin, and movement. A very difficult pitch to hit. Also, my FAVORITE pitch to…

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Two Strike Approach with Megan Blank

Should you Have a Two-Strike Approach? There’s a lot of controversy in the game today regarding a two-strike approach: should you have one or should you still be trying to…

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Proper Landing Mechanics for Pitchers

Stride Leg Landing Mechanics To properly understand movements within the pitching motion, we need to first address how the body moves in many other athletic movements. Softball pitching is not…

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“Heel, Toe, Go!” Weight Shift Drill for Pitchers

How to Generate Power and Explosiveness off the Mound One of my favorite things about providing instruction is that there are always several different methods to get the same outcome….

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My Journey from Division 2 to the NPF

My Route to the NPF My journey to the NPF was unusual, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. As a young girl, I knew I loved softball and…

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Combating Perfectionism in Pitchers: Coaching Tips

Coaching Perfectionist Pitchers Coaches have the power to influence their players in ways that parents just can’t.  I can’t tell you how many times parents tell me, “I tell her…

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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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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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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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