Finish What You Start - Never Give Up Jul 18, 2022

I’m a firm believer that I am who I am today because I stuck with pitching.

 

Things I know for sure:

1. Being a pitcher changes your life.

2. Being a pitcher pays dividends in other parts of your life off the field.

3. Being a pitcher makes you feel like you can do the impossible.

๐Ÿ’—

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You OWN Confidence Jul 12, 2022

CONFIDENCE: a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something.

Definitions are reminders to us of the real meaning of a word – not the meaning that others have applied to it, or meanings that have formed in our head over time from up and down experience.

The...

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How can a softball pitcher become confident? Jul 11, 2022

Regardless of how hard you throw, how you swing or how much movement you have, you should have a certain look about you. No, I’m not talking about make up, or headbands or uniform color. I’m talking about how YOU look from the inside out.

When should this look happen? All. The. Time....

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Are you a Pitch Caller or a Hope Caller? Mar 15, 2022

As a coach, you can be a Pitch Caller or you can Hope Caller.

{{ A Pitch Caller is strategic. }}

She/he focuses on the pitcher’s strengths. The pitcher is able to gain confidence by locating her pitches, throwing strikes, working from ahead. A Pitch Caller gets to think 2-3 pitches ahead to...

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Never Give Up Dec 28, 2021
Simply put, DETERMINATION is not giving up.
 
When YOU look at this picture, the first thing you might notice is the height difference between me (the one with the ball) and the two other girls. When I look at this picture, the first thing I look at is the focused expression on my face....
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Dear Pitcher, You Are Not Alone Sep 20, 2021

 Dear Pitcher,

I’ve been meaning to talk to you for a while now. I would say I can’t imagine what you are going through, but that’s not true. I know exactly what you’re doing through. There are some things I’ve been wanting to share with you. I need you to know...

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I Donโ€™t Think Iโ€™m Pitching Fast Enough Sep 13, 2021

"I don't think I'm pitching fast enough"


I just heard this from one of my best friend's mom who was talking about what she hears her granddaughter say when she gets to be around her.


They come from a softball family, her granddaughter just started pitching a few months ago, and already this...

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Pitching Mechanics 1 Aug 02, 2021
 
When I graduated college, I honestly had no idea I had what some might say “efficient” or “good” mechanics.
 
I guess I never really gave it much thought until my slo motion video was put on YouTube around 2012 or so.
 
I started to get tons of...
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Towel Whip Drill Aug 01, 2021
So many times I am asked “what’s a drill to help my release/whip?”
 
So here it is!
 
I love the towel whip because not only do you get instant feedback on how quick the whip was, it’s also something you can do ANYWHERE! Rain or shine here is something you...
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So, What Exactly Are College Coaches Looking For? Jul 29, 2021

6 Things College Coaches Are Looking For

  1. Versatile / Athletic
  2. Can Produce Offensively
  3. Softball Savvy
  4. Competitive / Knows How to Win
  5. Good Attitude & Coachable
  6. Grades

One of the biggest questions in our game today is, “What are college coaches looking for in recruiting an...

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How is pitching different in the Olympics? Jul 22, 2021

I bet you’re watching Olympic softball games at night!

And you’re probably wondering why some pitches look “illegal” based on the rules you know and aren’t being called…

Or why the umpire is calling an illegal pitch before the umpire goes into her motion.

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IN GAME: Next Pitch Jul 05, 2021
It's all about the NEXT PITCH when you step onto that pitching rubber.
 
 

1. Let it go.

 
Cue the Frozen soundtrack. Whatever happened the pitch before, LET. IT. GO. You can't change what happened, so don't give energy to it. Let it go as quickly as you can. You can reflect...
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