10 Questions to Ask Your Softball Players

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Softball is the perfect balance of an individual and team sport. No one person can be successful alone, and every individual has a job to do to make it work. Largely, when it comes to team dynamics and culture - it is the adults (parents and coaches) who have the most input. They are the ones who have the complaints (often passing them onto their children), who air their grievances, and who are spring-loaded to shout "FOUL" if they feel their daughter has been slighted in any way. The coaches are the ones empowered with the final decision-making. Interestingly, the kiddos - the ones out … [Read more...]

Love to Watch YOU Play!

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It's March. It's Spring. This.  Is.  Such. A. Beautiful.  Thing. And that means that college softball has started, school-ball in many parts of the country has commenced and Rec and travel teams are either preparing to....or already taking the field. You can almost smell new uniforms void of season old eye-black, and knee holes at the ballpark, see tons of new bats and shiny cleats. Dreamy eyed coaches and hopeful parents trying to convince themselves that 50 degree highs are somewhat warm, along with eager ball players are everywhere. Spring to softball is the equivalent of that … [Read more...]

The Top 6 Stability Exercises for Overhead Athletes

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Big Thank YOU to Dr. Eric Dixon, for this weeks health and wellness fastpitch article! The Top 6 Stability Exercises for Overhead Athletes By Dr. Eric Dixon, DC, MS, NSCA-CPT www.sportchiroplus.com In the game of softball, it’s becoming more and more trendy to try to gain strength and power at a young age. The parents that I talk to are looking for their child to be the strongest, fastest, and most skillful player on the field, which is great. I would want the same thing for my child. For future reference, please note that I said “on the field.” This article outlines the Top 6 ways that … [Read more...]

Against the Odds -

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For our first player/team of the week featured player, we are actually getting a little personal. Thankfully, our own children don't read the website, or else we would certainly be in trouble for writing about one of our own daughters. Or for writing about ONLY one of our own daughters. You get it, its lose-lose for us no matter how we look at it, but we also feel very inspired, and very proud of this young player and think it would be a great way to kick off the player of the week section on the website! PLEASE submit your player/team submissions, along with any pictures to … [Read more...]

Fastpitch Softball – Jackie’s Story Part 1

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When you show up on a Sunday afternoon to practice on a field that you have reserved in a town where field space is limited, there is nothing more irritating than finding people playing on it when you get there. The hope always is that the folks out there will see a large team edging toward them and automatically realize without anyone having to say anything, that their time on the diamond is up. Then, niceties and small talk are exchanged as the coaches prepare and the girls load their bat bags into the dugout, and without any problems, practice commences. This is how I felt on one … [Read more...]