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Strictly Softball mission is to give each athlete and coach the tools to better themselves, on and off the field.

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Importance of Catch

The simple skill of playing catch is sometimes overlooked. It is a tedious and boring skill when trying to master, but it is the skill that makes up the game of softball. All too often I watch team practices; the team gets there the girls laugh and joke, some type of physical warm up takes […]

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Quality Practice

Anyone who has been taught or has tried to master a skill has heard the saying “practice makes perfect”. Whether it came from a teacher, a coach, or a parent, this saying portrays the idea that if a person practices  something they will indeed master or improve the skill. It is because of that saying […]

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Newsletter: Team Chemistry

Team Chemistry Take a look at teams that have had great success. It is never a secret that teams who make post season, win state, win conference tournament, or make a splash at nationals have talented players, maybe even All- Stars. But have you ever seen a team that is completely outmatched in talent but […]

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Teacher vs Coach

Teacher v Coaches  The definition of Coach: a person who teaches and trains an athlete to perform, but what does it mean to teach? The definition of Teacher: one whose occupation is to instruct. So really, the definition of Coach should be a person who instructs an athlete to perform.  Let’s look into the life of […]

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Core Strength and Stability

Importance of Core Strength and Stability In an athlete’s world core strength and balance are everything. When I state core, I am describing the strength between the knees and shoulders. Many people believe that training the core is doing the standard sit up, crunch, or “bicycle”, but the core goes much beyond this. In truth […]

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Hitters Hand Path

Keeping hands inside the ball is the main purpose of the hands and the most widely taught hitters mechanic for all hitters. The major difference is the language used to teach the hitter you are working with. In this newsletter I am using the words that I choose to use when working with all my […]

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Timing is Everything – Pt 1

It always makes me smile when I have parents bring their kids in and I ask them what they are wanting out of lessons, and the answer I get in return 90% of the time is, “well, she won’t listen to me because I am Dad or Mom, but I am sure she will listen […]

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Timing is Everything – Pt 2

Last month the main topic was timing with the body. For those of you that missed last month’s Newsletter check back and find Timing is Everything – Part 1. This month I will continue to talk about timing, but my main focus will not be timing with the body, my main focus will be learning […]

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Timing is Everything- Pt 3

TIMING IS EVERYTHING- Pt 3 This month the topic is Timing, and it goes along with “Timing is Everything” Part I & II, but I am going to talk more about the importance of being “in the hole” and then being in the “on deck circle”. These two phases leading up to an at-bat are […]

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