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    Catcher Training Series with Amber Freeman

    Does anyone have any feedback on this? https://www.theartofcoachingsoftball.com/product/amber-freeman-catcher-training-series/
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    Blast Motion Android

    I got a google pixel 4a about a month ago and am having no problems with the blast app. But before that I had a Moto G5 play and it would cause my phone to freeze up randomly, even when I didn't have the app open. It would also freeze anytime I tried to video through the app. It was useless and...
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    Any reason you shouldn't buy a swing tracker?

    I asked our hitting instructor dozens of questions and researched him well before we hired him. I'm confident he knows what he's doing and I'm pretty well informed. I have no desire to question every little thing. Of course we still talk about things, and if something didn't seem right or DD...
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    Any reason you shouldn't buy a swing tracker?

    I'm sure there are various opinions on this, but I didn't say it has to be the shortest time to contact. We realize that a longer time may indicate the bat's staying in the zone longer. I don't think our hitting instructor focuses on time to contact much (his big ones are attack angle and bat...
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    Any reason you shouldn't buy a swing tracker?

    We have blast and love it. DD likes the fun and challenge it bring to her reps. We don't pay the extra for the connection subscription. Our hitting coach mainly uses bat speed, attack angle, and time to contact, which are the metrics included for free. The only thing we don't like is the...
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    Marucci batting gloves for $5

    https://baseball.epicsports.com/products/marucci_bats/batting_glove_sizing_chart.jpg
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    'HONEY you should have had that grounder'

    In baseball, would a coach ever call his athlete's honey?
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    College recruiting and where to start

    Thanks for mentioning that site, that's making our search a lot less time consuming!
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    College recruiting and where to start

    At what age would that be? Like 1st or 2nd year 16u? If a team plays in showcases but is not one of the big name teams, can the athlete market herself well enough through contacting coaches, attending camps, and sending skills videos to make up for it? Or is playing for a we'll known team...
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    Best catching camp?

    I believe NECC did do road camps last year. DD currently takes catching lessons from a college player and they're great, just thought it would be good to get another perspective. How often does your DD go to catching lessons?
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    Best catching camp?

    What is the best catching clinic to watch for? Is it still Jay Weavers catching camp? Any others to put on our list?
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    Book - mental toughness or other softball related favorites?

    Thanks for mentioning this one, I've never heard of it. It looks interesting and it's only $2.63 on Amazon right now. DD is 2nd year 14u so I figured I'll read it myself first. Thanks for the heads up on the language and rough situations.
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    Book - mental toughness or other softball related favorites?

    Thanks! She did read a couple of the suggested books and I'd still like to pick up one or two more. She's always been a kid that likes to read, but I've noticed that she's not as likely to pick up a book nowadays so I decided to try a different approach. Now I will occasionally play a podcast or...
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    Signing Day for kids that don't play school ball

    I've seen some sign at their hitting facility with their hitting coach and travel coach in attendance.
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    Going to lessons~What plan and path did you take?

    DD started hitting lessons a few months before she made the change from rec to travel (2nd year 12u). We choose the facility because it seemed like it was THE place to go. Everyone we knew that went to hitting lessons went there. We loved our coach, but they were group lessons. We were fine with...

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