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    Rick M reacted to pattar's post in the thread Typical price for lessons? with Like Like.
    Also at the younger ages, a kid may not even have the body awareness to be able to properly utilize instruction. At that point lessons...
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    Rick M reacted to FP26's post in the thread First inning with Like Like.
    Every pitcher has their own warm up routine, and that routine can make a big difference at the start of a game. Some pitchers throw a...
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    Rick M reacted to SBmom8992's post in the thread First inning with Like Like.
    In my DD’s experience her HS coach realized that she needed WAY more warm up time than she was giving herself. Once she started warming...
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    Rick M reacted to sluggers's post in the thread First inning with Like Like.
    Success in the first inning comes from being ready-- mentally, emotionally and physically. MENTAL: Have a plan for the game. Have a...
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    Rick M reacted to canyonjoe's post in the thread First inning with Like Like.
    I'm not sure how much it affects pitchers, but I find it amazing how many different surfaces they have to pitch on. One week it's...
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    Rick M reacted to benjey's post in the thread Ivy question with Like Like.
    Your assumption about the process for Ivy league schools being later is correct, on average. Just like any other conference the process...
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    Rick M reacted to marriard's post in the thread Ivy question with Like Like.
    Part of recruiting unfortunately, and it goes both ways. Dating is the best analogy - including the cost. The coaches are forced to...
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    Just a quick Facebook hack: you can start your own page called '[your home town] softball' and then post to existing groups under the...
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    Definitely go watch a few games if you can. I especially like to see how the coaches behave when they're losing, or if the players are...
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    Rick M reacted to Traps71's post in the thread How do you find tryouts and a good team? with Like Like.
    I am a little further up the line (14U), but have been thinking about this process for a while in advance of next summer. One thing I...
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    Best of luck to Anna in the next phase of her career, and thanks for all the insight you've given (especially about the leather).
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    I agree you don’t need to go ... another adventure, a new perspective, and wisdom to pass along should keep you here! Just cut back...
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    Rick M replied to the thread Typical price for lessons?.
    I'll echo what RichK said, at the early stage group lessons are the way to go. It's not just the cost, but the whole atmosphere of a...
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    We had a count snafu in a semi-final USSSA game this past fall. With two outs, runner on third, the count was 1-2. The batter swung and...
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    Rick M reacted to sluggers's post in the thread Recruiting Out of JUCO with Like Like.
    My DD played at a Juco and transferred to a D1 school. So, here is our experience: The days of Pollyanna Plays Softball are over. It...

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