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- Yesterday, 09:07 AMI thought it was going to be a question about what to do with idle time between games at tournaments. I wonder what American Idol would think of...10 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-18-2018, 09:56 AMHis DD plays more than one position at a time on the field?13 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-14-2018, 07:19 PMThe most important question was left out by everyone. On the good team does the coach have a DD who pitches? If the answer is yes the decision is...38 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-13-2018, 11:30 PMIt's nuts!!!! Even after all the teams have returned from nationals the local board by me is littered with private tryout ads looking for pitching. ...43 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-13-2018, 10:15 AMYou're the parent every pitching coach dreads having. The one who doesn't know how much they don't know. How about you upload a video of your...36 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-11-2018, 12:45 AMHe forgot two other necessary traits. 5) A short memory. 6) Thick skin.43 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-10-2018, 02:08 AMThere is an organization by me who is paying for the name of a large and nationally known organization. They have tryout ads with a lot of the older...27 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-09-2018, 09:31 AMThe reason we're getting nonsense like that is many of the good umpires have been driven from the game by crazy coaches and parents. The good ones...43 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-09-2018, 09:11 AMThe OP was made by Gerry Quinn on the Midwest Fastpitch site who runs the Illinois Chill. My DD played against his DD's. He continued to run the...43 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-08-2018, 11:48 AMWhat they can in Baseball is different. If you want a good start get the Howard Kobata videos. They are based on softball. There are things that...46 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-08-2018, 11:35 AMYou do understand that was figurative, not literal. Over the years I've watched parents make their child miserable by being so overbearing to the...46 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-08-2018, 11:15 AMDon't worry about the mental side of things. At that age work on the physical side of it. Work on one skill at a time. Be it glove work, footwork,...46 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-08-2018, 11:05 AMI've watched you at the field 20 years ago. I've watched you at the field 10 years ago. I've watched you at the field last year. What have I...46 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-08-2018, 10:32 AMWow... What a complete idiot. He should not be coaching at that age group. He is the type of coach families and players need to be made aware of....11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-06-2018, 07:12 PMThe worst part is the travel. Unless they are playing for a top 10 program they do a LOT of bus travel. There would be days the DD traveled 12...16 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-06-2018, 01:34 PMIt all depends on the program your DD played travel ball for. The program my DD played for had large rosters so the players had to learn how to...16 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-06-2018, 09:36 AMI almost spit up all over my monitor when I read that. You forgot two words though. TOP LEVEL17 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-06-2018, 09:24 AMSparky Guy replied to a thread High school softball without playing for travel team?? in Being a Softball ParentAt tournaments, bracket play usually begins Saturday around noon or so depending on where the team is seeded. The team may have played a couple of...13 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-06-2018, 12:10 AMI wonder if you have a parent of a bottom 1/3 player trying to stir crap to make sure their DD doesn't get cut? I've heard of some really desperate...16 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-05-2018, 11:57 PMSparky Guy replied to a thread High school softball without playing for travel team?? in Being a Softball ParentIt depends. HS softball teams run the gamut talent-wise. There are some programs who are comprised of mostly travel level players. There are...13 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-05-2018, 11:35 PMSparky Guy replied to a thread 5th Place USA B Western Nationals in Shameless Parent Brag Post ForumCongrats to your DD. However, it sounds like the team was done a disservice by the HC. With that record it looks like they have the talent to play...11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-03-2018, 07:40 PMBill does coach a team every year. Usually it's an 18U team.68 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-01-2018, 07:49 PMPeople will often ask why there are no young women coaches. Her letter really outlines some of the reasons. Many of them are ready to concentrate...8 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-01-2018, 07:32 PMAnd when that fails you use the Grandpa technique?11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-01-2018, 07:30 PMQuincy, you post on the Midwest Fastpitch site. You know when all the tryouts in the area are.4 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-01-2018, 07:27 PMNope. nada. zilch. If you have an outstanding program that offers more than anyone around them I've heard of it being done to eliminate the curious....10 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-01-2018, 06:01 PMYou need to remember. He has teams scattered across multiple states with players coming considerable distances to play on a team who are playing at...68 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-01-2018, 10:17 AMWhen it's a mistake it usually has two sounds. A loud thwack followed by a gentle "phuump" sound a few seconds later about 225' away.12 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-31-2018, 09:26 PMBill Conroy from the Beverly Bandits sends out an organization wide email that is worded similarly at the end of the season. All he asks is if the...68 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-31-2018, 10:15 AMThe coach came up to you. So that means he knew what was happening and did nothing UNTIL the season was over. Hrmmm.... It sounds like the coach...42 replies | 0 view(s)
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