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- 06-20-2017, 07:46 PMWelcome to the growing pains of a 1st yer travel softball team. There is usually a large jump from rec to TB. Even from rec all-stars to TB. ...20 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-20-2017, 12:40 AMOne of the things I like to do with my pitchers is to have them stand at their pitching distance and pitch a wiffle ball giving a full pitching...12 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-20-2017, 12:19 AMThen they are fielding the ball incorrectly. F3 (RH) needs to field ball facing the foul line. Right foot takes a step passed the ball and...12 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-19-2017, 09:07 AMWhat an asinine coach/friend. He should not be telling a teenage girl something like that. If a coaches job depends on one player the team has...10 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-16-2017, 12:20 AMA 10 YO player knows hitting someone with a ball will hurt. They've all been hit with bad bounces, HBP's, missed balls or any number of situations. ...38 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-13-2017, 01:41 AMSparky Guy replied to a thread Stories about the worst umpire calls. Sometimes you just have to laugh. in Softball DiscussionsHad a brand new umpire at the plate over the weekend. Luckily, she was working with an experienced ump. Pool game plate meeting. FU tells her to...18 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-12-2017, 10:29 AMTo the best of your knowledge, is it the same in Fed and all the other major alphabets?11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-12-2017, 10:23 AMCan't put her back in during the same inning.11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-12-2017, 09:19 AMThere was a college pitcher a few years ago who worked so slow she was referred to as the humane rain delay. Her name and where she played escapes...32 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-08-2017, 07:54 PMWith a smile like that there's noting but a positive attitude behind it. Hope she's back on the field soon. Tell her not rush it. The game will...18 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-07-2017, 01:50 PMSparky Guy replied to a thread Field Umpire calls slap hitter out of box? in Softball Rules QuestionsWhat is the UIC doing umpiring games? Unfortunate for your team. Was this a small tournament? The HC tossed fuel on the fire. In a situation...18 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-06-2017, 11:50 PMSparky Guy replied to a thread Field Umpire calls slap hitter out of box? in Softball Rules QuestionsDid the offensive coach come out screaming at the FU? That's ALWAYS a good way to start with an umpire when question a call. Especially when an...18 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-06-2017, 10:08 PMYou know 60 when you hear it hit the glove. Especially if the catcher has a "barking" glove.38 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-04-2017, 09:57 PMSparky Guy replied to a thread Field Umpire calls slap hitter out of box? in Softball Rules QuestionsThat's what I thought. Wanted to be sure.18 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-04-2017, 04:45 PMStupid question of the day. In the OP the FU used the wrong mechanics and made a call that was not his. Is that something that is protestable?18 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-03-2017, 10:49 AMWhat do the NCAA umpires get paid for doing a game during the regular season? Google shows $60 - $120 a game. I'm guessing it's more during post...78 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-03-2017, 10:26 AMSparky Guy replied to a thread Anyone else having problem with the DFP server? in Softball DiscussionsNo problems here. It must be one of the ad servers. Using Firefox and a couple of addon's that block cookies from ad servers.20 replies | 0 view(s)
- 06-01-2017, 10:02 AMThere are some players out there who are brain dead on the field no matter how much training they have. There are others who have next to nothing...21 replies | 0 view(s)
- 05-31-2017, 12:15 PMTherein is your problem. It's not the coaches fault that some of the parents may feel this is a playground and want to let their kids run with...20 replies | 0 view(s)
- 05-31-2017, 01:48 AMWhile it's easy to criticize the coach, we don't know what the layout and size of the facility. The "No Siblings" thing is not that easy. Often...14 replies | 0 view(s)
- 05-31-2017, 01:24 AMWhy kill yourself throwing from 43'? What you need to do is to be able to throw the ball with good velocity from 20' using a windmill motion to give...9 replies | 0 view(s)
- 05-30-2017, 11:26 AMUnfortunately, most players do not see a 7th inning until they hit HS and college. With the time limits on games at tournaments most only see 5...7 replies | 0 view(s)
- 05-30-2017, 01:04 AMThere are no fall leagues for HS players that I know of. Most of the HS kids are doing showcases in the fall. With the recruiting date changes the...1 replies | 0 view(s)
- 05-28-2017, 02:16 PMSparky Guy replied to a thread How well does travel ball prepare you for college? in Softball DiscussionsThat depends.... On the organization. The hardest part about playing in college is the off-field activities. The travel, workouts, weight training...12 replies | 0 view(s)
- 05-26-2017, 12:04 PMSparky Guy replied to a thread Riseball and Sparky: How much did you practice with your DDs in HS? in Softball PitchingSluggers, my DD's schedule was pretty close to what yours did. DD played for a couple of high level travel programs in the area while 16 - 18. ...11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 05-24-2017, 08:44 PMI have a cure for that disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocoOqgVwkTE39 replies | 0 view(s)
- 05-24-2017, 08:50 AMI do that with the girls I work with. But, I stand behind whoever is catching them and have them call the pitch without telling me. While in HS,...6 replies | 0 view(s)
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