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- Yesterday, 03:33 PMStrike2 replied to a thread Bradley Next Play vs Bradley FP Gold vs Vinci Fortus Glove comparison in Softball Equipment & Product ReviewsThose are all very nice looking gloves. My kid has been using Mizunos since she was four. I've always liked that they come pretty much game...4 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-18-2018, 04:30 PMDaddy ball appears rampant in HS ball. It can take the form of a parent actually coaching the team, or it can be a close family friend or a travel...13 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-18-2018, 04:22 PMThe difference is quite obvious. One often generates runs, the alternative puts you back on defense. Sometimes, you're just not hitting the ball...14 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-13-2018, 04:44 PMDink hits for singles, or dink hits for outs? There is a difference.14 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-11-2018, 11:42 AMI'm sure experiences vary. With most any situation like that, the kid is dealing with a coach she doesn't regularly practice with, and a dugout full...23 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-11-2018, 11:26 AMFor some, traveling may be the only way to play because of tournament availability. For others who live in or near a larger city, where you are may...23 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-09-2018, 11:29 PMI've had good luck with USSSA and ASA game balls, regardless of manufacturer. Agree that sporting goods store house brands are trash. I've been...25 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-09-2018, 11:25 PMPeople with kids who are pitchers and catchers have the best chance of starting a viable team. I know an independent team where the HC has two DDs...27 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-09-2018, 09:47 PMIf you're talking about lookback...yes, it needs to be the pitcher in the circle. If you want your pitcher to backup Home in this situation,...11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-04-2018, 08:33 PMHS sports can by very mercenary. The coach sometimes needs to do what's in his own best interest. He gets paid to be there, and to produce results....16 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-02-2018, 01:29 PMI purchased new the cars that my kids will eventually get. I know their maintenance history and mechanical condition, and know they are roadworthy....21 replies | 0 view(s)
- 08-01-2018, 11:40 AMStrike2 replied to a thread Estimated Probability of Competing in College Athletics in Playing College SoftballMixed reaction to these types of statistics... It reasonably shows the massive reduction in overall playing opportunity when transitioning from HS...16 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-31-2018, 02:15 PMIf returning players are guaranteed a spot, and he's just trying players out to fill holes, then I don't think it's out of line. I know there...68 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-30-2018, 06:41 PMDefinitely get a feel for what they WANT to do, and do your best to make that fit a good portion of the time. Make it clear that, sometimes, you'll...19 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-30-2018, 06:12 PMI coached Rec teams when DD was younger, and it is REALLY hard to teach a kid to catch well in a short time period. If they aren't regularly playing...16 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-30-2018, 05:52 PMA counterpoint to the "measurable stats and rank them" approach... I've seen kids with great God-given "talent" (speed, arm strength, etc) who...19 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-30-2018, 02:25 PMI saw an ad from a parent looking for a competitive team for their five-year old, so I guess there's a market.12 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-30-2018, 02:23 PMI see it all the time...teams talking about how much they're going to travel and play in showcases. Some of these are as young as 12U, and some can...12 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-28-2018, 02:15 PMTHAT was a first-rate catch. Your DD? KPpower, 14U is where the OF really becomes important. Games are often won and lost out there, and the...20 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-27-2018, 02:41 PMFirst priority is the hitting. Hit well, and TB coaches will help her fix the defensive flaws. Although I don't have any problem with a LH...20 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-27-2018, 12:24 AMGet the ball back to the pitcher quickly, and the pitcher then checks the runner on 3B. This forces the runner leading off 3B to make a decision,...3 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-26-2018, 03:29 PMSome people make this more complicated than it needs to be. Setting up a separate account is fine, and people often do it, but it isn't really...20 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-26-2018, 12:37 PMIf you want to try a Rocketech for very little, here's a 32/23... ...3 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-25-2018, 01:57 PMThat's some strange coaching...only two pitchers of roughly equal ability and one pitches 85% of the time? This guy is going to burn out his kid...10 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-25-2018, 10:04 AMThe absolute best way to find a team. As a coach, you can quickly determine if they can do the basics well, but you really can't tell very much...28 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-23-2018, 12:09 PMI don't know why anyone would put up with such a thing for even one tournament much less a whole season. Then again, I see people sign up for school...19 replies | 0 view(s)
- 07-23-2018, 12:09 AMAs a coach, you can be "tough on fielders", but you shouldn't as a scorekeeper. A 10U isn't as developed as an older kid, and won't field as...74 replies | 0 view(s)
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