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    First showcase

    @Rolling Hard at some point you will obviously talk to your DD’s future college coach, and in depth. There is a great thread elsewhere in this section about what questions you should ask. I just want to make sure that people understand that ***a showcase*** especially ***their first...
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    Help! Do I say anything or not? (long read sorry but needed)

    This is an AWESOME point. A great example of an adult modeling behavior and players learning from it. Or as I like to say “show ‘em how they are supposed to act”. This coach inspired his players. They are going on to inspire other players. That is different level stuff. Hey, y’all..... We...
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    Help! Do I say anything or not? (long read sorry but needed)

    I think many reasonable adults overestimate the value of being a former player and underestimate the difficulty of transitioning from player to coach.
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    First showcase

    This will be necessarily harsh sounding because waaaaay to many parents think it doesn’t apply to them. They and their dd are somehow “special”. You are not. Get over it now. There are literally tens if not hundreds of serviceable players available for every open spot on every college team...
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    Help! Do I say anything or not? (long read sorry but needed)

    I am fascinated that the new hc was so deeply concerned with “loyalty“ to her. She put the cart before the horse for sure. A different perspective or approach could have resulted in her looking like a genius in her first few years as hc. I think a closed door meeting has potential depending...
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    Are We Destroying Our Kids?

    Here is what “playing multiple sports to reduce injuries“ means to some meatheads. This a typical schedule in the state I live in. It honestly makes me kind of angry. If you don’t like extreme sarcasm, I’d recommend to keep scrolling. Softball in summer. Weekends only though right? Maybe a...
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    Marcela 11 years old

    Sounds like a pretty manageable adjustment, especially if they work on it over the winter Hate to lose those aggressive types though. The throwing works itself out
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    Marcela 11 years old

    Thats true. Definitely stuff to work on there.
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    Marcela 11 years old

    I think that stuff happens sometimes simply because no one has ever verbalized them a hierarchy of whose ball a bunt is. Or even better verbalized and then (gasp!) practiced it
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    Marcela 11 years old

    I noticed 1b. If that’s all she’s going to do, you might as well keep her home, especially if she can throw. The C..... Coaches daughter by chance? Total spectator, someone should charge her an admission fee.
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    Marcela 11 years old

    Makes me want to scream. I‘m a total bozo but I would have that fixed “immediately if not sooner”, lol
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    Marcela 11 years old

    Oh man, that’s just awful. Unless it’s the first time anyone has ever bunted against them. Then it’s ok. o_O
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    Marcela 11 years old

    On behalf of all of us that can’t spell sagitertaternal I’d like to thank you. In all seriousness, I like this approach a lot. It worked for both of my kids.
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    Sitting on a bucket or stand for front toss

    Do both If you are just starting to learn how to front toss softball, make it fast and flat. Do that first and move on from there.

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