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  1. SBmom8992

    Must Ask Questions During Recruiting

    What are some of the must ask questions a PSA should raise when talking to college coaches during the recruiting process? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Dead period and Sept 1 for 2022’s

    In the event that a coach (or coaches) calls a PSA on September 1 or shortly thereafter and an offer is made, how would you handle the decision process considering the inability to have official visits due to the dead period? It will even more challenging if the dead period is extended past...
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    Pocket Radar Ball Coach for Sale

    Pocket radar ball coach with blue button for sale. $200 includes shipping cost. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The Future of Recruiting

    How do you think this shutdown of all games, potentially lasting through the summer, will affect recruiting in 2020? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Scenic City logistics

    Does everyone flying in for scenic city fly into Chattanooga? The flight times home are pretty early in the day. Wanted to get feedback from those who have been there before. Thanks in advance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    WTS 33/24 2018 Ghost & 2019 Power Carbon For Sale

    2018 Easton Ghost 33/24 $150 2019 Mizuno Power Carbon 33/24 $125 Both in very good condition Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    33/24 2018 ASA Ghost and 33/24 2019 Power Carbon 2 for sale

    Looking to offload these two bats. PC was used for 1 month only and has warranty until March 2020. Ghost hasn’t been used since May 2019 and was used for 6 months prior. $175 per bat includes shipping. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Clearwater invitational pitching speeds

    Not quite sure how accurate these speeds are on ESPN but I see the majority of pitchers throwing in the low 60’s along with just a few throwing 65+. Can this be true? Wasn’t there just a thread along the lines that you have to throw 65+ to get a look from an Power 5 coach? Sent from my...
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    Queen of the Hill

    Anyone have experience with this device? https://www.groundforcesport.com/products/queen-of-the-hill/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Game vs practice speeds

    Have you noticed a difference in game speeds vs practice speeds? If so, what’s the average mph difference you are seeing? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Game vs practice speeds

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    Pitchers Backing Up Bases

    Wanted to see if there is a consensus around what role a pitcher plays once the ball is put in play. I’ve read they generally stay in the circle for all plays with the exception of backing up 3B on a triple and a throw from LF and backing up home when the play is clearly going to be home (say...
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    I/R Flick

    I’ve been watching a lot of slow motion videos of some of the top collegiate pitchers like Rachel Garcia and notice that most of them utilize a sharp “flick” of the wrist after release, like trying to get something sticky off of your hand. Hard to explain so I’m including a video of what I mean...
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    Are these parents wasting their money?

    I see several of the local standouts trying out for and being selected to the USA Softball All American teams, USSSA Elite Select team, Faster2First teams while in 7th grade. From a recruiting perspective, are these teams worthwhile? Seems like a lot of money to spend to tryout and travel for...
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    How Fast Does DD Throw?

    Is this something I should know or track regularly? I've been asked this over and over the last few months and all I can say is "I don't really know". Last time she was radared was during a pitching lesson with Java 2 years ago when she was a 2nd year 10U. Plus, if I did know, I'm not sure I...
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    Beginning of the Thrower to Pitcher Transition?

    While I think this generally refers to mechanics, I had an interesting conversation with DD (12YO) on the way to yesterday's tournament. I asked her what she thought about when she is pitching. Fully expecting a response along the lines of "drive my knee up and get my stride foot down quick"...
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    Single with 3 base error vs Home Run

    So DD is playing this past weekend and rips a single to left field that goes through the LF's legs. We were fortunate to have no fence in this instance and freshly cut grass so that ball just kept rolling and rolling. DD scores. Mom next to me says "Way to hit a home run!". I say "That's not...
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    Thank Goodness for Adversity

    If it weren't for DD not making a local town travel team 2 years ago, she would never be a pitcher and know what it's like to work hard for something you really want. She tried out 2 years ago for our town travel team after being a rec all star for several years. She was the only girl who...
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    Pitcher's pre-game warm up routine

    Interested in hearing what your DD's warm up routine is before the game. What drills does she do and for how long? How long before the start of the game does she warm up and for how long?
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    Pitching Strategy

    DD (10U) is on her own when it comes to pitch location and pitch calls. Recently she faced a batter who was really crowding the plate. She went up and in on her and wound up hitting her in the upper arm. I asked her what happened to see if the ball got away from her and she told me that she...