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    Outfield technique

    Practice, practicr Practice....these types of balls get slid under, dove for, or fielded on the short hop and it just takes a ton of Practice to learn to read them. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    LOTS of Coaches out recruiting at games!

    At pgf in Florida this past weekend coaches everywhere. Very cool to have them back out Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Benefits and best approach to join a national organization

    Its not necessary but it's an easier path on a team with a history of placing kids in the level she's interested in. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Umpire just looking to better myself

    Yeah it was just one of those things. We are down here in Newberry Florida at a big money pgf tournament with tons of top teams from East of the Mississippi and these umps have been very very good but they let the coaches of the other team talk them into a bad call on this one. Over all really...
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    Not sliding

    Runner coming into second. Does not slide, but makes no contact with ss. Ss throws to first and throws the ball off the retired runners helmet. Is this interference out at first? Runner wasn't very close to 2nd as it was one of those ground balls that was up the middle where the ss steps on the...
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    Umpire just looking to better myself

    Just had this call messed up at a huge pgf tournament. I think it surprised everyone including the umpires. Ended up not mattering but we watched the video to make sure our girls did it correctly. Runner on 2nd. Batter hits a mishit little dribbler slow roller. R1 continues to third rounds. Ss...
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    Coach yelling (sorry long)

    Probably has nothing to do with yelling but with losing. Lots of parents and kids can't take into consideration the competition you're playing and just want to win. They don't see that their individual kids just aren't quite that good yet so it must be thr team or coaches fault. Sent from my...
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    Tips for finding a team that wants a slapper

    This! I'm shocked at how many collegiate level slappers can't bunt..... Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Bat change entering 12U

    The demarini Fenix is a LOT more durable. Maybe slightly less pop than the CF series but my kid still hits plenty over the fence with it and I've not replaced one ever. She used one in the cage that I got for 50% offand it hit thousands of machine balls this high school season. 6 days a week...
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    Umpire just looking to better myself

    In this order....rounds....stop....takes a step towards first she is now committed to first, makes a motion back towards second...out look back rule applies. Nothing else after applies. In this order....rounds....stops....takes a step back towards first....she is committed to first....pitcher...
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    Glove thread…..

    That glove is beautiful! That's my daughter's favorite web pattern. She didn't like the gloves that were offered this year in that web. Didn't think to look at the baseball side. She's a middle infielder. Any major differences you feel other than the quality? Her current glove is an 11.5 or...
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    What age? She's definitely got a good start! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Move Up to 16U or stay 14U?

    Agreed if she wants to play in college she should play on the highest level team in her age group that she can play on. 16u B is definitely not the place to be for the reasons mentioned above. There is also a huge jump in talent and commitment between local A, regional A and national A. Lots and...
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    Tips for finding a team that wants a slapper

    I agree with what others have said here. The other pitfall to avoid is to make sure she continues to work and becomes a really good skilled slapper and isn't just on base due to poor defensive skills by the other team or she will get killed when the defense is better. She also shouldn't abandon...
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    Fractured Finger

    Follow the advice of the doctor caring for the fracture or of a sports doctor if you need a recommendation. Some pinky fractures would be fine, others would risk permanent joint damage Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Shorts vs. Pants

    I played in the era of shorts and honestly between the pulled up socks, sliding knee pad, sliding shorts it was just as hot as pants. Dds hs team would practice in shorts on their turf field or when hitting and that worked out ok. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    16u vs 14u - travel distance expectations

    Depends on what is in your immediate area and what she means by wanting to play in college. If she means play for a p5 school then multi state big name teams are helpful. If she means play at any level then there are many smaller more local organizations that place kids at all levels. You need...
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    Travel success and HS struggles

    We just finished our hs season. For what its worth the most difficult strength of schedule for our state as ranked by the imperfect max prep. My freshman performed well by most standards not by her own. By her own she thinks if she doesn't hit 500 its not successful. Finished the season around...
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    Scholarship question

    Missouri has done well this year with mostly kids from the east coast and midwest. I think Kayla kessinger is their only impact player from cali. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Any Memorial day sales on gloves?

    There was a post on here a few days ago that had some A2000 for 200.... Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk