A change up should be kept low so that if the hitter does time it, they have to make the secondary adjustment of going down to hit the ball also. 2 movements in the hitter doubles their chance of a bad swing. The combo of being able to read the pitcher's change up early and doing a backflip to keep it up in the zone is a deadly combo. - Bill Hillhouse
My responses were more aimed at CoachJD's assertion that women will receive the same sentence as men in this scenario. I say, highly doubtful.
I think we've now started to stumble into a whole other topic though of "equality". If 3rd wave feminism wants "equality", well let's do it then! Prison sentences should be no different for women than men. Females required to register for the draft as well and will go to the front lines. Can't carry all your gear? Too damn bad. Ship going down? Women and children first? F THAT! Fight for your spot.
Ok, I need to go back to thinking about my English teacher.
As a male high school coach of female athletes we use the app remind.com. This not only allows you to post group messages to players and parents but also individual messages if necessary. The catch is that the app saves all communications to protect everyone involved. Just a suggestion.
The last guy in our area that did something stupid communicating with the players friended them on Instagram and made stupid public comments on their stories. He was gone in a flash.
Indyhscoach, I think that is the way to roll. Both of my dd’s have been on teams that used various versions of that kind of app.
There does come a day when adult coaches must communicate directly with players by text and email. One of my dd’s played for a 16u coach that refused to communicate with anyone except the player about schedules, fees, anything routine. He had a great system and my dd benefitted from it. Yet there is no reason to duplicate at lower ages.
Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself. -D.A.D.A. Coach H. Potter
I will admit to cherry-picking a bit here (because, sadly, there are SO many of these stories... impossible to find them all to truly compare).
But we have this: The Bristol Press - Female teacher pleads guilty for having sex with student
And this: Former Binghamton Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexual Acts With A St - FOX 40 WICZ TV - News, Sports, Weather, Contests & More
The point I'm making -- and I've seen nothing to suggest it's wrong -- is that female teachers are punished for these crimes (as they should be). Sometimes they get off light, for whatever reason. But sometimes male teachers get off light, too. It's not like a male teacher's doing 10 years hard time and women get off with probation in all cases. That's just not true.
I think a lot depends on the level and situation. I have all of my parents' cell numbers, created a group in my phone for contacts, and mass-text the parents about practices/changes, etc. Occasionally I have a player personally text me if they have to inform me of missing a practice, etc. I generally save their numbers just so I know who is texting me in the future, but I will not initiate conversation with a player unless it's face-to-face. Just more personal that way. All of my practices are at our town recreation fields, and are open to anyone (read: parents) to watch (with the understanding they are NOT to coach their kid - it's part of their code of conduct). I do everything I can to create an environment that is 100% transparent and open to anyone to see/interpret - this way my players are comfortable, my parents are comfortable, and more can get accomplished on the field.