My pitcher is afraid to field her position.HELP

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Jun 8, 2016
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Funny story. I had a girl recently on my youngest DDs 10U rec team who was afraid of ground balls. I told her jokingly that the cow used to make her glove gave his life for no reason because she wasn’t using it. After getting over the initial shock of realizing that her glove did indeed come from a cow, she has fielded much better. She has since named her glove Betsy (she said that was the cows name) and she doesn’t shy away from groundballs anymore. If teaching them to read and pick hops doesn’t work one could always try the dead cow guilt tactic.
Haven’t seen Trosky talk about that technique but seems legit 😂
 
Oct 4, 2018
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Second time in two weekends that my pitching daughter took a hot grounder off her leg/shoe and it bounced to the first baseman who got the out.

Crazy. The play and the bruises...
 
Aug 23, 2016
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Second time in two weekends that my pitching daughter took a hot grounder off her leg/shoe and it bounced to the first baseman who got the out.

Crazy. The play and the bruises...
As soon as my kid realizes she won't be able to get out of the way of those, she turns her leg and tries to kick it to 1B. I guess the two years of soccer when she was in elementary school finally paid off.
 
Oct 4, 2018
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As soon as my kid realizes she won't be able to get out of the way of those, she turns her leg and tries to kick it to 1B. I guess the two years of soccer when she was in elementary school finally paid off.

That's awesome.

Good thing she played soccer instead of basketball. Don't really want her shooting 3-pointers to first.
 

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