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Jun 26, 2020
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I was referred to The forum by our team mom. We will see where this goes. Former paid baseball player and current unpaid fastpitch coach
 
Oct 11, 2010
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Welcome

They keep a fairly good control of things and the vast majority of posters are polite.

Difference between softball and baseball might be a good 2nd post, have not seen that is a while.

Do not underestimate the players, learned that.
 
Jun 26, 2020
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Welcome @thecat. What area of the coutnry are you in? Do you provide training or are you running a team (or both)?
Thank you all so much for the well wishes I appreciate it. I've never been big on internet forums, so it may take me a minute to get up and running. I'm a very busy boy

Seth I am in Arizona for the moment. More then likely I will be moving to Chicago or St Louis. Neither of which I'm looking forward to. I've been heavily involved with my ministry here, so who knows what will happen

I have a couple dozen collegiate athletes that I work with in softball, baseball, and in track. I don't charge for my services. I've been very blessed in my life and it's a great way of giving back. I ran track and played D1 baseball , got drafted, then managed to find myself in the farm system up to AAA. Never got to the bigs, got bored, and then played semi pro stuff until I got married at 34.

Right now I am considering starting a team. I've been asked for years but I only preferred to help or teach the coaches. Fortunately the coaches my girls played for didn't send them down a bad path. I guess I've always been around to prevent that. I'm just getting tired of seeing terrible coaching. (14-18yo) Unfortunately there's far more bad coaches than good.

I have to 17 year old twins that have had a lot of interest in being student athletes. 2 catchers and 1 3/4 pitchers. Who knows what the Lord has in store
 
Jun 26, 2020
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Difference between softball and baseball might be a good 2nd post, have not seen that is a while
Well Quincy I may have to think on that a bit. I see a lot more similarities than differences. Maybe I'm just trying to find the similarities more than most. I will certainly put a lot of thought in it.

I find it interesting that the majority of players and parents don't realize that fastpitch was primarily a men's game until the late 80s or early 90s. They've done an incredible job building the sport. I can't think of the last time I've seen a men's fastpitch League up and running. Maybe I'm just not looking close enough.

My first squawking point would probably be the substitution/re-entry rule. That's pitiful. Also, it's a shame that coaches don't have the ability or don't care enough to develop pitching. It makes me feel terrible seeing a picture throw 4+ games in a row. It's too common. Baseball doesn't work like that

I will certainly put some effort forth and have others join in with their observations.
 
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Thank you all so much for the well wishes I appreciate it. I've never been big on internet forums, so it may take me a minute to get up and running. I'm a very busy boy

Seth I am in Arizona for the moment. More then likely I will be moving to Chicago or St Louis. Neither of which I'm looking forward to. I've been heavily involved with my ministry here, so who knows what will happen

I have a couple dozen collegiate athletes that I work with in softball, baseball, and in track. I don't charge for my services. I've been very blessed in my life and it's a great way of giving back. I ran track and played D1 baseball , got drafted, then managed to find myself in the farm system up to AAA. Never got to the bigs, got bored, and then played semi pro stuff until I got married at 34.

Right now I am considering starting a team. I've been asked for years but I only preferred to help or teach the coaches. Fortunately the coaches my girls played for didn't send them down a bad path. I guess I've always been around to prevent that. I'm just getting tired of seeing terrible coaching. (14-18yo) Unfortunately there's far more bad coaches than good.

I have to 17 year old twins that have had a lot of interest in being student athletes. 2 catchers and 1 3/4 pitchers. Who knows what the Lord has in store
The sport can use some good coaches. Hope the future move works out well for you and the family.

Any tips/resources for speed training; track in your response jumped out at me.
 
Jun 26, 2020
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The sport can use some good coaches. Hope the future move works out well for you and the family.

Any tips/resources for speed training; track in your response jumped out at me.
Thank you very much Seth. I appreciate the well wishes. That was nice of you

I will most certainly follow up shortly. You can coach speed and quickness. I'll run down some pointers and hints as soon as I put my thoughts together. I'm always hesitant to coach when I don't know the audience
 

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