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5 Things Coaching Softball Means to Me

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

On facebook I asked people to finish the sentence, “A coach is…” There were quite a few good responses that included: …someone who treats you like their own child. …a bigger influence on a player than one might think. …Flexible The temporary parent of 10-15 girls, with all the same imperfections as a parent and […]

Coaching Softball – You Can’t Please Everyone

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

My softball coaching thought of the week is… You can’t please everyone and it’s a big mistake to try! With a team of 10+ girls and their parents, there is no way everyone will be happy with you all the time.  It’s like an unspoken “rule” of softball coaching, someone has to be mad or […]

The Best Way to Get Through to Your Players Is…

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

…show them you care.  I’ve said this before.  You can know everything there is to know about softball.  You can be giving a player the best advice she’s ever gotten, but if she doesn’t feel like you’re doing it to help her it may be falling on deaf ears. Softball players don’t care about how […]