Tag Archive: coaching

Apr
13

Swing, Batter, Swing

I recently came across a forum debating the “right hitting instruction for softball players” and was overwhelmed by the conflicting ideas presented from coaches, parents, and athletes across the nation.  As I read the confident responses including, “a baseball swing is a softball swing”, “there’s no such thing as a softball swing”, and my favorite, …

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Apr
29

Coaching For Commitment

Find our EBook Here!  The road to collegiate softball takes time, hard work, and discipline within the athlete; but how do we instill the commitment necessary to achieve greatness?  How do we prepare them for the next level with extracurricular activities, social media, family events, and other various on-goings outside the game? The importance of …

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Jul
01

How to Teach Commitment and Perseverance

                All too often we let our female athletes “off the hook.”  We let them give up, we let them put their head down, and we tell them, “It’s ok”.  We feel bad for them, we see how tired they are, we see their emotions on their sleeves, come on, they’re just girls.  If you …

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Dec
10

How to Build Confidence

    Many of you may look at the title of this post and think, “Oh thank goodness, someone out there knows how to help my athlete gain confidence!”  Well, it may not be that easy.  There is no quick fix, or perfect words to immediately fix your female athlete’s insecurity or lack of aggressiveness.  If …

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Oct
07

In Her Cleats- A New Documentary

Thank you to everyone for your constant support in Coaching a Female Athlete.  We appreciate every read, share, and positive comment we have received over the past two years. We wanted to share our newest endeavour with all of our readers, “In Her Cleats”.   “In Her Cleats” is a riveting documentary following female athletes in …

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Sep
24

How to Manage Academics and Athletics

     I have heard countless stories and excuses among student-athletes for their inability to maintain good grades because of their commitment to their sport.  To me, it’s a cop-out.  It’s reason for a student to be lazy, to under-achieve, and to go through the motions.  Furthermore, I see more and more parents supporting their athletes in …

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May
14

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Looking the Part of a Softball Coach

Monkey see, monkey do.  We have all heard this saying, and when we have children, we understand the saying. What we don’t tend to take into account is the impact we have as adults in the simple four-word phrase.  Every action we commit , every word we say, children pay attention; they are sponges and …

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Mar
18

“Bats, Gloves, and Glitter” is now available on Amazon!

Thank you all for the great, positive feedback regarding our Coaching a Female Athlete Blog.  With such great response, we are happy to announce our first eBook entitled, “Bats, Gloves, and Glitter: 7 Must-Know Facts about Female Athletes.”  We cover the most essential, and sometimes daunting, aspects of coaching young, female athletes in an easy-t0-read …

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Jan
29

How to Coach an Athlete Who Takes Private Lessons

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Sometimes an athlete taking private lessons can hinder your relationship with her and her parents. Parents spend a lot of time and money on private instruction and do not want things to differ from what they are spending their money on.  If your style of teaching is different than what their instructor is teaching, you …

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Aug
30

How to Coach a Pitcher

Many coaches run into the issue of how to coach a pitcher, especially when they have never been a pitcher before.  Even if a coach has prior experience as a baseball pitcher, it simply isn’t the same; mentally or physically.              Coaching a female athlete, for one, can prove to be a difficult task in …

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