Tag Archive: parent coaching

Oct
17

The Unsure Athlete

The Unsure Athlete “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” As parents and coaches, we go through phases, and our athletes also go through phases; one phase that athletes go through is feeling and wanting to “not play anymore.” Now, this can be completely upsetting for us! We will become …

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Oct
11

Injuries…What do we do?

 Injuries…What do we do? “Never let a stumble in the road be the end of the journey.” Unfortunately, in any sport, injuries are inevitable. Some are minor and some are major. Some can be even life changing and altering, while some can be a small scrape to the knee. But what can we do to …

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Oct
03

Don’t Pout! The Selfish Athlete

Don’t Pout! The Selfish Athlete “You can’t be a smart cookie with a crumbly attitude!” Selfish athletes? Do you have them on your team? Do you have players who pout, complain, and disrupt your team dynamic? Unfortunately, there is always an athlete who is selfish and sadly, it causes a much bigger problem within the …

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Sep
26

School Comes First, Right?

School Comes First, Right? “Don’t wait for tomorrow when you can start today.” As athletes and parents we tend to get blinded by the excitement when the words “college” and “softball” are fused together on the horizon for our daughter’s future. We forget or sometimes lose the ability to find balance with our busy schedules; …

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Sep
19

WHO IS SHE PLAYING FOR?

Who is she playing for? “You have to know that you are good enough and worth it. Once you master belief in yourself no one can steal that love from you.” Who is your athlete playing for? Is she playing for herself, or is she playing for you, her parent, coach, or mentor? It is …

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Sep
12

I Don’t Fit the Mold

I Don’t Fit the Mold “Don’t follow someone else’s way, find what works for you and stick to it.” Fitting in is easy for some and hard for others. We have young athletes who want to have the coolest clothes, makeup, shoes, games, and so forth, not necessarily because they like those materialistic things, but …

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Sep
05

I’m Busy: Don’t Be Busy, Be Productive!

I’m Busy: Don’t Be Busy, Be Productive! “You did not wake up today to be mediocre.” Busy. A common word we use as an excuse when we don’t want to do something. A word that is severely misused and misunderstood. If you look up the definition of busy, you will find: “occupied with or concentrating …

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Aug
29

The Next Level

The Next Level “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all love for what you are doing or learning to do.” Getting to the next level is not easy. It is easily said, written down, and talked about, but when your athlete actually starts gaining experience on …

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Aug
22

A Coaching Perspective

A Coaching Perspective “Be the woman who you needed as a girl.” Every child, athlete, and person has a different upbringing. We have grown up with different role models, learned different ways and styles of life, and overall we were molded into the person, student, and athlete that we are through what we were taught …

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Jul
31

Wanting and Doing the Best for your Athletes

Wanting and Doing the Best for your Athletes “The greatest success we’ll know is helping others succeed and grow.” Coaching is not always easy, sometimes it can be extremely difficult, but as a coach it is our responsibility to do our absolute best to prepare our athletes for each at-bat, situation, pitch, game, tournament, and …

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