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How to Handle Conflict with Other Parents During Fastpitch Softball Tournaments Apr 10, 2023

Fastpitch softball tournaments can be a source of excitement and camaraderie, but they can also sometimes lead to conflict between parents. Whether it's a disagreement over playing time or a clash of personalities, it's important to know how to handle conflict with other parents in a constructive...

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Navigating the Emotional Rollercoaster of Fastpitch Softball Tournaments as a Parent Apr 09, 2023

Fastpitch softball tournaments are intense and exciting events for both players and parents. However, it's not uncommon for parents to experience a wide range of emotions throughout the weekend, from stress and anxiety to excitement and pride. Here are some tips for navigating the emotional...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Supportive Fastpitch Softball Parent During Tournament Weekends Apr 08, 2023

Tournament weekends are often the highlight of the fastpitch softball season, but they can also be a source of stress and anxiety for both players and parents. As a parent, it can be challenging to know how to best support your young athlete during these high-pressure events. Here are some...

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Developing Strong Pitcher-Catcher Relationships Through Communication in Fastpitch Softball Apr 07, 2023

In fastpitch softball, effective communication between the pitcher and catcher leads to a successful game. Catchers must train themselves to understand what their pitchers need, such as emotional support or a quick joke to lighten the mood. If a catcher misses a block, it's the pitcher's job to...

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The Importance of Pitcher-Catcher Communication in Fastpitch Softball Apr 06, 2023

In fastpitch softball, the pitcher-catcher duo plays a vital role in the success of the team. Effective communication between the two players is crucial for the game's control and strategies. The catcher's job is to be the "mother of the field," controlling the game and making sure everyone is in...

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The Importance of Leadership and Communication Skills for Softball Players Apr 05, 2023

Athletes, including softball players, often rely on their physical abilities and technical skills to succeed in their sport. However, leadership and communication skills are just as important for success both on and off the field. In fact, effective leadership and communication can elevate a...

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Changeup Spin Drill & Explanation Apr 04, 2023

Changeup spin explanation for 12u Online Member from Minnesota, Miss Aubrey

Do you want to make one of these tools at home?! Instructions are under Softball Tools/Equipment on dr3fastpitch.com

You can use this simple tool on ALL spin pitches to feel your fingers

Spin is generated through your...

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Delayed Knee Extension Warmup Apr 03, 2023

Online Member @_whitneyboone doing her DKE Bunny Hops before we worked full speed off the mound

These specifically helped her feel her hips hinge & drive. She is translating this feeling full motion more and more

How many of these do you do before you go full?!?! My girls, I expect you to...

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Online Member from North Carolina Apr 02, 2023

Class of 2024, @_whitneyboone from North Carolina! She came down to Georgia today for a 2 hour private session. She’s been an online member for the last month and is dominating in her highschool season right now

We zoned in on fine tuning movement patterns & focusing on energy...

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What is the Obstruction Rule? Apr 01, 2023

Everyone needs an @avery.greeson in their life ‍

Btw, what @coachryancarver was saying at the end, if you are in the base path and run into a defender who isn’t making a play on the ball, GO to the next base

What is the Obstruction Rule? An obstruction in softball is when a fielder...

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