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Breaking Boundaries: The Key to Pitching Success Mar 03, 2024

Limiting beliefs is another common mistake pitchers make in their goal-setting process. By setting boundaries around what they think is possible, they inadvertently cap their potential. The mindset of "I'll never be able to pitch faster than 70 mph" is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The stories of...

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Game Day Glory: Preparing for Success Mar 02, 2024

Hey Softball Parents!

Game days are the culmination of all the hard work and dedication your young athlete has put into their training. As they gear up to take the field, it's essential to ensure they're mentally and physically prepared for the challenges ahead. Here are some tips to help them...

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Mastering the Basics: Building Strong Foundations Feb 29, 2024

Hey Softball Parents!

As your young athlete embarks on their softball journey, it's crucial to ensure they have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the game. Today, let's focus on mastering the basics to set them up for success on the field!

  1. Gripping Success: Start by teaching your child...

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Four-Seven-Eight Breathing Challenge Feb 27, 2024

Instructions:

  • Sit or stand comfortably in a relaxed position.
  • Inhale deeply through your nose for a count of four seconds.
  • Hold your breath for a count of seven seconds.
  • Exhale slowly and completely through your mouth for a count of eight seconds.
  • Repeat the cycle for a designated number of...
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The Importance of Mental Toughness Jan 30, 2024

Have you guys checked out Coach D's FREE paper - "The Importance of Mental Toughness in Fastpitch Softball" ?? If you haven't you're missing out!! 


Coach D outlines the typical challenges your player will face and ways to improve her mental Toughness though:

  1. Setting clear goals
  2. Developing...
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Happy 2024 DR3 Family!! Jan 06, 2024

Happy, Happy New Year to our DR3 Family!!  I'm sure some of you have noticed we have been a bit MIA on our blogs and lacking in some social posting and we want to apologize!  2023 ended with the DR3 team getting the flu BUT we are BACK and ready to #LEVELUP in 2024!!


We have so many...

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Minnesota Powerhouse Pitcher Dec 16, 2023
This girl is the definition of coachable. She has bought in to EVERYTHING my Online Pitching Membership has to offer over the last 3 years and has become a powerhouse 13 year old pitcher in Minnesota. I can’t wait to see what her future holds!
 
Free trial going on! I’d love to...
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The DR3 Fastpitch 7 Steps of Pitching Dec 08, 2023

Have you heard of DR3 Fastpitch's 7 Steps of Pitching???  Well if you haven't you're in for a TREAT!!

The whole goal of DR3's pitching mechanics is to help them understand their body, how it moves, and how to move it with reduced injury risk.  Coach D has put together a FREE video to...

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DR3 Takes on NFCA Dec 05, 2023

Look out softball world!! The DR3 Team is headed to Louisville, KY for the 40th annual NFCA Convention!!


So what is the NFCA?? It's the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.  Essentially it is THE association for all things softball - from the best of the best in the collegiate coaching...

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Have You Listened to the Injury Series Podcast by Coach D??? Nov 28, 2023
Overcoming Injuries Pt. 2 is now live on Spotify, Apple, and dr3fastpitch.com 
 
Parents, coaches, players, you don’t want to miss this episode! 
 
Shoutout to my girl @lindleybruce14 for sharing her story! 
 
If you have any podcast topics ideas or would like...
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