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What do we do now?

The last few week's have met us with a series of unprecedented events and I know that we all feel a little anxious. Here are some things that I know are on everyone's mind: -How do I keep myself and my family safe? -How do I keep from being bored? -How do I use this [...]

By |March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I had this crazy thought

This has been an amazing week for me as I have had two of my athletes gain 9 miles an hour in less than 3 months and I have had several other athletes hit massive speed goals (one of which was to hit 65mph, another was to hit 60mph). It really got me thinking a [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Students are The Best Teachers

I am lucky to be learning every single day. I constantly learn from my (almost 2-year old) son: I am learning to communicate with him based on the words he currently knows, his body language, and his mood. I am also always learning how to adapt to his current skill set (which literally changes every [...]

By |February 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment

My pitcher: the football player?

Yes, the Super Bowl is this Sunday. As usual, I don't have any idea who is playing in it because it's not the college world series :) Regardless, football has been coming up a lot in lessons. Let me explain. Several of my girls have been doing some cross-training. They are trying to get every [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About that rule change…

Coaches, pitchers, and umpires: you guys all need to read this. I will make it very brief. There has been a big rule change regarding the start of the pitch. Whereas previously, pitchers had to start with both feet on the rubber and do any kind of weight transfer with both of those feet in [...]

By |January 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You might disagree, but….

Everyone always likes to know the answer to this question:"what pitch am I going to learn next?" What I have found is that many pitching coaches like to throw out very scripted and generic answers to this question.  See if this sounds familiar:"Well, first you learn fastball. Then change up. Then drop. Then curve. Then screw. [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Real Cost of Cheap Lessons

Having a daughter who pitches is a huge investment of time, but also a huge investment of finances. In addition to equipment and travel team fees, you are also paying for lessons and cross-training. All of that can really add up. It can therefore be really tempting to skimp a little bit on lessons. You [...]

By |November 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Speed Might Be Hurting You…….

Have I mentioned how much I love speed work? Oh, and leg drive. Oh, and spin.  Okay, you've got me.   I love everything about pitching.   I am blessed to be doing this for about 20 years now (I can't believe it!) and I look forward to working with my amazing athletes.  I love not only hearing their accomplishments, but [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Biggest Mistake that Well-Intentioned Coaches Make . . .

It's a dilemma that many first-time clients call me with: "It's so strange, she was fast/dominant/accurate for so long and this year, everything just seems to be falling apart." Not coincidentally, this always seems to be happening right around the time when the pitcher enters 14U or 16U. It's a tough situation. Most coaches and [...]

By |September 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The pros and cons of tech on the field

This is a period of time in which technology can be both very exciting and very frustrating. Yes, we are able to get lots of different metrics with new gizmos and gadgets, but those metrics aren't always accurate (and the tech doesn't always work!). Yes, we are able to get a lot of information about [...]

By |September 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments