How Young is Too Young Is it ever too young for an athlete to start pitching? In this short video Mike, Pat, and Rich talk about when young students want to start taking lessons. Do they have the desire & passion to begin this journey.
Walk Before You Run The Fastpitch Foundations team discusses the importance of managing initial expectations when starting your journey. There is no substitute to building from the ground up. Becoming an elite pitcher is a marathon; not a sprint.
Inefficient Efficiency Let me start this out with the statement that I love my kids. As their parent, the lessons that they teach me... have helped me in personal ways beyond any level of description. My discussion of them here is to convey an important message to you... not condemn them in any way!!! You [...]
What's in a Name? Webster’s dictionary has two definitions for the word Foundation. Foundation: a body or ground upon which something is built up or overlaid. The key to a well-built, sturdy building is laying a proper foundation. Without a stable base, the rest of the building risks being damaged by wind, weather, and [...]
Forever Learning Fastpitch Foundations members have submitted many questions to us and we want you to know we are listening! Pat, Rich, and Mike took the time to host a round-table discussion to answer some of these questions. One of these questions was: Do you guys have any tips for a coach that is new [...]
Breaking Bad: Forced Follow-Throughs Fastpitch Foundations will periodically review what we view as inefficient - but prevalent - instruction methods. When doing this, we are not passing judgement on any specific individual - as many of these inefficiencies were items that we used. As we grow into a better version of ourselves, we need to [...]