When to Learn a New Pitch 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: When is a good time to add a [...]
"Get 'Em Out" This year marks my 18th year of coaching girls fastpitch softball, and a lot has changed in our sport. Players are bigger, faster, and stronger, and as a result we are seeing higher scoring games. Since moving the pitching rubber from 40 to 43 feet, our sport has become more about offense [...]
Recruiting Preparations: When Should I Start? When Should I Start? New NCAA Legislation passed in 2018 prohibits all types of communication and contact between DI coaches and prospects before September 1 of the athlete’s junior year. DII Coaches can contact prospects a couple of months earlier starting June 15th following their sophomore year. DIII and [...]
Difficulties of Unlearning Join Mike & Rich as they discuss situations where they are forced to have their pitching students "unlearn" what they have been doing. Bad Habits are really hard to break, and this video session explores how they deal with this situation.
Brush Trigger The dynamic and meaning of Brush Trigger cannot be emphasized enough; however, my primary reason for bringing this subject up is not to explain again what "brush trigger" is; but to talk about how subtle and invasive the "counterfeit" is in this foundational skill. Yesterday as I watched a 13 year old student, [...]
Your Guide Through the Recruiting Process Part 1 The Recruiting Process – Laying the Groundwork The softball recruiting process can be confusing for athletes, coaches, and families alike. The process is very competitive and leaves many families frustrated and unsure how to approach their daughter’s recruiting process. At Fastpitch Foundations we are going to try [...]