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A Softball Coach's Guide to Effectively Understanding Players [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 19, 2016 12:14:04 PM

 

 

As new players take the field in practice with the start of a new year, team chemistry will be important.

But why leave team chemistry to chance? Coaches have the responsibility to give their best efforts to understanding each player to effectively motivate each one, and collectively influence the entire team.

Each player displays different strengths and weaknesses, and thanks to the DiSC test assessment, we can boil down a myriad of personalities into four basic behavioral profiles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance.

These four profiles make up the the study’s acronym to feature the profiles within its very own name, and while people will exhibit a mix of each of the four, most of us are particularly "high" in one or two areas.

If softball is 90% mental and 10% physical, the DiSC personality assessment could be just the key coaches are looking for to unlock more of their players' mental game.

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Topics: Softball, Softball Coaching, Sports Motivation, Sports Psychology, Softball Practice, DiSC

Softball Jargon Only Softball Folks Understand [Infographics]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM
 
 
Fastpitch softball has a way of its own when it comes to the language you hear between players, coaches, and parents, but if you're a newcomer to the sport, you might be left a little in the dust.
 
How bout some context? We're here to take a second look at the slang tossed around in fastpitch that folks outside fastpitch have no clue about. You might think twice about the words you take for granted in this game the next time you casually mention "good girls steal."
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Topics: Softball, Softball Coaching, Fastpitch Slang, Softball Trivia, Softball Practice

How an Olympic Coach Makes Softball Champions [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 4, 2016 1:38:10 PM

Every softball coach wants to make winners out of his or her players. Coach Candrea just happens to be a seasoned college and Olympic coach in the business of making champions.

With 1,500+ collegiate wins, 24 appearances in the NCAA College World Series, 8 NCAA National Championships, and Gold and Silver Olympic Medals under his belt, we think Coach Mike Candrea is pretty much golden through and through.

And it's NOT just because he's a winner. Coach Candrea epitomizes what it means to be an excellent coach on the field and in life.

Read on to see how he does it.

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Topics: Coaching, Softball, Softball Coaching, FungoMan, Olympic Softball Team, Mike Candrea, University of Arizona Softball, Softball Practice, Softball Training

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