Automated Practice Machines

FungoMan meets the National Fastpitch Coaches Association

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Dec 4, 2015 1:51:40 PM

Whether you're in the market for coaching expertise, better equipment, or up-and-coming information on the sport, you might appreciate some of the things we're discovering at FungoMan LLC about the game we've recently tapped into.

Around 14 years ago, FungoMan's inception began as a solution for baseball practice efficiency, but it wasn't until a few years ago that we saw a real opportunity to advance another sport with hopefully the same kind of impact -- fastpitch softball

Right now, we're manning the post at our first softball convention at the National Fastpitch Coaching Association Convention in Atlanta, GA, and the response to the technology and coaching empowerment movement that we so whole-heartedly believe in has been nothing short of encouraging.

Read on for more on our first impressions of the softball community taken from tweets @NFCAorg and #FillYourBucket at the NFCA convention.

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Topics: Softball, Softball Coaching, NFCA

7 Communication Plays that Win or Lose Baseball Games [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Nov 11, 2015 12:00:00 PM

"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." The source of all baseball wisdom, Yogi Berra, couldn't be more accurate. Especially when it comes down to the practice of communication plays. 

It's absolutely vital to carve out practice time for plays that rely on the verbal aspect of making the out. In the heat of the game, unprepared players panic with the pressure, forget to broadcast their presence, and inevitably find out all too late that their fellow comrades either assumed the other would rise to the occasion, or inevitably make contact with more than just the ball. 

So when it comes to focusing on communication, how do you educate your players on the most successful protocols for each game situation? Take a look at this infographic to discover the simple ingredients to instill confidence in your players when these fielding situations arise.

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Topics: Baseball, Coaching, Baseball Coaching, Softball, FungoMan, Baseball Communication, Game Situations, Communication, Making outs, baseball theory, Popups

A Word with an Olympic Coach: Softball Legend Mike Candrea [Video]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Nov 4, 2015 12:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Coaching, Olympics, Baseball Coaching, Softball, Softball Coaching, Olympic Softball Team, Mike Candrea, University of Arizona, University of Arizona Softball