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A Querc From The Merc 12/6/19

The best hitters should have a two-strike approach that differs from their 1 strike or no strike count: Choke up and shorten up on the swing. The two-strike swing is a protective, put-it-in-play type swing, especially with runners on base. Make the defense handle the ball, get runners in and as I say all the…

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Winter Workouts

This is a transitional time of year…some players/teams/coaches enjoy some down time while others like to stay in rhythm and continue on.  We leave this to each team and coach to manage themselves. Having said that, the practice reps in December should be relatively easy and at a slower pace.  Have fun and keep the…

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Another Reason Why Greed Is Good (In Softball)

https://www.mlb.com/video/martinez-ejected-after-turner-out   I sent the below to my team this morning.  This is one of the worst calls I have seen made in a long time.  Number one, the rule is flawed to allow the runner to be called out.  Number two, Guriel got bailed out on this; he failed to make a fundamental play…

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An interesting and good read…

I came across this searching for something and believe it to be something beneficial to post here.  Hope our families and coaches find this of value as well. – Bob Germano The Rules For Softball Parents The Rules For Softball Parents Written By Renee Ferguson Ah! Select softball parents, you’ve got to love them! They all…

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Tears to our eyes & a share to pay forward

The below is a message we received from Viper alumnus Lauren Naveo.  Lauren played for us for 3 years and is a graduate of Dumont HS, Class of 2018.  Sharing here so that our players and parents can see how seriously we take our role with our players and preparing them not only for softball,…

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A Querc From The Merc, Volume 9

Math for Viper Players Miss 1 or 2 practices – you and your coaches notice it Miss 3 to 5 practices – your teammates will notice Miss 6 or more – your Opponents will notice NEVER MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET BETTER!!!   Choices : Laziness is a choice Arriving late is a choice Being…

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As our seasons come to an end…

Many of our Viper teams have just finished or will be completing their 2018/19 seasons this past weekend or this coming weekend.  We have one team competitng n the Northeast Nationals the w/o 7/29. We want to thank all of our players, parents, coaches, fans and supporters for making this season our most successful campaign…

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High School Season Wind Down, May 2019

I sit here today and look at what the NJ Vipers has been able to do over the past several years.  This has been a pleasure to watch and something way beyond anything initially drawn up. Several weeks ago we posted a picture of 37 of our 44 high school players (7 were unable to…

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Kolb/Daniel Dedication in Park Ridge.

Our Viper players would have loved playing for these men.  Icons of Bergen County baseball and their teachings, style, approach and personality would have been perfect f0r the Vipers. On May 10th, Park Ridge High School honored these two legendary coaches and all of their accomplishments…Bob Kolb and Frank Daniel.  Prior to the event, we…

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