A Querc From The Merc, 3/29/21

Why Bother Coaching Youth Sports? You love kids. If you don’t love kids, you should not be coaching. You want to be a positive role model, something kids so desperately need You love the game and want to pass that love on You want to show kids that hard work and fun can go hand-in-hand. They are…

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Querc From the Merc, 3/3/21

Players: Don’t say you don’t have time for extra practice/ workouts, pitching/ hitting lessons, lifting, etc when you’re spending endless hours a day on on social media. Put the phone down & prepare! You’ll be surprised by how much you can accomplish by spending some of that time getting better #Priorities   Motivational Softball Slogans Outplay,…

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A Querc From The Merc, 2/9/21

Indoor softball drills can cover anything a player would be faced in a real game, just on a smaller scale. The limited space forces players to react quicker and tighter spaces than if they were practicing on a full-sized field. As with any drill, always remember to warm up properly before each drill to avoid injury.…

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A Querc From the Merc, 11/12/20

As a supplement to our Vipers Organizational Catching Clinic, this video is a great reference and a way to stay refreshed. USA National Team Catcher Ashley Holcombe gives tips and demonstrates proper catching stances and pitching signs.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug6gdGVq_Yo     ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾   With the fall season coming to a conclusion, we are extremely pleased with all…

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A Querc From The Merc, 5/13/20

Everyone is itching to see each other again, to play games, cheer one another on, stay in hotels, and playing in tournaments.  As restrictions ease and opportunities become available to practice and play again,  injuries may become an issue.   You’ve been locked up for 2 months and unless you’ve been stretching, running,  and working out, your…

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A Querc From The Merc, 3/23/20

Girls hang in there, be confident that you will be back playing soon.   Now is the time: When no one is watching When no one is monitoring When no one is keeping tabs on you   However just because no one can see you now, doesn’t mean they won’t notice you: When the next…

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A Querc From The Merc, 2/25/20

Good teams have: Good players Good coaches Good work ethic Play good competition College coaches don’t have the time, money or resources to watch bad teams play, even if a good player(s) is on that team. Parents and players should be wary of where their daughter plays. Why spend money to have random Friday night…

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A Querc From The Merc, 2/13/20

60 SWINGS A DAY-SOFTBALL HITTING ROUTINE As softball players, you shouldn’t make excuses for why you haven’t practiced enough. You must commit the time to get better and be better than your competition or opponent. Focusing on quality, not quantity, is the first step in becoming the hitter you want to be. Try this softball…

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A Querc From The Merc, 12/18/19

Girls:   Studies suggest that those who take the entire winter break off from doing any physical activity (lifting/ running/ hitting/ pitching etc) that your performance will show when you return. Do not let your opponent get an advantage over you. High School Softball starts in less than 3 months, be ready, be prepared #NoDaysOff…

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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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