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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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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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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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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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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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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According to recent studies of high school athletes, a lack of sleep was the strongest predictor of injuries and and injury rates increased after athletes slept for less than 6 hours per night.   Rest and nutrition play a vital role in recovery and overall athletic and academic performance. Girls – turn off social media, eat…

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Players –   Your future employer won’t reward you for just showing up, however you will receive praise, raises and promotions based on you character, work ethic, ability to work in teams and in getting the job done. Same philosophy applies to your coaches. Be early, work hard and be a energetic and supportive teammate.   Signed,…

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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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What’s it take to become the best player you can be? You’ve put your reps in and you have been taught about proper fundamentals. However there is no substitute for solid mechanics and regular practice! As we learned at our winter clinic eating right and getting enough rest is an important part of your game…

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