How much warm up for a pitcher / Part 2 of interview with Justin McLeod of D1Softball / Observations from early season games / Apply a quote from Usain Bolt
Everything Fastpitch - The Podcast
by Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay
5d ago
This week's lineup Warmup Segment Listener Question: How much should my daughter warm up before each game? (@12:21) Paige's power Play: Free Parent Training (@19:05) Part 2 of Interview with Justin McLeod of D1Softball (@21:38) Observations from games I've seen at the beginning of the season (@42:25) Quote from Usain Bolt and how it applies today (@54:55) Support the show ..read more
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Rethink any set philosophy you have for all players to follow
Everything Fastpitch - The Podcast
by Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay
1w ago
We often hear from students and former students that their coach wants everyone on the team to do something the same way. In this episode we discuss that all players are not physically and athletically the same and maximizing their performance may mean that having a set philosophy is not the best thing. Support the show ..read more
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Clarification on being hit by batted ball / Interview with Justin McLeod of D1 Softball / Infield Fly Rule / Story telling
Everything Fastpitch - The Podcast
by Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay
1w ago
This week's lineup Warmup Segment Listener Question: My daughter was called out after being hit with a batted ball while standing on second base. Is this the correct call? (@8:39) Paige's Power Play: Free Parent Training (@12:21) Interview with Justin McLeod of D1 Softball (@15:17) Infield Fly Rule (@42:30) Action Coach Tip: Story telling (@50:48) Support the show ..read more
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Each family's financial situation affects team dynamics
Everything Fastpitch - The Podcast
by Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay
2w ago
This is a podcast that every coach and parent of a team should listen to. The financial situation of a family plays a part in the dynamics of a team. Coaches are not expected to investigate a family's financial situation, but they have to understand that a family commits to a team based upon the coach's plan during the formation of the team. Every team will have families with a diverse range of financial abilities and every one on the team needs to understand and respect that. It is the head coach's duty to stay within the financial boundaries set during the commitment time or have a plan to f ..read more
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Reaction to a survey / Stop worrying about what others think / Reaction to a quote by a top coach / Maximizing coaching staff
Everything Fastpitch - The Podcast
by Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay
2w ago
This week's lineup Warmup Segment Listener Question: What is you reaction to this survey of parents on their expectation of playing softball? (@10:10) Paige's Power Play: How to stop worrying about what others think. (@17:50) "How do you coach in an environment where the players feel they owe you nothing and you owe them everything" Geno Auriemma  (@21:21) Maximizing your coaching staff. Do everything or spread the responsibilities? (@33:05) Support the show ..read more
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Team Bonding Activities - Good or Bad
Everything Fastpitch - The Podcast
by Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay
3w ago
 Lots of teams talk about having team bonding activities. The coaches discuss whether these are important for teams and have a benefit. They talk about the challenges of planning them and the trade off with less practice time. Support the show ..read more
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Concern about a coach's message / Help your daughter with boldness / College Camp Strategy for a catcher / Strong Statement of a coach / Community Service
Everything Fastpitch - The Podcast
by Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay
3w ago
This week's Lineup Warmup Segment Listener Question: Parent is worried about statement a coach is making. (@10:18) Paige's Power Play: How to help your daughter play with boldness. (@18:43) College Camp Strategy for a catcher (@21:50) Discussion of statement "My job is to find someone better than you, your job is to make sure I can't"(@31:53) Community Service (@41:06) Support the show ..read more
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Head coach can't do everything
Everything Fastpitch - The Podcast
by Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay
1M ago
Head coaches have to be a manager and can't take responsibility for every task. This is especially true in games. You cannot keep your finger on the pulse of the game and try to  look after everything else. You lose focus on the game if your worrying about the lineup, dugout, bullpens, substitutions, etc. Support the show ..read more
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What does Equivalency sport mean / Suggestions for applying for a coaching position / Start with a plan
Everything Fastpitch - The Podcast
by Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay
1M ago
This week's lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: Should paying team dues guarantee you a certain amount of playing time? (@13:00) Paige's Power Play: How to stop being her own worst enemy. (@15:53) College softball is an Equivalency sport. What does that mean? (@19:06) Suggestions to someone applying for a coaching position. A listener is applying for a high school coaching position and wanted some advice. (@30:00) Take time before the beginning of the season to have a plan for the seaason. (@35:24) Support the show ..read more
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If you want something different, you have to do something different
Everything Fastpitch - The Podcast
by Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay
1M ago
Coaches, if you are working hard to get your team to perform and it isn't working we need to change something. We need to step back and take a look at what we are doing and make some adjustments. Our job is to determine why they aren't getting what we are teaching. It could be they just don't understand, don't have the skills or other factors. So, do something different. Support the show ..read more
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