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Playing vs. winning

Which is more important: playing lesser-skilled players (and possibly losing), or playing more-skilled players (and possibly winning)?

I asked that question in a blog post last week. Thanks for the great comments! Here’s my answer to the question… Continue Reading…

From the stands: playing vs. winning

Playing time vs. Winning the game

Which is more important: playing lesser-skilled players Continue Reading…

Whatever you do… don’t look down

"Coach Q" over a ravine in Mexico.

I went on vacation last week.

For someone like me, who lives and breathes softball 24-7, this was a week away from everything.

So while in Cabo San Lucas, to my surprise, I experienced Continue Reading…

Blogging during the holidays

Dear fellow softball fans,

With the start of the holiday season upon us, I have decided to cut back on the number of posts for the next few months. This decision will not affect my private pitching lessons.

So you know what’s coming up next year: Continue Reading…

“Rec Ball” vs. “Travel Ball” – part two

The following is the continuation, and conclusion of a two-part series.

Should my daughter play rec ball, or travel ball?

There are several differences between “rec ball” (short for recreational ball) and travel ball, and let me say that I do not have an affinity towards either one.

They both have their place, and serve the softball community well.

Read more about rec ball here.

Travel softball

Travel ball is similar in terms of competition to the all-star teams of the rec ball leagues. However, most travel ball girls Continue Reading…

“Rec Ball” vs. “Travel Ball” – part one

Should my daughter play rec ball, or travel ball?

There are several differences between “rec ball” (short for recreational ball) and travel ball, but first let me say that I do not have an affinity towards either one.

They both have their place, and serve the softball community well.

My unofficial guess is that 100 percent of all travel ball players started Continue Reading…

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