Tell us who you want to hear from…


Jennie Finch. Jessica Mendoza. Patty Gasso.

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Who influences your student-athlete?

Who influences your student-athlete?

I, like most parents, like to think that I am the most influential person in my children’s life. While I agree with that thought for the most part, I see other influences as well.

It is not uncommon to spend Continue Reading…

Softball pitchers and face masks

We asked the question on Facebook this week: should softball pitchers wear a face mask in the circle? [post continued below]

Valley pitcher Caitlin Nealer fires to the plate against Freeport while wearing a new protective facemask ordered by the Pennsylvania school district. Gear was made available after a Valley pitcher was injured. Eric Felack/Valley News Dispatch.

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OU Softball Coach Patty Gasso talks about focus

Below are two more videos from the interview with Patty Gasso.

She is the head softball coach at The University of Oklahoma; we spoke with her Continue Reading…

Interview with OU Softball Coach Patty Gasso

We told you last week that we interviewed Patty Gasso, University of Oklahoma head softball coach, while her team was in Fullerton.

Two videos from that interview are included below Continue Reading…

The risks of playing softball, continued

Quotes from story by Stephanie Cary, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Risk #3: SPORT-SPECIFIC INJURIES: BASEBALL and SOFTBALL

“The most common injuries in baseball and softball are Continue Reading…

The risks of playing softball

Quotes from story by Stephanie Cary, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

“…despite the obvious benefits, competitive sports have innate risks. There are safety issues parents need to consider.”

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Interview with head softball coach Patty Gasso


I had the opportunity to interview Patty Gasso, University of Oklahoma head softball coach, in Fullerton for WestCoastFastpitch.com, today.

The OU Sooners are in California Continue Reading…

Measuring your daughter’s improvement

So I posted a question on Facebook Monday, and got some good responses. My answer to the question—”How do you measure your daughter’s improvement in athletics from year-to-year?”—follows.

Because I have a background in coaching, I was a little more specific in measuring my daughter’s progress. We also did this with my sons.

We had six areas that we measured; they were: Continue Reading…

Help us find you on Facebook!

We’re pleased to announce that West Coast Fastpitch is on Facebook.

Some of you already know this because you discovered the WCFP–Facebook logo on this blog’s homepage earlier this week.

There are two things you need to know: Continue Reading…

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