Motivation means nothing without this…

The more I coach the more I reflect on myself as a young athlete growing up playing football, and baseball.

I was an okay athlete with a strong desire to succeed. I worked in the off-season to improve my skills and it paid off at times.

But now as an adult I realize that as a child I lacked something Continue Reading…

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

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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…

What your daughter really wants

Softball is something I fell in love with when my daughter started playing the sport; she was 12-years old.

Since we both believed in practice we would spend countless hours working on improving her skills. Some of my fondest memories are when she started playing travel ball, but not for the reasons you might think. Continue Reading…

In-review: WCFP at ASA Convention in Irvine

The West Coast Fastpitch booth at the 2011 Southern California Amateur Softball Association Annual Recreation League Conference in Irvine on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.

I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to the annual ASA recreation league conference in Irvine, last weekend. Below is a look back at what happened at the event. Continue Reading…

WCFP at ASA Convention in Irvine

It’s 2011. Time to get to work!

The spring softball leagues are signing-up players, and the travel ball teams are holding tryouts. There is a new sense of enthusiasm and excitement in the air. To me, this is the best time of the year.

So you know…

This Sunday, Jan. 9, is the Continue Reading…

West Coast Fastpitch: 2010 in-review

The end of the year is here, and with it some of us take time to reflect on our accomplishments from the past 365 days.

I hope your reflections bring you great pride.

For us at West Coast Fastpitch it’s been a wonderful year. One of our goals Continue Reading…

“5 Minutes with Coach Q”

In this week’s “5 Minutes with Coach Q” episode…

  • part two of a two-part discussion focused on the challenges of transitioning from junior high to high school athletics for player
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“5 Minutes with Coach Q”

In this week’s “5 Minutes with Coach Q” episode…

  • part one of a two-part discussion focused on the challenges of transitioning from junior high to high school athletics for players
  • Continue Reading…

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