Don't Assume She Isn't Injured


There are a lot of really smart people involved in the great game of fastpitch softball. It has been my pleasure to learn from many of them. Here is a list compiled from some of those really smart people and published by Denny at Tincher Pitching.  I’ve stolen the list but added a few of my own points to their very good article.


Did you ever consider that she might really be injured? When you push your kid to suck it up, to fight through it, to shake it off, you might be turning a small problem into a huge issue. Whether her injury is serious or not, she is telling you something is wrong.


Would you tell her to ignore potentially serious medical issues anywhere but the softball field? Of course not.


About the Author: Tory Acheson brings a wealth of knowledge to the Fastpitch Prep staff. He has coached at all levels of the game, including the last 25 years at the college level at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Tennessee Tech and Kennesaw State. He began his coaching career at the high school level spending 9 years Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wis. and is now working as a professional softball instructor.