Don't Connect Poor Play to Other Parts of Life


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.


When you connect her poor performance on the field to other areas of her life you are crossing the line. “You played poorly today so now you can’t spend the day at the beach with your friends” is the kind of thing that will turn a player off the the game pretty quickly.


Let her softball performance stand alone, as part of her softball life. Punishing her for playing poorly by taking other things away will not improve her softball performance. I promise.


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.