Mommy/Daddy Dearest


Wire clothes hangers…


Some of you will get this reference, others maybe not. Anyway, the point isn’t just another “crazy parent” rant, just another opportunity to offer some advice that will make all of our lives happier at the ball park.

  • Are you constantly complaining about coaching decisions?

  • Are you constantly yelling at the umpires?

  • Are you creating/involved in ballpark gossip?

  • Are you creating team drama?

  • Are you constantly on your kid about their performance?

  • Are you constantly correcting your kids mistakes?

  • Are you expecting your kid to play perfectly?

  • Are you consistently angry, bitter or negative?

If you answered yes to any of these questions…


You are the problem!


A friend of mine always says that when you are in a room of people and you can’t tell who the jerk is, it’s probably you.


Clarity is an amazing thing!


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.