Remember That Either Way, It's Not About You


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 your kid plays poorly it isn’t a reflection on you or your parenting skills. When she plays great it also doesn’t mean you are a great parent. How she plays has no real impact on your role as a parent.  When you tell her she “let you down” by playing poorly what you are really saying is that it is all about you.


Isn’t she the one playing? Thought so.


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.