Sarcasm has long been a primary tool in my communication tool box.


It took me a long time to understand that sarcasm isn’t a great teaching tool. I spent many years using sarcasm as a way to try to convey my message and never really understanding why it didn’t work very well.


Well, we live and learn, sort of.


My nature is to be a smart ass. 


Yes, I know there is a fine line between smart ass and dumb ass! I have crossed that line more times than I can count.


So what’s the point you ask?


I have created a new form of communication. It’s a cross between sarcasm and smart ass. It allows me to be me but still deliver the message I want to deliver in a way that the kids I work with can understand. They get what I am saying and I get to have a little more fun saying it!!


It’s a win – win situation!


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.