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The Accubat Bat Is Better Than A Fungo Bat

Accubat

The Accubat Bat Is A Great Tool For Coaches

$69.95

The Accubat is excellent for hitting balls to outfielders

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The Accubat is way easier to use than a fungo bat.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 20 x 11 x 2 in

Accubat is an innovative instructional tool that provides for quality repetitions for both baseball and softball players with reduced impact on coaches and parents. Accubat is available in two models, the Pro Model and Coaches’ Helper, to suit every training need. Great for backyards and ballparks alike, this versatile tool enables instructors of all abilities to hit grounders, pop-ups, and line drives consistently and accurately every time!

This is the Pro model, and is perfect for team practices or individual workouts. It’s unique design allows for hours of fatigue-free training. This 26 oz. model comes in black and is crafted in the USA for durability.

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Hustle and Guts

Hustle and Guts

“Hustle and Guts” Written By Stacie Mahoe

One summer, I watched a few tournaments that reminded of a few fundamental softball lessons. One lesson was about hustle, the other was about integrity and guts in coaching.

Here’s what was going through my mind after that summer…

HUSTLE
No matter how you hit the ball, strong or weak, fair or foul always, ALWAYS, ALWAYS hustle down the line.

Hustle is your second weapon in an at bat. First, you hit the ball, then you RUN like heck!

The defense needs to first defend your hit THEN beat out your hustle. Make them PAY if they make a mistake.

Too many players slow down before first base. Even if you know you’re a “sure out” run it out. Some players slow down before the bag and only get out by a step or two. What if they actually sprinted? Maybe they beat out the throw? Maybe they rush the throw? Maybe they freak the first baseman out and she drops the ball. You never know what can happen, especially if you never try! Getting out by a step or two because you’re not hustling is just not the way to play. How can you expect to win a game when you won’t even work to win a base?

I’ve also seen batter runners dog it around the bases because they hit a high pop up they expect the defense to catch. Instead of sprinting and getting as many bases as possible, they’re jogging. In one game, this happened. You know what happened? The defender dropped the ball. But she still got the out at 2nd base because the batter/runner was lolly gagging between bases!

You know what else happened in that game?

The next batter got a hit, but no one scored because no one was on base. That team lost that game by ONE run! Hustle is HUGE. Make it a habit.

Stop pouting and feeling sorry for yourself because you mishit the ball. This game isn’t about you. It’s about your team! Give everything you got. If you’re giving up on hits, it’s time to step up your game. Stop selling yourself, and your team, short.

GUTS
The second lesson of the summer was about guts. More more coaches need the guts to reward players who play all out and sit those who don’t. Coaches don’t help anyone by awarding playing time to players who play and practice selfishly. Treating everyone exactly the same regardless of effort breeds mediocrity. Slackers learn they can slack and still play. Those who practice and play hard realize what they do doesn’t really matter. Next thing you know, your whole team starts playing selfish “go-hard-only-when-I-feel-like-it” softball. This presents a far bigger problem than playing a few innings or games without your “stud” in the line up.

Telling your players you expect their best effort and backing that message up with your actions are two different things. Stop preaching one thing but rewarding another. Back up your words with actions. When you create an environment where your players know that nothing less than their best is acceptable or tolerated, your season become much less stressful. Here’s to having the guts to honor the game.

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Learn To Field The Ball Using Two Hands With The Quick Hands Trainer

Quick Hands Trainer

Learn To Use Two Hands When Fielding The Ball

$14.95

The Quick Hand Trainer is a great tool for teaching players to use both hands when catching the ball.

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The Quick Hand Trainer is a great tool for teaching players to use both hands when catching the ball.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 6 x 1 in

Player must use both hands to catch the ball with the Quick Hands Trainer.

Works for both left. and right handed players

Contoured to fit your palm for added comfort

Focus on your fielding and develop lightning-quick Hands

Great for hand eye coordination

High Durability Foam for lasting performance

Includes Pro Drills and Instructions

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Lori Meyer Enters The NFCA Hall Of Fame

Lori Meyer enters the NFCA Hall Of Fame

On this episode you will hear Lori Meyers’s speech she gave as he entered The NFCA Hall Of Fame. – Produced By Gary Leland

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Rick Bertagnolli Enters The NFCA Hall Of Fame

Rick Bertagnolli Enters The NFCA Hall Of Fame

On this episode you will hear Rick Bertagnolli’s speech he gave as he entered The NFCA Hall Of Fame. – Produced By Gary Leland

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2014 WCWS Pre-Game Press Conference Part 2

2014 WCWS Pre-Game Interview Part 1

On this episode you will hear the second of two pre-game press conferences from the 2014 Women’s College World Series. – Produced By Gary Leland

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2014 WCWS Pre-Game Press Conference Part 1

2014 WCWS Pre-Game Interview Part 1

On this episode you will hear the first of two pre-game press conferences from the 2014 Women’s College World Series. – Produced By Gary Leland

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Joan Joyce Enters The NFCA Hall Of Fame

Joan Joyce Enters The NFCA Hall Of Fame

This episode has an acceptance speech by Joan Joyce as she enter the NFCA Hall Of Fame. – Produced By Gary Leland

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Pat Murphy Enters The NFCA Hall Of Fame

Pat Murphy Speech

This episode has an acceptance speech by Alabama head Coach Pat Murphy as he enter the NFCA Hall Of Fame. – Produced By Gary Leland

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The Weighted Jump Rope Is Great For Building Speed

Sklz Weighted Speed Rope

The Weighted Speed Rope Is Excellent tool for warm-ups.

$19.95

Enhance coordination, agility, quickness, footwork and endurance/stamina

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The Weighted Speed Rope is a tool that brings serious cardio training to a new level by also challenging the upper body with moderately weighted handles. Improve your overall coordination, footwork, agility and quickness.

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Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 7 x 5 x 3 in

The Weighted Speed Rope is a tool that brings serious cardio training to a new level by also challenging the upper body with moderately weighted handles. Improve your overall coordination, footwork, agility and quickness.

WEIGHTED SPEED ROPE FEATURES

Enhance coordination, agility, quickness, footwork and endurance/stamina
Soft grips are comfortable and easy to use
Swivel ends help to prevent tangling
Smooth rope tubing allows for free motion through the air
Removable 5.5 oz weight in each handle
Adjustable length for users up to 6′ 6″ tall
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Olympic Softball Update 2020

Olympic Update

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids — including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one country.

The possibility of new types of bids was among the 40 recommendations released Tuesday as part of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach’s reform agenda, his drive to make the bidding process and the games themselves more attractive and less costly.

“We want to create more diversity in the candidatures,” Bach told a small group of reporters at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. “There is no one-size-fits-all solution.”

Bach’s proposals also include scrapping the current limit of 28 sports for the Summer Games to allow for new events to come in while maintaining a limit of 10,500 athletes and 310 medal events. For the Winter Games, the limit is 2,900 athletes and 100 medal events.

The proposals would allow host cities to propose the inclusion of one or more events for their games — a move which would clear the way for baseball and softball to be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Both sports were dropped from the Olympics after the 2008 Beijing Games, but are highly popular in Japan.

The package also includes measures for revamping the bid process to make it more of a partnership with candidates, creating an Olympic television channel, and including language on non-discrimination on sexual orientation in the Olympic Charter and host city contract.

The proposals also call for the appointment of an IOC “compliance officer” on ethics matters and a slight tweak to the 70-year age limit for IOC members. A member’s term could be extended to the age of 74 if approved by the IOC, with no more than five cases at a time.

The reforms, called “Olympic Agenda 2020,” will be put to a vote by the full IOC at a special session in Monaco on Dec. 8-9. Barring any surprise, most or all the recommendations are expected to be passed.

“These 40 recommendations are like a jigsaw puzzle,” Bach said at the Olympic Museum. “The full picture is an IOC that safeguards the uniqueness of the Olympic Games and strengthens sport in society.”

Under the proposals, the IOC will allow “the organization of entire sports and disciplines outside the host city or, in exceptional cases, outside the host country notably for reasons of geography and sustainability.”

That would be a first for the Summer Games. The IOC rules already allow for events to be held in a bordering country for the Winter Games.

“For Winter Games, if two countries are sharing a mountain, why not share a bid?” Bach said. “If you also have a city or region that can provide 95 percent of the facilities and 5 percent is missing, why not to open the door for them?”

In the Summer Olympics, some events — such as sailing and many of the preliminary-round football matches — are already held outside host cities. But Bach said the IOC is now ready to open the chance for country-wide and joint bids.

“In the Summer Games, it’s more about small or neighboring countries where you have distances which are manageable and feasible,” he said. “It also could be in one country. We want to have more diversity, to give smaller countries the opportunity to organize games.”

There has been a precedent for holding events outside the host country. Because of quarantine laws in Australia, the equestrian competition for the 1952 Melbourne Olympics was held in Stockholm.

Bach stressed, however, that the principle remains that there should be a “main organizing city” with an athletes village that serves as the center of the Olympic experience.

“We want to preserve the Olympic spirit,” he said. “To have the central Olympic Village and to have the athletes together, this is the core to our philosophy. We do not want to see this destroyed. We want the games with the unity of time, place and action which is part of the uniqueness of the Olympic Games.”

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Generate Explosive Power With The SKLZ Power Handle

SKLZ Power Handle

Generate Explosive Power With The SKLZ Power Handle

$24.95

Develop core momentum behind your swing while magnifying the force behind your connection with the ball

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The SKLZ Power Handle provides swing resistance, which helps build arm and upper body strength and core rotational speed–keys to increasing your swing speed and power.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 6 x 3 in

The SKLZ Power Handle provides swing resistance, which helps build arm and upper body strength and core rotational speed–keys to increasing your swing speed and power. Develop core momentum behind your swing while magnifying the force behind your connection with the ball.

POWER HANDLE FEATURES

Develops core momentum behind your swings
Magnifies the force behind your connection with the ball
Provides resistance training for increasing arm, forearm and core strength
Indoor/outdoor anchor system (anchors to fence or door)
Durable elastic band with resistance up to 15 lb.

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