Gerald Warner, Softball Pitching Instructor (and Softball
It is probably the toughest job on
the field. It is hard to do well, and seldom does anyone
applaud you when you do it right. But to the team…and to your
player…your job is exceptionally important. The responsibility
is enormous. Do your best to be a good representative of your
team…and your daughter's #1 supporter:
1. Softball is a
SPORT - Kids are supposed to have FUN playing
2. Your daughter might not be
as good of an athlete as you were
when you were in school. Don't
force her to be something she isn't.
3. If you weren't a good
athlete in school, it is not your daughter's job to
for what you didn't do.
4. She knows when she makes
mistakes. Catch her doing something right.
5. Teach, but only teach when
you know the right things.
6. BE PATIENT! If you are
the parent of a pitcher there are many body
she needs to
master before she can start throwing hard.
has to master both mechanics AND speed before she should start
7. Umpires do their best and
ARE trying to be fair. If you disagree with
call, try to keep it to yourself. Your daughter doesn't need
problems she might be experiencing can be blamed on the
8. Not all good parents make
good softball coaches.
9. Not all good coaches make
good softball parents.
10. Again, softball is a
SPORT. Let your daughter have the privilege
(1) doing it on
her own, (2) doing her best, and (3) having FUN doing
Win or lose, your
objective is to make her feel good about herself and make
smiling at the end of the game.
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