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Everything Fastpitch is a podcast hosted by Coach Tory Acheson and Coach Don McKinlay. Tory and Don are former college coaches that are now full time instructors and travel ball coaches. Since retiring form active collegiate coaching they have committed themselves to providing educational materials to the fastpitch community. This podcast is one of the resources they are providing. Their website has 500+ blog posts and they have a YouTube channel. All of these cover fastpitch softball from c ...
 
The Beyond the Dugout Podcast is a weekly sports show specialising in Fastpitch Softball hosted by Jason Gerbes aka Chopper & Damian Collins in New Zealand. The big difference is it will be your podcast, your way. You can help decide the guests and questions you would like asked. Podcast airs every Friday Prime Drive Time at 6pm NZT. (4pm Sydney, 6am Europe, 2am Toronto, 3pm Tokyo Thursday) The Beyond The Dugout Podcast will start based around Fastpitch Softball in NZ, but will include a spo ...
 
The Fastpitch Radio Network is more than a single podcast about fastpitch softball. It is a network for fastpitch softball podcasts. My goal is to bring together great producers of the best fastpitch softball content on the planet. If you produce a podcast for the sport of fastpitch softball, and would like to get involved with the Fastpitch Radio Network email FastpitchTV@gmail.com for more information. The Fastpitch Radio Network is part of The Fastpitch TV Network located at http://Fastpi ...
 
This was a podcast where my friend Lucas Parry and I explored topics including entrepreneurship, technology, philanthropy, social justice, our environment and other issues affecting our world and ways that we can make an impact. We retired the show after the pitch competition, but had a lot of fun doing it along the way!
 
Welcome to BE A HITTER Podcast, presented by Lindsay Gardner of JUST DIG IN. This is a station for parents and coaches who believe their players are capable of being great ball players. I will share with you the stories of my success and failure and how they shaped me into the ball player I was and the coach I continue to grow into every day. I'll give you tips for success, tales to learn from and truths you can stand by as we embark on this journey of becoming a great hitter, together... To ...
 
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It is important for coaches to match what they are teaching to the skill level of the players they are coaching. There is a natural progression of skills that the player has to learn. If we are doing drills that skips this progression the chances of the player succeeding goes down. If we are staying at a low level and not moving up the ladder then …
 
In the episode of In the Circle, Eric Lopez first talks with Clemson's Head Coach John Rittman about the Tigers winning the 2021 ACC regular-season title, Not hosting a regional, a 2022 preview, and more. Also, Eric talks with South Carolina's Beverly Smith about the Gamecocks in 2022 and her coaching tree growth in the sport. Plus, Victor Anderson…
 
So Jerome Raemaki the Golden Homes Black Sox slugger hits up our Episode 32 on Beyond the Dugout. The Softball New Zealand Golden Homes Black Sox power hitter has attended 2 WBSC World Cups and already knocked off 16 years representing the nation. Raemaki has travelled the world for NZ at both a junior level and senior, but also ISC Club ball curre…
 
This weeks Lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: My daughter's travel team doesn't spend much time warming up. How do I handle this? (@09:17) Paige's Power Play (@14:56) Interview with Erik Rico and Oscar Llarena of BatClubUSA.com. It is an interesting concept on bat ownership and worth giving a listen. (@17:46) Games have stacked up and you ha…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson break down the 16 team field at the St. Pete/Clearwater Invitational Tournament in February. Eric talks with East Carolina Athletic Hall of Famer Toni Paisley about being inducted into the ECU Hall of Fame. We talk about her career at ECU and her pitching lessons company Paisleys Pitc…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson talk about the Sun Belt in 2022 and beyond. Eric talks with Texas State Head Coach Ricci Woodard about her squad and thoughts on the Sun Belt adding Marshall, JMU, and Southern Mississippi and the retirement of Cat Osterman and Randi Rupp. Eric also talks with Marshall Head Coach Meg…
 
It is easy to put a very talented player on a pedestal and they develop a prima-donna personality. This isn't good for the team and certainly not good for the player. She may be on a pedestal at a younger age but middle of the pack at an older age. The coaches talk about handling this situation and give you some advice. Support the show (https://ww…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, we preview the Big East Conference and sit down with two coaches now at their alma mater. First, Eric Lopez talks with Villanova Head Coach Bridget Orchard. The two discuss the program's first Big East championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2021 and the high expectations for 2022. Also, Eric talks with DePa…
 
This Weeks Lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: My daughter's coach wants to take over her recruiting. Is that a good idea? (9:30) Softball shopping list of things for a player. (@17:38) Fall Signing Period (@29:06) WTH Moment (@36:47) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric talks with Duke Head Coach Marissa Young about the Blue Devils winning the ACC Tournament championship in 2021. Young gives an outlook of Blue Devils in 2022 and being around Men's Hoops Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski's final season. Eric also talks with Villanova Head Coach Laura Valentino about the Huskies makin…
 
The coaches discuss the different issues when it is time to move up an age group. There are things to consider as we move up especially in the younger age groups. Player are maturing, the rules are changing, equipment is changing and many things that have to be taken into consideration in our training and preparing. Support the show (https://www.pa…
 
Beyond the Dugout's Special Guest for Episode 31 is the White Sox Olympian, SNZ Hall of Famer Jackie Smith. Jackie amassed an impressive 19 career with the Sky Sport White Sox. Highlighted by competing for NZ at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Known for her speed, game knowledge & determination to train the house down….. made Smith the ideal team mate. S…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, James Madison Head Coach Loren LaPorte talks in-depth for the first time publicly about JMU's move to the Sun Belt Conference and the CAA decision to ban all JMU Athletics from the conference tournament. LaPorte reflects on the Duke's run to the WCWS in 2021 and its impact on her and the program. LaPorte also talks…
 
This Week's Lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: Getting prepared for next season in a cold weather environment. (@09:48) Paige's Power Play (@16:56) Interview with Justin McLeod - Status of the College Game (@19:50) Phenomenon of Pickup Players (@47:07) Hitting with a purpose (@58:03) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpi…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Missouri Head Coach Larissa Anderson about the high expectations for the Tigers in 2022, with just about everyone returning from the 2021 team that was one win away from WCWS. Anderson also discussed the "Hofstra Coaching tree" as well as helping other coaches in the game. Eric talks with Aubu…
 
Most of the country is now facing games being played in cold weather. When we first encounter cold weather it affects us more than if we are used to it. In this episode the coaches offer some guidelines that teams can do to make it easier on the players. Cold and stiff players do not play well. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfa…
 
Travis Wilson…… Black Sox World Champion, Baseball, Cricket, College World Series Champion Coach…… Are you kidding me!!! This weeks feature guest for Episode 30 on Beyond the Dugout is as elite as it gets. The future ISC Hall of Famer shares his unique and diverse career tonight like never before. Travis Wilson, born in Christchurch, New Zealand is…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson react to the announcement by the CAA that James Madison will not be allowed to participate in conference postseason play if they leave for the Sun Belt. Eric talks with Houston Head Coach Kristin Vesely about the Cougar's future move from the AAC to the Big 12, where she was a four-ti…
 
This weeks lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: How do you pick the best national tournament for your team? (@11:10) Paige's Power Play (@17:58) How is the NIL changing college athletics and is it working? (@23:58) Game day preparations. Pregame warmups and practices. Pregame pep talks. Effective game communication. (@34:55) Looking for player…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with California Head Coach Chelsea Spencer about the Bear's upcoming season, Kristina Thorson joining the staff, and more. Eric also talks with Michele Granger about her role at Cal Poly, the 1996 Gold Medal run, and her career at Cal. Eric and Victor Anderson also react to USA softball naming Heat…
 
Cole Evans, the Captain of the Golden Homes Softball New Zealand Black Sox is this week’s guest on Beyond the Dugout in Episode 29. Cole has become a premier baller on the world stage and domestically. Evans has 3 Medals at WBSC World Cups, multiple NFC & age grade titles capped by 3 National Club titles with Ramblers Softball Club already at such …
 
In this edition of In The Circle, we focus on the A-SUN conference in 2022 and beyond. Guests include Lipscomb Head Coach Kristin Ryman, Jacksonville's Head Coach Erica Ayers, and North Florida Head Coach Marcie Higgs. First, Eric Lopez talks with Ryman about Lipscomb hosting Alabama in the fall, the 2022 season, and her playing career at Lipscomb.…
 
This weeks lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: Are winter camps a good investment? (@6:44) Paige's Power Play (@11:26) Players often think that hits are the only measure of success. We need to help them understand that their job is to hit the ball hard. They can't control where the defense is playing and if they continue to hit the ball hard …
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson react to news of the Sun Belt, adding Southern Mississippi and possibly James Madison and Marshall. They discuss the impact on C-USA. Eric then talks with Georgia Southern Head Coach Sharon Perkins about taking over the Georgia Southern program. Perkins shares her vision for the prog…
 
An outfielder catching a deep hit ball at the fence can be a great play. It also is tough because of the danger of the fence. Teaching them how to handle the fence and make the play takes a lot of practice and practice with communication coming from a partner outfielder. Drills and techniques are discussed to help the coach develop practice plans. …
 
Ever wondered what makes National Champion Gretchen Aucoin tick? Well as our special guest for Episode 28 of the Dugout will give you those answers and so much more. In NZ we have seen Otahuhu Softball Club’s Aucoin dominate from the pitchers circle to the batters box…..🥎💪🏾 What drives Gretchen to win multiple Auckland Softball, Softball New Zealan…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson discuss Conference realignment. Reports are coming that the American Athletic Conference is looking to add six C-USA schools, and reports that the Sun Belt is also looking at expanding. Eric talks with Louisiana-Monroe Head Coach Molly Fichtner about building the LMU program. She also…
 
This Weeks Lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: Is there one thing that my team can work on that will get results in a short period? (@7:57) Paige's Power Play (@11:14) Weight Training is necessary but only if it is done correctly. (@15:20) 7 simple habits that make better players (@28:51) A patron gave us a tip on using a device that has been…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson react to Hailey Dolcini announcing she is transferring to Texas. The news broke late Sunday night. Eric talks with Baylor Head Coach Glenn Moore about the upcoming 2022 season and his reaction to the changing landscape in the Big 12 with realignment. Also, in the episode, Victor talks…
 
The quickest way to be get from point A to point B is not always a straight line. Anytime that we know we are only going one base, we want a straight line. If we are anticipating taking multiple bases our bodies cannot maintain speed and make a left turn so we have to round the corners . And it is better to round early rather than round late. The c…
 
Back on the 16th of April 2021, Beyond the Dugout was launched and 6 months & 26 guests later & we are still bringing you stories from some of the best to ever play our great game. Episode 27 is no different with this week’s very special guest Roman Gabriel. Gabriel - most famous milestone is a member of the Golden Homes Black Sox's 2004 WBSC world…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, The guys take a deep dive into the Sun Belt Conference as they talk with South Alabama Head Coach Becky Clark and Troy Head Coach Beth Mullins. Clark breaks down what to expect from South Alabama in 2022, fresh off NCAA Tournament appearance in 2021. She also discusses building the program from scratch and previews…
 
This weeks lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: Why is covering steals different between baseball and softball?(@7:55) Paige's Power Play (@12:58) Coach Tory has some questions and he gets answers from Jeff our umpiring friend. (@16:46) Coach Don has a list of questions that should be asked in the recruiting process that are discussed. (32:05)…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson talk with new Oregon Assistant coach Nikki Ragin and North Alabama Head Coach Ashley Cozart. First, Eric talks with Udria-Ragin about what led her to return to Oregon, where she was a two-time All-American. Ragin talks about her time as Head Coach at DII Biola and as a player at Orego…
 
Field conditions and the facility come into play during a game. If your team is aware of these things and know what impact they have on their play it can be to their advantage. All fields are not created equal. Field preparation is different and sometimes is used to an advantage of one team. The coaches discuss how to make your players aware of the…
 
Back to normal on Beyond The Dugout, well the new, newer, newish normal. Whatever it is, we back are on the couch, no zoom, together again!!! Episode 26 is going to be awesome as well with very special guest Craig Wallace. Wally has been around the game his whole life, starting out with HV Dodgers Softball Club time at Hutt City United Softball Clu…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with North Carolina Head Coach Donna Papa and her niece Taryn Papa about their bond over Taryn's singing career and being on "The Voice" to Papa's coaching career. They talk about Taryn singing the national anthem at the UNC softball game, and also Donna talks about the Tar Heels in 2022. Eric also…
 
This Weeks Lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: Coach demands players be on time, but coach isn't ready on time. What can we do? (@9:29) Paige's Power Play (@16:57) Speed isn't everything when it comes to pitching. (@23:56) Negativity is spoiling the game and is not making the negative person feel any better. (@34:32) A young coach is having t…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Nebraska Head Coach Rhonda Revelle, who enters her 30th season at Nebraska. Revelle talks about the Huskers in 2022, Being a mentor to other coaches, her growing coaching tree, realignment, and more. Also, in the episode, Eric and Victor Anderson talk about a new pro league in softball, St Pet…
 
What do you get when you have a best mate who you get to pick his brain about the legends he got to share the diamond with before you get to interview that legend, over coffee in the kitchen?... A surprise Episode 25 of Beyond the Dugout with very special guest Chris Steffensen. Chrispy to most has won all but one club title in NZ Softball, a Two T…
 
You have a batting cage available or have rented one for batting practice. We prefer the term that you are going to practice hitting not just batting. We see a big percentage of the available time wasted by non-hitting activities. In this episode we give you some do's and don't to maximize the time and get the most number of swings in. Support the …
 
This edition of In The Circle is part two of our "Big 4 Classic" preview in Iowa. Next, we talk with Iowa's Head Coach Renee Gillispie and Iowa State's Head Coach Jamie Pinkerton. First, Eric Lopez talks with Gillispie about the Hawkeyes in 2022 with a young pitching staff, and could softball have a Field of Dreams in Softball like MLB did this sum…
 
This Weeks Lineup Warmup Segment: Listener Question: Our team decided to add paid coaches. We weren't told about this. What do you think? (@8:03) Paige's Power Play (@14:43) List of Questions about Coach Pitch (@19:59) List of Questions about 10U (@47:06) Coaching Superstitions (@58:31) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson Focus on the "Big 4" in Iowa as they head to the Big 4 Classic. First, Eric talks with Northern Iowa Head Coach Ryan Jacobs about UNI's NCAA Tournament appearance in 2021, Breaking down the team's outlook in 2022 and replacing All-American SS Sammey Bunch. Eric also talks about Drake'…
 
Unfortunately most games that are played have a time limit. In those games there is a lot of time wasted, that if eliminated, would result in the players getting a lot more playing time. Too much money is being spent on softball teams not to optimize the amount of time in a game to play more innings. Coaches, streamline your game procedures to get …
 
This episode is dedicated in the honour of the late great Jim Gerbes. It’s the 2004 Softball New Golden Homes Black Sox WBSC World Champion Pitcher Thomas Cameron is this Friday’s Beyond the Dugout guest in Episode 24. Former Black Sox pitcher Thomas Cameron's long and celebrated playing career is amazing, but his devotion to help others better the…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson look at the C-USA outlook for 2022 and expansion in the A-SUN. First, Eric talks with Charlotte Head Coach Ashley Chastain about her vision for the 49ers program fresh off a 31 win 2021 season. Chastain gives an outlook for 2022 and talks about what she learned while playing for Joyc…
 
This Weeks Lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: My daughter hits well in the cage in practice and in the cages, but struggles in a game.(@9:47) Paige's Power Play (@16:23) Be realistic in your expectations of training.(@18:40) Old School vs New School Coaching Styles (@32:30) There are drastic differences between the levels of talent on a team…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, The guys are joined by three-time Olympian Stacey Nuveman-Deniz and recent Olympian Victoria Hayward. First, Eric Lopez talks with Nuveman Deniz about her promotion to Head Coach at San Diego State following the retirement of Head Coach Kathy Van Wyk. Nuveman-Deniz talks about the Aztecs in 2022, Adding Victoria Ha…
 
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