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by SoftballSmarts43
November 6th, 2015, 5:00 pm
Forum: ARIZONA - FP News
Topic: Does She Struggle with Her Confidence? Try This...
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Views: 540

Does She Struggle with Her Confidence? Try This...

Let’s face it, softball is a hard game filled with mistakes and failure. Maintaining a high level of confidence is essential for any young athlete to play her best and keep the game fun. But game confidence can come and go in the absence of mental skills that provide a solid foundation for mental to...
by SoftballSmarts43
April 2nd, 2015, 10:57 am
Forum: ARIZONA - Lessons, Clinics & Camps
Topic: The best strategy to help her play her best and stand out!
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Views: 507

The best strategy to help her play her best and stand out!

As sports parents we want the best for our kids. We also want them to play well; hoping that all the time and money we invest in their game pays off. My name is John Kelly and I have coached well over 1,000 fastpitch softball games over 15 years, and worked with hundreds of fastpitch athletes from y...
by SoftballSmarts43
April 21st, 2014, 8:33 am
Forum: ARIZONA - FP News
Topic: 6 Must Tips for Finding a Great Travel Team
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Views: 590

6 Must Tips for Finding a Great Travel Team

Whether you are contemplating the jump from rec softball to travel, or you are a seasoned travel family picking the right travel team can be the difference between your athlete loving the game and maximizing her skills (at the younger levels) to reaching her goal of playing at her ideal college with...
by SoftballSmarts43
February 7th, 2014, 10:23 am
Forum: College Recruiting News & Information (including Verbals & Signings)
Topic: College Softball Scholarships: 6 Crucial Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

College Softball Scholarships: 6 Crucial Tips

So you are looking for your darling daughter ("DD") to get an athletic scholarship to play softball in college? Great. Who can blame you? With the cost of college continuing to spiral out of control why not leverage a game your DD loves and is pretty good at into $$ for tuition and room/board. Depen...
by SoftballSmarts43
February 7th, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: GENERAL Softball News & DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Travel Ball Dad
Replies: 7
Views: 2620

Re: Travel Ball Dad

Spectacular post! Us travel ball Dads and coaches walk a lonely path sometimes but my daughter, now 17, speaks often of the crazy trips and places we have driven to over the years together and how much fun she had. As a single dad I will always cherish those times alone with my daughter, watching he...
by SoftballSmarts43
February 7th, 2014, 9:58 am
Forum: ARIZONA - Lessons, Clinics & Camps
Topic: Mental Game Instruction and FREE Resources!
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Mental Game Instruction and FREE Resources!

PHYSICAL SKILLS / MENTAL SKILLS The absolute truth is that your darling daughter (DD) needs a whole lot of both to reach her fullest athletic potential and achieve her softball dreams. **As a game coach I know most coaches are not trained to teach the mental game, as much as they know the importanc...
by SoftballSmarts43
January 8th, 2014, 3:00 pm
Forum: ARIZONA - Lessons, Clinics & Camps
Topic: Strengthen Her Mental Game...Improve Her Performance
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Strengthen Her Mental Game...Improve Her Performance

Whether your darling daughter is looking to increase her enjoyment for the game, her performance level or improve her college softball opportunities the answer is found between her ears and her MENTAL GAME. Hitting and pitching lessons are essential but without proper mental performance skills your ...
by SoftballSmarts43
December 21st, 2013, 1:11 pm
Forum: ARIZONA - FP News
Topic: The Critical Importance of Feeling Good to Play Good
Replies: 0
Views: 466

The Critical Importance of Feeling Good to Play Good

A concept that I will be covering a lot in 2014, and is an integral part of my next book (to published in the spring), is that when an athlete feels good they play better. That may be a common sense statement but there is so much emotionally brewing below the surface that has to be in place for the ...
by SoftballSmarts43
September 23rd, 2013, 11:59 am
Forum: ARIZONA - Lessons, Clinics & Camps
Topic: Not Happy with Her Pitching Results? Try This Proven Program
Replies: 0
Views: 505

Not Happy with Her Pitching Results? Try This Proven Program

If you aren't satisfied with the progress your pitcher is making in her development perhaps it's time to change the direction of her training? Softball Smarts and John Kelly have created an exceptional high performance one-on-one coaching program developed exclusively for fastpitch pitchers that acc...
by SoftballSmarts43
September 10th, 2013, 3:49 pm
Forum: College Recruiting News & Information (including Verbals & Signings)
Topic: Free eBook: Winning the Softball Scholarship Game
Replies: 0
Views: 752

Free eBook: Winning the Softball Scholarship Game

To all fastpitch parents, please take this opportunity to download my free eBook: Winning the Softball Scholarship Game , with plenty of great info and strategies to help you develop a winning scholarship plan of action for your athlete! To access this free eBook go to: http://www.johnmichaelkellys...

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