Good Advice: Guidance for Softball Families

Good Advice: Guidance for Softball Families


Latest Episodes

EP22 – Why Mental Training is Overrated; Why the Show is Going on Hiatus
December 29, 2020

In this episode, Dan explains why mental training isn’t quite the reason your daughter is struggling so much. And, the Good Advice podcast is going on Hiatus for a little while – … EP22 – Why Mental Training is Overrated; Why the Show is Going on Hiat...

EP21 – Choosing a College Major Plus Overthrowing the Ball
December 10, 2020

In this episode, Dan gives advice on the different factors to consider when choosing a major as a college athlete – did you know some majors are essentially not allowed if an … EP21 – Choosing a College Major Plus Overthrowing the Ball Read More »

EP20 – Bad Luck for Softball Pitchers Plus The Value of On-Base Percentage
December 04, 2020

In this episode, Dan talks through good luck and bad luck scenarios for softball pitchers. Dan also discusses the value of on-base percentage for hitters and the importance of being disciplined at … EP20 – Bad Luck for Softball Pitchers Plus The Value...

EP19 – How to Help a Player with a Quiet Personality Play Aggressively & The Misconceptions of Pitching Velocity
November 19, 2020

In this episode, Dan discusses how to help a girl with a quiet personality play aggressively. Dan also talks through some of the misconceptions of pitching velocity as well as what’s realistic … EP19 – How to Help a Player with a Quiet Personality Pla...

EP18 – Can a Bad Attitude Get You Crossed Off a Recruiter’s List? Plus, The Role of Using Different Size Balls for Practice
November 12, 2020

Will your daughter get crossed off a recruiter’s list if she has a bad attitude? Dan talks through how the character of an athlete can play a big role in the recruiting … EP18 – Can a Bad Attitude Get You Crossed Off a Recruiter’s List? Plus,

EP17 – Should You Play on a Lesser Team that Allows More Playing Time? And, Do D1 Players Have Better Skills or are They Just Physically Better Athletes?
November 05, 2020

Should you play on a lesser team that allows more playing time? Dan gives helpful insight on things to consider when contemplating this question. Dan also discusses other factors that are important … EP17 – Should You Play on a Lesser Team that Allows...

EP16 – Mindset During a Slump in Softball & Lifting the Ball as a Hitter
October 15, 2020

When are you in a slump? When is it more than just a bad at-bat or two, or bad string of games? And, what do you do about it? Plus, Dan talks … EP16 – Mindset During a Slump in Softball & Lifting the Ball as a Hitter Read More »

EP15 – Pinch Hitting Tips and Base stealing Do’s and Don’ts
September 30, 2020

When are good and bad times to try and steal bases in softball? Plus, hitting is hard…especially when coming off the bench. Dan gives tips for pinch hitters and coaches to try … EP15 – Pinch Hitting Tips and Base stealing Do’s and Don’ts Read More »

EP14 – Softball Shoulder Injuries; Do Agility Ladders Work? Is Sport-Specific Training a Real Thing?
September 23, 2020

In this episode we cover common types of softball shoulder injuries and how softball players can train to prevent them. We also discuss the ever-popular agility ladder, and whether or not they … EP14 – Softball Shoulder Injuries; Do Agility Ladders Wo...

EP13 – Throwing a Higher Fastball Percentage; Pitching Motion Blending with Throwing; Reading Foul Balls
September 16, 2020

What percentage of fastballs should softball pitchers throw? And, should they increase this percentage? Dan also talks about the windmill pitching motion blending with the throwing motion, and how pitchers can read … EP13 – Throwing a Higher Fastball ...