Pop Up Communication - From Candrea on Coaching for ASA
I have been asked numerous times recently to discuss our approach to pop ups. Sounds like it should be a very simple approach to catch a simple pop up! Unfortunately, pop ups can be the cause of many sleepless nights when you have either very tentative outfielders or no communication has been successfully taught, practiced, and continued to be practiced throughout the entire season. Yes, we review our communication on a daily bases throughout the season. Communication is important to be successful in our game and also in life. At least my wife lets me know when I am not doing a very good job of communicating during my season. She often says that our marriage is sometimes on hold because of softball season!!
On the softball field, the verbiage that we select to use should be meaningful and well thought out. It does not have to be fancy, but it must be used by everyone on the team. The easiest way to break down communication is for everyone to use their own language and cause confusion. A simple example would be "mine, mine, mine", "ball, ball, ball", I got it etc. All of these mean the same thing but used in a stressful moment with lots of crowd noise, could be a result in disaster. I would like to explain to you the communication that we use and whether you agree upon the wording that we use, it only matters that these words mean something to our players and are the only verbiage used in our system.
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We’re really excited to have ASA be a part of Titans Softball.
For ASA Day … Youth 8th grade and younger will get in for free by wearing their ASA jersey.
(the youth must be in an ASA jersey to receive complimentary admission).
We offer a group rate for other’s who are planning on attending Pink/ASA Day – families and friends of the youth. Our group rate is presale only and is $4 per ticket for groups of 20 or more.
Teams from your league can take advantage of this group order and place orders for their individual teams, or the league can do one order as a whole.
To purchase group tickets you can contact myself at 657-278-2677 or the Athletics Ticket Office at 657-278-2783
Please let me know if you have any questions!
We look forward to working with ASA!
Athletics Ticket and Marketing Manager
Cal State Fullerton.
Click here to read the latest edition of the American Softball Association's "Balls and Strikes" magazine.
Our Umpire-in-Chief (or "UIC"), Mr. Greg Busch, is in the process of putting together another fantastic array of young folks interested in taking on the huge challenge of umpiring for the ASA in Diamond Bar! More information on the DBGS and ASA Junior Umpire program can be found here. This is a terrific opportunity for players, former players, and other young adults to develop both their character and knowledge of the great game of softball. We are grateful to have Mr. Busch leading this program.
ASA members, linked below is a short video showing the motion analysis system available from our video partner PowerChalk®. This easy to use system requires no software installation and helps coaches and players improve their game. The system is available to all ASA members at: http://www.powerchalk.com/ASA
Two minute tutorial available at bottom of this post. ASA PowerChalk® users can record an analysis, compare player's side by side and broadcast their screen to fellow coaches and players.
All things current and DBGS!