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Welcome to the Softball Excellence Dugout


The Dugout is your cool stuff area. It's the place where you can find all the FREE STUFF (that people love), plus check out softball pictures Cindy has taken around the world, find answers to various Softball Questions, ask Cindy a softball question that might be on your mind, read the Tip of the Month, and also check out links to other softball sites.

The Dugout will continue to grow and evolve so keep checking back. And, keep in mind that if there's something you want to read about, see, hear or learn then let Cindy know so other coaches like you can read about it in The Dugout!

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Ask Cindy

Ask Cindy

View answers to commonly asked questions that Cindy has been asked over the years. This is the place where you can write and ask Cindy whatever's on your mind. If you've got a softball question you'd like to ask, then simply complete the Ask Cindy Form, hit Send and she will answer your question as soon as she can.

Softball Directory

Softball Directory

Cindy's recommended links to other interesting and useful softball websites. This is your jumping off point to a number of other softball resources on the web. This page has been somewhat organized to categorize other softball sites for you, in the hope of narrowing down your quest for softball information. The categories include sections on Associations/Organizations, other Instruction/Information Sites, Equipment, and section for Miscellaneous sites. Plan to check this page every so often as new Softball resource sites are bound to show up.

Tip Of The Month


Each month I will share something new to help make your coaching life just a little bit easier. My Tip will change every month and will eventually address all skills and areas of softball. If there's a particular skill area that you'd like me to write a Tip of the Month on, please send me an email and let me know. Meanwhile, here's this month's tip ...enjoy!

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Our Most Recent Articles

How a Bucket Will Help Your Roll-Over Drop

by Cindy Bristow on December 09, 2014 at 5:12am

The roll-over drop can be a tricky pitch to throw, never mind to teach. But learn how an everyday bucket can be the answer you’ve been looking for to teach the feel and the release of the roll-over drop.

Coaches Corner
7 Coaching Lessons from Toddlers

by Cindy Bristow on November 25, 2014 at 6:11am

Learning to walk is arguably one of the most important skills we ever learn. Without it, we’d spend our adult lives crawling – not a pleasant thought. And yet our involvement in that process has valuable insight into our coaching.

Player’s Page
Have You Switched on Your Hitting Eyes

by Cindy Bristow on November 25, 2014 at 5:11am

You use your eyes all day long – just not in the same way you use them when you hit. While you know how to “see”, it’s really important that you know how to switch into your hitting eyes when you get to practice or games.

Player’s Page
Target Practice to Challenge Yourself

by Cindy Bristow on November 11, 2014 at 6:11am

Practice is necessary, and yet it can get boring. To help make things more fun during practice start challenging yourself to a little game of accuracy. Discover just how good you can pitch, throw or hit.

Coaches Corner
One Adjustment for More Hitting Power

by Cindy Bristow on November 11, 2014 at 5:11am

Mention power and I bet I got your attention. But, I’ll also bet you’ve got at least 1 player on your team who is hurting her power because she’s got this problem. Read on to discover the power problem and its solution.

Player’s Page
How to Get More Tag Outs

by Cindy Bristow on October 28, 2014 at 5:10am

Tagging runners out might seem like it has everything to do with the throw. But, you might be surprised to learn there’s a secret in how you make the tag.

Coaches Corner
A Great Pitching Workout vs Live Hitting

by Cindy Bristow on October 28, 2014 at 5:10am

Having your pitchers throw live batting practice can be a controversial topic. But, I’ve found lots of benefit in it for both pitchers and hitters. Check out a great workout to help your pitchers improve against live hitting.

Coaches Corner
Is Your Pitcher’s Release Point Hurting Her Speed?

by Cindy Bristow on October 14, 2014 at 5:10am

You might think you know where pitchers should let go of the ball, but what if I told you it’s wrong? Discover how your pitcher’s current release point is actually losing her speed.



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