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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

Tips!!!!

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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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.

Player’s Page
Are You Growing Your Skill

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

As you get older and capable of doing more things in life, are you making sure your softball skills are keeping up with your age? Never thought about it – well read on and I’ll tell you how.

Player’s Page
A Crazy Pitching Workout

by Cindy Bristow on September 30, 2014 at 5:09am

Pitching practice is usually structured, predictable and certainly controlled. But what if I told you those very things were holding you back! Blast out of the norm by trying this very non-traditional, crazy pitching workout.

Coaches Corner
3 Keys for Constructing vs Destructing Your Players

by Cindy Bristow on September 30, 2014 at 5:09am

As a softball coach, you’re talking to your players all the time. But, are you building them up or breaking them down? Are you constructing them into better players or destructing them into total messes? Learn the 3 keys so you can avoid this dangerous trap.

Coaches Corner
4 Biggest Tryout Mistakes

by Cindy Bristow on September 16, 2014 at 5:09am

The success of your team rests on the quality of your players, and that can often come down to your tryouts. Pick the right players and things can look bright, but make sure you know the 4 biggest tryout mistakes to avoid.

Player’s Page
Try the Every-Other Workout to Improve & Mix Pitches

by Cindy Bristow on September 16, 2014 at 5:09am

Figuring out how to improve a certain pitch while also practicing your other pitches can be challenging. Let me show how the every-other workout will give you lots of reps while keeping your other pitches sharp.

Player’s Page
Are You A Barnacle or A Battleship?

by Cindy Bristow on September 02, 2014 at 5:09am

One of the most important questions you might ask yourself this year as a new softball season starts is – are you a barnacle or a battleship? And while I know it seems like a crazy question, hear me out, and then see what you think.

Coaches Corner
8 Things Young Coaches Need for Success

by Cindy Bristow on September 02, 2014 at 5:09am

Maybe you just started coaching, or are a new head coach, or have dreams of coaching college ball one day. Do you know the 8 things it will take for you to succeed?

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