10 Ways to Determine Playing Time

Coaches are faced with many conflicting feelings, desires, and challenges: You want to win; you want everyone to enjoy their experience; you want to reward the hardest workers. To top it all off, you want to do all these things while keeping your job and avoiding...

What to Do When You’re Not Getting Any Playing Time

Jordan Patterson’s Story Jordan spent her first two seasons as the backup catcher for the University of Alabama softball team. Coming to Alabama, she knew she’d have to pay her dues and earn a starting spot. So, she showed up everyday with a positive attitude and...

3 Reasons You Need to Care More For Your Reserves

Jordan Patterson’s Story  Jordan Patterson had paid her dues. In fact, during her first two years of playing softball for the University of Alabama, she sat the bench behind two great catchers. And during those two years, she worked hard, had a great attitude, and...

How to Work with Parents Complaining About Playing Time

  “I am never the type of parent to complain…” “I really appreciate all you do for the boys, but…” “I know I shouldn’t be worried about playing time, but I’m really worried about my daughter…” If you are a coach you have likely got one of these messages from a parent....

If You Couldn’t Play at All…

“If you couldn’t play at all, would you be a valuable teammate every day?” –Brad Stevens Be honest: When you get injured; When you foul out of the game; When your coach pulls you out because of a mistake; When your teammate beats you out for playing time; When...