Coach’s Corner

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Rockin’ It

High school softball: Marengo goes deep 4 times in win over Richmond-BurtonMARENGO – With the wind blowing out to left field on Tuesday, Marengo’s Hannah Ritter and the Indians’ lineup worked extra hard on lifting the ball, hoping to find the other side of the outfield fence …
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Congrats Becky Roncone on Signing to Benedictine University!

Streamwood HS Softball on TwitterCongratulations to Rebecca Roncone on signing to Benedictine University!!! #nationalsigningday https://t.co/hjaStobh6X …
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Congrats to Hannah Ritter – Athlete of the Week!

High school softball insider: Marengo’s Hannah Ritter is athlete of the week; rankings; notesAthlete of the Week Hannah Ritter, Marengo, jr., OF Ritter nearly had a near perfect week at the plate, going 10 for 11 with her first home run of the season. Marengo went 3-0 last week, including a 19-9 win in five innings over Burlington Central in the Indians’ Kishwaukee River Conference opener …
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30 College Recruiting Red Flags

Nate Trosky believes that character can make or break a prospect’s chances to be recruited by a college coach.Nate Trosky has been in the baseball world over two decades running his own company, Trosky Baseball, and working over 150 college recruiting events and professional scouting combines.He recently contributed an article to StudentSportsBaseball and we felt that his information is very applicable to softball as well and modified his list below to be “softball relevant.”1. Addressing an email to a college coach by either calling him or her Coach, without a first name and/or by spelling the name wrong.2. Sending emails to college coaches that are lengthy, with too much information.3. Getting in trouble outside of softball fostering a reputation that reaches college coaches.4. Attending a college recruiting camp with a sloppy look including untied shoes or wearing headphones.5. On a official visit, asking current players what the party …
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Smart Work vs. Hard Work

Smart Work Routs Hard Work and No Work Every Time“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” ~Aristotle To work smarter and improve faster, discipline is required. Discipline is commonly cited as a necessity for success in sports (or life). But what is discipline? How does an athlete know if she has a disciplined approach? …
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Playing Multiple Sports Doesn’t Mean Ignoring Softball

Playing Multiple Sports Doesn’t Mean Ignoring Softball
It’s the old debate about whether student athletes should focus on one sport or instead turn themselves into multi-sport athletes. More and more are choosing to play year-round, according to Bob Loshek, in his eighth year as the softball coach at Park High School in Cottage Grove, Minnesota …
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First Pitch Strike….

Quoting Venus Taylor ” Domingo is the best! I was a three hitter and a lead off and there is no way I am watching the first good strike go by! Some may say if your a lead off you should watch pitches. Disagree. If I am the lead off hitter my job is to get on base. The first strike you see is the best strike you will see unless a pitcher is making a mistake. Hit the pitch you have the best chance to succeed on! Studies show if you watch a strike….you decrease your chance to get a hit by 33%. Be ready when you get in the box and attack the strikes! Your time to watch pitches is on the on deck circle. Swing out of your shoes! Great hitters don’t get in a habit of watching strikes.”  Check out the video.

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NCAA Div I Recruiting Calendar

Here is a link to NCAA Div I Recruiting Calendar — Start writing your letters and emails to coaches. The contact period is around the corner!

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NFCA College Exposure Camps

Check out these college camps hosted by NFCA.  Make sure to attend a camp during Div I contact period. Sign up soon as these camps fill quickly. https://nfcaevents.org/nfca-camps/index.php
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