How is Your Foundation?

“If you have a strong foundation, you can build or rebuild anything on it. But if you have a weak foundation you can’t build or truly fix anything.”

When you hear the word “foundation” you may think of a house. A home’s foundation is the perfect example to compare to a softball player’s foundation when it comes to throwing, hitting, and pitching. All 3 of those things have to have a set, solid foundation formed at a young age based off of learning solid mechanics from the VERY beginning.

When you build a solid foundation at a young age, it’s easier the older you get to make adjustments, tweak some small mechanical things here and there, thus allowing you to focus more on the MENTAL side of the game instead of focusing so much on always having to go back and fix the foundation that was set years ago. That foundation will ALWAYS be there.

My best advice: put in the time, knowledge and finding a good coach FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. What you are learning NOW has a greatest effect on you DOWN the road – more than you will ever realize.

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Amanda Scarborough

My mission is to motivate, influence and help young softball girls in a positive way. I look to not only improve their softball skills, but also touch their lives at the same time. Welcome to my website, a place where I share my passions and illustrate this mission. Explore, find inspiration and be challenged.

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  • Hello I just wanted to ask ur opinion on something I have a daughter that loves baseball and has played since she was 3. She is 6 now and won’t turn 7 until May so this spring season I’m having a difficult time deciding whether to play her 1 more season of coach pitch baseball or try her at softball. What’s ur opinion?

    • Don’t think you can make a wrong choice here! There are a handful of really good softball players out there who played baseball first and they have such good field confidence/swag. They definitely have a different look to them physically with how they throw. I feel like they stick out – in a good waY!

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