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Everything Fastpitch is a podcast hosted by Coach Tory Acheson and Coach Don McKinlay. Tory and Don are former college coaches that are now full time instructors and travel ball coaches. Since retiring form active collegiate coaching they have committed themselves to providing educational materials to the fastpitch community. This podcast is one of the resources they are providing. Their website has 500+ blog posts and they have a YouTube channel. All of these cover fastpitch softball from coaching and training beginner athletes up through college athletes. It is a great resource for players, parents and coaches. Whether it be training tips, mental aspects, coaching methods, recruiting etc. it is all covered, hence the name Everything Fastpitch.

Everything Fastpitch - The Podcast Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay

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    • 4.8 • 79 Ratings

Everything Fastpitch is a podcast hosted by Coach Tory Acheson and Coach Don McKinlay. Tory and Don are former college coaches that are now full time instructors and travel ball coaches. Since retiring form active collegiate coaching they have committed themselves to providing educational materials to the fastpitch community. This podcast is one of the resources they are providing. Their website has 500+ blog posts and they have a YouTube channel. All of these cover fastpitch softball from coaching and training beginner athletes up through college athletes. It is a great resource for players, parents and coaches. Whether it be training tips, mental aspects, coaching methods, recruiting etc. it is all covered, hence the name Everything Fastpitch.

    Defensive Ready Steps

    Defensive Ready Steps

    Newton's first law of motion states that “an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion".  This applies to softball and the coaches discuss how players should be moving into a  ready state instead of reacting from a stationary position. 
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    Obligations of Runner and Catcher on a dropped 3rd strike / Why taking a break is bad is a myth / Message from a recruiting service / Please call the strike zone / Work your A's off

    Obligations of Runner and Catcher on a dropped 3rd strike / Why taking a break is bad is a myth / Message from a recruiting service / Please call the strike zone / Work your A's off

    This week's lineup
    Warmup SegmentListener Question: Batter/Runner and Catcher's obligation on a dropped 3rd strike? (@13:15)Paige's Power Play: Why taking a break is bad is a myth (@19:00)Interview with EAS recruiting service (@22:31)Please call the strike zone (@39:46)Work your A's off (@53:53)

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    Has new equipment changed the game?

    Has new equipment changed the game?

    The coaches discuss the impact of equipment on the game of softball. Their decades of experience give them a unique perspective to the changes.
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    How much warm up for a pitcher / Part 2 of interview with Justin McLeod of D1Softball / Observations from early season games / Apply a quote from Usain Bolt

    How much warm up for a pitcher / Part 2 of interview with Justin McLeod of D1Softball / Observations from early season games / Apply a quote from Usain Bolt

    This week's lineup
    Warmup SegmentListener Question: How much should my daughter warm up before each game? (@12:21)Paige's power Play: Free Parent Training (@19:05)Part 2 of Interview with Justin McLeod of D1Softball (@21:38)Observations from games I've seen at the beginning of the season (@42:25)Quote from Usain Bolt and how it applies today (@54:55)Support the show

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    Rethink any set philosophy you have for all players to follow

    Rethink any set philosophy you have for all players to follow

    We often hear from students and former students that their coach wants everyone on the team to do something the same way. In this episode we discuss that all players are not physically and athletically the same and maximizing their performance may mean that having a set philosophy is not the best thing.
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    Clarification on being hit by batted ball / Interview with Justin McLeod of D1 Softball / Infield Fly Rule / Story telling

    Clarification on being hit by batted ball / Interview with Justin McLeod of D1 Softball / Infield Fly Rule / Story telling

    This week's lineup
    Warmup SegmentListener Question: My daughter was called out after being hit with a batted ball while standing on second base. Is this the correct call? (@8:39)Paige's Power Play: Free Parent Training (@12:21)Interview with Justin McLeod of D1 Softball (@15:17)Infield Fly Rule (@42:30)Action Coach Tip: Story telling (@50:48)Support the show

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

sam2982 ,

Great listen for softball parents or coaches

I’ve been listening for a couple of months now. I like that they talk about all different age groups. They really seem to have good insight on the game.

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Transgender athletes

Someday I hope there is a group of transgender mlb player that identify as 16year old girls and Crush your daughters teams. Cowards!

SoftballdadPHD ,

If you love softball, listen here...

Most reliable and informative softball podcast anywhere. Coach Don and Tory are pros in this game and they leave no stones unturned. Whether you are new or experienced to the game they are great at explaining every concept they talk about that is both thoughtful and insightful in a way that is understandable to anyone listening. A lot of informational podcast come off as too technical and is boring. Everything fastpitch is done well and is entertaining to listen to while you learn. They also conduct great interviews with other coaches, mentors, scouts, and/or something related to the game to help you. Having said that, I feel like in 20 years from now we’ll look back at Coach Don and Tory and day that they will be a huge part of what we are seeing now in the sport: a softball boom.

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