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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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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.

    Interview - Joey Myers, Hitting Performance Lab / Lesson learned from college season / Coaches continuing to grow

    Interview - Joey Myers, Hitting Performance Lab / Lesson learned from college season / Coaches continuing to grow

    This weeks lineup:
    Warmup SegmentListener Question. Would the path Odicci Alexander took to play college ball work for me? (@11:57)Paige's Power Play (@15:12)Interview with Joey Myers of the Hitting Performance Lab. If you have interest in the scientific aspects of body movements, this is a must listen. (@19:03)Lessons learned from the college season. (@50:10)Coaches we need to think of every way we can to continue to be better coaches and give our players better experiences. (@59:17)

    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Our job is not to teach the skills but to teach our players how to learn the skills.

    Our job is not to teach the skills but to teach our players how to learn the skills.

    During a game the player is fielding, catching and hitting without a coach on the field telling them what to do or how to do it.  So the players need to understand the skills needed and why certain things work and some don't. If they don't really understand the skills they tend to act robotically. Between the white lines they are their own coach, so train them accordingly. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)

    • 12 min
    NCAA Tournament Thoughts / Rethinking some defensive things / Overcoaching hitters in a game

    NCAA Tournament Thoughts / Rethinking some defensive things / Overcoaching hitters in a game

    This weeks lineup:
    Warmup SegmentListener Question: My daughter seems like she has plateaued, is this normal? (@13:30)Paige's Power Play (@20:09)NCAA Tournament Thoughts (@24:10)Rethinking some defensive things (@37:44)Overcoaching of hitters in a game (@45:56)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)

    • 56 min
    Tribute to legendary college coaches retiring.

    Tribute to legendary college coaches retiring.

    Coaches Tory and Don  are joined by Hall of Fame Coach Scott Whitlock to discuss the retirement of Coach Candrea from the University of Arizona and Lu Harris-Champer from the University of Georgia. They also cover the retirement of Kennesaw State University's 30 year baseball coach Mike Sansing, which all three of them have had close connections to for years. They also touch on the College World Series and should changes be made to the format and facilities.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)

    • 29 min
    Handling demands of two teams at the same time.

    Handling demands of two teams at the same time.

    Coach Tory and Coach Don discuss the issues with trying to please 2 coaches at the same time. When school ball and travel team games and practices overlap, what is a player to do? Each coach has the best interests of their team as a number one priority so the player either has to make a choice or do all that each one requires. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)

    • 21 min
    Thoughts and predictions for the College World Series

    Thoughts and predictions for the College World Series

    Coach Tory gives his predictions for the College World Series.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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53 Ratings

53 Ratings

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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.

j partee ,

Awesome podcast

New to the Fastpitch world , loving this podcast it’s very informative and entertaining I have headphones in for 8houts a day so I’m listening to all the backlog and pretending Covid isn’t happening

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