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Kristyn Sandberg Talks Georgia, NPF, Catching Otserman and Obstruction

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Photo Courtesy of Georgia Athletics In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Georgia All-American and two time NPF Champion Kristyn Sandberg. Sandberg discusses her career at Georgia, playing in the NPF, and her plans in softball. Sandberg also discusses the obstruction rule from a catcher perspective, being on Beth Torina staff at LSU, and catching Cat Osterman. In the episode, we play back an interview with Alisa Goler, who was Sandberg’s teammate at Georgia !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=;t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e);s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,'script','//connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js'); fbq('init', '1224285097721002'); fbq('init', '1292039950938058'); fbq('track', 'PageView'); //tracks a PageView to both initialized pixels Source link
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Trisha Ford adds Jimmy Kolaitis to Staff and Talks ASU Softball

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Photo Courtesy of ASU Athletics In This edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Arizona State’s Head Coach Trisha Ford about her recent hiring of Jimmy Kolaitis. Ford discusses what Kolaitis brings to the staff and working with Jeff Harger, who runs the Sun Devils offense.Ford also discusses the 2020 season and what fans can look foreword to in 2021 and beyond and several other topics as well. Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson also recap some coaching news, including a UAB coaching hire and more. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=;t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e);s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,'script','//connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js'); fbq('init', '1224285097721002'); fbq('init', '1292039950938058'); fbq('track', 'PageView'); //tracks
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Laura Matthews Talks Belmont, We Talk USF and 2021 Season

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Photo Courtesy of Belmont Athletics In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with new Belmont Head Coach Laura Matthews about her homecoming to Nashville, where she grew up. Matthews discusses how she landed at Belmont and what the most significant thing she learned from her time at Wright State. Also, in the episode, Eric and Victor Anderson discuss Ken Eriksen officially being back as the South Florida Head Coach. Finally, they look at how the NCAA decision of the fall championships could impact softball in 2021. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=;t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e);s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,'script','//connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js'); fbq('init', '1224285097721002'); fbq('init', '1292039950938058'); fbq('track',
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The Slice Drill

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Purpose Outfielders work on fielding a ball that is slicing away from them. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach throws a ball away from the outfielder. If the outfielder is in right field the ball is thrown toward the right field foul line to simulate a slice hit by a right-hand batter. If the outfielder is in left field the ball is thrown toward the left field foul line to simulate a ball hit by a left-hand batter that is tailing away. Player runs and catches the ball.
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Emily Carosone Talks Auburn Softball, Team Italy and More

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In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Emily Carosone about becoming Auburn’s new assistant coach. Carosone describes her journey, Working with Mickey Dean and her offense and defense philosophy; she also discusses being part of the Italian national team that qualified for the Summer Olympics. Carosone also reflected on her walk-off HR in Women’s College World Series against Oklahoma in game 2 in 2016 and the NPF championship with Chicago Bandits. Also, in the episode, Eric and Victor discuss some of the latest coaching news. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=;t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e);s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,'script','//connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js'); fbq('init', '1224285097721002'); fbq('init', '1292039950938058'); fbq('track', 'PageView');
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Shoestring Catch

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Purpose Outfielders work on making the shoestring catch on balls hit in front of them. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach throws a ball in front of the outfielder. Outfielder charges in and tries to make the shoestring catch. Once she catches the ball she rolls it back to the coach and then runs back out to her outfield position. Coaching Tips Outfielder should keep glove extended at knee height and have eyes on the ball. She should then shovel the glove out to catch the ball. Reassure
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Lacey Waldrop Talks New Job at Houston, FGCL All-Star Weekend

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Photo Courtesy of Houston Athletics In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with new Houston assistant coach Lacey Waldrop about returning to coaching DI softball. Waldrop discusses why Houston was the right fit, her coaching philosophy, and what she learned from Patty Gasso and Lonni Alameda. In the episode, Eric and Victor Anderson talk with Gray Robertson about the FGCL All-Star weekend and playoffs, which players have stood out that could make an impact in the 2021 college softball season and beyond. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=;t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e);s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,'script','//connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js'); fbq('init', '1224285097721002'); fbq('init', '1292039950938058'); fbq('track', 'PageView'); //tracks a PageView
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Critique The Pitch Drill

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Purpose Helps pitcher correct flaws in delivery. Drill Setup Pitcher stands on the rubber. Catcher is behind home plate. (35-40 feet away) How it Works Pitcher goes through normal motion and throws the ball to the catcher. Coach critiques the motion and offers tips to correct any problems. Complete 2 sets of 10-15 pitches. Coaching Tips If ball is coming in too high or too low make sure pitcher is executing wrist snap at right time – when elbow brushes hip. If ball is high, pitcher is releasing the ball out in front of her body instead of at her
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Concordia irvine softball

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In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Concordia Irvine’s Head Coach and Interim Athletic Director, Crystal Rosenthal. The two discuss the NCAA Council decision on spring sports eligibility and the impact on DII student-athletes. They also address how the cancellation of the rest of the season affected programs. Rosenthal also discusses her new role as Interim Athletic Director, her lover for the Dodgers, and more. Also, in this episode, Victor Anderson talks with Evan Hughes about broadcasting softball at Virginia Tech, Hosting a podcast with Hokies Head Coach Pete D’Amour, and the debut of a new
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