“Do you really have eight pitchers? or do you really have two and the rest are kind of iffy?”
We caught up with University of San Diego Asst. Coach Danielle O’Toole during practice. She explains what makes her and her fellow coaches stay and watch recruits play, even if they’re not the ‘Star’ player on their team.
O’Toole also talked about something that she notices on the recruiting trail. “Do you really have eight pitches? or do you have two good ones and the rest are iffy?” She explains how she worked to improve her multiple pitches.
“Could you see yourself at this school without softball?”
Sometimes, schools come calling for softball players, providing a ready-made list of choices. But very often, players have to go out and find the right school for them. University of San Diego Head Coach Melissa McElvain explains one way to narrow down the list of possible colleges where players might want to go.
Coach Mac suggests asking a series of questions about what a softball player might want in a University. Ultimately, she says athletes should be comfortable with a school even if they didn’t play softball. Here’s why….
College and Travel ball coach Cristina Byrne talks about the important skills that many young players didn’t learn before they went to college. She also explains the biggest difference between coaching in College and Travel Ball.
Coach Cristina Byrne was a Head Coach at San Francisco State, Assistant Coach at UCSD, UC Davis and now SDSU. She also Coaches the SoCal Mavericks