Pitch4heat: Welcome

Hmn I can hit that pumpkin!!! See ya don't want to be ya!!

Pitch4heat Web site

Pitch4heat is dedicated to help improve girls fastpitch softball skills. This game isn't only about winning and losing, it is about building lasting relationships and friends, it is about doing things that you feel are beyond your capabilities and mastering them, it is about giving our girls the tools and confidence to handle what comes their way when they take our place in this big world. It takes a good loser to make a great winner.

Mission Statement

To provide all softball players with an opportunity to excel to their maximum potential through goal oriented instruction.

Do you have what it takes to play Fast Pitch Softball?

Do you got HEART?                                                      What is a TEAM?

Heart                                                                                  Together
Effort                                                                                  Everyone
Attitude                                                                               Accomplishes
Respect                                                                              More

Where is your
Success is
10% ability and 90% Attitude - The only attitude that is acceptable is a positive one!!!

Are you a triple threat?
Ability - Establishes what you can do, and gets you on the team.
Ambition - Determines how much you do, and gets you into the line-up.
Attitude - Guarantees how well you will do, and how much you contribute to the team, and keeps you in the line-up.


Pace calculator Target heart rate calculator Body mass index calculator Caloric needs calculator Nutritional needs calculator Ideal weight calculator Body Fat calculator

Florida Girls Fastpitch Softball Forum

Heart Deeper than Mind
The heart sings, and the mind talks.

The heart loves, and the mind thinks.
The heart moves us and the mind considers.
The heart desires and the mind finds a path.
The heart is tender and the mind protective.
The heart is innocent and the mind is deceptive.
The heart is a poem and the mind text.
The heart sings, and the mind talks.
George Norwood

"Don't wish for success, practice for success!!!"
"Todays preparation is tomorrow success!!!"

Three kinds of motivation

Participation or playing time is earned not

If you understand what a TEAM is, have a great HEART, and have the right ATTITUDE, then go show it on the ball field.

Internet Safety and Confidentiality - We are committed to the Safety and Confidentiality of all the players and parents involved in this organization. Personal information is contained on this site for the benefit of college recruiting and player scouting. Use of this information inconsistent with the mission is unethical and may be violation of local, state, and federal laws.


Tuesday, September 30
Jessica Mendoza on Drive Step Throws

Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica Mendoza demonstrates how to to deliver a good throw from the outfield. Visit ProtegeSportsInc.com to view more videos on softball.

Tuesday, September 30
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Saturday, November 29
Hitting at practice

You see, hitting is a lot more than a sweet swing.

Hitting is...

1) Reading cues and tracking the ball well

2) Making decisions (pitch selection)

3) Ajusting to various locations and moving pitches

4) Hitting according to the situation

5) The approach to the plate and the mental part of hitting

You see, if you only work on the swing, you are missing a bit part of the equation.

You have to integrate all of those other elements into your training in order to develop high-level hitting.

Having a "sweet swing" is a good start but you also have to see the ball, recognize what pitch it is and where it is going, decide if you will swing or not, make adjustments, and more.

Make your hitting training much more than just "swing"


Hitting is the most important part of the game with pitching. You've got to work on it!


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Match Up
Match each word in the left column with its synonym on the right. When finished, click Answer to see the results. Good luck!







You will fail because you were never going to succeed!!!

You will succeed because you were never going to fail!!

 Which one are you - either you got talent or you don't.  You had talent yesterday, you got it today and you will still have it tomorrow.... or you don't.  It might take a bit of hard work to get it out of you, but that's where practice, determination, and desire come to play.

Think, Believe, and Execute!!!!







Fastpitch Recruiting Web Source

Reasons why your batters strike out!!!!

Go get it done!!!!!!!!!
OH YES WE DID !!!!!!!!


This Bat isn't too heavy!!!
Friday, April 20
ONLINE Fast Pitch Training

Bunt Defense - http://www.coachkennybuford.com/buntdefense/
First and Third - http://www.coachkennybuford.com/firstandthird/
Pepper Drill -

Mike Candrea Training option go to training tab


Tuesday, September 30
Fastpitch Softball Hitting Lesson - Rotation Explained

Wednesday, October 4
Web Search Engine

Watch the rockets hit you
Anger Management 101 - For all you Haters Out there - http://www.defoore.com/angervideolong.htm  - maybe a little food for thought - Hmn what is controlled Anger?

Dogpile Search


Perfect Hitting!!!!!
Friday, September 8
Parents, Fans, and Spectators - Please let the coaches coach during the game - u can on the way home.

Look Jabber Jaws is at it again
I know how hard it is to try to help your child in the middle of the game, but with everyone hollering at them like 99% of the time if you let them just make a play we will be better off then everyone hollering at them and driving confusing.


Saturday, September 16
Parent Training

Saturday, September 16
Throwing - Training

Monday, June 5
Florida Pitch2Fast Web Site

Florida Girls Fastpitch Softball Forum

Basketball, Soccer, Tennis and Other Sports Drills

Saturday, September 16
Players training

Build your own sports web site

Leaguelineup - http://www.leaguelineup.com/            Eteamz - http://eteamz.active.com/company/sites/


FastPitch Fielding Glove Sizing Chart

FastPitch Bat Selection Chart:

Summing Up Softball


Fast Pitch Drills, Drills, Drills

Softball Tips

Fastpitch Softball Drills and Tips

noahs ark
Friday, November 3

EVERYTHING I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark...  the woodpecker might have to go!!!

1.   Don't miss the boat
2.   Remember that we are all in the same boat.
3.   Plan ahead.  It wasn't raining when Noah build the Ark.
4.   Stay Fit.  When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
5.   Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done. 
6.   Build your future on high ground.
7.   For safety sake, travel in pairs.
8.   Speed isn't always an advantage.  The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
9.   When your stressed, float a while.
10.  Remember, the Ark was build by amateurs; the titanic by professionals.
11.  No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.


                                            FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Will -
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, nor a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." - Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers

The Champion's Creed  - "We are not judged by the number of times we fail, but the number of times we succeed. And the number of times we succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times we can fail and keep trying." - Walt Disney

Goals  - "Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan." - Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys

Heart  - "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog." - Archie Griffin (5' 9") two-time Heisman Trophy Award Winner

Pride - "Great players never look in the mirror and think, I'm the greatest player. Instead, they always ask themselves, Am I the very best player I can be?" - Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

Games - "Most games are lost, not won." - Casey Stengel, NY Yankees and NY Mets   

Over - "The game isn't over till it's over." - Yogi Berra, NY Yankees

% - "Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical." - Yogi Berra, NY Yankees

Slump - "Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hittin." - Yogi Berra, NY Yankees

Observe - "You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra, NY Yankees

Keep Swinging - "My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging." - Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves, All Time Home Run King

Success - "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." - Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers

Winners - "The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do." - Dennis Waitley

Luck - "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson

Together - "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." - Babe Ruth, NY Yankees

Learn - "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." - John Wooden, UCLA Bruins

Passion - "Once you've done the mental work, there comes a point where you have to throw yourself into the action and put your heart on the line. That means not only being brave, but being passionate towards yourself, your teammates and your opponents." - Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers, 2000 World Champions

Believe - "If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it." - Ronnie Lott, SF 49ers

Commitment - "There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing in life as in-between." - Pat Riley, LA Lakers

Key - "Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks." - Joe Paterno, Penn State University

Winners - "Winners never quit and quitters never win." - Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers

Concentration - "Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary." - Ray Knight, Cincinnati Reds

Think - "How can you think and hit at the same time?" - Yogi Berra, NY Yankees

Total Effort  - "I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win." - Arnold Palmer

Success - "Success is a journey, not a destination." - Ben Sweetland

Failures - "Failures are divided into two classes; those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought." - John Charles Solak

Risk - "Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first." - Frederick Wilcox

Sweat - "Sweat plus sacrifice equals success." - Charlie Finley, Oakland A's

Competition - "The struggle of competition will test your abilities and maximize your personal potential."  Author Unknown

Synergy - "Combine the talents of many with the will of one, and you will experience the synergy of team power."  Author Unknown

Sportsmanship - "Admired is the ability to enjoy accomplishments with humble recognition and to accept losses with quiet acknowledgement."  Author Unknown

Excellence - "Excellence is but simple repetition....practice, practice, practice."  Author Unknown

Potential - "Your potential is limited only by what you can envision.  Allow your mind to believe and you will achieve."  Author Unknown

Choice - "You can choose to become the best if you are willing to put forth the time and effort others are not."  Author Unknown

"If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it OK.  But you've go to shoot for something.  A lot of people don't even shoot."  Confucius

Shoot - "Shoot for the stars, at least if you don't reach it, you can land in the heavens." 
Carlos Watson

Shoot - "Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars." 
Les Brown

Heart - "Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. " Confucius

Lead Dog - "Life is like a dogsled team.  If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes." Author Unkown

Excellence -
"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns confidence, excellence becomes a reality."  Joe Paterno

Heart - "WIts our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome." William James

Effort - "Great effort springs naturally from great attitude." Pat Riley

Attitude - "If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change your attitude."
Maya Angeiou

Weakness- "My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then i will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."
Michael Jordon

Target - "Aim for your star, no matter how far, you must reach high above and touch your life with love, you must never look back, but charge on! Attack!! See your goal your star desire, see it red hot, feel it burning, you must be obsessed with it to make it your true yearning, be ready my friend for when you truly believe it, you will certainly achieve it and by all God's universal laws you will always receive it."
Bob Smith

Effort - "You are what you are, You are where you are, because of what goes into your mind."
Zig Ziglar

Visonary - "The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is a perfect as you can imagin it, because its only intangible  ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last, stone crubles, wood rots, people, well they die, but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on."
Chuch Palahniuk

Habit - "Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit.  You are what you repeatedly do."
Shaquille O'Neal