Softball Academy, Kansas City
Our philosophy at the Advanced Fastpitch Academy is simple and based on common sense. We have a players first mentality; this means that we have the player’s and team’s best interests in mind. The program’s focus is not based on winning alone, but on player and team development.
By focusing on fundamental skill set, winning will take care of itself. Please remember this though: we are looking at the big picture for your daughter. Your future high school and college coaches are not going to care how many games she won or lost when she was 11 or 12, they won’t even ask. They will only care about the skills that she is able to perform on the day they are watching. So with that said, let’s get into some of the heart and soul behind our philosophy.
Focus on the fundamental skill set from the inside out and the ground up
I and the entire coaching staff are role models. The way we conduct ourselves on and off the field is a direct reflection of how our players will perform and behave on and off the field. You have probably heard it said that players take on the personality of their coaches. This is very true. There is a right way and a wrong way to play the game.
We provide a positive learning atmosphere for your daughter to learn the game of softball, from the basic fundamentals to the more complex aspects of the game. In order for her to get the best experience, a positive atmosphere is important. This also includes the parents. Please don’t be a negative parent who contradicts what we teach; it only confuses the player, and she doesn’t know who to trust. When a parent believes in what the coaches are teaching and has positive commentary about the program, your daughter will be more excited when she shows up for practice and games.
Dare to Care
Each player needs to know that we care for her as an individual and that we believe she is an important part of the team. We will take time to talk to all players individually and take interest in what is going on in their life outside of softball.
Fun is essential for kids of all ages. We develop practices that let them do the things they enjoy. It’s also important for you and the coaches have fun. We will create an environment that is structured and varied enough for the players and the coaches to enjoy. If we are not having fun, why are we out here?