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Candrea on Coaching

On behalf of the Amateur Softball Association, welcome to the May issue of the ACE Coach monthly email from ASA Director of Coaching Education and two-time Olympic Coach Mike Candrea: Candrea on Coaching. As a youth sports coach, you naturally want to prepare your team to win as many games as possible, and as a Responsible Coach, you want to prepare your players to win off the field, too. The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program is proud to bring you this series in which Coach Candrea will provide you with coaching tips and resources that you can use for the betterment of your youth softball team.

May 15, 2013, Volume III, Issue 39

Excitement in May

The month of May has to be one of the most anticipated times each year for softball enthusiast. It is the time of the year when the television is full of action packed games as the regular season comes to an end and the road to a National Championship begins. For the players and coaches in college softball, this is the time we all live for and the fruits of our labor that began in September will reach the final day of another memorable season. For a few, it will be the realization of a lifelong dream and for most, the final days of another great opportunity in our lifetime. Those final days will bring a variety of emotions as we feel the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! Most of you do not remember the television show "Wide World of Sports" in which the opening showed examples of those vastly different emotions. In reality, there will be one team left standing with a feeling that they just conquered the world. But for all others, there is always a lot to be thankful for and the lessons learned through the process may be very faint at that final moment, but the next day when the sun comes up and you can reflect upon your ride on the emotional roller coaster, you will find many things to be very proud and thankful for.


Until next time,
Coach Candrea
Coach Candrea

In This Issue
Road to National Championship

Memorable Seasons

Be Proud and Thankful

Other Resources
Laura Berg Podcast
Listen to a Responsible Sports podcast » with three-time Olympic gold medalist and current Oregon State University Head Softball Coach Laura Berg shares the importance of learning from your mistakes on and off the field.