A Coach’s Journey: An interview with Jamie Heflin

James Heflin Head Softball Coach, Wheat Ridge High School Wheat Ridge, Colorado 14U and 18U Club Coach 11 years of coaching   What was your best worst moment in...

Time to PARTY!

One of the many highlights of Be the Best is the after-hours Coaches’ Party on Friday night. This informal gathering is where attendees and speakers mix and mingle,...

Softball Speaker Schedule is Here!

Be the Best is just a few weeks away! And, as we all know, at this time of year, it’ll fly by faster than a fast pitch in a fast-paced softball game. So, make your move...

Why do coaches coach?

Coaches coach for many different reasons. Some want to give back. To the game, to the community, to the people who helped them along the way. Others are motivated by...

Why Coaches’ Conventions are Worth the Investment

Even if you’re the winningest coach your organization has ever seen, the best sign caller east of the Mississippi or know how to motivate players better than anyone...

Why Continue Your Coaching Education?

Be the Best Baseball and Softball Coaches' Convention is a great place to up your game as a coach. You spend three days learning from the best, sharing with other...

Be the Best Announces Softball Speaker Line-up

If you want to be the best, you want to learn from the best. This year, Be the Best brings you the best of the best in an unparalleled roster of softball speakers who...

LONNI ALAMEDA COMES TO BE THE BEST

There’s something special about the way Lonni Alameda coaches. When her team gets tossed to the loser’s bracket, she doesn’t toss in the towel. Instead, she just digs...

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A Coach’s Journey

A Coach’s Journey: An interview with Jamie Heflin

James Heflin Head Softball Coach, Wheat Ridge High School Wheat Ridge, Colorado 14U and 18U Club Coach 11 years of coaching   What was your best worst moment in softball? We were in an ASA 18U Gold Qualifier and had made our way to the semifinal game against a...

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A Coach’s Journey: Laura Horstkamp

Laura Horstkamp Independent Trainer,Softball Sometimes the best way forward is backwards.  Laura Horstkamp started her coaching career at the college level. From there, she moved on to high school. Then to travel ball. And now, it’s private lessons and guest...

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A Coach’s Journey: An interview with Brent Treml

Brent Treml Baseball Pitching Coach University of the Sciences Philadelphia How did you get your start as a coach? Honestly, it all started as a favor. Back in 2010, my alma mater, Salesianum High School in Wilmington, DE, needed a coach for the freshman baseball...

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A Coach’s Journey: John Kidwell

John Kidwell Head Softball Coach Archbishop Ryan High School Philadelphia As a coach, we all take chances. We move our slumping clean-up hitter to seventh and she knocks it out of the park. We switch our short stop to second and she turns an incredible double play. We...

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Guest Speaker Posts

Hacking the Swing by Perry Husband

If you can’t explain it ‘simply’ then you don’t understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein This statement holds true in the world of hitting, more today than ever.  New ways to measure virtually every aspect of the art of hitting a round ball with a round bat,...

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The Playground Approach to Softball by Bill Edwards

There was a time when the local playground helped shape a generation. There was a freedom to those times, since we could leave our houses on a sunny summer day and meet at the playground for a day-long “game.” There was no adult supervision and the primary goal for...

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