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September 27, 2019

Thank you to those who took the time to fill out my questionnaire. Your responses are very helpful in helping me figure out how I can best assist your daughter, to provide what you both need to reach your goals, and to have some answers as to what direction I will be t...

April 14, 2019

As a coach who faces this conversation regularly with clients and parents, I found this write up by Lori Cook Baird, a pitching coach  for 30+ years to be extremely relevant and helpful in conveying an important, but brutally honest message....

February 27, 2019

It happens on occasion, where I’m asked or challenged why I coach things a certain way, especially when it comes to pitching and mechanics. While I'm not denying that there are different styles and ways to say and present the pitching motion (especially when it comes t...

January 28, 2019

Another annual trip to an NFCA Coaches Clinic is in the books! This year was a quick weekend trip to Portland, Oregon where I heard from Jo Evans, Texas A&M head coach, Maggie Livreri, Boise State head coach, Trisha Ford, Arizona State head coach, Melissa Gentile owner...

December 24, 2018

Don’t Forget about The Jersey Number Find Contest!

Find your Jersey number in random places, take a photo and submit to Coach Michaela! Numbers can’t be self made or purposely placed, they have to be found randomly in inconspicuous places.

Here are some of my examples:

Th...

December 17, 2018

As my business continues to grow and expand, as I continue to work with different girls and families from all walks of life, I have realized that my expectations as a coach need to be clearly expressed and defined. 

Those who have seen or been apart of my lessons, know...

December 17, 2018

In Late January, 8k is Headed to Portland for the 2019 NFCA Coaches Clinic!

Top notch college and travel ball coaches, the same ones I follow up to the WCWS, join together to show off their coaching strategies, their thought processes, their specific methods to help kid...

December 10, 2018

The date on this young, but talented player’s journal entry was right after a pitching lesson that in my opinion, was where I finally felt like after almost a year of working with her, she had let down her walls and we had a pretty deep, engaging, back and forth conver...

December 3, 2018

Encouragement: Silly, and at Times a Little Lame, but So So Important!

I am a huge believer in positive self-affirmations; say it out loud, say it to a teammate, and then have it on repeat in your head before every pitch, every swing, every game, every…everything. I get...

November 26, 2018

Ah the offseason…

It’s like a double whammy to the gut; The summer is over, your season has ended, and now you’re left wondering what direction you’re headed in for the Spring. That’s whammy number 1. Whammy number 2: Putting in work and time during the offseason and ha...