How to Win Championships

Prepare yourself to win the big games using the FC system. Everything from how to score runs to efficient bunt defenses and more. Use the formula from our championship past to secure your future place on the championship food chain.

Game Strategies
  How To Score Runs - How To Get On Base

These chalk talk videos are designed to give our coaches some framework for how to score runs against different levels of competition. This first lesson covers our approach towards getting our players on base with swinging away, bunting or slapping. Refer to this video to prepare or when your team is not getting any runners on base. You can't score if you don't get on!

  How To Score Runs - Moving The Runner To Second Base

You've got a runner on, now let's get her into scoring position. Here are a few ways to do it.

  How To Score Runs - The 0-1 Count

You can do a lot of damage on one of the most predictable counts in softball. Learn how we look at the 0-1 count, and how we make it work for us.

  How To Score Runs - The Fake Bunt Steal

Coaches: Learn the basic reads for this play that will win big ballgames for you. Most teams do not know how to prepare for it. This is a MUST for your offensive toolbox.

  How To Score Runs - Moving The Runner From Second To Third Base

Your runner is scoring position. Now what? You can play it by the book or you can roll the dice.

  How To Score Runs - Scoring The Runner From Third Base

Make sure you are proficient in getting your runners home from third base. Ever heard of the shuffle shuffle go?

  Chalk Talk (1) Slap Defense

FC vice president Sean Brashear and coach Tony talk about the slap defense from both an offensive and defensive perspective. Great for coaches and players to gain understanding on how to strategize within this defense.
  Chalk Talk (2) - Bunt Defense

Learn to "break the back" of your opponent by turning a common crisis situation around against your opponent. Understand the concept of an aggressive bunt defense and create success for your team when the tying or winning run is on first base.
  Chalk Talk (3) - Bunt Offense

Many teams fail to move the runner over when they need it the most. In this lesson we talk about how to effectively bunt in the toughest situations against the toughest teams with the toughest pitchers.
  Chalk Talk (4) - Team Defense Ball In The Air

*Critical Coaching Information*
Never again will you see a ball drop in between your fielders because of a lack of communication. Learn the proper"chain of command" for communication on balls in the air and make sure those out balls are caught!
  Chalk Talk (5) Bunt Situations - Rounding Second Base

Coach TJ Houshmandzadeh join Tony for a white board talk about baserunning. Specifically, rounding second base when moving station to station. Gain insight to an offensive and defensive perspective that will better prepare you for these situations.

  Chalk Talk (6) Leading off Third Base

Coach Tony and coach TJ discuss strategies and techniques when leading off third base.

  Secondary Leads Off Of Third Base

Are your players efficient when leading off third base? Here are some key principles to remember when teaching your players.

  Scoring Runs - Fake Bunt Steal Reads

*GAME CHANGER* Coach Tony helps you see what he sees from the third base coaching box when reading defenses for the fake bunt, steal. Learn what to look for and start winning ballgames from the 3rd base box without hitting the ball!

  Mindset Towards Championship Play

Take the field with the best state of mind possible, and give your team their best chance to win the big game.
  Mindset of Winning the Big Game

What's the best way to approach the big game? Learn how to avoid the trap that waits for the inexperienced coach when the pressure is the greatest to win the big game.
  Handling Success and Failure

Here is how we maintain balance and peace of mind through the normal successes and failures of softball.
  Mindset Relating with Umpires

Here's some important advice on how to properly build relationships with umpires. This has a definite impact on your team.
  Mindset Relating to Opposing Coaches

Tired of not being respected as a coach? How you relate to other coaches is a key factor in reassuring your families that they are in the right hands. Here coach Tony explains a mindset that will enable a behavior that commands respect when your team needs it the most.

  Post-Performance (Debrief) Mindset

Coach Tony gives some tips on how to make the post game talk a productive one.
  Making Good Great

Coach Tony and Sean Brashear talk about how get a team to play above what others might have projected.