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Applying Occam’s Razor to Teaching Fastpitch Softball

By Ken Krause, Fastpitch Lane, 10/30/18, 12:00PM CDT

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The more you follow Occam’s Razor the more success your players will have and the more games you’ll win. Isn’t that really what it’s all about?

At some point in your life outside of fastpitch softball you’ve probably heard the term “Occam’s Razor.” No, it’s not a brand of shaving utensil. Instead, it’s a way of approaching problems. Essentially it says that all else being equal, if there is a simple approach to something and a complex one, the simple one is usually better.

If you want the full explanation, follow the link above. But a big part of it has to do with variables. The more variables you introduce (thereby making it more complicated), the more chances there are to get it wrong. That has certainly been my experience coaching girls fastpitch softball for lo these many years. (Had to say that – how often do you get a chance to use “lo” in a sentence?)