Funny expression

Today I heard a very funny expression from one of my students. She told me her high school coach says it all the time.

When they’re in practice, if they start overthrowing the ball back and forth he’ll yell “It looks like you’re having a snowball fight.” What a great description! Made me laugh when I heard it.

It may not be new to some of you, but it sure was to me and I just had to share it.

One other funny line I heard a while back comes from former Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks. When his players were struggling he’d yell, “You guys are getting worse every day, and right now you’re playing like it’s next month.” Again, very funny but it gets the point across.

As a coach it always helps to have a few one-lines handy to get attention and break the tension at the same time. So what are your favorite (serious but funny) things to say to your players when they need to be brought back on track?


About Ken Krause

Ken Krause has been coaching girls fastpitch softball for nearly 20 years. Some may know him as a contributing columnist to Softball Magazine, where he writes Krause's Korner -- a regular column sponsored by Louisville Slugger. Ken is also the Administrator of the Discuss Fastpitch Forum, the most popular fastpitch discussion forum on the Internet. He is currently a Three Star Master Coach with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), and is certified by both the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and American Sports Education Program (ASEP). Ken is a private instructor specializing in pitchers, hitters, and catchers. He teaches at North Shore Baseball Academy in Libertyville, IL and Pro-Player Consultants in McHenry, IL.

Posted on April 27, 2014, in Coaching. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “Quit lollygaggin’ around.”


  2. Heard another good one from the same girl (Taylor). Saturday she hit a sky high pop-up for an out. When she came back toward the bench she looked at me and her dad and said, “It was a home run in an elevator shaft.”


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