Aaron Clopton - Indiana University Softball
In today’s episode, we talk to Aaron Clopton. Aaron is currently an assistant softball coach at Indiana University. He may have been in softball for over 20 years, but he also has done stuff outside softball like serving the military, being a professor, and engaging in real estate. In this episode, Aaron shares his journey and experiences in being a softball coach. He also talks about what parents should do to help their children in achieving what they want to achieve. With his years of experience in softball, he shares life advice to young coaches.
[2:43] Journey behind the success of Aaron Clopton.
[6:34] Aaron Clopton’s advice to a young coach.
[8:16] Life after coaching at Kansas.
[13:44] Differences from a pitching development in 2008 vs today.
[15:57] Mistakes seen in high school kids from a development standpoint.
[19:41] Things that parents need to do to help their children achieve what they want to achieve.
[27:58] Hitting vs Pitching
[29:22] Thoughts on what coaches should be teaching players at a young age.
[38:53] What Aaron looks for when watching the games.
[42:53] Do you foresee something like PBR to happen on the softball side?
[45:25] Typical fall at Indiana University Softball
[51:25] Improvements as a coach
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