Fear had very rarely been a term I would have ever used when it came to playing sports. I loved them, had a passion for them; they became a safe haven for me as I got older. Between softball and basketball, I felt fearless while playing – like nothing could touch me. It created a...Read More
Before we start, I want to encourage every single one of you to keep reading. Even when it seems like this is just “another one of those articles” or it seems like it just doesn’t pertain to you. This topic is one that we must continue to talk about even when it is hard or...Read More
Catching is painful; from the bruises to the ever constant joint pain, it stays with you long after you catch your last pitch. It is a brutal position that is physically taxing on the body. So, before I continue with this article, I want to make a point – HAVE YOUR CATCHERS WEAR KNEE SAVERS....Read More
Being injured isn’t easy. Ask any player, in any sport, who has dealt with an injury and they will probably all respond the same: It is one of the hardest challenges you can face as an athlete. Through this article, I can’t speak for every athlete that was ever injured, but I can speak for...Read More
Imagine if you knew every pitch that was going to get thrown to you before the pitcher released the ball. Would this make you more comfortable as a hitter? Picking pitches is slowly becoming a major part of the game of softball. Any advantage one team can gain over the other makes the path to...Read More
“Unrecognizable teams have unrecognizable players.” I cannot tell you how many times I heard this statement during my time as a softball player at the University of South Florida. It takes a special individual to truly understand this statement. When you get to the Division I level, especially at a Top 50, sometimes Top 25...Read More
1 week agoby ath_warehouseNo training this afternoon. Everyone stay safe and we’ll see you soon! Check out our story for some snow day reading material
1 week agoby ath_warehouseThere is a lot of fear of training an overhead athlete, such as a pitcher, in an overhead position. Providing an exercise that forces an athlete to stabilize in the position they will consistently find themselves in is necessary as a performance coach. The banded weights provide an imbalance that the athlete must counter in their movements.
2 weeks agoby ath_warehouseSometime Coach Nick mistakes the landmine for a microphone....