Risk v Reward

Posted on February 17, 2020 by s2breakthrough

An elite softball player must demonstrate superior explosive power by producing force in a very short period of time (e.g. hitting, sprinting for a ball in the outfield). In order for force production to be efficient and maximized, the underlying movements must also be efficient.    We often use the term “elite mover” to describe an Read More »

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Establishing a Player’s Capacity for Softball Skills

Posted on January 30, 2020 by s2breakthrough

Our Threshold Assessment was developed specifically for softball athletes to effectively identify a player’s performance potential and build a physical training and development plan uniquely tailored to her. The first step is to perform a health history review. We have adopted and modified the Pre-Participation Exam from our state high school association. Any previous musculoskeletal Read More »

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Friday Brain Food

Posted on January 3, 2020 by s2breakthrough

Friday Brain Food is a weekly feature of a research publication, with a summary and key findings provided.  Werner SL, Jones DG, Guido JA, Brunet ME. Kinematics and kinetics of elite windmill softball pitching. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006;34(4):597–603. doi:10.1177/0363546505281796 Direct link to article Compared to baseball pitching, little information is available regarding Read More »

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Taking the Guesswork out of Player Development

Posted on December 19, 2019 by s2breakthrough

My (Karli’s) journey through softball was not a linear progression by any means. It wasn’t until my freshman year in high school that my mom opted to send me to a strength coach for individual workouts, which encouraged me to embark down my path in player development. Ultimately, this is what sparked my passion for Read More »

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