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Anna Woods

Top Medicine Ball Drills for Power in Softball

Drill 1: 2-Foot Slam Athlete comes up on her toes raising the medicine ball overhead, she lifts her feet up off the floor and lands in a squat as she slams the ball into the floor using her hips and arms simultaneously.  She should land whole foot on the floor

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Anna Woods

Off-Season Work with Autum

https://youtu.be/1Y3edBHX0rM Med Ball Heaves In this drill, she has only completed 1-2 other times in the past year I’m working/looking for a few things. I like this drill because it helps her learn how to hinge her hips like a deadlift and power her hips through the middle like a

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Anna Woods

Meet Makenna: Maize South HS/Renegades Softball

Interview:  Tell us about yourself.  My name is Makenna Majors and I am 15 years old.  I play high school softball at Maize South HS and summer ball for the club team, Kansas Renegades.  I am a pitcher and play middle infield. What areas of strength training have helped you

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Anna Woods

Softball Players: Rethinking Abs

When we are looking to build core strength for softball players, we have to get away from the typical mindset of “crunches.”  I challenge the coaches of the teams I work with to consider the motions we complete in the softball world, and then, think about how best to “resist”

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Anna Woods

Meet Morgan: HCC Softball

Meet Morgan: Introduce Yourself: I’m Morgan Pennycuff, and I am a pitcher for the Hutchinson Community College softball team. I have been pitching since my early days of playing softball, and I pitched all throughout high school at Augusta, where we won a state championship in 2019. How did you

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Anna Woods

Softball: Timing of Hip Extension

I’ve had the pleasure of working with several very talented Kansas high school pitchers the past 2 weeks–we spent the hour-long sessions focused on improving body movement to improve efficiency in each girl’s pitch, as well as reduce risk for injury.  After each movement assessment, we determined imbalances and areas

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Anna Woods

Softball: Losing Power Through the Foot

A common error I see with pitchers at take off of their pitch is a foot-turn in. Let me explain, in a right-handed pitcher, the right foot is forward and the pitcher loads the leg to take off, and as she does, her right heel turns in…as a result she

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