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Anna Woods

Attention Softball Pitchers! Part 2: ROM

Another common struggle with getting full-foot activation on the take-off of a pitch, is ankle mobility.  If the ankle is stiff the athlete won’t be able push off as effectively, therefore reducing power and velocity.  One way to gain mobility in the foot is to use the toe splays and

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Anna Woods

Attention Pitchers! Part 1: Mobility

https://youtu.be/NgIiTumN0yw Spending 5-10 minutes to foam roll at the beginning and end of a pitching session is important for short-term mobility during the pitching session. It also helps increase blood flow to the areas we will be using.  PLUS, it just plain feels good most days… It is great as

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Softball
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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Anna Woods

Softball Fixes in the Weight Room Part 1

https://youtu.be/-tjT8kCLeeMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGxbIsC44X0 Pitching Video 1:  This was my first time working with this young pitcher. She struggled with chronic elbow pain, knee issues, and to find more velocity. So I spent some time watching her throw in this video, and we quickly made some adjustments to help her “feel” how to

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Anna Woods

Blue Dragon Softball 2021

2020-2021 marked the first year of my role as Assistant Softball Coach for the lady Blue Dragons at Hutchinson CC.  I spent my hours each week leading the young women through workouts to help build strength, prevent injury, and hopefully find a way to fall in love with fitness as

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