Category Archive: College Prep

Softball Fitness: The Importance of Aerobic Work for Strength and Power

For this week’s contribution, I’m sharing an article that covers the science behind the importance of aerobic training and development for strength and power athletes. This article is technical and I understand it doesn’t satiate the reader’s who are looking for exercises or “workouts”. I’m sharing this for the fitness and strength and conditioning professionals who are in charge of creating and implementing training programs.

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College Softball Summer Strength Training – Phase 3

This week, I’m delivering the final phase of our College Softball Summer Training program. In this post you will be able to download each of this program’s 3-phases to complete or take with you to school. In Phase 3, I’ve decreased the reps to focus on building strength, added a conditioning challenge at the end of each week and prescribed a de-load week to give you a break before the start of the fall.

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College Softball Summer Training Program – Phase 2

This week, I’m delivering Phase 2 of our College Softball Summer Training program. This is a FREE downloadable program with exercise video demonstrations and instruction. This program is designed to prepare incoming college freshmen for their collegiate weight room experience. In Phase 2, I’ve increased the challenge, added new exercises and added alternative exercises to accommodate for athletes of different levels or who has limited access to equipment.

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5 Signs College is Going to Be a Bad Experience

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Here are 5 bad habits you need to kick BEFORE you get to college.

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College Softball Summer Training Program – Phase 1

This week, I’m delivering Phase 1 of our College Softball Summer Training program. This is a FREE downloadable program with exercise video demonstrations and instruction. This program is designed to prepare incoming college freshmen for their collegiate weight room experience.

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Must Watch Video for Incoming College Freshmen

As we approach the introduction of our College Softball Summer Training program, I felt this video was a MUST watch for any athlete playing sports in college next year. In this video, three strength coaches discuss the biggest deficiencies they see in today’s incoming college freshmen athletes. Get a step ahead of your teammates and …

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The Problems with College Softball Summer Strength and Conditioning Programs

College Softball Summer Strength and Conditioning Program

If you are a high school senior who has committed to play in college next year, there is a good chance you have already received your “summer workout program” from your college coach. Although these programs are well designed and well intentioned, they are usually a huge swing and a miss. Find out why in this week’s article.

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What kinds of exercises are college softball players doing?

HI everyone, I’ve officially become Fastpitch Power’s Instagram guru! The other day, I was exploring Instagram and came across the official account for the Tennessee Lady Vols Softball team, one of the top colleges for softball in the nation. I was happy to see some pictures of their girls in the gym! Check out some of the photos below!

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What Do College Coaches Look For?

This week I’m forwarding you to an absolutely awesome article. To be completely transparent, I know who “holds the deck” when it comes to youth athletic development: college coaches. So, when a group of coaches publicly sound off on what they look for in prospective student-athletes, I think it’s fair you might want to take a look.

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Total Body Softball Team Workout

As a follow up to last week’s in-season team conditioning video, here is an in-season softball team strength training workout. This workout is space efficient, time efficient, and requires two pieces of equipment, your body and a Cook Band.

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