what is periodization
Softball Periodization

What is Softball Periodization You Ask?

Periodization is the term used for an annual training plan that is divided into phases of training.  It is a plan for success by training all components to peak at the exact time that they [Read More]

transition phase
Softball Periodization

Softball Transition Phase Post Season

By the end of the season, your team will be experiencing psychological and physical fatigue.  The higher the competition level and intensities, the higher the amount of fatigue.  CNS (Central Nervous System) fatigue will take [Read More]

Softball Training Variables
Softball Periodization

Softball Training Variables for Success

Softball training variables are the components of training which are focused on a specific phase of the yearly training plan.  The activities chosen based on volume and intensity of training, will depend on the conditioning of your [Read More]

Softball Training Sessions
Softball Periodization

Softball Training Sessions Objectives

This is where all the work is done. Your softball training sessions are the tools to create maximum performance at the right time by design. It might be in a gym, on a field, at a [Read More]

Softball Tapering Basics
Softball Periodization

Softball Tapering Basics

When people think of softball tapering basics, they  think about reducing the workload and regenerating the mind and body before  a main competition.  This is where the peaking and tapering for softball leads to.  Preparing the body [Read More]

softball taper planning
Softball Periodization

Softball Taper Planning

How you schedule your softball taper planning will determine the success of that taper and how prepared the team is for the competition.  This planning can begin at the beginning of the season or even [Read More]

softball supercompensation
Softball Periodization

Softball Supercompensation

The most efficient way to prepare the body physically and psychologically for performance is through supercompensation.  Training uses energy that is derived from the food we eat. There needs to always be a balance between [Read More]

Softball Skills Training
Softball Periodization

Softball Skills Training

Coaches and leaders are engaging in some form of performance analysis at all times.  Whether it is simply observing skills or videotaping a game for review at a later time.  The key in successful analysis [Read More]

softball recovery regeneration
Softball Periodization

Softball Recovery Regeneration

In Softball Recovery Regeneration the goal is to prevent over training and to maximize potential for the most important competition.  The best place to start for ensuring adequate recovery and regeneration is in the yearly [Read More]