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]

strength training confidence
Softball Strength and Conditioning

Strength Training Confidence for Softball

Strength training confidence contributes to softball confidence more than we often consider.  To ensure the best success, softball players need to take advantage of as many resources as possible, and train in as many components [Read More]

Strength and Conditioning for Softball
Softball Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning for Softball

Strength and Conditioning for Softball is a key component in this game as it is in all sports.  In this game, it is critical in developing the speed needed for most of the skills.  Without adequate power [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 Recovery and Nutrition
Softball Nutrition

Softball Tapering Recovery and Nutrition

Softball tapering recovery and nutrition is more important than we think.  The purpose of a taper is to reduce fatigue while maintaining the level of fitness right up to the most important competition.  The maintenance [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]