Widener University (Professional Studies)
University of Phoenix (Graduate Coursework)
NCAA Coach, Head Hitting Instructor and Catchers coach, Tournament Softball Head Coach, specializing in hitting, catchers, and neuro-sport psychology. I have 30 years athletics coaching (martial-arts, basketball, fastpitch softball, golf).
I have NCAA Clearances (HIPAA, FERPA, Title IX, VAWA, Cleary Act). I am an ASA Certified Coach (Level IV), Member National Fastpitch Coaches Association & Positive Coaching Alliance.
Most of my clients (and their parents) do not possess a background in applied sciences (anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, physics, and psychology). This is where my "style, technique, and philosophy" intersect. Session plan includes analysis/evaluation of current approach and a plan of action which includes an assessment of specific needs and goals of the client and the player.
Catching is a highly technical position however there is a significant psychological component involved as well as an overt role of leadership. I find it is the most over looked position by coaches (until they discover their teams lacks a good catcher) and it is the most difficult one to play and teach. It requires supreme athleticism, detailed focus, anticipation and instinct, lighting reflexes, and big-picture knowledge.
Hitting is a physics event, mechanically speaking. The keys to successful hitting are swing-plane, contact point, and weight transfer. And, as it is a failure event, emotional intelligence and psychological fortitude are essential. (Who possess that at 12, 14, or 18 years of age?!?)
These two areas of the game are akin to playing chess in that there are moves and countermoves, strategies, tactics, and traps! I teach clients (along with their parents and coaches) how to play chess, not checkers. I love being able to teach science and philosophy without anyone realizing or feeling like they are in a classroom. But, I really get a kick out of seeing young minds begin to visualize and understand the game at a deep kinetic level (dimension) and to be able to play it (integration) with anticipation and passion! NCAA Coach, Head Hitting Instructor and Catchers coach, Tournament Softball Head Coach, specializing in hitting, catchers, and neuro-sport psychology. I have 30 years athletics coaching (martial-arts, basketball, fastpitch softball, golf).
I have NCAA Clearances (HIPAA, FERPA, Title IX, VAWA, Cleary Act). I am an ASA Certified Coach
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I am currently Head Hitting/Catching Instructor and Asst. softball coach at Widener University. I have had 30 years of coaching experience (martial-arts, basketball, and softball). I am American Sports Association (ASA) certified (Level IV) and have National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) clearances.