Softball Performance Training (SPT)
Playing softball every day, and sometimes twice a day, takes a physically and mentally fit athlete. The ability to accept failure since it is an inevitable part of the game, while being prepared to perform in the moment that demands excellence takes a special set of skills physically and mentally. From pitching to fielding, and hitting to base running, the softball player must take care of their body through a properly implemented strength and conditioning program that understands the value of recovery, nutrition, and sleep.
STT’s Softball Performance Training (SPT) program includes instruction to improve movement efficiency, speed development, agility, power development, and strength. The athletes participating in the SPT program are closely supervised and attention is always paid to proper technique and safety. There is no better way to prepare a team for the upcoming season than to have them train together. Email Coach Taylor to schedule a training session at your next practice by CLICKING HERE.
Agility, Reaction, and Quickness Training
ARQ sessions provide advanced conditioning and speed training techniques to enhance sprint times and quality of running movement patterns. This year round program focuses on running, landing, and cutting mechanics to educate the athlete on proper mechanics and kinesthetic awareness.
SPT Weak Link Program
Whether you are playing for the team’s championship or the Olympic title, you can get injured. STT’s Sport-Appropriate Weak Link program focuses on the following for softball:
• Forearm, hand and fingers
Competition for roster spots, travel teams, and showcases is constantly high. In the game of softball, every player is looking to gain a competitive edge through her daily preparation. A well-designed and implemented athlete development program can help an athlete improve their strength, power, speed, explosion, conditioning, and movement. It is important to train throughout the season as well as during the off-season. The SPT Athlete program for softball is designed around two training sessions per week during the competitive seasons, and up to three days per week during the non-competitive season. Coaches, Parents, and Players can reserve training times and dates that are convenient on-line by CLICKING HERE.
SPT Scholastic Training Schedule*
In-Season (February to May): Coaches will tell you that this time of year in the training cycle is the most critical. With practices and the number of games each week, working out three or four times per week is an unlikely possibility. A two day per week in-season program is much more feasible and practical to implement. In order to make training as convenient as possible, STT offers both team training sessions and individual athlete training options too.
Summer Training (June to August): The physical demands players are subjected to with camps, tournaments, and long practices this time of year makes efficiency and effectiveness a necessity. This 2-3 day a week program offers each player an opportunity to develop her physical and mental capabilities through prudent, productive, practical and purposeful training.
Fall-Ball Training (September to October): With the increasing number of games and tournaments this time of year, individual skills as well as athletic development must remain the key components to continue to expand your game. Improvements in strength and speed can be accomplished in the two-day per week fall-ball program while increasing flexibility and mobility.
Off-Season Training (November to January): After a physical spring, summer and fall, injury management is a crucial component of an athlete’s year long training cycle. Post-rehabilitation program development and implementation, as well as general physical preparedness programming, allow the athlete to heal up and improve their mind and body. These exercises will help to continue strengthening weakened areas, while improving flexibility and mobility.
*Collegiate and professional yearly calendar differs. Please contact Coach Taylor for more assistance.