"I met Brodey Doane and I realized I was only functioning at 50%. With Brodey's help,
I was able to harness much more of my potential. The six months that I was under Brodey's
guidance were the most intense, but rewarding, of my softball career. Brodey devoted a great
deal of energy to structuring a program for me. I was not assigned a generic set of drills
and exercises based on my position as a pitcher, but by observing me in a game and practice
situations, Brodey was able to pinpoint my weaknesses. The program he composed included cardio,
weights, stretching, and technique drills designed to make me a stronger more balanced
player and dominant pitcher.
My wrist snap was very weak. Brodey worked very hard with me using unique drills and
exercises to strengthen it and make it more effective. It got a lot better over a few
months and I started being a lot more dominant as a pitcher. Brodey told me to use my muscle
memory and remember how it felt. Often he would get me to close my eyes during a drill so I
could concentrate on the feel of it and program my muscles to remember it. Today I can feel
when my hip is lagging behind or I am being lazy with my wrist snap.
Brodey also taught me that to be a dominant pitcher, the mental part is really important.
One of the first things I learned about my mental game is never say never, and the word
cannot is blaspheme to Brodey. He was the constant motivator, never letting me be discouraged,
and always assuring me I was the greatest. People are always placing limits on themselves
and Brodey believes we are limitless. Brodey encouraged me to set goals, both long and short
term. With Brodey's Help, I was able to take control of my mental game.
As a result of the time I spent working with Brodey, I became a much better pitcher. Every
aspect of my game was improved. The physical portion: my technique, strength, and endurance.
Also the mental portion: strategy, confidence and readiness.
Lets get ready for the season with a weekly workout. Every week, twice a week I will be
hosting a voluntary conditioning session on Mondayss and Wednesdays after school. We will
improve our flexibility, cardiovascular strength, and improve muscle performance. Check the
website calendar for dates. We start sometime in November. This will be on-going throughout the
Questions? Talk to me before or after practice or you can also e-mail me through
the "E-Mail" link on this website. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Back in the Swing of things!
Please make sure to check the ASA, NSA, and USSSA Approved Bat List. Links are posted on the home page to ensure your personal bat meets all Tournament requirements. If you have questions see Brodey.