It's been a long time coming but I can finally say welcome to my website. Thanks to my friends Gary and Travis from Softball Junk and Fastpitch TV, the website launched about one month ago. It was created with the idea of sharing information about the game of softball, and pitching in particular, with more people. I have been doing research on softball pitching for 25+ years, and my goals as a biomechanist are to increase performance and decrease the risk of injury, using science and medicine. My goals as a pitching instructor are to make sure that the athlete stays healthy and that she reaches her maximum potential.
I think one of the things that makes us unique as a softball academy is that we adhere to the “total package” principle. A multidisciplinary team of professionals in softball-specific strength and conditioning, sport psychology, nutrition, biomechanics and injury prevention are all part of the Sherry Werner Fastpitch Academy. So, check out our site and let us know what you think. Your feedback is welcomed and much appreciated. For those of you who have been to the Sherry Werner Fastpitch Academy and have remained loyal customers, my entire staff thanks you very much! For those of you who have not come on board yet, we look forward to working with you in the future.
And, one more thing… I just have to share a couple of thoughts on the most recent Women's College World Series. First, let me say that I think it was one of the best WCWS that I have seen. And, just to get it off my chest, I have two other thoughts. Parents and coaches out there, please don't think that it's okay to ride one pitcher, even though the best of the best did it during this year's WCWS. Overuse is overuse and should not be tolerated in softball or any other sport!! Lastly, although I cannot prove it I believe that the radar gun readings were being inflated as they appeared on the screen display during many of the games. Keep in mind, from the results of studies published in Sports Medicine and Biomechanics journals, that the average speed for a riseball in the 1996 Olympics was 60 mph; and the average high school fastball is 53 mph.
And that wraps us up for this month. Thanks for checking us out and please keep doing so!