Lacey Waldrop

Enhance your Pre-game Routine with Arm Care

How does your Pre-game Warm-up Impact your Health and Performance? I’ve watched teams warm-up many times throughout the years as both a coach and a player. When I was growing…

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Spin Series with Lacey Waldrop: Dropball Drills

Four Drills to Improve your Dropball After each initial installment of the Spin Series, I will provide a supplemental article the following week. Each secondary article will contain specific drills…

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Shaking Pitches: A Growth Mindset for Pitchers and Coaches

Shaking Pitches: A Lesson Learned We were playing a tight game against Carolina, our toughest ACC foe, during my freshman year. Ahead by a run or two with runners at…

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Five Questions You Need to ask on September 1st

Why is September 1st an Important Date? As the 2021 class wraps up their summer schedule, college coaches narrow their list of potential recruits. The incoming junior class was heavily…

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One Drill to Improve Rhythm and Timing on the Mound

The Importance of Rhythm and Timing Do you ever pitch and feel like you’re working against your body? Are your arms and legs moving in one direction, or do they…

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Three Key Components to Improve Your Pre-Pitch Routine

Why a Pre-pitch Routine is Important Picture this: the count is two balls and two strikes. There are runners on the corners. During the top of the seventh inning, your…

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How Proper Pitching Mechanics can Improve Your Topspin

In my article last week, I touched on the importance of the fastball. All pitchers begin their venture into pitching by throwing a fastball, but many stop developing this pitch…

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Why the Fastball Is Still Important in Softball

Everybody wants to talk about the curveball and the rise ball, but during the NCAA tournament this year, you may have heard a somewhat unfamiliar term in softball. The fastball…

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