• Celebrating 6 Years of Success

    August Newsletter 2014

    Power Line Consulting is celebrating our 6th successful year of business. We pride ourselves on the quality of coaches who work as a team to provide experienced mentorship to out Power Line athletes. Our Power Line coaches all played at top universities and each were exposed to quality instruction during their years of playing and coaching. Over our 6 years, we have had coaches from Notre Dame, DePaul, Northwestern, Long Beach State, Oregon State, Oklahoma, Arizona State, San Diego State, South Dakota, University of San Diego, and University of Arizona. This fall we are adding another big name to the coaching staff: Jenn Salling will be joining Power Line, bringing knowledge from her time playing for University of Washington, Canadian National Team, and USSSA Florida Pride.

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  • June Newsletter 2014

    CIF Performers

    Two Power line pitchers, Jalyn McClain and Sara Crawford, brought their team to a CIF Chamionship. Jalyn, a junior at Central Union High School, pitched a four-hitter during their 5-1 victory over Bishop's High School for the Division IV championship. Jalyn finished her junior year with an ERA of 1.0 and 114 strikeouts. She will be playing this summer for 18u Wicked AZ/CA. Sara Crawford, a junior at Clairemont High School, helped her team clutch the CIF Division III title. The junior didn’t allow a Brawley hit until the seventh inning to lead the Chieftains to a 3-0 victory over the Wildcats in the San Diego Section Division III final Saturday at UC San Diego. Sara finished the season with an ERA of 2.35

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  • May Newsletter 2014

    Celebrating Class of 2010 & 2014

    It feels like just yesterday the high school class of 2010 was finishing their last high school softball season, and preparing for their last summer before they head off to their first year of college. That class made quite the names for themselves, with National and Regional Honors, and Female Athlete of the Year Awards.

    Casey Eich                   Lauren Mario
    Katheryn Dutton           Kaitlin McGinley
    Mariah Bagsic              Megan McCormick
    Alex Miller                    Michelle Thille
    Alisha Wycloff                Cara Terlep
    Yesenia Perez             Gabrielle Scuito
      Bri Jensen                  Katie Schumacher

    We are also so proud of our high school senior class this year who get to start the next chapter of their lives playing at the next level!

    Amber Davis
    Hannah Wynn
    Susanne Morris
    Sara White
    Cortney Horne
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  • April Newsletter 2014

    The Importance of Strength Training


    One of the most important keys to developing into a complete player is softball specific strength training. This training impacts their performance and steps their game up to a whole new level. To play at elite athletes have to get faster, to get stronger, and to stay healthy; without solid strength and conditioning program run by a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, these are not possible. We asked a few of our Power Line families to discuss their experience since adding weekly workouts into their program and the results are inspiring. Below is a quote from Art Schiele on behalf of Livy Schiele who as a ninth grader is verbally committed to Auburn University. To read more testimonies from our Power Line families regarding the huge improvements in the athletes, click here.

    "As a coach and the father of an athlete I know the importance of developing speed and strength.  I have seen the transformation in many athletes.  If you’re a good athlete you can become a great athlete.  If you’re a great athlete you can become exceptional!  I’ve seen this transformation in my own daughter while she’s been working with Melissa at Power Line.  The benefits have included big gains in speed and strength but more importantly injury prevention. Melissa charted her over the course of a year and her measurables show an unbelievable jump. On 11/2/12 she had a 14 inch vertical, 6’5” broad jump and a 4.99 pro-agility.  Just 1 year later on 10/14/13 she had a 19 inch vertical, 7’4” broad jump, 4.48 pro-agility.  As a freshman at The Bishop’s School Livy broke school records for pro-agility and the 40 yard sprint. These numbers are a testament to the program run by Melissa and Power Line as well as the hard work put in by the athlete. Any athlete that’s serious about playing at the next level must prepare themselves now in a program like this."

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  • March Newsletter 2014

    Life in the College Softball World


    February's Athlete of the Month is Olivia Oppeltz! Olivia started with the TNL organization three years ago, and is now making quite the name for herself. She began working out at Power Line in 2012, and her hard work is truly pay off. For the month of January Olivia hit .440, and moving into February she continued her growth. In the Triple Crown Presidents Day Showdown Tournament, Olivia finished with a .750 batting average! In one single night she hit three home runs, including a grand slam, which concluded her cycle on the day! At one point during the tournament she was even 11/11! Her athleticism doesn't just show at bat, but on defense as well. She plays both corner positions, allowing zero errors for the month of February. Her father Ken Oppeltz states that, "This truly was her best month ever. Her stats are a result of her hard work on the field, at Power Line, and in the garage where the Tee and Bownet take the place of my car." Congrats on such a successful year so far Olivia. We can't wait to see you continue this year stronger than ever!! If you're interested in getting to know more about Olivia and her accomplishments,click here.

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  • February Newsletter 2014

    League and Organizational Development


    January's Athlete of the Month is Stavi Augur, one of the most naturally talented athletes we've been fortunate enough to coach.  She started turning heads when she played for North Shore as a young athlete, and now plays for one of the top ranked teams in the country, 14U Power Surge. Stavi is set to impress this year and she's on quite the roll. Her batting average the last month was .575, with a .605 on base percentage. She leads the team in home runs with 6, stolen bases with 15, and RBI's with 28. The great thing about Stavi is that she is an all around outstanding player. Defensively she can play anywhere, and owns every position like it's her starting spot. Her footwork is quick and efficient and her arm is fire. Stavi is in her freshman year at Torrey Pines High School, where we're certain she's going to set records, so make sure you catch a few of her games! Her journey so far has been extremely impressive, and we can't wait to continue to watch her grow as a student athlete. If you're interested in getting to know more about Stavi and her accomplishments, click here.

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  • January Newsletter 2014

    Athlete of the Month


    December's Athlete of the Month is Marin Musicant, one of our most dedicated athletes. During the Fall, Marin was playing for three different teams - Clairemont Girls Fastpitch, Imperial Beach Softball and 14U Epoch Softball. On top of that she came in for hitting lessons, pitching lessons, fielding workouts, and strength and conditioning every week. Her hard work sure paid off, with a batting average of .421, and an ERA of 2.31 on her 14U Epoch Softball team. Marin went with the Imperial Beach team to Vegas for a tournament where she faced 37 batters, and struck out 15 of them, allowing only 4 runs. Just in one game she faced 12 batters, striking out 9 of them for a two hit shutout! To read more about Marin's accomplishments, click here. It's athletes like Marin that are the epitome of the Power Line way. With a strong work ethic, consistent development, and a humble mindset, we know you can move mountains!

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  • December Newsletter 2013

    Athlete of the Month


    Starting January 1st Power Line is going to honor one athlete as the Athlete of the Month! You can nominate athletes through the entire month, and we will choose a winner for the following month. This athlete can have impressive stats, an inspirational story, or even extreme improvements. The will will receive FREE UNLIMITED GROUP SESSIONS for the entire month they represent. They will also be highlighted in our monthly newsletter as well as a highlight in our facility. So pass the word along and let's get the nominations coming in!

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  • November Newsletter 2013

    Beyond Thankful

    With Thanksgiving being tomorrow we wanted to send out a special message thanking everyone for supporting Power Line over the past five years. Everyday we are inspired by our athletes and their accomplishments, and that wouldn't be possible without you. Thank you all so much, and we cannot wait for the many more years to come!

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  • October Newsletter 2013

    Why YOU Want To Be A Power Line Athlete


    Power Line was founded during the summer of 2008 with the intention of mentoring young girls to become exceptional athletes and confident leaders, empowering them to reach their dream of playing college softball.  Now 5 years later, we attract some of the best coaches across the country to join our staff; we see over 200 athletes weekly, who realize the fruits of their hard work by earning starting roles on elite travel teams, developing confidence that exudes on and off the field, and getting looks by college scouts; we have assisted over 50 athletes into colleges nationally and currently our young athletes are being recruited by Florida State, Oregon, Auburn, Washington, Boston University, Oregon State, Northridge, Oklahoma, UCSD, Cal Poly, among other top ranked programs. Through these successes Power Line has established our ability to develop young athletes of exceptional standards and to help them achieve their goal of playing at the highest level of college softball.

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