• Athlete of the Month – February

    Olivia Oppeltz

    February's Athlete of the Month is Olivia Oppeltz! Olivia started with the TNL organization three years ago, and joined our program here at Power Line in 2012. Her hard work, persistence and determination is truly paying 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!!

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  • June Newsletter 2013

    June Newsletter 2013

    Champions Are Made

     

    Recently one of our clients wrote: “Thanks again for all the work you do with her.  We were talking about how her leadership, outgoingness and attitude in softball have definitely crossed over into her daily life and help made her a great kid (at least to our biased eyes)!”

    When watching the recent Women’s College World Series, it was impressive to see the drive, confidence, and strength that each athlete showed.  It was easy to see the fire in their eyes and the fight in their heart. Each athlete had obviously put in quite a bit of hard work over the years in order to be able to play in such a pressured environment on national TV.  The champion who develops through hard work in softball is one who will succeed off the field as well.

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  • Hitting Lessons

    The Power Line hitting goal is to create a consistent swing, develop strength and aggressiveness towards every pitch, drive to and through the ball with all the power stored in the body, and instill confidence.

    Power Line instructors use MLB and National Fastpitch endorsed Right View Pro as a teaching and analysis tool to reinforce technique work. The RVP hitting analysis system is built with state-of-the-art technology and designed specifically for softball instruction. The RVP hitting analysis system has proved to be the premiere training solution for softball coaches and softball players. RVP keeps it simple while giving the softball coach or softball player all the tools necessary to analyze their hitting skills with immediate feedback. Bottom line, RVP tools were designed by softball coaches and softball players—for softball coaches and softball players—with technology that really delivers.

    The true power of the RVP system is its ability to compare student hitting skills against the very best players in the game. RVP is the only hitting analysis system licensed to use Major League Baseball players as well as professional and Olympic softball players as models. See the best to be your best—all the professional models are shot from consistent angles for complete and accurate comparisons.

    The most up-to-date hitting techniques used in college softball today are presented in private lessons, coaching clinics, and team sessions. Power Line coaches bring college softball playing and coaching experience into teaching and developing these skills. This direct connection to the game and the ability to thoroughly understand the process of specific technique work provides the softball athlete the opportunity to excel at the highest level.

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  • Pitching Lessons

    To work progression in order to master all parts of the pitch and allow for maximum understanding of a fundamentally sound full pitch. This will allow the athlete to better make adjustments when pitching full out in a game situation.

    The most up-to-date pitching techniques used in college softball today are presented in private lessons, coaching clinics, and team sessions. Power Line coaches bring college softball playing and coaching experience into teaching and developing these skills. This direct connection to the game and the ability to thoroughly understand the process of specific technique work provides the softball athlete the opportunity to excel at the highest level.

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  • Defensive Lessons

    The key to strong defense is to attack the ball. Power Line teaches that whether they are an infielder or an outfielder they should never be standing still while fielding. Our athletes need to be constantly moving, staying low, and quickly and smoothly transitioning from fielding to throwing.

    The most up-to-date defensive techniques used in college softball today are presented in private lessons, coaching clinics, and team sessions. Power Line coaches bring college softball playing and coaching experience into teaching and developing these skills. This direct connection to the game and the ability to thoroughly understand the process of specific technique work provides the softball athlete the opportunity to excel at the highest level.

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  • Catching Lessons

    Exceptional catchers are those athletes who stand-out on the field with their work ethic, athleticism, personality, and enthusiasm. Power Line catcher training focuses on footwork, quickness, and skill development in order to maximize the effectiveness of their movements.

    The most up-to-date catching techniques used in college softball today are presented in private lessons, coaching clinics, and team sessions. Power Line coaches bring college softball playing and coaching experience into teaching and developing these skills. This direct connection to the game and the ability to thoroughly understand the process of specific technique work provides the softball athlete the opportunity to excel at the highest level.

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  • Slapping Lessons

    Watch lefty slapper/hitters Caitlin Lowe, Natasha Watley, Amy Chellevold, Michelle Moultrie, and Brittany Rogers compete against the top defenses in the world and you see a physical chess match. A lefty slapper/hitter’s role is to get on base. To do this lefty slapper/hitter must develop the skills necessary to outsmart the defense, and the physical capability to put the ball where she wants it to go. They must be confident and sound with the fundamentals, track the ball deep in the zone, as well as read the defense while remaining sneaky and smooth.

    The most up-to-date slapping and hitting techniques used in college softball today are presented in private lessons. Power Line coaches bring college softball playing and coaching experience into teaching and developing these skills. This direct connection to the game and the ability to thoroughly understand the process of specific technique work provides the softball athlete the opportunity to excel at the highest level.

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  • May Newsletter 2013

    May Newsletter 2013

    May the Evaluations Begin!

     

    In order to develop as a complete player, evaluations need to be made to help progress. Using the Right View Pro Swing Analysis allows athletes to create reference points throughout their development. We do these video analyses every 90 days in order to track progress and make new goals for the next few months. It also allows the athletes to see how much their hard work pays off. An athlete could be in a slump right now, but looking back at her video from a few months ago could help trigger a light bulb which allows her to see how much progress she's made over the few months of training. Within each one-hour evaluation session we will use the RVP Video Analysis, test your effectiveness on different pitches, and discuss goals for the next 90 days. The month of May will be evaluation month, so be sure to call in today to find the best time slot for you!

     

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  • April Newsletter 2013

    April Newsletter 2013

    Defining Success

    University of Tennessee's coach Ralph Weekly speaks out on success, and what has led his coaching staff to so many successful seasons. "Success is getting the most out of yourself, and looking back on the season with no regrets. Success is not always the scoreboard, success is leaving it all out on the field and giving it your best shot." You may also have heard the saying, "Success is a journey, not a destination," which is a saying all athletes should keep close to home. Every athlete will continue to grow throughout her career. Whether you continue getting stronger or gaining more insight into softball, you will constantly be maturing as an athlete. If you are putting in the work, and staying dedicated, you will continue to pave a path of success.

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