The Sports Medicine & Movement Laboratory within the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University, Auburn Alabama was established in 2012 under the direction of Associate Professor Dr. Gretchen Oliver, FACSM, ATC, LAT, CES. Since that time, the lab has excelled in an injury prevention and performance enhancement innovation initiative. Dr. Oliver has a broad background in sports medicine, particularly rehabilitation of athletic injury, as well as biomechanics. Dr. Oliver has taken her knowledge of rehabilitation as well as movement mechanics and applied those principles to the development of injury prevention programs for throwing athletes. The Sports Medicine & Movement Laboratory aims to disseminate injury prevention and performance enhancement knowledge, encourage athletic performance, and ultimately improve sport with innovative initiatives.
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Question: I was wondering if you could give me some tips on batting since I'm a beginner in fastpitch softball so I can stop getting nervous all the time.
Short discussion on when and how young athletes should be trained to maximize their athletic ability for high school athletics and beyond.
As a college athlete, we worked extensively with a sports psychologist to help us break through a few mental ceilings like not scoring after the 4th inning, combining back to back hits, and recovering from errors. That year we had a tremendous season and won our conference tournament three years in a row.
We did multiple exercises throughout the year and met individually with the sports psychologist to collectively achieve the season we wanted. Here I will share one exercise we did to set all of the other mental training in motion. You can do this with your team or individually.
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