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As Lisa explained she wants the player to feel how her body works and each exercise had a direct relation to the pitching motion.
After warm-ups the focus was on mechanics with an emphasis on keeping the pitching motion simple and generating power with the leg drive off the mound. Lisa was able to share her philosophy on pitch selection and the need to command your pitches. Catchers were drilled on blocking technique and also discussed the important role they play in working with the pitchers.
During the Q&A session Lisa was able to use her experience as both a college player and coach to give insight into the recruiting process and also explain how she was able to balance school work with athletics during her career at the University of Iowa.
On Monday morning there may have been some sore legs and a few aches from a good workout, but there was also a feeling of satisfaction from having picked up some new skills and information to take that next step to a successful softball career.
For team interest contact head coach for 18U:
Lisa Birocci Banse Pitching Clinic a Success !
Italian National Team pitching coach Lisa Banse teamed up with the Maryland Black Ice for a pitching clinic to benefit 10 pitchers and catchers playing in the 14U-18U age groups. Lisa was happy to share her vast knowledge and experience as a player and coach from the collegiate level all the way up through international play.
The clinic was divided into 2 sessions of 5 pitchers each which allowed Lisa to maximize her time with each player. The sessions began with Lisa leading the group through warm-ups that emphasized leg and core strength as well as the drive off the mound.
For team interest contact head coach for 16U: