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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.

Katie Capizzi chooses Towson University

Katie Capizzi of the Black Ice 18U Gold team has verbally committed to Towson University. Katie will become a preferred walk-on with the Towson softball program after her graduation from Friends School in 2018. Over her prep career she received All Conference, Athletic Academic Scholar and FSAA (Friends School Athletics Association) honors as a four year varsity softball player at Friends School and Dulaney High School. Katie is active in Turn Around Club at Friends and has been a multi-sport athlete since middle school.

Beginning her fourth season with the Black Ice, Katie credits the organization with providing exposure and aiding her development as a player. “Black Ice has really helped me grow as a player, especially switching to the left side. I have had multiple opportunities to play and show my skills due to the work that all my coaches have done for me and my team.”

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. 

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