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The Evolution of Softball Player Development and Evaluation, presented by Rapsodo



Join us Wednesday, June 30th at 2 p.m. ET as we discuss the Role of Data Metrics in Player Development, Assessment, and Recruiting.


Hosted by Kristen Drage, Softball Coordinator at Rapsodo, our guests will include Nate Walker from Diamond Solutions, and Ashley Sunshine and Laura McDonald from S2Breakthrough. The group will discuss how technology and data has changed the way softball coaches and trainers develop athletes, the role data will continue to have in player evaluation, and how players, parents and coaches can use data metrics to improve and get recruited.

Kristen Drage

Follow Rapsodo on Twitter: @RapsodoSoftball

Kristen Drage is the Softball Coordinator at Rapsodo, where she works primarily with softball programs to enhance player development using data analytics. Prior to Rapsodo, she coached for over 8 years at DI, DII, NAIA and travel ball levels. During her collegiate career, she was a Division II All-American at Missouri University of Science & Technology where she received a BS in Civil Engineering. She also has her MS in Sport Management.


Nate Walker

Follow Nate Walker on Twitter: @dominate34

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Ashley Sunshine

Follow Ashley on Twitter: @ashtsunshine

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Dr. Laura McDonald

Follow Dr. McDonald on Twitter: @lauraatc

Dr. Laura McDonald is a biomechanist and sport scientist with research expertise in softball pitching biomechanics. Prior to joining S2 Breakthrough, Laura worked in higher education as a professor in undergraduate Athletic Training and Exercise Science programs. At S2 Breakthrough, she oversees the implementation of advanced technology for athlete assessment, data management, interpretation and application, and provides injury management and biomechanics consultation.


Register for the webinar from now until Tuesday, June 29th @ 11:59 p.m. ET


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