Home Town: Durham, NC
Height: 5′ 6”
Bats / Throws: L / R
Position: Pitcher, 1st Base, 3rd Base
Ball Exit Speed: 72.6mph
20 Yard Dash: 3.0
Hannah started training with us at I.T.S. Baseball in March of 2015. For many, this can be a tricky time to start making swing changes because it is in the heart of the high school softball season. Hannah was unafraid and dived into her training. As you will see in her initial video below, Hannah came to us as a coordinated hitter but lacked athletic movement in her stride and lacked a lower half that maximized her turn. She was starting on her high school’s varsity softball team as a Freshman and recorded ball exit speeds as high as 62 MPH. Hannah’s willingness to learn and her hard work allowed for big improvements to happen very quickly. After just three lessons I opened my email inbox to find the following message and picture from Hannah’s mom:
HANNAH HIT A GRAND SLAM YESTERDAY….OVER THE FENCE…..OUTTA THERE!!!!!!
Our process with any hitter at I.T.S. Baseball begins with an evaluation. After we watched the video above, we identified inefficiencies in Hannah’s stride and turn. Hannah and her parents went all in with our recommendations. Hannah learned how to move her body differently in the mirror and the improved results came shortly after. Below is a video of Hannah less than a month after her evaluation.
In just a few short weeks, Hannah made great strides. While she still had things to work on, the tempo and distance of her stride and the speed of her turn improved dramatically. Hannah was instantly more powerful, consistent, and adjustable. As Hannah continued to train and practice she only became more comfortable. As this happened, her speed, confidence, and power went through the roof as you’ll see in the latest videos below.
Hannah’s hard work in the batting cage as well as in Will’s Athlete Development Program has really paid off. Hannah recently committed to Radford University! Congratulations to Hannah and I hope her transformation inspires other aspiring hitters to make positive swing changes.