Rachel Folden is a minor league Hitting Coach in professional baseball, the first female to hold such a position in her organization. Folden also recently launched EliteFastpitch.tv, the most comprehensive hitting drill library available for softball players. Now players from around the world can train with Rachel and her team.
Rachel is a former professional softball player in National Pro Fast-pitch. She was drafted out of Marshall University after being a 4-time NFCA Division I All-American. Folden currently holds Marshall career records in batting average, hits, home runs, RBI, total bases, and walks.
On the show we discuss what the transition into professional baseball was like, we discuss coaching male athletes and female athletes, and we take an in depth dive into training timing and adjustability. You're gonna love this episode with Rachel Folden!
01:00- Being one of the first women in professional baseball
06:00- Trying to solve the "rise ball" problem
11:00- Coaching Male athletes vs coaching female athletes
14:00- Pre season, getting ready for the season
26:00- Tech Discussion
31:00-"it all starts with relationships"
37:00- Timing Discussion
45:00- Gameplanning and Approach
50:00- Lightning Section
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