Effective Collaboration & Integration #NFCA2015

by National Fastpitch Coaches Association


In this presentation from the 2015 NFCA National Convention, Coach Lew Porchiazzo shares the coaching methods employed by the University of Michigan softball program.

Topics covered in this presentation include:

- Long-Term Athletic Development
- Manipulating training volumes and intensities to maximize performance
- Strength and energy system development of female collegiate student-athletes


The Coach


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Lew Porchiazzo joined the University of Michigan Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning Staff as a graduate assistant in August 2009 and was promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach for Olympic Sports in December 2011. Porchiazzo is currently responsible for the program design and implementation for field hockey, softball and women's gymnastics and formerly for women's rowing 2009-2013.

While at Michigan, Porchiazzo has been the Strength and Conditioning Coach for 11 Big Ten championships Teams: field hockey (2010 & 2011), softball (2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014), women's gymnastics (2010, 2011, 2013, & 2014) and women's rowing (2012). Additionally, he has worked with two individual national champions, eight Big Ten Athletes of the Year, 54 All-Americans and 73 All Big Ten recipients.

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Caterory: Softball/Fundamentals
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