Emily Allard featured on Arrow Living podcast

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Be The Momentum co-founder Emily Allard joined Kendall Johnson on The Arrow Living Female Athlete podcast to chat about where she gets her motivation to keep coming back after battling injuries for six years.

“I just don’t think my story is over yet," Emily says. "Like, I want to be in control of the ending and this is not how it’s supposed to end. But at the same time, I’m so out of hope.”

Emily is currently rehabbing a concussion and, according to Kendall, is "refreshingly open about her feelings of hopelessness and uncertainty of returning to play in the future."

Listen below to hear about:

  • how childhood bullying led Emily to fall in love with softball
  • why none of her teammates want to stand behind her in the autograph line
  • the Chicago Bandit’s team culture that let them to back-to-back National Pro Fastpitch championship titles
  • the most unexpected and best place she traveled to with Be The Momentum
  • the gut-wrenching pain of not feeling like a part of the team while being injured and how she manages those feelings
  • her morning routine that must involve a Starbucks run
  • and much, much more!

BTM launches Instructional Video Series

BTM launches Instructional Video Series

Be The Momentum's Emily Allard and Kristin Scharkey are excited to announce the launch of their Instructional Video Series, all-inclusive online training courses for slappers (or coaches) looking to take their game to the next level. Led by two of the game's top slapping instructors, each course offers in-depth insight into fundamental mechanics, soft slapping versus hard slapping, mental decision-making and more.

BTM Featured on Fastpitch News

Emily Allard and Kristin Scharkey started Be the Momentum in 2014 as a weekend hobby in addition to their full-time jobs. Their passion for the game of softball is evident but those who have seen or been a part of a Be the Momentum clinic may argue that their passion for teaching runs even deeper. Learn more in this Q&A with Allard and Scharkey at Fastpitch News below:

BTM Takes Milwaukee, Wisconsin

BTM Takes Milwaukee, Wisconsin

On March 21-22, Be The Momentum traveled to West Allis, Wisconsin for TWO FULL DAYS of speed, slapping and fielding at the Greenfield Ignitor's Practice Warehouse. On Saturday, athletes from all over Wisconsin developed their speed and baserunning IQ, as well as their slapping skill set. On Sunday, our campers got in a full morning of defensive work at our infield and outfield sessions. 

BTM Takes Northbrook, Illinois

BTM Takes Northbrook, Illinois

On March 28, Be The Momentum traveled to Northbrook, Illinois for a packed day of speed, slapping and fielding at Play Ball USA Northbrook. On Saturday, athletes from all over Illinois developed their speed and baserunning IQ, as well as their slapping skill set. The campers then got a full afternoon of defensive work at our infield and outfield sessions. For an inside look at the clinic, check out our gallery.

Be The Momentum Featured in NFCA Newsletter

Be The Momentum Featured in NFCA Newsletter

Earlier this month, we published our first article in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's (NFCA) newsletter! The piece, entitled "Slappers: Take Matters Into Your Own Feet", discusses the importance of a slapper's crossover step landing in the top left corner of the batter's box. This is a technique we preach at our slapping clinics! Why? Because a slapper's crossover step can determine whether or not she is out or safe at first base. Thanks again to the NFCA for giving us this platform!

Emily Allard Featured in Softball Spirit Magazine

Emily Allard Featured in Softball Spirit Magazine

Be The Momentum's own Emily Allard wrote a short article in this month's issue of Softball Spirit Magazine with five tips for successful base stealers. We are HUGE fans of the passion and spunk behind Rylee Lee's publication, and Allard was delighted to add her knowledge of the game to Lee's phenomenal resource for young athletes. What are YOUR secrets to successful base stealing? 

Emily Allard to Make Appearance at 2015 NPF Draft

Emily Allard to Make Appearance at 2015 NPF Draft

Be The Momentum's own Emily Allard is slated as a special guest at this year's National Pro Fastpitch's College Draft. The 2014 All NPF Team selection will attend the April 1st event at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville, TN to mingle with fans during the live selection process. Those interested in buying tickets are encouraged to head over to profastpitch.com for more information!