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Alyssa Johnson

Alyssa Johnson is the Associate Brand Manager of Diamond Sports at Rapsodo. She leads all Rapsodo marketing initiatives baseball and softball. Alyssa graduated from Westminster College (MO) in 2017 with B.A. in Business Administration focused on Marketing and Management. She played softball for the Blue Jays, served as a 2-year team captain and was named a third-team All-Conference catcher and NFCA third-team All-Midwest Region in 2016. Alyssa spent two years as a catching instructor in the Fulton, MO area and also served as Assistant Coach for the 12U Blue Wave Fastpitch Softball Team in Chicago, IL. Alyssa loves dogs, golf, the band Queen, Coke Zero, and helping softball players improve their skills faster using data.

Rapsodo Teams Up with Alliance Fastpitch for Inaugural All-Star Game Showcasing Top Softball Talent from Across the Country

“We are excited to have a leading sports company like Rapsodo join our efforts in bringing more consistency, accountability and structure to these young players through technology.” Jami Lobpries, Executive Director, Alliance Fastpitch The Alliance Fastpitch broke sports world barriers when its inaugural All-Star Game aired on ESPNU the evening of Tuesday, July 27th. The …

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Am I Throwing Hard Enough? Analyzing Average Softball Pitch Speed by Age

The Women’s College World Series Championship is fast approaching, and there are a lot of stud pitchers traveling the road to Oklahoma City this year. The average velocity for these DI pitchers is above 63 miles per hour, and some like Rachel Garcia (UCLA) are consistently clocking in at close to 70 miles per hour.    Whether you’re throwing for a championship team or your local summer …

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Rapsodo Baseball Podcast: How Technology is Opening Doors for Women in Baseball

Elizabeth Benn is a Senior Coordinator for Major League Baseball. Her role focuses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives like Take the Field, a program designed to connect women who have a serious passion for working in baseball to the right network and information to help them achieve that goal. “This isn’t just some cool thing to do on the side,” Benn said. “We target [women] who are already trying to get …

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8 Tips For Getting College Scouts to Notice You

If you’re a young baseball or softball player who wants to play at the college level (or beyond), you share the same dream as many other young men around the world. Whether it’s Division I or Division III, you’ll need to get in touch with college scouts and coaches in order to get recruited. So how do you get college baseball scouts to notice you?   The Rapsodo team works …

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Marty Tyson

Marty Tyson Joins Rapsodo Softball Advisory Board

Marty Tyson, Head Coach of the Corona Angels travel organization in Corona, California has officially joined the Rapsodo Softball family as a member of our advisor board. Tyson is the first travel ball coach to join the board, though he no stranger to the college softball game.  A Man With a Championship Mindset Marty Tyson has led his organization at all levels to …

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Rapsodo Baseball Podcast: How Video and Data Has Changed Baseball Recruiting

The COVID climate has posed a long list of challenges for many industries, especially those in the sports world – and these 12 months have been especially interesting for people like Carlos Collazo. As a national writer for Baseball America who has covered baseball recruiting and the MLB Draft, Carlos has been able to learn firsthand how professional baseball scouts and college recruiters are finding talent, despite canceled seasons and halted travel. On the flip side, he has also seen how players can …

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Rapsodo Baseball Podcast: How to Avoid Cage Fatigue with John Lampros

The absence of in-game reps and on-field competition over the past year has worn on many players – leaving coaches to look for creative ways to keep things fun and competitive in practice settings. One instructor, John Lampros of Two Five Baseball, a baseball hitting training facility in California, has figured out how to leverage …

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Rapsodo Baseball Podcast: Cincinnati Throwing Club Excited About RapScore

Very few people personify life-long learning in the game of baseball like Eric Minshall. At his facility, the Cincinnati Throwing Club, Eric continues to elevate the mission that helped take him from the high school coaching ranks to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization: always help players develop into the best versions of themselves. Eric’s data-driven training …

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Rapsodo Announces New Softball Cloud Tiers

Rapsodo has released a new Advanced Cloud Subscription tier and is upgrading the current Basic subscription for Softball customers! All Rapsodo Cloud tiers are designed for players and coaches to have all their data at their fingertips. Both plans allow access to Rapsodo’s advanced data, reports, videos, robust analytics plus additional programming and training all …

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