G R O U N D W O R K

AN EXPERIENCE TO EQUIP ELITE DEFENDERS

NEXT CLINIC COMING SOON

The first Groundwork Clinic was held December 27-28, 2018

Groundwork # 2 was August 17-18, 2019

Both at Riverside Poly High School

Here's what the girls got:

10 HOURS OF TRAINING
DI ATHLETE COACHES
4:1 PLAYER TO COACH RATIO
BACKPACK OF GIVEAWAYS
ARM HEALTH & RECOVERY
NUTRITION STRATEGY
SNACKS & LUNCH PROVIDED

SPONSORS INCLUDED: DIAMOND SPORTS, ESSENTIA WATER, VITAL PROTEINS, RX BARS, HYPERICE, AND MORE

"Join me, Morgan Stuart, for a 2-day DEFENSE-ONLY experience where I have brought together all of the things that I believe make up a GREAT defender. Girls will be put through my fast-paced drill circuits and will walk away with tips that will level-up their games, but that's just the start.

GROUNDWORK is my way to put all I have learned into one event. It's for the defense-lover; the kid who just wants to work; the one who wants to be prepared for all that will come for her in this sport.

Adrian with 212 Athlete will be back for Throwing & Arm Health!"

Disclaimer: GROUNDWORK is aimed at players ages 12 and up, but I will accept those players competing currently on 12 and under travel ball teams. This event will include classroom-type settings where girls will need to sit still and focus on nutrition, situations, and arm health. My younger ballers MIGHT be able to handle this, but please know that the content of this experience is for the serious athlete.

Read about Groundwork 2018: https://www.pe.com/2019/01/04/defense-takes-center-stage-at-morgan-stuarts-groundwork-softball-clinic/

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  • Anniversary Tour ☑️
If you were apart of this clinic you got to experience my 2-day defense progression. And it wasn’t easy.

Here was the Florida workout:

Day 1: 35 minutes of nonstop moving

1. 5/10/5 drop steps (basically sprinting, changing directions, and then catching a ball barehanded)
2. Mental toughness conditioning circuit
3. Circle footwork + planks
4. Ava’s still + RDL still

Day 2: 45 minute advanced stations (3 parts in each station)

1. Knee picks + good hop/bad hop
2. Partner wall sits + squat jumps + planks
3. Pole drill w/ throw + pole drill footwork dry + Ava’s drill reps
4. 10/10/10 + Hard hit ball rolls > Elbows up + Forehand/Backhand through ladder

We had such an awesome Roster and local staff that helped push girls and inspire them throughout this tour. Every rotation, every rep- we worked our butts off to hold our standards high. Really proud of us.
  • This made me so happy today @alannabarraza 🖤❤️ PROUD OF YOU.
  • Translating my maps and notes, drills and workouts into tools that everyone can use today- results of this work is COMING VERY SOON.

Online lessons is getting a facelift and it’s everything I want to leave softball families everywhere.
  • More often than not during the week, I feel a familiar tightening of my muscles, mind going a mile a minute, and an itchiness that’s brought on by anxiety.

Some days I can channel this energy to get things done..other days I find myself paralyzed by worry or doubt or just the same thoughts over and over that won’t go away.

Since realizing this about myself I have chosen one key defense: I keep my distance.

It’s something I’ve done by choice, but also done by habit. I’ve chosen this defense over other options because it makes me feel like I can help myself.

Many have gotten to know me as logical, analytical, harsh, intense, to-the-point in the last few years. It’s a personality I enjoy taking on as part of a group because it leaves the fluff out of the conversation.

But it’s also a personality that is not really 100% me. People that deal with anxiety often aren’t 100% “themselves.” When I think of the “why” of creating this for myself, all I come up with is this:

Distance has been safe. It has kept my head above water in many cases.

Distance has also kept me from experiencing life deeper and richer. I realize that safe doesn’t always mean growth. It’s taken me a while to even have the perspective to notice just how far away I can be.

I don’t share because I’ve dealt with anxiety the right way. I share in hopes those with the same tendencies read and find some comfort knowing others go through it.

It’s not easy and none of us use it as an excuse to contribute any less to the world around us.

Staying more connected is scary- but staying in the same place is even scarier.
  • Our very last event of the Anniversary Tour is this weekend in Tampa, FL.

It’s been fun and exhausting and eye-opening looking back at how far we have come in such a short time.

Thank you to everyone who made this Tour a perfect way to celebrate 🖤
  • 31 with these people was one to remember 👽

Thank you for making me feel special!
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