NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 11, 2019) – USSSA Pride veteran catcher, Chelsea Goodacre, and SlowTheGameDown, recently announced an On Player Ad Location (OPAL) partnership for the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season.
Goodacre won a Cowles Cup with the USSSA Pride in 2018, a season after being named the Rawlings Gold Glove recipient and an All NPF Selection. Goodacre entered the NPF in 2015 following a decorated collegiate career at the University of Arizona where she garnered All American and All Pac 12 honors. In 2015, As a Wildcat, she led the nation in RBI’s with 86, and finished in the top 25 career category with 239.
“SlowTheGameDown has been an integral part of my performance training for well over a decade.” commented Goodacre. “Their vision training program has played a big part in my successes throughout my entire career. For Ryan and STDG to step up and recognize me with this sponsorship means the absolute world to me. Thank you to Ryan, SlowTheGameDown, and to the NPF for putting this OPAL program together.”
In business for over 45 years, SlowTheGameDown (STGD) uses proprietary methods of evaluating athletes’ vision based off of data collected from various amateur and professional athletes. Through a variety of training methods customized to fit particular athlete needs, STGD works to enhance an athlete or team’s vision quality. STGD teaches tactical visual strategies for individual athletes and teams to utilize their vision to perform at a high level. The top level evaluation and training company lists among its clients, George Brett, Carlos Beltran, Mike Sweeney, Sean Casey, Jose Guillen, Jonny Gomes, Adam Dunn, Angel Pagan, Giancarlo Stanton and Hunter Pence in the 2000’s, and Rajai Davis, Hunter Pence, Joe Panik, Matt Duffy, Conor Gillaspie, Ryan Goins, Kevin Pillar, Trevor Brown, the Toronto Blue Jays (AL East Champions 2015), the San Francisco Giants (World Series Champions 2010, 2012, and 2014), and many more.
“SlowTheGameDown has been providing NeuroDynamic Visual Skills Training to Chelsea since the age of 12,” said Trainer, Ryan Harrison. “Being able to support her and see her perform at the professional level is a great opportunity to give back to her dedication and hard work.”
Goodacre and her USSSA Pride opened their 2019 season in defense of both the regular season title and the Cowles Championship Cup last week on the road against the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois at Rent One Park. The 46 game regular season slate will see the Pride open at their friendly confines of Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL on June 18th. Included in the season schedule are two exhibition games against Team USA, slated for this week.
National Pro Fastpitch took the field for its 16th season in 2019 when opening day took place on May 28th in Daytona Beach, FL at Jackie Robinson Park, between the Beijing Shougang Eagles and the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois. The 138 game complete regular season will be streamed live domestically, exclusively on Flo Softball. Fans can follow the live stream by subscribing to Flo Softball at FloSoftball.com. Internationally, the live stream and VOD are available through the league’s website at www.profastpitch.com.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Pride. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
In today’s hyper-competitive world of elite performance, athletes are always looking for a winning edge. This is where Ryan Harrison and SlowTheGameDown stand out as the leader in elite sports vision evaluation and training. Neurodynamic vision training is often overlooked as part of an athlete’s preparation and training. If you are a professional, amateur or recreation athletes Neurodynamic vision training can add a new dimension to your athletic performance that can make a difference.