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MISSION STATEMENT:

lisa rizzo cudit concentric hittingChallenge U. Softball® is not your average training facility. Our elite private training area is far from a “factory-style” facility. The Challenge U. training grounds permit a max of eight private session students throughout the facility at one time. Challenge U. Softball® encompasses what a private lesson should consist of: full dedication, 100% focus, personalized lesson plans, multiple drills, and self-confidence talk throughout being the founding facility of CUDIT® (pronounced CUT-IT), Challenge U. Drill Interval Training.

CUDIT®, Challenge U. Drill Interval Training, is a sports mechanic training system targeting concentric muscle movement, drill interval training, and mental toughness training techniques developed by Lisa Rizzo. Rizzo, Challenge U. Softball’s owner/founder, is the first to create a training system based on scientifically proven concentric muscle movement and mental training techniques for private lesson coaches.  Rizzo has been a national motivational speaker since 2015 and is now bringing her passion to the fastpitch world with an extensive online AND in person CUDIT® Concentric training program.

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Licensed CUDIT® Concentric Coaches hold private lessons consisting of drill interval mechanic training which is broken into a progression, varying in high intensity to low intensity circuits.  The benefits of drill interval training are endless physically and mentally.  Coaches are trained to individualize each lesson, target specific mechanics, train eccentric to concentric muscle movement for the desired action, and unleash undeniable concentric power. The VBS System is the umbrella of CUDIT®, in which athletes learn the importance of key powerful mental training techniques: Visualization, Body Language, and Self-Talk.  These crucial mental mechanics are addressed by all Licensed CUDIT® Concentric Coaches. Every aspect of CUDIT® is  based on the science beneath the skin, avoiding the “because we said so” mentality.

All sessions are personalized to improve each athlete’s mechanical needs through our private drill progression circuit system.  This system taps into muscle memory technique at a phenomenal quick pace allowing for each lesson to progress versus hitting the dreaded plateau. SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR AVERAGE LESSONS & GET READY TO BE CHALLENGED.

13669430_1081664261900344_312154869303504518_oHISTORY:

Challenge U. Softball® opened in Westwood NJ in July 2011 with owner/founder Coach Lisa Rizzo.  Prior to the doors opening at Challenge U., Coach Lisa launched Mobile Softball Training since 2007.  M.S.T was an outdoor based softball training company in which M.S.T trainers would travel throughout northern/central NJ to train athletes on their home turf defensively and offensively.  After its 4th year in business, the dirt became turf when the doors of Challenge U. Softball® were opened.

PRESENT:

Challenge U. Softball® currently trains an average of 8K softball athletes year round in outdoor CUDIT® camps throughout the tri-state, in house clinics, team training camps, & private lessons.  Currently, Coach Lisa Rizzo is the hands on owner/founder of CUDIT® Licensing and continually training CUDIT® Coaches.

With a true passion and daily yearn for expanded softball knowledge, Challenge U. Softball® has been featured in The Record, NJ Biz Newspaper, partner of The Coaches Insider Newsletter alongside LSU and ASU, NCSA feature tutorial, partner with The National Scouting Report and signed coach for CoachTube worldwide. Founder, Coach Lisa, is a featured guest speaker alongside LSU, ASU, USA Softball at the national Be The Best Coaches Convention with topics including “90% of the Game is Mental”, “Hitting Drills 1 Pitch at a Time”, CUDIT® Concentric Hitting, The VBS System (Visualization, Body-Language, Self-Talk).

FUTURE:

Our goal at Challenge U. Softball® is to train females across the nation mentally and physically with the CUDIT® Coach Licensing System. Our true pride is watching our athlete get more consistent in the game AND feeling more confident within herself as a young adult. When people talk about sports, they usually mention the physical aspects of softball such as, hitting, arm-strength, and power. Although, the physical game is important, the mental game will take the player to the next level.   We strive to achieve a high level of skill AND mental toughness in EVERY Challenge U. athlete.

A LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER

The future for Challenge U. is a force to be reckoned with. We simply don’t stop.

Dedication

Challenge U. Softball® would like to announce the dedication of our facility to Sue Phelan. Sue Phelan was an amazing contribution to the growth of the facility. She was one of the most caring, loving, funny, full of life, supportive, positive people that has ever walked through the doors of the facility. As of 12/5/13, Challenge U. Softball® and everything that we stand for is dedicated to Sue Phelan forever. We love you.

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