Tina Buck-Harth , Buck Fastpitch Owner and Pitching Instructor, is a former college NCAA Division II college pitcher at the University of Illinois-Springfield. She has been a pitching instructor for the last 8 years and preaches a pitching philosophy that builds on that of her lifelong coach/mentor and Midwest legend, Jim Greiner. She stresses the importance of velocity+good mechanics + balance= consistency. Tina sat down with the Upper Hand sports podcast to discuss the importance of enjoying the game while finding that competitive drive along with other key takeaways from running Buck Fastpitch Academy. Hear more about her recommendations for knowing the sports industry and the market competition before diving into building a training business, as well as some background on her critical work with the BASE foundation, working to revolutionize how youth athletes approach baseball and softball.