Introduction with Coach D
Welcome to "Beyond The Diamond," a journey into the world of fastpitch softball with your host, Danielle Rubin, affectionately known as Coach D. In her debut podcast, Danielle invites you to join her on a candid, vulnerable, and authentic exploration of the game she loves. With a background in playing softball since the tender age of eight, Danielle's journey took her from local rec ball to the Georgia Impact, an A-level college exposure team, culminating in a college scholarship to Kennesaw State University.
But as life often does, her path took a turn. Danielle eventually transitioned from D1 to D2 softball and had to hang up her cleats after her junior season due to a long-standing back injury. It was this experience that ignited her passion for understanding the biomechanics of the human body, a journey of self-discovery that shaped her coaching philosophy.
Now, as the owner of DR3 Fastpitch, Danielle combines her education (with a Bachelor's and Master's in special education) and her love for the game to empower girls and young athletes worldwide. She reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic changed the course of her life and coaching career, leading her to connect with students virtually and provide invaluable lessons to over 1,200 girls across the U.S. and beyond.
Danielle's podcast is not only about fastpitch; it's about resilience, transformation, and the unwavering love for the game of softball. With her genuine enthusiasm, she'll dive into topics like biomechanics, the mental game, and the life lessons learned from the diamond. Beyond that, she'll host interviews with former and current college players, offering unique insights into the world of fastpitch softball.
So, whether you're a passionate player, a devoted parent, or just someone who loves sports and life lessons, Danielle Rubin's "Beyond The Diamond" is the podcast for you. Join her on this exciting journey filled with stories, wisdom, and a shared love for the game.
Get ready for an unforgettable experience, as Danielle Rubin takes you Beyond The Diamond!