Pro softball athlete works with local players

MEDFORD, Ore. – A professional women’s softball player paid a visit to work with some local players today at Lithia Fields.

Jocelyn Alo plays for the Oklahoma City Spark of the women’s professional Fast Pitch League.

Alo has been traveling to different states to help train softball skills to kids.

Today, she had them work on hitting drills.

But she also says that she likes to talk to the kids about the mental aspect of the sport and being an athlete.

Alo said, “softball doesn’t define them and I want them to know that softball is just something that they just get to do, not who they are so I don’t want them to get their identities wrapped up and ‘oh I didn’t do good today, I didn’t hit a home run.’ I just want them to love softball for what it is and what it brings to them not their performance.”

Alo says she is always trying to be a role model for all the kids that she works with and tries to leave them with a lot.

But she also says that she herself, gets a lot out of training the kids and describes it as refreshing.

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Maximus Osburn is a reporter for NBC5 News. He studied at California State University-Northridge, graduating with a degree in Broadcasting. Maximus is an avid martial arts enthusiast and combat sports fan. He even traveled to Thailand to train with martial arts experts. Maximus loves movies, nature, and doing things outside his comfort zone, like swimming in sub-freezing lakes in the winter.
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