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"Coach Linder has worked with our organization for the mental training/team building and skill development training.  Each time we found it very beneficial for coaches and players.  Her experience and delivery of the message was captivating for all.  We plan on continuing to utilize her expertise for all of our Wizard teams."
Martin Drain
Director FAST Wizard Softball

I thought Karen’s mental preparation and communication training was excellent! Up until her involvement with my team, I felt our mental game preparation was adequate at best. We had a tendency of letting a bad inning get the best of us. On the contrary, when we were on a roll, there was no stopping us. It seemed as if we performed at one extreme or the other. This year, however, I saw a tremendous improvement in the consistency of our play. I also saw us bounce back from deficits, especially in late innings. We have a very talented team and through Karen’s involvement we improved the chemistry of our team and became a very dominate team. I want all my club and high school colleagues to know about Karen’s good work! Karen would be a game changer to any sports program!
Julie Joseforsky
Ohio Hawks Gold, 16U
MND Varsity Head Coach

I cannot thank you enough for all the help you have given me. My current swing mechanics are not even comparable to where they were before I started working with you. When I get compliments on my swing, I am quick to let them know that you are my hitting coach. In addition to the mechanical training we have done, the mental training has helped me achieve success of all aspects in the game. Everything in my game is much more positive and my confidence gets better every day. I look forward to continuing our training and can't wait to see how far it takes me. 
Thank you so much, 
Kelsi Anderson

I couldn't think of a better coach for the USA All-American Team.  Coach Linder did an outstanding job going above and beyond all my expectations. Her knowledge and coaching techniques made a definite impact on all the players.  Her incorporation of mental training and its importance is an often overlooked aspect of the game.  I'm am so grateful my daughter had the opportunity to play for you.
Doug Irvine

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you did to make Kendall's experience with the Region 2 team such a memorable, enjoyable and productive one.  What a tremendous learning and growth opportunity -- and one that will certainly make her a better player (and kid!) going forward.  Thank you so much for your dedication and your willingness to share your knowledge and expertise with her.  We really appreciate it!

Thank you for everything. An experience that I am sure Hailey will never forget. 
Alicia Massaro

Karen has been extremely successful at the collegiate level and always puts a winning product on the field. She has a tireless work ethic and will push the athletes in all areas to develop the total person. Karen will help all athletes that she works with to not only learn the game of softball, but to develop the physical and mental skills it takes to be successful at any level. She will provide a great service to the people that come to her events.

Head Softball Coach
Ashland University
NFCA Hall of Fame

Karen has run the best camp in the Midwest for the last several years(Kent State Showcase). It has been the one camp that I have told my players they must attend. I am looking forward to sending kids to work with her in her new venture. I would encourage everyone who is serious about improving their game both physically and mentally to attend a Karen Linder event.

Ohio Lady Lasers

Karen Linder is a leader in Ohio for offering outstanding individual and group instruction for high school and younger age softball players.
Her team camps at Kent State were well known for attracting travel ball and high school teams. If you are looking for someone to motivate your daughter or team and, at the same time pass on valuable instruction, Karen Linder is the person you want.

Head Softball Coach of the
8x State Champion
North Canton Hoover Vikings

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Coach of the
Year Awards
NFCA Scholar
Academic All
MAC Athletes
All Region Athletes