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Listed below is a request from from Julia Fink regarding a fast pitch survey for pitchers. Please read below...
I hope you all have been safe and healthy during this pandemic. My name is Julia Fink and I am an Orthopedic Surgery resident at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA. I have spent most of my life from 6 years old to college playing softball. I grew up playing in a recreational league and progressed to travel ball at age 12. I was blessed to pitch for four years at Valdosta State University, where we won the NCAA Division II national championship in 2012. My history with softball, as well as injuries while playing softball, is what inspired me to become an orthopedic surgeon. I am writing to you today to ask for your help. I am starting a research study to evaluate the evolving pitching regimens of female youth fastpitch softball pitchers and their associated injuries. I have attached the link to a survey below to be completed by any female fastpitch softball pitcher between the ages of 8-18. I would like to ask for your permission to send this directly or if you would distribute to the coaches in your region for young pitchers to complete. The survey has been approved by our Institutional Review Board for research studies and is completely anonymous. There is a parent/guardian consent to be accepted at the beginning of the survey.
I only hope that I can give back to the sport that has given me so much. Thank you all for your help and consideration, this would not be possible without you! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me