Natasha Watley. •2xSoftball Olympian🥇🥈/Bruin🐻
•Coach in the biz of empowering & inspiring young athletes
•Download free 3-Part Slapping video👇🏾 https://gamechangers.natashawatley.com/pl/39851
Natasha Watley (@natashawatley29) Recent Photos and Videos
The shine is bright when you’re a BALLER! ⛹🏽♀️✨🏀 #ballin
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Proud to share our new public service announcement that was created by our brilliant board member @zoequist and starred some of our #NWF girls! Thank you to all who donated their time, equipment and expertise to share our story!! Spanish version available on our homepage of our website: natashawatleyfoundation.org
Natasha Watley Foundation NatashaWatleyFoundation.org
Director/Producer: Zoe Quist Instagram: @zoequist
Cinematographer: Jack Lagonis @jacklanglois2
Post Producer: Garrett Kynard
Production Drone: Michael Quinn @mikegquinn
Sound: Mayra Hernandez
Color: Gabrielle Ovalle @gabriel34543
Music: Rannar Sillard “Skyburst” - Epidemic Sound
Los Angeles Drone: Evan Thomas @evanthomas.me
Mastering: Christopher Pearsons
Voice Over: Lulu Lopez @lulu.tales
Arri Alexa and Lomo Anamorphics Courtesy of HD Optics
11472 days ago
I don’t think I really knew what I was signing up for when I said 10 years ago “I want to start a non-profit”. Sure, just get some girls playing softball and call it a day. Managing a non-profit has been the biggest learning curve because there is so much more that goes on before we even get the girls to the field. Managing a board, fundraising/grants, recruiting coaches & players, programming, running events. Whhhaattt!!!
Now reflecting it feels good to say we have come a long way with a slew of support & help. As we put out our 2018 annual report, I have so many feelings of being proud, shocked, excited, and of course a sense of pressure and responsibility to keep up and continue because we are in fact making IMPACT
•we doubled our impact of serving 427 girls in 2017 to 1350 in 2018
•Served the most Coach Mentors we ever had (37)
•Had our first athlete receive a full ride scholarship to play softball!!!! Go Janell!!
•Spread our love of the game to international grounds
Please check out our annual report to see what we have been up to by going to natashawatleyfoundation.org
A huge thank you to @nwfoundation partners, supporters, coach mentors, interns, board members!!!
2019 we are ready for more impact!
49892 days ago
These last couple of weeks it has been so neat to see the softball community come together to remember one of our own! Excited to announce that we can now see Geri Ann’s legacy live on through partnership with @WeCoachSports & @nwfoundation . @wecoachsports stepped up right away and The Geri Ann Glasco Memorial Scholarship has been created to honor her love of the game and aid young female coaches.
The scholarship covers tuition & travel stipend for the NCAA Women Coaches Academy. If you are or know of any young coaches Apply for the WCA by 2/18.
Learn more at wecoachsports.org
In all my feels!(stank face and all!) Between #NGWSD, first weekend of softball season and partnering with @mlb as Youth Softball Ambassodor, I’m reminded that this game is the BEST game EVER. I’m so HONORED to play a small piece within a big movement to continue to move our game forward and empower girls. I’m not taking this new title lightly and excited to have the opportunity to help grow this game!
If you are in the area, come on out to @mlbya in Compton tomorrow!!!
414147:49 PM Feb 8, 2019
Happy National Girls & Women in sports day! Today we celebrate all our girls playing sports & coaches! Sport is one of the greatest teachers of character, discipline & commitment!! May we all continue to inspire the next! #NGWSD@nwfoundation@womenssportsfoundation
51046:14 PM Feb 6, 2019
The Glasco Family immediately thought about the future of our sport during their tragic loss and I couldn’t be more honored to help aid Geri Ann’s legacy through supporting young future coaches in our game! Softball community please share and text “Glasco” to 91999 to support The Glasco Family Fund #GeriAnn#GlascoFamily#softball@nwfoundation 🥎
1224144:26 PM Jan 27, 2019
#FBF I owe the discovery of slap hitting to this guy!
My Dad aka #PoppaWatley was the ultimate coach, because after figuring I was in LOVE with softball he was the one who knew that he had to let me go and be coached by others who could take my game to the next level. He went out in the trenches to find the:
-Best travel ball organizations
-Best private pitching and hitting coaches
-Weird hitting technique called slap hitting
He secretly knew to pull the plug on my not so great pitching dreams. He wasn’t exactly a dream killer because he knew something better was suited for ME. Either that or he was tired of me coming home after every game crying after giving up hits & Homeruns (yea pitching wasn’t for me)🤣
When he came home one day and said “we are trying out for a new travel ball team and oh the coach is going to teach you how to slap hit”, I just said ok because I just wanted to play🤷🏾♀️
I’m forever grateful for my Dad who went out and took a chance on me learning this beautiful skill of “slapping”. It forever was a #GameChanger in my softball career and can’t imagine continuing to play without having converted to the left side. Check out my latest #tashatips that is sponsored by @demarinifp that shows some traits that my Dad saw and traits that can help you in deciding if you should convert your athlete to a slap hitter! Full video on my IGTV
#Nwdot com #Softball#Slaphitter#softballslapping
663207:44 PM Jan 25, 2019
You don’t know how many times I come across that random dude who just happened to watch the WCWS (and love it) and is freaking out because he saw some girls who were “running up and hitting it” . This video was made with him in mind....to enlighten HIM!
It’s our first official #tashatips for 2019!
In this video you will learn 3 benefits of slap hitting
1. Putting pressure on defense
2. Having options at the plate
3. Moving runners/ scoring runners
After watching this video you will be so well versed on why slapping is so great!!! Your welcome :)
Watch the full video on my igtv!
471275:16 PM Jan 16, 2019
Over the break had the opportunity to make a pit stop @morganstuarts event #groundwork. I was honored she asked me to speak at her event. I was blown away by the good vibes and energy all in the LOVE for defense🙌🏾🥎
Check out my first guest/feature on #tashatips with Morgan! She talks about being a founder for @thepackageddeal , roles on a championship team and a great tip to practice defense by yourself! Check out the full video on my IGTV
Loved this Mommy moment we shared w/ our Moms @morganstuart18
Ain’t no love like a mommas love!❤️
380411:25 PM Jan 11, 2019
Caught red handed!!!!
This is 2018 Tasha at brunch/dinner tables, lines in stores, parking lots, in my garage (hours after arriving home). I completely was in denial that I had a problem until.....the evidence!
2019 Tasha is definitely cutting back and not spending unproductive hours on social media.
Not saying that I’m not going to still indulge in social media. It has come become a way to stay connected AND my guilty pleasure much like watching the Kardashians! 🤣 But I know I’m trying to crush goals and be productive so here’s to goal crushing in 2019!!
Who’s with me?