Episode 64: Haylie McCleney 24/7 Focus on Tokyo2020

This week I’m talking to Haylie Mc Cleney, a super-rockstar professional softball player! This is her sixth season competing with the USA Softball Team. And now that softball is back in the Olympics she is working 24/7 to make the Tokyo2020 roster.  

I will admit that initially I didn’t know any of that! Can you imagine? I contacted her because she writes smart, thoughtful, well-considered blog posts about strength training. I love talking weight training so this episode is a double treat for me.

Haylie is a 4-Time All-American at The University of Alabama, where she majored in Human Performance and Exercise Science. Earned a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Florida Atlantic University in 2018. 

As a professional softball player, Haylie has been with the USSSA Pride and Texas Charge in the National Pro Fastpitch league and last summer was a member of the independent ScrapYard Fastpitch organization based out of Houston, TX. 

As a member of the US National Softball team, she is a 2016 & 2018 world champion and 2017 Pan-American Games Silver Medalist.

She is such a badass because in addition to all of those stellar accomplishments Haylie also works full time as a Strength Coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.

This episode is part of a 3-episode series with coaches. All three women are quite different with different roles in their sports, so stay tuned and subscribe to Hear Her Sports wherever you find your podcasts.

Haylie’s blog
Haylie’s Instagram
Haylie’s Twitter
Alabama Softball
SEC network
Florida Atlantic University
National Pro Fatpitch Softball Teams
Scrap Yard Fast Pitch independent league
Haylie in action with the VeloPro Softball Harness
Eric Cressey – strength coach in Jupiter, FL
National Team Website


🎤 Ep 59 with Naya Tapper (rugby), also focused on the Tokyo2020 team. Listen Here.
🎤 Ep 37 with Stacia Suttles (boxing), another Olympic Hopeful. Listen Here.
🎤 Ep 51 with Cecelia Townes not afraid to go big. Listen Here.