COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: Northwestern University
TRAINING: Pitching & Hitting
I have given private lessons since 2008 and have worked multiple camps and clinics. I coached 1 year at Webster University working with their pitchers. I played pro for 2 seasons in Europe (Vienna, Austria and The Hague Netherlands) where I played with their women's team and helped coach and run practices for both the women's team as well as the 12-15yo girls team.
I played high school at Helias High School in Jefferson City, MO winning two Class 4 State titles. I broke school records in hitting and pitching and statewide pitching records. I was the 2006 Missouri Gatorade Player of the year, 4 time All-District, 3 time All-State. Threw 3 no hitters and a perfect game in the 2003 state playoffs and was featured in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd in 2/2004. I played select for the Kansas City Peppers and Chicago Bandits, winning the Colorado Fireworks tournament and placing in the top 20 nationally in ASA.
I started for 4 years at Northwestern University, where we finished 3rd in the nation in 2007. We won the Big Ten Tournament and Regular Season Championship in 2008. I concluded my career with a 96-38 record, finishing third in school history in total wins and strikeouts (1,130) while becoming Northwestern's all-time leader in starts (136) and complete games (106). Big Ten Tournament MVP 2008, NFCA/USA Softball Player of the Week 2008, Big Ten Pitcher of the Year 2008. Two time All Big Ten and two time NFCA All-Region and multiple time All Big Ten Pitcher of the Week. Lowes Senior CLASS Award Nominee. Full highlights at http://www.nusports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=534
After college I went on to play pro in Europe for two seasons helping the Vienna Wanderers claim a European Cup title and being named MVP of the European Cup 2010.
A first session will consist of an analysis of the player to assess their skill level and go over basic drills and what to expect from future lessons. Typical lessons will go over drills as well as quality reps in either pitching/hitting/fielding. Older players will also get coached on the mental aspects of the game and game situations. With younger players we will usually play a more game like drill during the lesson to keep it fun and go over basic rules to enrich their understanding of the game. All lessons finish with a recap of what the player needs to work on before the next session. I expect players to practice on their own between sessions. You should plan on having someone to catch, if you cannot do this please let me know ahead of time and we will likely be able to make it work without a catch.