PLEASE, make contact with your coach via email or phone prior to scheduling your first appointment. Appointments may be limited.
Advice from a Coach:
"When contacting a coach make sure to introduce yourself, your child, their age, their current skill set, and your needs before attempting to schedule a lesson. Tell me where your players skill level is at, and a few other details about the style or method of coaching you are looking for - think slapping vs. just hitting, etc."
Brenna Daugherty Pitching, Vancouver Wa.
Samantha Frost, Milwaukie Or.
My wife, Samantha, graduated from Clackamas high school as an all state pitcher. she was named pitcher of the year all 4 years during her high school career, and still holds the strikeout record there today. She also received private pitching lessons under Mike White, former coach of the Oregon Ducks for 6 years. Sam also attended Corban University on a scholarship and won defensive player of the year in 2013. She is also the Varsity Head Coach at Rex Putnam high school. With two years of coaching under her belt she has already been conference champions, and taken 2nd place in the state.
TJ Pruneda, Vancouver Wa.
Tj has played baseball competitively since he was 4 years old. Graduated from Tigard High School in 2010. Played 2 years at Clark College as a starter and relief pitcher. He then went to an NAIA school in Des Moines, Iowa on a full scholarship. His senior year he was named 1st-team all conference. After college, he played in a professional independent league in Roswell, New Mexico. His second year professionally, he went international and played in San Luis, Sonora, Mexico before getting called up the to Mexican big leagues, Liga Mexicana de Beisbol. He finished the year with the Pericos de Puebla with a 1-1 record and 2.12 ERA going against former MLB players and top Mexican prospects.
Tj has coached every summer since graduating high school from ages 10-18 including being the JV pitching coach at Tigard in 2011. https://www.thefacilityllc.com
Julie Toone, St. John's Portland
Coach Toone, born and raised in Seattle, was an accomplished pitcher with sights set on advancing with her college scholarship when an ACL tear ended those plans. Remaining and passionate and active in the sport she loves, Coach Toone has continued to coach in the Portland Metro/Vancouver area. Currently she is a pitching coach at the Lumber Yard, and is her third year as the pitching coach for Clark College.
Makinna Akers, Newberg Or.
Makinna Akers is a First Team All-Conference pitcher out of Boston University. An accomplished pitcher and current assistant coach, 2019 will see Makinna playing in the Ayelet International Games Fastpitch on the Red Sea, she is the only American that has been invited to play. Makinna has a demonstrated record of excellence as a player and she brings this passion for the sport to every student she works with. Her broad approach to skill development combined with conditioning and other drills set her apart from others in her field. You can contact her via text, phone, email, or schedule a lesson on her website:
Melissa Caldwell Moreschi, Portland Or.
Moreschi has 22 yrs coaching with a flexible style focusing on good mechanics. She coaches players one-on-one in a style that best suits the player. Sessions are $40, group sessions are $20 per pitcher. All pitchers need to bring their own catcher. Most session take place at North Powellhurst School, which has a covered area for rainy days.
(text is better because she teaches CPR and First Aid classes)
Tiffany Castro, West Coast Queen of The Diamonds, Olympia, Wa.
Growing up I never anticipated loving something so much. Now I realize how much softball has given me in return. Today I share my love of the game, strategic knowledge, and technical expertise. Coaching, training, and consulting is my way of giving back to the softball community that raised me. Helping young athletes achieve their potential and fall in love with this game is my passion. Let me help you improve your performance, hone your skills, and gain confidence. Take your game to the next level by learning the nuances that separate a good player from a great one.
Sue Oran’s Strictly Sports Productions & Strictly Softball, Portland Or.
Strictly Sports offers competitive training in fastpitch softball. Sue Oran has over 23 years experience as a fastpitch instructor, as well as 25 plus years as a competitive softball player. There are many training options to fit personal and team needs, from individual training to speed and agility training.