I'm entering my fourth season coaching fastpitch softball, and second with Turnin2. I grew up playing baseball in Brighton before graduating from Michigan State, and presently reside in Howell with my fantastically supportive wife and two talented daughters.
As the 11U head coach, my staff and I will be focusing on player development, from knowledge of the game to physical skill set. This is also the ideal age to learn the concepts of commitment, teamwork, sportsmanship and the value of hard work.
Our practices are structured and purposeful, and include utilizing tools like Jaeger Bands and Blast Motion bat sensors to improve our game. Beyond metrics, we stress the concept of Mental Toughness: mentally tough athletes focus their time and energy on their goals by being self-directed and highly motivated. In other words, they want it more, and do what it takes to get it.
The biggest reward for me is to see a love for the game develop at this young age. We look forward to having fun, training hard, refining skills and always challenging ourselves to get better.
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"
Sept. 13th • Madness Fall Friendly (Novi, MI)
Sept. 26-27th • USSSA Fall Brawl (Livonia, MI)
Oct. 11th • Gold Fastpitch Fall Brawl (Clinton, MI)
Oct. 17-18th • USSSA Halloween Havoc at Huron Park (Roseville, MI)
Nov. - Mar. • Legacy Center 12U League (Brighton, MI)
April 23-25th • The Tune-Up - Hit and Pitch (Owosso, MI)
May 1-2nd • NSA Cinco de Mayo Slugfest (Davison, MI)
May 14-16th • PGF Super Select Midwest Championship (North Ridgeville, OH)
May 22-23th • 3up3down Cinco de Mayo (New Baltimore, MI)
June 4-6th • Krash Cottonwood Campground Sneezefest (Lansing, MI)
June 17-20th • USSSA Michigan State Championship (Canton, MI)
July 8-11th • USSSA Great Lakes National Championship (Canton, MI)
July 29-August 1st • Petoskey Summer Invitational (Petoskey, MI)
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