TRAINING OPTIONS WE CURRENTLY OFFER:

PRIVATE FASTPITCH INSTRUCTION

We offer private 1 on 1 and private group (2-4) training sessions, with a focus on the following areas:

  • Hitting

  • Pitching

  • Catching

  • Fielding and more...

In our private training sessions, athletes will work with their own personal coach.

ELITE FASTPITCH PROGRAM

Improve your fastpitch skills working 1 on 1 or in a small group with our fastpitch instructors.  Also offering seasonal camps & programs.

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MEET THE ELITE FASTPITCH COACHING STAFF
 
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Halle McKinley

Hometown: Eastlake, Ohio

 

Schooling/Certification(s): Lakeland Community College

 

Playing History: I started all 4 years of Varsity basketball and softball and Eastlake North High School where I earned All-conference awards in both sports. Currently, hold the record of most hits in a season. Played in college at Lakeland where I was named (OCCAC) all-conference team and NJCAA All-Region XII team. Also earned OCCAC player of the week after hitting .543 in 10 games and led the conference with 81 assists as a shortstop.

Coaching Experience: Assisted middle school basketball, coached North’s JV summer basketball team, and ran an instructional softball hitting program for girls of all ages.

What I love most about coaching: Watching players grow on and off the field, and watching their weaknesses turn into strengths. I also love sharing my knowledge along with sharing my love for the game.

When I'm not coaching I like to: Spend time with friends and family, cheer on my younger brothers and sisters at their sporting events, and be outdoors.

If I could have lunch with anyone it would be: Lauren Chamberlain. Her confidence on and off the field when she played was the best!

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Katie Uminski

Hometown: Canton, OH

 

Schooling/Certification(s): Graduated from Canton South High school in 2014. Graduated from Lakeland CC in 2017 with an associate's in American Sign Language. Currently attending Kent State majoring in American Sign Language and Nutrition to be a registered dietician.

 

Playing History: 4-year letterman at Canton South High school in Softball and Basketball. All conference awards in both sports along with being apart of the Stark County All-Star team. 2 year letterman at Lakeland CC in Softball- named OCCAC all-conference team with a .556 batting average in conference and .403 overall.

Coaching Experience: Health coach/ personal trainer since 2020.

What I love most about coaching: I love sharing my love for the game with athletes who are in the position I once was. I also love seeing athletes flourish into someone they want to be on and off the field.

When I'm not coaching I like to: Hike with my dogs Rusty and Wallen, workout, spend time with family and friends!

If I could have lunch with anyone it would be: My dad. He passed away in 2017 and I miss him every day.

 
HEAR WHAT OUR PARENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

My daughter wanted to improve her pitching skills and since we started working with Gina, I have seen a huge improvement with her mechanics and her confidence. 

 

I would definitely recommend this program to softball players looking to improve their game and confidence

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Kelly Porcello

Parent of Fastpitch Athlete

We came to Elite because my daughter wanted to improve her hitting technique.

 

Since we started working with them, Kaitlyn's become a much stronger hitter.  She has also become a much smarter hitter and the improvements are showing on the field.

I would recommend Elite to all athletes that are looking to improve their game.

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Craig Mayo

Parent of Fastpitch Athlete

We brought our daughter Raegan to Elite because we were looking for coaching that could improve her hitting and fielding.

Since working with Jo, I've seen her confidence and knowledge increase tremendously.  She switched from right to left-handed hitter and has been doing 100% better.

We love Elite and working with Jo.  She is very knowledgeable about the sport and is able to break it down so Raegan can completely understand it.

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Jessica Elliott

Parent of Fastpitch Athlete