TRAINERS

SixFour3 supports an independent network of high-quality softball trainers. All trainers accepted into the SixFour3 network must pass a baseline set of requirements demonstrating their experience and ability as a trainer. Although we provide a a common set of core principles, we allow all of our trainers to teach their own unique style. Our goal is to offer a broad set of trainer skills and personalities that best align to the individual expectations of each of our members.

With any SixFour3 membership, you will have access to any/all of our trainers, so feel free to give them all a spin to make sure you find the right one for you.

danielle fishburn - BOOK

Experience: McLean High School, VA Glory, McLean Magic, Diamonds, Inferno / Played college softball at Salisbury, MD (Catcher / 3rd)


Other: Fluid Dynamic (Tincher) Certified, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Various College Pitching Camps & Clinics

Hours: 30+ per week

Discipline: Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Catching

ritchie jacobs - BOOK

Experience: University of Mary Washington, Patriot HS, Champe HS, Riverbend HS, Chancellor HS, Fredericksburg Christian HS, Rappahannock Rapids Travel & Unity Travel

Other: Fluid Dynamic (Tincher) Certified, Certified Master Catching Instructor, Various College Pitching Camps & Clinics

Hours: 30+ per week

Discipline: Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Catching

frank doering - BOOK

Experience: Current Heritage HS coach, 10+ years of youth softball/baseball coaching, including lengthy travel tenure with the Loudoun Inferno, Napoleon Pirates (baseball).

Other: Local and national clinics & seminars.

Hours: 20+ per week

Discipline: Hitting, Fielding, Catching

niki prince - BOOK

Experience: A standout athlete at Stone Bridge HS and 4-year starter (SS)at James Madison University. Niki’s credentials were off the charts as an everyday player at JMU (holding numerous offensive records). 

Other: Full bio here

Hours: 30+ per week

Discipline: Hitting, Fielding

sabrina pierce (ON TEMPORARY LEAVE)

Experience: Played at Chantilly & Kettle Run HS / VA Unity, Shooting Stars and Xplosion; Played Pitcher and SS at Virginia Wesleyan University; Coached at Westfield HS, Patriot HS, Xplosion and Vienna Stars Travel

Hours: 10+ per week

Discipline: Pitching, Hitting

jimmy thomas - BOOK

Experience: All-Met (Wash Post), Northern VA Player of The Year (baseball), 4-year Division 1 athlete @ Radford & Marshall and travel softball coach.

Other: 8 years @ USA Football & US National Football Team coaching conditioning

Hours: 30+ per week

Discipline: Hitting, Fielding, Conditioning

SYDNEY BRODERICK - BOOK

Experience: Former professional player with the USSSA Pride (NPF) and standout catcher for BYU, and the 2018 National Champion, Florida State University. Full bio here  

Other: Primary focus on catching instruction, trained under the tutelage of Tim Cossins (Chicago Cubs catching instructor)

Hours: 10+ per week

Discipline: Catching

CAROLYN RUWE - BOOK

Experience: 3-year Ohio high school state
championships, Division 1 athlete turned coach, Coaches training w/ University of
Toledo softball program, 4-year high school coach, 3+ years rec/travel coaching

Other: BE in Education (Mathematics), 8+ years professional firefighter, Fluid Dynamics (Tincher) Certification in progress

Hours: 15+ per week

Discipline: Pitching, Hitting, Fielding

Mike mertz - BOOK NOW

Experience: Head Coach + Recruiting Advisor for Virginia Glory National • 100% of Glory HS graduates have played in college (22 in last two classes) • Guided youngest all-commit team–top to bottom–in VA history • 2017 team went 47-6-1 on the national level • Teams have placed 3rd, 17th and 25th at Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals in Huntington Beach, CA with .667 overall PGF winning percentage (13-7 at PGF Premier, 11-5 at PGF Platinum) • Has coached (2) Gatorade Players of the Year (Pitchers) and a USA Jr. National Pitcher. NVGSA Firebirds 10U team produced (6) D-I, and (3) D-III college players.

Other: Developmental Specialization in: Hitting, Defense, Pitching, Speed of Play, and Base Running • Team Excellence + Coaches Training • College Recruiting Consultation + Player Evaluation • Former Tincher Pitching Fluid Dynamics Certified Instructor

Hours: 10+ hrs

Discipline: Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Catching

KRYSTAL SMITH - BOOK NOW

Experience: 4-Year Division I Athlete & Starting 2B (also 1B & 3B) for the University of Kentucky, 2014 Women's College World Series Participant, 2014 Southeastern Conference Runner-Up; Shamrocks 12U - 18U (formerly under Jim Brackin & Tommy Orndorff); All-Area, All-Region, and All-Cedar Run District Player for Stonewall Jackson HS (Manassas, VA).

Other: NFCA Academic All-American, B.B.A in Finance & Marketing, Various College Camps & Clinics, Specialized Focus on Individual/Team Hitting, Defensive Mechanics, Corners & Middle
Infielders, Softball IQ, and Leadership Development.

Hours: 8+ per week

Discipline: Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Catching

ALYSSA BUDDLE - BOOK NOW

Experience: All-State Varsity Athlete at South Elgin HS in Chicago, IL. Starting Catcher for ASA Travel Ball National Champion Beverly Bandits Team. 4 Year Catcher & Stand-Out Hitter at James Madison University 14’-18’ 

Hours: 10 per week

Discipline: Hitting, Fielding, Catching

Gaby elvina - BOOK NOW

Experience: Current Philippine National Team player in pursuit of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and former
4-year starter at Georgetown University (Georgetown
Bio
). Played 4 years w/ the Jersey Intensity Premier
and coached for 3 years (14u and 16u).

Other: Current Lead Softball Coordinator for the
Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy,
coaching guidance by former Atlanta Braves Catching
coach Joe Breeden.

Hours: 6+ per week

Discipline: Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Catching

COLIN CHRISTIANSEN - BOOK NOW

Experience: Prior graduate assistant for the Tennessee Volunteers softball team, former 2-year assistant for the UMBC softball team and former assistant coach for the Seton Hall softball team.

Other: Current player in men’s fastpitch league as a pitcher and slapper, pitches 64MPH with wide array of secondary pitches (i.e., curveball, slow curve, backdoor curve, drop, rise, change-up, and screwball), former Travel coach for the 18U Krunch Gold (a top-talent team producing college-recruitable players in Harrisburg, PA) and VA Glory 18U Gold.

Hours: 10+ per week

Discipline: Pitching, Slapping/Hitting, Fielding