Coach Jamie has been on the pitcher’s mound and in the dugout since 1995. At the age of 10, Coach Jamie dedicated herself to private pitching sessions weekly throughout her entire career. Her passion for the game and dedication to always improve led her to become a 3 year varsity letter winner and captain at Dumont High School. During her Junior year, Coach Jamie was recruited by Kings College, Coast Guard Academy, and many more. With many options on the table, Coach Jamie decided to go to the University of Rhode Island and pursue her degree in Paralegel Studies. With education being Coach’s ultimate priority, she committed herself to her studies and mastering the skills and mechanics of pitching. Coach Jamie started giving private pitching lessons in 2006 for athletes ages 9 into their collegiate years attending the elite coaching conventions yearly along the way.
Due to her dedication and passion in working with pitchers, the owner/founder of Challenge U, Coach Lisa, hired her as her first pitching Coach in 2007 when Coach Lisa started Mobile Softball Training, her initial outdoor based company. Coach Jamie has been a top director of many Challenge U. Softball camps outdoors throughout the north east since 2007.
Coach has been featured in The Bergen Record, North Jersey Sports, and the Coaches Insider alongside top NCAA Coaches as a pitching drill tutorial coach. With Coach’s years of giving private pitching lessons, experience, and passion in each lesson, Coach Jamie is a premier pitching coach at Challenge U. Softball. Coach has completed her C.U.D.I.T.® certification, V.B.S. system training, and one of the most requested trainer's at C.U. Be ready to bring your work ethic and passion when working with Coach!
Coach Lexi is the definition of will-power and determination. Coach was a dominant player from Saddle Brook, NJ being a 4 year starting pitcher, infielder, consistent hitter, as well as senior captain. She is First Team All-League, First Team All-North Jersey, Super 36 team Member, and Donna Ricker Scholarship award winner. Coach Lexi was a triple threat on the mound, in the field, and up at the plate.
Coach Lexi’s elite career stats include: pitching 75-19, .98 ERA, 708 K, 34 shutouts, .444 BA, 108 RBI, 11 HR, 27 2B, 24SB. After graduating a North Group 1 Champion and awarded as one of the Top 10 pitchers in North Jersey, Coach Lexi proceeded to pursue her softball career as an NCAA athlete at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Unfortunately, after a traumatic shoulder injury, Coach Lexi was not able to continue to chase her dreams as a four-year NCAA player.
Not letting this injury keep her from being a positive asset to the team, she decided to become the team manager and assisted in pitching, fielding and hitting instruction. With a degree in psychology, Coach uses her personal experiences in the game to help athlete's at C.U. learn the meaning of being: “Mentally Tough". She has completed her C.U.D.I.T.® certification, the V.B.S. system training and is one of the most well-known C.U. trainers. Be ready to go hard every training session with Coach Lexi!
Coach Jackie is a former standout pitcher and now standout pitching coach at Challenge U. Softball. She is an example of strength, determination, and leadership. Her ability to drive her pitchers to stay focused, motivated, and confident on the mound is visible through all athletes that she works with.
Coach Jackie is not only an amazing pitching coach. She also has a great history in the fast-pitch game! Coach grew up Hallstead, PA. and attended Blue Ridge HS where she was an elite three sport athlete in softball, soccer, and basketball. She was a Varsity athlete for all three sports since freshman year. Her passion and skills in the game led her to play NCAA Softball at Penn State Hazleton where she stood out on the mound and at 1st base.
Coach Jackie's ability to connect with her athletes at Challenge U. is what has led her to become one of the most requested pitching coaches in the area. She trains the mental game with the C.U.D.I.T. VBS System and the physical game with elite C.U.D.I.T. Drill Interval Training to instill the highest form of muscle memory mechanic training. Coach Jackie still enjoys the game so do not be surprised if she jumps in to demo the mechanic desired with you!
"As a coach and mentor, I strive to instill GRIT in all of my pitchers. I am a firm believer that excuses are null and void. I am here to help achieve any goal, on and off the field but it comes with dedication, accountability, and hard work. Be ready to bring your A game and positive attitude when you come in to train with me!"- Coach Jackie