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Coach Lexi :

Coach Lexi

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 Bri :

Coach Bri

Coach Bri was a stand out pitcher at Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford NJ and now is one of the top pitching coaches at Challenge U. Softball®.  Coach has a passion for pitching, dedication to improving her pitcher's physical and mental game, and an energy that is contagious.  Coach Bri was a 4-year starting varsity softball player and pitched every single game from sophomore to senior year.  She owned the mound as a number one well-known pitcher in NJ and led her team each and every game.  Her heart on the mound is as big as her heart as a person.

During her high school years, Coach Bri’s Aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer which led her to start a charity called “Brielle’s K’s for Cancer”.  Coach Bri's fans would donate any money that they could towards cancer treatments every time she had a strikeout in a game.  Her ability to use her passion for the game to help her aunt during this time says so much about her character.  This is a character trait that someone cannot be taught to have.  Her same exact dedication is seen in each and every pitching lesson at Challenge U. and in her senior year season she had more than 120 strikeouts for her charity.

Coach Bri is a fierce competitor on the mound and her desire to win led the team to victory on many occasions.  Besides being a stand out pitcher, she also possesses outstanding leadership skills.  Coach has led by example and for that reason her teammates looked to her for guidance as their captain.  She was willing to do whatever it took to succeed, which included training her pitching skills with her coach, practicing her pitches on her own time, dedicating herself to a solid fitness routine, and mentally training her mind to be confident and certain on the mound.

Because of her hard work and dedication to always learn and raise her standards, Coach gained a tremendous amount of knowledge through her experience on the mound.  She is a First Team All League Pitcher, a First Team All County Pitcher and you can even find her on the wall at Applebees in Clifton, NJ.

Although she was offered numerous scholarships to pitch in the NCAA, Coach Bri decided to dedicate her college years to her studies, family, and working.  Coach Bri studied at Kean University and holds a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and Health.  With her degree, Coach Bri teaches her students how to recognize and practice a positive mindset such as staying determined, focused, and confident on the mound.  She has transformed dozens of pitchers that she has worked with and is fully trained under the Challenge U. Softball® Pitching Instruction Program.  She continually trains under such program to bring more and more to each and every pitcher that she works with.  Be ready to give 110% every session with Coach Brie! Book your lesson and request Coach Bri here!

Coach Jamie :

Coach Jamie

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 Jackie :

Coach Jackie

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

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