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Play Ball!

Fastpitch U will report to Sararsota, Florida on June 12 for a great summer opportunity.  The 30 game schedule will end July 21.  We have a couple of roster spots available. 

If you are not testing...you are guessing!

Player Development

Every Fastpitch U player will participate in Test and Train Sports developmental programming where everyone will be tested and then will have a forensic analysis on the data to target specific areas of improvement.

Accountability

There has never been a collegiate summer program in softball or baseball which will provide daily athletic performance surveys accompanied by evidence-based neuromuscular training programs which will impact the players in only a 6 week time frame.  

Athlete Management System

Fastpitch U is pioneering the use of Test and Train Sports-Sync Athlete Management System to document every aspect of development during the summer participation. Testing the players the first day on site and re-testing them the last day will provide benchmarks and progressive development numbers that will distinguish this program from any others.  

Environment

The staff at Fastpitch U knows how to develop players and will prove the effectiveness of ultimate communication and efficiency.  Players will be able to be fueled by their development and growth while being nourished by passionate coaches who have the experience and track record to make an immediate impact. The environment created by Fastpitch U will be the envy of the league and the talk among college coaching staffs who benefit from the development their players receive while participating in our program.

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If you are not testing...YOU ARE GUESSING!

DEVELOPMENT

Test and Train Sports-Sync is a revolutionary Athlete Management System which is web-based and mobile-based providing the ability to administrate every aspect of the athletes development including all stakeholders.

Meet The Staff And Players

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Jeff Howard-Team Owner

Team owner. Born and breed in Sarasota, FL Jeff is a staple in the baseball and softball development world. Jeff owns the Cat 5 program which has a baseball team in the Florida Gulf Coast League and owns the Florida International Baseball Academy.   Most recently Jeff has secured a developmental contract with the country of Hati to build an Olympic Level program.

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Kelly Ahrens-General Manager

Kelly Ahrens is the founder and owner of Stars and Stripes Sports and Test and Train Sports.  Kelly has spent 30 years in athlete development and building accountability and transparency building the Test and Train Sports-Sync mobile-based and web-based platform.  Kelly is building a team of committed professionals who provide evidence-based training procedures that are proven to develop committed athletes. Contact KellyAhrens@TestandTrainSports.com 

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Pete Berrios-Head Coach

Pete Berrios is one of the best coaches in the country and brings a high intensity approach filled with passion.  Pete gets results. He was coaching in professional baseball at an early age, owned a very successful academy business and has had success coaching at every level , now an Assistant Coach with Furman University Softball Program.  Pete is a leader who gets the best out of his players while developing his players to build a foundation that creates efficiency and results.

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Melissa Martinez-Assistant Coach

Melissa is one tough cookie who loves to challenge her players and demand the best effort possible. A former collegiate catcher, Melissa knows how to compete and motivate her players. She provides professional instruction and coaches in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She will focus on the pitchers and catchers for Fastpitch U.

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Dave Sechler- Assistant Coach/Assistant GM

Dave has been teaming up with Pete Berrios for over 20 Years proving to be a great producer in supporting the overall development of multiple programs including most recently Chestnut Hills College in Philadelphia, PA.  Dave will be assisting on the field and in the office to ensure Fastpitch U Summer Collegiate Program is the best in the league.

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Lauren King- Rhodes College

Lauren has put together a great career at Rhodes College and looks to prove her value in the FGCL.  Lauren is an accomplished pitcher who also hits and puts up great numbers doing both.

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Molly Rainey- Outfielder-University of Central Florida

Freshman from Ada, Ok, Molly hit a home run her first collegiate at bat.  A great competitor who puts the work in and is ready to have a break out summer .

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Jamie Tino-Stetson University

Jamie is a seasoned Division I pitcher in a very competitive program who has seen a lot of time on the mound. Jamie will be fine tuning her approach this summer while leading Fastpitch U to a very productive season. Her experience will be of great value to the program.

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Alyssa Perez- St. Leo University

Alyssa is a catcher/middle infielder as a rising freshman who will be playing at St. Leo's College in Dade City, Florida.  From Seebring, Florida, Alyssa, is accustomed to the hot weather and will bring some good energy to the team this summer.  A very athletic player who enjoyed a very successful high school career. 

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Raegan Conley- Florida Atlantic University

Raegan Conley is from Wellington, FL and will be a freshmen attending FAU this fall. She is a tough catcher with a great arm and will bring pop to the line up this summer.

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Breanna Robine- Florida Atlantic University

Breanna is a scrappy infielder who has some speed and can create some excitement. Breanna will bring an aggressive approach to Fastpitch U and looks to play multiple infield positions.  

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Samatha Guile-Northwestern State University

Samatha will be a very crucial part of the Fastpitch U starting rotation providing a great amount of experience as a Left Handed pitcher. Very mature and confident, look for Samatha to put up some great numbers this summer!

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Danielle Diaz- Stetson University

Danielle will bring some firepower to the Fastpitch U team.  She is a middle infielder who is tough as nails and who has proven herself at a high level. She ended her Junior year with an injury while leading the team in hitting and was coming back strong for her senior season before Covid-19 interfered. 

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Emma Peterson- Chestnut Hills

 Emma is from Reading , PA and started her college career with Chestnut Hills College in PA.  Emma will play mostly First Base and should bring a solid hitting approach and defensive approach to help Fastpitch U compete this summer.  

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Savannah Henley- Purdue University

 Savannah Henley will be attending Purdue University and looks forward to making an immediate impact. Savannah will be a relief pitcher for Fastpitch U and will gain lots of good experience from the elder Fastpitch U staff as well as coach Melissa Martinez.  

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Marissa Trezza-Georgian Court University

Marissa will provide some punch in the middle of the line up producing some needed runs batted in. Marissa hit .319 with 10 doubles and 13 home runs in 2019 and was ready to build on that year until Covid-19 hit.  Marissa will play in the infield and looks to help with the development of the younger players as she has already been providing lessons for a couple of years. 

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Jade Soto-Coastal Carolina University

 Soto played three of four seasons at Bishop Verot as she appeared in 50 games with a .369 batting average in 84 at-bats and four triples. As a freshman Jade was part of of the state championship winning team where she hit .500 and was named to the First Team All-Lee County. Her sophomore campaign saw her bat .321 as she became the team's starter at second base where she had fielding percentage of .941. So missed her junior season in 2018 due to injury, but returned for her senior season, picking up where she left off as she batted .380. 

Soto is Puerto Rican and is bilingual as she speaks spanish and plays the piano and loves to surf. 

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Madison Lewis-Florida International University

 Daughter of Don and Rena Lewis…Has two older siblings named Lauren and Mitchell…Hails from Tampa, Florida where she attended Chamberlain High school…She is a black belt in MMA…Favorite pro player is Bianka Bell…Her parents have been the biggest influence in her career…Father led the nation in receptions in 1982, first Team All-Ivy and first team All East in 1982 and 1983 and was All American in 1982 and 1983. 

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Sarah Longley- University of Florida

 Sarah is from Royal Palm Beach, Florida and plays middle infield. Sarah prepped with Raegan Conley at Wellington High School and is used to the Florida Heat and ready to compete this summer.  Sarah has already achieved many honors  to include 2019 PGF All-American - Southeast Region, 2018 Miracle Sports 8A All-State First Team,  2018 All-Palm Beach County 7A-9A First Team, 2018 ASA Nationals 7th Place Finish – Lady Gators , Ranked 5th Nationally in Bowling…A-B Honor Roll Student.

Player Development

Fastpitch U Players are going to be trained by top coaches and human movement specialists capturing progression while participating.  Workouts will be hosted at FIBA and will be available for development.

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