Northern Michigan Fastpitch
Slapping, Pitching & Outfield Training
Coach Smith is a graduate of Robert Morris University where she specialized as a slapper and outfielder. Her experience prior to college included playing for Elite and Line Drive Express. As a player, her success included 2013 ASA State Champs (18U), 2013 ASA National Champs (18U) and 2012 ASA State Champs (16U).
Private lessons also available for catching, hitting or pitching.
Coach Steimel has coached girls fastpitch softball at various levels including, Long Lake rec league, TAGS, West Middle School LEAP, Traverse City West Varsity and travel softball, including the Turnin2 Mirabelli team. He created and built the local 231 Fusion program with 10u, 12u and 14u softball teams, and recently added 12U and 13U baseball. He is the owner of GritShop and his inspiration, passion for softball and driving force are his two daughters/ball players, Katelyn & Brittany.
Hitting and/or Defensive Skills
Coach Tiesworth has been actively coaching softball since 2012 and has held positions as a Middle School, Freshmen, JV and Varsity coach at Traverse City West. Her softball coaching experience also includes coaching 12U and 14U travel for 231 Fusion Fastpitch. She also organizes the "Snowball Series" and "Summer Camp" events for GritShop.