My goal is to produce valuable teammates & self-reliant athletes.

From winning a championship at Washington to coaching defense around the country with The Packaged Deal, I have become firm in my belief there is no secret formula to success. There are those that work for what they want and there are those that make excuses for why they couldn’t do the work.

Success starts inside of you. Your need to be great has to come before the results. I believe that hard work will always pay off- one way or another. Even if results don’t fall in your favor; the character, will, & strength you build will last beyond just softball.

I don’t want any of my fielders to be defined by wins or losses. Instead, I want them to take pride in how they APPROACH each game & handle life’s hurdles.

My training provides fundamental defensive tools, but also strengthens each player’s mental armor.

2009 National Champion (University of Washington)
2009 All-World Series Team
2010 Pac-10 Champion
2011 Academic All-American
2012 Riverside Sports Hall of Fame inductee
2013 Professional Softball Player (Switzerland)
2013-2014 College Coach (UCR, LMU)
2014 University of Washington Hall of Fame inductee
2015 Filipino National Softball Team (Summer)
Lead Infield Instructor & Co-Founder of The Packaged Deal





  • Love that there is so much more like this to come for @defenseclub. Thanks @justtrain, @nomatterthegame, & @rmtshoots for capturing the message behind the intent.

Check out the podcast around minute 5 for when we break down Defense Club and talk about why some athletes take failure so hard.
Have you already listened?
Have you fallen into the habit of identifying with your failure?
#maximizefailure #defenseclub #mentaltraining #elite #athlete
  • When we hear words like depression and anxiety, automatically we move into a “mental health” space instead of a “mental game” space.⁣⁣⠀
Some are hesitant to talk through these topics because we don’t want to be associated with the negative thoughts, weakness, or hardship that goes with not being 100% mentally well.⁣⁣⠀
Here’s where I think talking about what’s going on inside can help:⁣⁣⠀
Getting to this place where we are severely affected by our performance or by failure can be rooted in expectations of ourselves and of reality- and those ARE part of our mental game.
Bringing it all together so we can see the full spectrum of mental resiliency- THAT is developing your inner armor. Informed in all aspects and ready for anything.⁣⁣⠀
I got to sit with @justtrain for an episode of his podcast, @nomatterthegame and talk about some of the most influential parts of my athletic career- they weren’t always my wins. I learned most from coming back with perspective.⁣⁣⠀
Link in bio.⁣⁣⠀
  • Growth is so good. <One of my favorites from 2017>
The eyes never lie. | No matter what people put off on their exterior- there is always more to their story. Always.
It wasn't until long after college that I realized that there is strength in vulnerability. There's strength in letting the pain show a little. If only to encourage others that it will all get sorted out in the end.
I realized that holding it in was pushing people away- the people I loved the most. I realized that staying silent was shrinking me instead of growing me. I realized that if I had let my people in sooner, I wouldn't have hurt for so long.
I had to learn on my own. But I wish I wasn't so stubborn.
So go through it. Feel it. And then come out on the other side. I know you'll make it.
I hope you gain perspective sooner than I did. I hope you use this. I hope you use me. You're not alone. You don't have to be.

#defenseclub #believeinwhatyouleave #athletelife
  • Fine fine...the Traverse City crew recorded the longest plank of the day, but still so happy with our event in Harrisburg with these Roster Girls.
So impressed by the energy given my players and coaches. This is why we travel to 50+ cities per year- because the return on our time away from home means so much to these girls and the sport. .
You keep showing up fired up and ready to learn, and we will keep getting on ✈️ ‘s.

Winter 18-19 complete.
#softball #athlete #girlsinsport #strong #energy #thepackageddeal
  • This is an example of a moment that happens in every one of our @thepackageddeal camps:
A real lesson, one that these girls will remember forever, that is explained in a thoughtful but powerful way.
@jen_schro is really the best at giving these movements the light they deserve quickly and effectively AND at taming the controlled chaos that is growing up in sport.
As we fly to separate states to do our last stop of the winter season with TWO awesome Roster teams, I just need to recognize Jen for picking up my slack as I launched @defenseclub.
Here’s some advice: Want to do amazing things in this life? Find yourself teammates that compliment your strengths. Learn how to ask for help. And tell people they have done a good job when they’ve earned that.
#thepackageddeal #softball
  • Listening to every single word 🤓