Pitching is my passion!For 27 years, I have been instructing softball players at all levels in the art and mechanics of fastpitch. Now you can receive personalized training at my facility or you can train at home with the very same tools I use every firstname.lastname@example.org
Rita Lynn Gilman’s
Softball pitching is a skill that takes many hours of instruction, hard work, and practice to excel at. If you live in the Richmond, Virginia area, you can receive expert instruction directly from Rita Lynn Gilman. If you live out of town, you can arrange a private lesson if you can travel to Virginia. If this is not possible, visit our online fastpitch store for the latest in training tools being used by the top pitching instructors in softball.
Please look at my instructional DVD’s. They are unique in fastpitch and can be used by students, parents, and coaches. They emphasize the correct mechanics of various pitches including fastballs, rise balls, change-ups, drop balls, and curves. Ball spin, ball speed, and ball position are illustrated through softball pitching exercises, and the correct use of the training tools found in my online store. Most items in the store have instructional videos to show the correct usage - check them out!
Hi Rita,I'm a professional pitching coach for 25 years, former HS varsity Head Coach and former NCAA Assistant Coach. I've never found a site so beneficial to coaches, parents and players, as yours. Also, your pitching aids/tools, which we have ordered and used, are very beneficial and reasonably priced. They are the only items I have ever endorsed and encourage my parents to purchase. My only regret is that your home base is not in NJ, otherwise I would visit and join your team. Thanks. Bob WilsonYardville, NJ Bob Wilson Pitching
Florida State softball junior pitcher Lacey Waldrop received an enormous national honor when she was named the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year, announced by the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) and USA Softball. Waldrop becomes the first Seminole to win the national honor since former softball legend Jessica van der Linden was named the USA Softball Player of the Year in her senior season in 2004. Waldrop, who hails from Chester, Va., established herself as arguably the most dominant pitcher in the nation in 2014. "This is an incredible and deserving honor for Lacey and a big achievement for our program," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Her competitive drive is incredible and after last season she really set out to try and be one of the nation's best pitchers. She has been our leader in the circle all year, and more than just being a great player, she is a great person. She's extremely coachable and is always trying to get better, which sums up our entire team. I'm so proud of Lacey for receiving the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year - It's a product of her hard work and dedication." CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE
Micalah Sacre was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference's Pitcher of the Week on March 6, 2013. On the season, Sacre has been dominant in her role in the circle striking out 56 total batters on the year, tops in the AAC and number 17 in the country. Sacre won POW honors for her performance against Averett University, striking out eight batters in four innings of work and limiting the Cougars to just one hit on the afternoon in VI's 8-6 win in Danville, Va., this past Sunday afternoon.On March 4, Sacre backed up the honor with a three inning, hitless and scoreless outing against Bluefield State College where she struck out six batters and allowed just one walk. On the year, Sacre is limiting opposing batters to just a .149 batting average. She has two wins and an ERA of 1.50 through 32.2 innings of work on the season. Earlier in the month, Sacre was named the Lady Cobras' Player of the Month during the Month of July. She leads the team in home runs and ranks sixth in the country with six long bombs on the year. Sacre also leads the team in RBI with 17 during the
James Madison softball rising sophomore pitcher/first baseman Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) has arrived in Glenville, W. Va., to begin training for the 2013 International Softball Federation (ISF) X World Fastpitch Championship this week.Ford is one of 17 players selected for the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team that will head to Brampton, Ontario, Canada next week to compete for the gold. The team competes in Glenville in some preparation exhibition games this evening before departing for Canada.CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE
New Pitching Instructor! Brittany Blankenship
Pro Power Drive
Softball Pitching Mound Launch TrainerThe Pro Power Drive helps pitchers optimize their launch by developing muscle memory so they use their legs more. The built-in foot guides act as a drag box to keep the foot from prematurely rotating.
I was recently interviewed for a featured article in Fastpitch Softball Magazine! Click on the picture above to subscribe. Click on the link below to read my interview! I answer questions about youth pitching!
Coming Soon......Personalized Pitching Mechanics Video Analysis.....
I recently got a shout out from Michele Smith on ESPN while she was providing commentary on the 2013 Little League World Series Semi-Finals. One of my students, Kathryn Sandercock got her team into the Championship round with her 58mph bullets!
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RLG Trained Pitchers At All 3 Virginia Levels!•AAA Emma Mitchell, Patrick Henry HS•AA Maggie Tyler, Poquoson HS•A JJ Ford, Bath County HS
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Rotator Cuff ExerciserThe J-Bands allow you to perform 10 basic exercises to strengthen and protect the rotator cuff muscle group. J-Bands Jr. has a lighter tension and is designed for ages 13 and younger. The muscles of the rotator cuff are small and do not require a lot of tension. Now available in PINK!
Foam Practice BallsThe Foam Trainer™ is a practice ball that’s the size of a 12” softball, but made of super lightweight porous foam. Lighter than a nerfball the Foam Trainer™ is designed to help your pitchers and throwers increase the strength of their throws, as well as learn to improve their control.
6 Pack: $20.00
Strike Zone Mat
Strike Zone Training ToolThe different colors of this mat represent the pitching areas. The red is a "No zone". You do not want to pitch in this area. The yellow is a "caution zone" The green is the pitching area of choice. This zone extends two inches on the plate and two inches off the place. This is a perfect target and if you can hit the corners you can run the game. The white is an extra zone.Price: $25.00
Our first Dad & Daughter’s pitching school drew over 70 eager pitchers and their parents. In the photo, Rita Lynn demonstrates the correct use of the Xcelerator.
Held at Rita Lynn Gilman, Inc Training Center at Gilmanor Farms, Hanover Co, VirginiaParents spend a day with their daughter learning the basics of the pitching motion. These classes have been extremely popular! Space is limited in my training center so register early! Two dates available!Come meet and train with Collegiate Player of the Year - Lacey Waldrop!August 2, 2014 12:00pm-3:00pmAugust 3, 2014 2:00pm-5:00pm$60 if registered by 7/25 $70 thereafter