Pitching is my passion!For 28 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!
(2014) 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
James Madison softball rising junior pitcher/first baseman Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) •NFCA Second Team All-America (first All-American in program history)•CAA Pitcher of the Year•First Team All-CAA•NFCA First Team All-Region•CAA All-Tournament Team•ECAC Pitcher of the Year and ECAC First Team Division I All-Star•College Sports Madness Fourth Team All-America•Five-time CAA Pitcher of the Week•NFCA Leadoff Classic All-Tournament Team•2014 Pepsi Rainbow Wahine Classic co-Most Valuable Pitcher•ECAC Pitcher of the Week (4/7)•College Sports Madness Preseason Player and Pitcher of the Year•Started all 60 games for the Dukes at pitcher, designated player of first base•Hit .268 with nine doubles, a team-high nine home runs, 29 RBIs, 36 runs and nine steals•Set a school record with 34 walks on the season•In the circle went 24-7 with a 1.26 ERA, adding nine shutouts, two combined shutouts, 21 complete games and four saves•Struck out 233 and walked 40 while holding opponents to a .200 batting average against in 228 2/3 innings pitched•Set or tied program records for wins, strikeouts, starts, innings pitched, appearances and shutouts.•Was the only pitcher in the nation to shutout Women’s College World Series participants Oregon and UL Lafayette during the regular season
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 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 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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ALL - AMERICANS
Hey Rita Lynn! I just wanted to send you an email to thank you for all the help you gave me. I know it has been a while since we have been in contact, but I used the drills you gave me when I visited you so long ago all the way through the end of my senior year at Stetson University. I just wanted to let you know I would never have been able to achieve what I did at Stetson without your help.#23 Meredith OwenMeredith Owen Named Third Team All-America - The Official Athletics Web site of Stetson University. For the first time in its 30-year history, the Stetson University softball program has an All-American.
Large Drag Box
Push and Drag Training AidSimilar to a sprinter coming out of a starting block, a pitcher needs to keep her power foot straightahead as she drives off the mound. If she twists her foot too much prior to pushing away, the drag box will move, indicating the mechanical error.
National FastpitchCoaches Association
Book: The Fastpitch Book: 20 Great Tools
20 Great Coaches Give 20 Great ToolsThis book is packed with knowledge and insights from some of the nations best coaches (I’m in here too!) to help improve your teams practice schedule and effectiveness on the softball field. Each coach brings their perspective and experience. Each coach has created and shared in this book drills, charts, and tools to make your team work harder and more effectively when time is crucial. Each chapter builds a foundation towards a championship softball team.
New Pitching Instructor! Jackie Ruffin-Magill
Congrats to RMC freshman Nelda Bagley ODAC Rookie of the Year and my cousin Madison Gilman for making 1st team all conference