Winter Individual College Showcase

Fastpitch Nation 15th Annual Winter Individual Indoor College Showcase Jan. 20, 2024 at the University of Bridgeport.

This event allows softball players an opportunity to display their talents and work directly with college coaches from around the Northeast. EVEN BETTER! COLLEGE COACHES will run this event and work directly with the players through various stations and drills while also evaluating their skills. Yes, players will actually work with the college coaches! Coaches will also talk with the players directly about what it really takes to play college softball. This hybrid format has proven far more effective and rewarding than the format in which coaches simply watch from a distance only. There is a MAX of 90 players so register early.

Cost is $175 for a single session or $195 for both sessions. (Session 1: Pitcher or Catcher; Session 2: Infielder/Outfielder). Plus all players will participate in a Q&A directly with the coaches about playing college softball at the conclusion of the event. Players must be in High School. No 8th grade players.

Event Director
Head Coach
University of Bridgeport.



This is the 2024 On-field staff. As other coaches let us know they will also attend to observe we will update the list. 

College Coaches Click Here to E-Mail to let us know you wish to attend.

American International University (AIC)Shalise Tolentino
Bay Path University
Steve Smith
Johnson and Wales UniversityJon Landino
Southern CT State University
Jillian Rispoli
Springfield College
Kate Bowen
SUNY Purchase
Mark Sergio
University of Bridgeport
Dawn Stearns
University of New HavenKelly Paterson
University of Rutgers Newark
Jackie Davis
Western CT State University
Heather Stone
Wheaton CollegeErin Miller
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Heather Ross

Event Location

Wheeler Recreation Center

Event Schedule

Pitchers and catchers can be dropped off as early as 7am. PARENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INSIDE THE FIELDHOUSE. There is no room for them and no way to keep spectators safe from balls. There is VERY limited space in the lobby of the rec center. There is ample parking next to the fieldhouse. If a parent is the designated warm-up catcher for a pitcher they will only be allowed in the field area to catch and then they must leave the fieldhouse after the warm-up period.

Pitchers and Catchers
7:30 - 8:00 Sign-in pitchers and catchers
8:00 - 8:30 Warm up pitchers and catchers
8:30 - 8:45 Players meet with college coaches prior to workout
8:45 - 9:45 Pitchers throw their pitches (fastball, change-up, and other pitches)
9:45 - 10:30 Pitchers defense and Catchers hit. New this year we will be capturing exit velocity for all players during the hitting portion.
10:30 - 11:15 Catcher drills: blocking, throwing to bases, and fielding bunts and Pitchers hit.
11:15-11:30 Coaches meet with Pitchers and Catchers to discuss playing college softball 
Pitchers and catchers who will also do the Infield/Outfield section can stay. Those doing pitching or catching ONLY are finished and can depart. 
Infielders and Outfielders
12:00 - 12:30 Sign-in Infielders and outfielders (those coming from earlier sessions do not need to sign in again). 
12:30 - 1:00 Warm up Infielders and outfielders with each other.
1:00 - 1:15 Players meet with college coaches prior to the workout.
1:15 - 2:15 Infielder drills and Outfielders hit. New this year we will be capturing exit velocity for all players during the hitting portion.
2:15 - 3:15 Outfielder drills and Infielders hit. New this year we will be capturing exit velocity for all players during the hitting portion.
3:15-3:30 Coaches meet with Infielders and Outfielders to discuss playing college softball.