Recap :: Practice with the Pros

The First Annual Practice with the Pros Camp was held at Legends Way Ballfields on December 28th, 29th, and 30th.  This camp included 10 current NPF (National ProFastpitch) Players sharing their knowledge and skills with our local youth over the course of 3 days. The following players and teams were represented:

Kelly Kretschman, USSSA Pride, University of Alabama Alum (First Female Triple Crown Winner)

Kirsti Merritt, USSSA Pride, University of Florida Alum

Mandy Ogle, Pennsylvania Rebellion, University of Texas Alum

Emily Carosone, Chicago Bandits, Auburn University Alum

Angel Bunner, Chicago Bandits, Auburn University Alum

Jade Rhodes, Scrapyard Dawgs, Auburn University Alum

Haylie Wagner, Pennsylvania Rebellion, University of Michigan Alum

Shelby Turnier, Chicago Bandits, UCF Alum

AJ Andrews, Akron Racers, LSU Alum (First Female Gold Glove Winner)

Kiki Stokes, Scrapyard Dawgs, University of Nebraska Alum


Pictured above: 10 NPF players with PFX Programs Coordinator, Kristine Dolunt.

The participants were able to spend 3 days with the Pros focusing on the following skills:



Visual Training


Pitching/ Catching

Defensive Positions

Mentoring Sessions

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All campers left with photos and autographs along with giveaways from Rawlings Softball and the NPF.

We would like to thank Chick Fil A Clermont, Firehouse Subs Clermont, and Pizza Hut Clermont for their support in this event!

This camp was a great success, and we are looking forward to it continuing to grow in the future! #PracticeWithPros


PFX Athletics is a non-profit organization dedicated to opening the doors of opportunity to women and girls through sport. Since 1996, we have focused on advancement of women and girls through sport of fastpitch softball. Our home is Legends Way Ballfields at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida.