The Fastpitch Chronicle’s Proven Winners program provides camps, clinics and private/semi-private fastpitch pitching, hitting and slap hitting instruction.
Our Instructors have proven their skills over the course of successful coaching and playing careers.
At age 14, Bob started playing men’s fastpitch softball in 1964. After a successful high school baseball career at Poynette he played baseball at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He then started playing men’s fastpitch on a world-class level where he eventually played in numerous state, national and world tournaments and garnered many all tournament and All-American honors.
Since 1980, Bob has been the head softball coach at Poynette. His teams have won 20 conference championships, two state tournament titles, finished runner-up twice and made it to a fifth final four in 2006. Bob has coached numerous all conference and all state players from Poynette and other schools by offering private lessons to pitchers and hitters.
Bob was inducted into the International Softball Congress Hall of Fame, the Wisconsin Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame and most recently into the Wisconsin Fastpitch Coaches Hall of Fame. Bob is recognized as an expert on fastpitch softball, and has been a featured speaker at coaching clinics and pitching and hitting clinics in Wisconsin and Minnesota. His high school teams have won more than 480 games during his tenure at Poynette. He has also coached a summer women’s ASA state championship team, two boy’s ASA 16-Under fastpitch teams to runner-up finishes as well as a third place finish at the first-ever North American Fastpitch Association’s world tournament. Bob serves as the fastpitch softball content provider for the Wisconsin Sports Network website at http://www.wissports.net.
Jen had an illustrious high school career at Portage High School where she led the Warriors to the 2005 WIAA Division 2 state championship and a final four state tournament appearance in 2007. She was a two-time all conference, all district and all state player at Portage. Jen would have undoubtedly been a three-time all state player in Wisconsin if not for a knee injury that sidelined her during her entire junior year of high school. In 2008 Jen moved on to the University of Wisconsin. After having been a fleet-footed, power-hitting righthanded batter in high school, Jen switched sides of the plate and taught herself to be a lefthanded slaphitter. As a Badger slap-hitter, she eventually became an NCAA All Region Player; was a three-time All Big 10 Player and two-time Big 10 Player of the Week. She holds the single season record for total hits as a Badger, is the UW single-season stolen base leader (a record she set as a junior and then broke again as a senior in 2011). She holds a hitting streak record at Wisconsin of 19 straight games. She is the UW career leader in stolen bases with 98 and is third in career batting average at .322. Jen’s experience as a top level Division 1 player will give all camp participants an idea of what playing collegiate softball and especially at the top level is all about. Jen is an excellent clinician in all aspects of the game. Players will enjoy her tremendous attitude, love of the game, expertise and experience.