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Permanently moved to Palm Bay SE, Florida

For any of my students, if you be playing at the Disney Wide World of Sports, please let me know.  I just may surprise you and show up!

*** Owner/Instructor, Jim Brackin

The only Virginia Fastpitch Player inducted in the ASA National Sofball Hall of Fame  (Inducted 1996)   ***

Inducted as a member of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in May 2014

Inducted as a member of the Washington DC Fastpitch Hall of Fame in 1996

Resume of 40+ years of playing and coaching fastpitch softball

Toho HS after the game with 18U Shamrocks

August 7-13, 2012.  Toho High School, from Tokyo, came to Northern Virginia.  The players homestayed with 5 of our softball families.  They played 6 games versus our local travel teams, and I was able to get some of my high school aged pitching and batting students into a few of the games!!  Click her for a list of links to photo albums and other descriptions of our experiences.

Located in Palm Bay, FL .  Fastpitch Softball Instruction for the serious youth player.
Jim Brackin, Head Coach, 16U Shamrocks
(from 1998-2007), and 18U Gold/Premier Shamrocks (2010-2012)

Contact:    cell 703-431-0047

Hitting Success Rate Study

I have always stressed, to hitters, the importance of "hit the ball hard somewhere!".  If you do, good things will happen.  I undertook a study of high level College, professional, and Olympic games, to find out what the actual percentages are.  How much better is it to hit the ball hard somewhere?  Just exactly how successful should you expect to be, if you hit ground balls, line drives, fly balls?.  Click here to check out the final analysis of exactly 200 televised games, played between March 2007 and May 2010.

2005 ASA Nationals and Junior World Cup
18U Shamrocks --- ASA Gold National Champions!!!!

16U Shamrocks --- 4th place, ASA National Championships!!!!
16U Shamrocks --- International Softball Federation Junior World Cup Champions!!!!

Japan Tour 2007 - blog entries will be submitted during the trip

Japan Tour 2004 - What a trip for the 16U Shamrocks!!  Trip diaries and photos!

Does this light make my hair look Flamingo Pink ????? 

Flamingo Pink Hair