Instruction and Lessons in Cincinnati
At DNA Sports Center, we believe the foundation of every good athlete is speed and agility. Once an athlete has attained those attributes, sports specific training is the next step toward truly excelling at their game.
Our Softball Instruction Includes:
- Hitting Instruction
- Pitching Instruction
- Throwing Instruction
- Fielding Instruction
- Catching Instruction
- Base-Running Instruction
DNA’s experienced softball instructors work with athletes of all ages to improve upon their technique and understanding of the game. Great focus is given to the player’s physical and mental conditioning, along with proper body mechanics.
Specific Areas of Focus for Softball Instruction Include:
- Proper Mechanics
- Strength and Conditioning
- Mental Conditioning
- Pre-game Preparation
Private lessons are 30 minutes in length and cost $45. Packages of 10 are $40 per lesson, 15 packages are $38 per lesson and 20 packages are $35 per lesson. Click HERE for more information or to purchase packages. Group lessons (60 minutes) are also available. Call 513-600-1519 for more information or to schedule your appointment today!
Sarah Alley – Softball Instructor (Pitching, Hitting, Fielding)
Sarah attended Ashland University on a softball scholarship where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Dietetics. As an Ashland Eagle she finished her pitching career 55-28 with 7 saves, starting 65 games and pitching 39 complete games with 12 shutouts, one perfect game and an ERA of 2.30. She earned First Team All GLIAC honors twice, Second Team All GLIAC honors once, and was voted First Team Daktronics All-Midwest Region honors. On the offensive side, Sarah was the DH her sophomore through senior years with a 0.328 batting average. Sarah is also a Milford High School grad where she was a 4 year varsity starter for the Milford Eagles and was voted MVP her sophomore through senior year. Throughout her high school career she was voted First Team All-Conference, First and Second Team All-City, First and Second Team All-District and Honorable Mention and First Team All-State. She holds the career strikeout record at Milford with 863 career strikeouts and was named Sports Woman of the Year in 2010 and 2011. Sarah was also a two time national champion as a member of the Miami Valley Xpress softball organization out of Dayton, Ohio. She previously coached with the Cincy Doom organization and has been giving private pitching lessons for eight years.
Kiley Hyde – Softball Instructor (Pitching, Hitting, Slapping, Fielding)
Kiley was a record breaking pitcher at Georgetown High School who helped her team to back to back sectional titles and a regional title. Kiley earned mulitple team and league awards and finished her senior season as one of Greater Cincinnati’s top ten pitchers. Kiley provides lessons for pitching, which is her passion, as well as hitting and slapping. Kiley has provided lessons for several years and is currently an assistant coach for a 12U team in Georgetown.
Bret Miller – Softball Instructor (Hitting, Fielding)
Bret was a standout high school player and later played for Georgia Tech and Urbana University, where he later served as Assistant Coach for six years. Bret was also the head coach at Springfield Catholic High School and is currently an assistant coach at the high school level. In addition to his college and high school coaching experience, Bret has coached numerous youth baseball teams since 1997 and has instructed and supervised individual, small group, team, and coaches baseball skill clinics since 2003.
Lance Durham – Softball Instructor (Hitting, Fielding)
Lance was a first-team all-GCL selection as a junior and a senior at Roger Bacon High School and finished his collegiate career as a Cincinnati Bearcat where his .427 average in 2009 was an all-time best at UC. He also set the single-season record for hits (99), breaking former Bearcat Kevin Youkilis’ record (96) from 1999. Durham signed with the Toronto Blue Jays, which took him in the 14th round of the 2009 draft. Lance spent time in the minor leagues for both the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers. Lance has provided lessons for several years and is currently a varsity high school baseball head coach.
Mitch Elliot graduated from Xavier University, where he was selected for the Big East All Tournament team and voted Most Outstanding Player. Since his graduation, Mitch has played professionally for the St. Paul Saints and Normal CornBelters. Other accomplishments include winning a national championship SuperSeries with the Gateway Thunder travel team of St. Louis and being named a Midwest Collegiate League All Star, MVP, batting champion in 2012 while playing summer ball. Mitch specializes in hitting, defense, base-stealing and bunting and clients include junior high and high school softball players.