Lessons

Brian

Brian
Estes

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Owner of Sluggers Batting Cages

Brian believes in the “Attack” method of hitting. Always putting the ball in play is better than watching a strike go by. Brian will teach your hitter balance, strong hands, driving the ball and attacking the strike zone. This will be accomplished with a variety of drills using the hitting tee, soft toss, hitting off the automated machine and positive reinforcement.

Brian will also instill the ideals of positive attitude, teamwork and respect for others and the game.

Brian has played or coached baseball/softball for the majority of his life starting with little league. Brian played HS baseball at SE Warren and after graduation played with teams in the Des Moines amateur league for 2 years. Brian has been a player/coach for adult softball teams in Des Moines totaling 8 years and then moved on the become a player/coach for 10 years in the Mid-Iowa Baseball League (over 30 division). When his girls were old enough Brian coached their Park & Rec softball teams. Always teaching good sportsmanship, positive attitudes and good teamwork.

Brian Estes is the owner of Sluggers Batting Cages.

Kolton

Kolton

Ben

Ben

Aiden

Aiden

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Cassandra
Darrah

SOFTBALL PITCHING INSTRUCTOR
Owner of Full Circle Fastpitch, Iowa Softball HOF Inductee

Cassandra focuses on creating a well-rounded pitcher with not only the physical ability but a strong mentality as well. Her pitchers learn, work hard and develop more confidence in themselves as a pitcher and a person. Cassandra inspires young athletes into being the best they can be and learn to love the game and the life lessons it teaches all of us. If pitchers are willing to learn and work hard in and outside of lessons, they will increase their speed, accuracy and confidence with Cassandra’s coaching.

Cassandra Darrah is the owner of Full Circle Fastpitch. She grew up in Corydon, Iowa and fulfilled her dream of playing Division I softball when she became a four year starting pitcher for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers. She is the record holder for highest winning percentage, second in career wins, and second in season wins for the Badgers. Cassandra has been giving lessons for 5 years and working softball and pitching specific camps for 7 years.

Michael
Mathews

LEAD SOFTBALL INSTRUCTOR
Madrid High School & Iowa Blitz Fastpitch Softball Coach

Coach Mathews works with softball players of all ages and teaches hitting through the proper use of the body’s kinetic chain to increase power and improve hand path. Players will not only be taught how to make more efficient use of body movement through the swing, but also the science behind the “why”. Players are then encouraged to use the information to try to make corrections in game or as they are working on their own. They are also encouraged to participate in functional strength training and conditioning which will not only increase performance on the field, but also help build self-esteem and confidence.

Coach Mathews has coached competitive travel baseball and softball for the past 14 years. His travel teams have placed in the top 8 in National tournaments 5 times, with two National Championships along with over a dozen State Championships at various levels. Currently he coaches softball with the Iowa Blitz at the 16U level and is the Head Varsity Softball Coach at Madrid High School. He also recently was the Head Coach & Hitting Instructor for the Indianola High School Spring program.

Bradee

Bradee

Zoe

Zoe

Jessica

Jessica

Maxie

Maxie

Laurel

Laurel

Lessons

1 Hour/Individual Lesson

1 Lesson $70.00

5 Lessons $300.00 ($60.00 per hour)

10 Lessons $500.00 ($50.00 per hour)

Team Discounts Available