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The Pete D’Amour Softball Club is a unique collaboration of softball organizations in Southwest Virginia. This first-of-its-kind softball development program combines the expertise of college-level coaching with the resources of a local softball organization. Here we welcome entry-level to experienced athletes across age groups regardless of travel team or school affiliation. Our goal is simple: to support and grow softball.

 

Our philosophy is to develop softball players that are highly competitive, but also respect the game. We aim to provide affordable instruction because money shouldn’t be a barrier to becoming a better softball player. 

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HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1: Join the Club


To access the player development program, join the Club:
 

Regular membership requires an annual fee that includes use of our indoor facility. ($50 per person). All players must re-register and pay for the 2022 season.
 

STEP 2: Register for Player Development


As a member of the Pete D'Amour Softball Club, players have access to small group lessons, clinics, and private lessons. The scheduling page will be available after club membership fee is paid. 

COACHES

Motivators. Educators. Mentors.

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MIKE LEWIS

Mike Lewis is an assistant coach with Virginia Tech Softball.

In his first season with the Hokies, Lewis helped the team reach its second NCAA Super Regional in program history. As a men’s fastpitch national champion, Lewis strengthened the team’s hitting by throwing batting practice, helping the Hokies become the ACC’s top offense, scoring 5.5 runs per game. The Hokies also ranked second in the conference with a .297 batting average.
 
Lewis joined the Hokies after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Minnesota for two seasons and graduate manager during the 2018 season. As part of the 2019 Golden Gophers staff, Lewis helped coach the team to its first Women’s College World Series in school history.
 
Prior to Minnesota, Lewis was on the Missouri-Kansas City staff for three years, including two years as assistant coach where he managed the pitching staff and infield.
 
Lewis played for Team USA’s men’s fastpitch team. In 2012, he was a member of the junior national team that placed fifth at the World Championships in Argentina. He currently plays and serves as the general manager for the Fargo Kegel Black Knights softball club.

HITTING INSTRUCTION

The quest to be a dominant hitter begins here! Learning to hit is a process that requires player dedication and knowledgeable coaches. Our hitting instruction is designed to be accessible to new and younger softball players and is scaled up to meet the needs of more advanced players.

POSITION INSTRUCTION

Each position on the field requires unique skills and mindsets. Our position coaches will focus on age-appropriate development for infielders, outfielders, and catchers. Position training is available in small group and individual formats.

PITCHING 
 

Fundamentals of pitching: Offered in a small group setting to beginning pitchers at 10u and 12u levels. At this age, learning proper technique is critical to future success. 


Intermediate: Offered in small group setting to experienced pitchers seeking to add power, develop new pitches, and refine mechanics. 

COACH CLINICS

Players need to work on their game but so do coaches. Whether new to coaching softball or a veteran, learning to coach should be more than trial and error. Special clinics will provide coaches an opportunity to interact with some of the best in the business.

SPECIAL CLINICS AND CAMPS

Periodic clinics and camps will be offered in a variety of formats. These will be announced on our website and social media.

FEE STRUCTURE

10u-12u Small group instruction [$25]

10u-12u Private instruction [$40]

14u-18u Small group instruction [$30]

14u-18u Private instruction [$60]

Coach clinics [price varies]

Special camps and clinics [price varies]