Why Pennsbury Gems Softball?
We believe in developing student athletes that will play the game the right way on the field and use those lessons to make a difference off the field. Our 45 year tradition of excellence in fastpitch is unparalleled. We foster unforgettable experiences whether in preparation for a collegiate showcase event on our own fields or learning, growing, and having fun in this great sport.
Why this Pennsbury Gems 16U Elite team?
If you are seeking quality student athletes, Pennsbury has a history of supplying the same to big conference schools as well as smaller collegiate divisions. We are plugged in to the NCAA through our experienced coaches and involvement with NFCA camps. Coaches from Division I, II, and III, NAIA, and Junior Colleges rely on our organization to help supply the next generation of their school’s roster! This elite team is comprised of high school freshman as well as skilled middle school players.
Coaching / Instructional Staff:
Head Coach Pennsbury Gems 2006-2015. Numerous honors and awards. Assistant Coach Morrisville HS Varsity Softball 2009-2011. Certified Personal Trainer, Forever Fitness 2009-current. Training Staff, Newtown Athletic Center, 2004-2011.
V Commissioner/Coach Pennsbury Softball (since 2004), Active in National Fastball Coaches Association (NFCA), NFCA Coaches College Certifications towards Master’s Level, USSSA Registered Tournament Director – SEPA/NJ, Owner & Laboratory Director, iATL, Mt. Laurel, NJ.
Pitching Instructor Pennsbury Gems Gold 1997-2002. Current director of High Velocity Pitching Academy.
Hitting Instructor Pennsbury Gems, Hitting Instructor Conwell Egan Softball since 2009, Staff, Extra Innings, Bensalem, PA
Former Rider University Softball Head Coach, 1995-2015, NJ Cheetah’s Instructor, Tenured member NFCA, Staff for NFCA Academic and Skills Camps, Pennsbury Gems Instructor. Director of Pennsbury Softball Camps.
Head Coach East Syracuse Big League Softball 1984 – 1989, Head Coach, Onondaga Bad Oscars ASA- 16U 1987 – 1988, 18U 1989 – 1990, Women’s Open 1991 – 1995, Assistant Varsity Coach, East-Syracuse- Minoa High School, East Syracuse, NY 1989-1992, Head Varsity Softball Coach, Henninger High School, Syracuse, NY 1993-1995, Head Softball Coach, Southern Indiana Wildfire 12U, 2014, Assistant Softball Coach, Indiana Matrix 2015- 12U, 2016- 14U, Assistant Softball Coach, Pennsbury Gems 14U, 2017.
Former Hofstra University scholar athlete under Coach Bill Edwards with 3 NCAA post season appearances. All Colonial Athletic Association player. She is on staff with Nation9 Sports Academy. Mercer County Special Services Schools as an Autistic Teacher.
Former DII collegiate athlete. BS (2003) in Exercise Science and MS (2005) Exercise Science and with an Athletic Training. Asst Coach Lasalle University football. Performance coach for professional athletes in NBDL, NFL, and international leagues.
Best Selling Author and the President/Owner of Speed Pursuit. Co-Chair in the Health and Physical Education Department in the Pennsbury School District and is a varsity wrestling coach in the Neshaminy School District. MS in Exercise Science and BS Health and Physical Education. Performance trainer for MLB and NHL Draft Picks, professional athletes and NCAA Division I, II and III athletes.
Dr. Lee Picariello:
Mindful Athlete Training at Mindflexx LLC, Clinical Sports Psychologist, Author, Trainer, Radio Host, and Speaker. Mindful Athlete Training is a method created to help athletes to become more attentive to whatever practice or their game brings for greater efficiency and goal-directed behavior.