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TC Fastpitch has been formed to serve our fastpitch community at several levels, providing a potential turnkey answer for your softball needs.  Whether your need is player skill development, coaches clinics, game/team development or a wish to handoff the administration of your softball training, then TC Fastpitch Solutions is the right answer for you.  

 

Formed in 2012 by veteran coaches Jack Thibault and Mike Carter, the two bring 50 years of experience to the plate.   

 

Jack Thibault had been coaching fastpitch softball for 40 years and started playing the game at the age of 19. Thibault also had his first coaching assignment with a Babe Ruth baseball team that qualified for state. Jack has had the reputation of running strong travel ball teams with his teams qualifying for post-season national competition from 1998-2015. He has been a coach and leader with the Minnesota Renegades (a premier softball organization) since 2006 and has developed strong relationships with college coaches not only in the Upper Midwest but across the country. More recently, he has been with the Minnesota Vortex and A's program as a coach, trainer, and board member.  Jack has coached players that  have played for these schools; University of Minnesota, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Drake, Illinois, University of North Dakota, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Northern College, Minnesota State University, Mankato, St. Cloud State University, Saint Thomas, Gustavus Adolphus and more. Jack was the Co-Head Coach for the Orono Spartans, who had been to the High School State Tournament 2012-2014.  Jack passed away on April 14, 2021 but his legacy in TC Fastpitch and everywhere still lives on.  Many of the current instructors are former players of Jack carrying on his values and philosophies.

 

Mike Carter  has had 25+ years of coaching experience at the head coach level.  Mike believes in a philosophy of creating a positive environment where players can learn and compete with respect for all aspects of the game while maintaining a competitive focus.

He is the former President of PWYSA and Founder and Director of the highly respected fastpitch organization the Minnesota Vortex and Minnesota A’s.  Mike has a vast amount of experience running Summer Camps, Winter Clinics, Private Lessons, Coaches Clinics and has been a participant of the National Fastpitch Coaches College. Mike has coached in both the Minnesota High School All-Star Games and the Boarder Battle.  Mike was the Co-Head Coach of the Orono Spartans and led them to the State Tournament 3 out of his 7 years as coach. With 78 wins in his first 4 years, Mike is near the top of the record book in recent years. The Spartans accomplishments garnered Mike the 6AAA Minnesota High School Coach of the Year award for 3 years running.

 

Available Services

 

Clinics         

TC Fastpitch Group Clinics cover all aspects of the fastpitch spectrum including;

Hitting, Pitching, Catching, Throwing and Defensive Skills offered by experienced clinicians with abilities to work all levels of players and all aspects of the game.

 

Private and Small Group Lessons  

You will see immediate results with one-on-one or semi-private hitting, pitching or position specific instruction.

 

Specialty Clinics 

These clinics focus on position specific and individual skills. Small group “specialty” clinics will hone in on the important parts of your players’ game.  Including: *Pitching *Catching *Hitting *Slap Hitting *Middle Infield *Corner Play *Outfield  

 

Camps       

TC Fastpitch Summer Camps and Winter Clinics allow the player to work on a wide variety of skills in a condensed timeframe. Our Camps are age specific and fun for all.

 

Domeball League & Teams  

Domeball games give players and teams a chance to keep their skills up all winter long. The TC Fastpitch Domeball program combines instruction, practice and games. The experience is developmental, competitive and fun.   

 

Coaching Clinics

With over 50 years of experience working with community, high school, elite and college levels, our coaching clinics are customized to meet your needs. From the fundamentals of throwing and hitting to game strategy, TC Fastpitch has the Coaches Clinic for your organization.   

  • Customized for your group (Single Sessions, Multi-session, or Weekend Get-Away )
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels

 

Association Services

Our non-profit community and club level board experience allows TC Fastpitch to bring you all the services you need as an association.

  • Player and Coaches Clinics
  • Run and Conduct Tryouts and Evaluations
  • Buying group services (equipment affiliations / direct purchasing)
  • Association advisory council (sounding board / youth sports seminars)