Speed Killers in Fastpitch Pitching

Learn the flaws that stop you from reaching your top pitching speed

Coach Jen Hapanowicz has been coaching top Fastpitch Softball pitchers for over 15 years. In this short video, learn the mechanical flaws that cause a pitcher to not reach her top speed. Some maybe obvious and some are not.

Your Instructor

Kim Gwydir & Jen Hapanowicz
Kim Gwydir & Jen Hapanowicz

Coach Gwydir was Head Softball Coach at Florida International University for 10 years. In that time, she took the Golden Panthers to several National Top 25 rankings and a regional appearance. Coach Gwydir’s students have progressed to playing on the US and Canadian National Teams, including a USA Gold Medal winner. Coach Gwydir is VSA’s Director and will coach all aspects of the game. She also works extensively with USA Elite Training as a private instructor and Showcase Director for the past five years.

Coach Kim Gwydir Gets Results :

  • Coaching Results
    • Over 440 College Victories
    • 1998 Trans Conference Coach of the Year
    • 2003 Sunbelt Coach of the Year
    • Coached players on USA and Canadian National Teams
    • Coached Gold Coast FL Hurricanes Junior Olympic Travel Team (2007- 2009)ASA National Champions 2008, Runner Up 2009
    • Trained numerous All State and All League Players in multiple states including CT, NY, MA, and FL
    • Trained the winning FL State Championship pitchers (2007 - 2014)

  • Industry Accomplishment
    • Atlanata Award for Best New Collegiate Program 1998
    • 2003 Sunbelt Coach of the Year
    • 1998 Trans America Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
    • Inducted into Suffolk County (NY) Sports Hall of Fame
    • Featured Speaker at FHSAA High School Coaches State Convention 2001-2007
    • Featured speaker at the 2010 CT High School Coaches Association’s Coaches Clinic
    • Featured speaker at the 2011-2014 World Softball Coaches Convention at Mohegan Sun Convention Center
    • Featured Speaker at the 2012 -2014 North East Regional Little League Coaches’ Clinic
    Coach Jennifer Hapanowicz – owner and founder of USA Elite Training LLC – has been instructing youth softball players of all ages throughout the New England region ( including CT, NH, NY. NJ. ME, RI) for the past 21 years. A highly accomplished collegiate player herself, Hapanowicz attended the University Of Rhode Island on a full athletic scholarship as a pitcher and first baseman. Utilizing over 21 years of experience in the softball and recruiting industry, Coach Hapanowicz has assisted in placing her clients in leading college athletic programs across the country including LSU, UMass, UConn, Stanford, UNC - Chapel Hill, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, Bryant Univ., Cornell Univ., Univ. of Central Florida, to name a few.

    Coach Jennifer Hapanowicz Gets Results

    • An amazing 90% of her students go on to play at the collegiate level
    • Numerous players under USA Elite’s tutelage have gone on to play on TOP 25 Collegiate Softball teams and have helped to lead their teams to NCAA Regionals.
    • Coach Hapanowicz has trained CT Gatorade Player of the Year Award Winners ( 2003,2005,2007 - 2009,2012-2016)
    • Her student have dominated the Connecticut State top ranks:
      • Trained winning State Championship pitchers ( 2003-2016)
      • Trained 2007 & 2015 CIAC Player of the Year
      • Trained numerous All –State, All – Area, and All League Players in CT, NY, NJ MA, RI and FL
    • Coach Hapanowicz has sent pitchers to the prestigious Gold Coast FL Hurricanes Junior Olympic Travel Team
      • Winner of the 2008 18U ASA Gold National Championship
    • Coach Hapanowicz is a top level consultant
      • Jen has been a consultant to college softball programs includ ing Wesleyan University and the University of Hartford
      • Jen has been the featured speaker at the 2010 CT High School Coaches Association’s Coaches Clinic
      • Jen has been the featured speaker 2011-2016 World Softball Coaches’ Convention at Mohegan Sun Convention Center
      • Jen has been the featured speaker at the Little League Regional Coaches Clinic 2013- 2016
      • She has hosted coaches’ clinics throughout the New England area over the years to train local programs skills to excel in area of softball

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