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Rick Thomas

Recruiting Director: Norfolk, Virginia

Varsity Softball Coach / personal trainer 1997 – 2010, 2014 – present

Maintain and improve field grounds with given budget. VHSL certified

Promote community involvement through various programs.

Coaches and sports clinics. Guest speaking and presenting at sporting events.

Social media marketing programs. Facilitate, motivate, and monitor college program for athletes based on their colleges of choice (Utilizing personal coaches network with several colleges.)

Preparing statistics, developing and monitoring GPA guidelines while improving physical fitness and athletic skill set.

(Coaching up to 60 + Middle / High School athletes at any given time.)

Granted a mentorship for college graduates to direct Internships.

Developed three complete organizations including scheduling, uniform purchase, and recruiting of players.

Co-founded Virginia Women’s Fast Pitch – A League designed for Adult Fast Pitch players over the age of eighteen to forty. This League was filled by former Division I,II,III and some former professional Fast Pitch players. Development of board, website, social media, and apparel was implemented as well. Games were played at Lake Taylor and involved numerous Alumni.

Held over thirty skills clinics.

Traveled extensively on the east coast ,working with other coaches on development of upcoming athletes.

Volunteered varsity players to instruct clinics for several Little Leagues in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth.

Was asked to demonstrate proper fielding during the City of Norfolk’s first initial RBI opening.

Discussed better field conditions with maintenance crews in several cities, Including Norfolk’s own Harbor Park (AAA division of MLB).

Responsible for over forty college graduates. (Not all played)

Attended ten National Coaches Clinics to stay up with any new learning.

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