14U B Yellow Jackets
Our 2019-2020 14U Yellow Jackets Travel Team is head coached by Will Alexander. With many years of softball coaching experience, this coaching staff brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the program. They believe in motivating each player to earn her respective position through attention to detail, repetition, and performing under pressure, while finding joy in the process of pursuing excellence. Their goal is to build not only great athletes, but successful young women off the field as well.
Coach Will has been playing baseball or coaching fastpitch softball on the diamond for more than 25 years. He has spent time as a camp and guest instructor for hitting and middle infield, has been an assistant coach at the recreational, travel, and High School varsity levels, and has been a head coach at the recreational, middle school, and travel levels. He has been coaching in DSA for the last 7 years, and was on the coaching staff of DSA's first all star and travel team.
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I believe that Champions are built, not born. As a coach, I instill in my players a knowledge that success, in softball or in life, comes from hard work, discipline, goal-setting, self-confidence, and in recovering and learning from failure. Most fastpitch players fail to progress because they are unwilling to pay the price of growth, not because they lack the ability. In softball,we learn to throw, hit, catch, pitch, and play the game... but a coach uses these circumstances to mold players into competent, confident, determined people who learn life-lessons on the diamond that extend far beyond the field. I want to make players who are better softball players, but also equip them to be members of their communities, athletic representatives of our local school, and to have the confidence and determination to succeed when their time as softball players is over. A parent once called me a coach willing to be a dagger - a straight shooter who isn't afraid to tell things like they are and not waver from the standard that elite athletics like travel ball demand. But most players don't realize at first that I demand excellence from them and am honest about their failures because I believe in them often more than they believe in themselves and find it my job to show them that they are more capable than they believe themselves to be.
Coach Erin Nickell
Hello, my name is Erin. I grew up in Damascus playing baseball, softball, and eventually became a DHS Hornet 🐝 I continued my sports career at Frederick Community College and finished up at Wilson College in PA. Softball has been a fundamental part of my personal development. The game has taught me how to interact with different personalities and develop leadership skills both of which have helped me grow on and off the field. While I am competitive and love to win I believe the game can teach important lessons and build self esteem that I hope to help players learn as I transition into coaching. I am looking forward to a great season
2018-2019 Yellow Jackets