Non-Negotiables of Creating Young Hitters #NFCA2017by National Fastpitch Coaches Association
Mike Stith of the Orange County Batbusters presents Non-Negotiables of Creating Young Hitters at NFCA's 2017 National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mike Stith, Head Coach/Owner, Orange County Batbusters
Mike Stith has helped train and develop some of college softballs most prolific hitters over the last several years. Through focused strength training and a common sense approach to the mechanics of young aspiring hitters, Stith has helped guide many successful collegiate hitters such as Francesca Enea and Meagan Bush (Florida), Maddison Shipman (Tennessee), Ashley Lane and Sierra Romero (Michigan), Andrea Harrison-Gasso, Katie Schroeder, Gionna DiSalvatore and Alexis Bennett as well as USWNT members Delaney Spaulding and Hannah Flippen to current stars Amanda Lorenz (Florida), Sydney Romero and Fale Aviu (Oklahoma), Morganne Flores (Washington) and Alyssa Palomino and Dejah Mulipola (Arizona).
Stith has been an assistant and since 2014 head coach of the Orange County Batbusters for 15 years and has been an influence of some of the sports best athletes. Over the last 24 years Mike has been head coach or an assistant on 15 National Championship teams at different age groups.
Stith owns and works at Sports Training Complex (STC) in Anaheim, Calif. where he focuses on the athletes' strength training, hitting and fielding concepts that help prepare softball players of all levels to compete at their best. STC is one of the epicenters of the softball world in Southern California with players of all levels and all organizations come to learn the methods that has helped develop so many top collegiate players.
A former high school football coach, Stith uses old school practice organization and non-stop intensity to grow his players championship mindset and to get them to elevate their preparation and expectation of themselves to create some of our sports best athletes.