The Fire Softball: Training Opportunities

Monday, December 8
Training Opportunities in the Midlands Area

Batting Instruction - Kelly Kirkland - (803) 467-2841


Pitching Lessons
LOU GAREIS - has over 30 yrs experience in softball pitching
DARLENE GAREIS TRUESDALE - aside from MANY other softball accomplishments, Darlene pitched for the USC Lady Gamecocks and still holds the all-time record of 102 wins. 

(803) 794-0854


Pitching Lessons

Jessica Boulware

1037 Elmwood Ave #B-158

Columbia SC 29201

(425) 891-0336

On January 11, Jessica will be giving free 30 min lessons at her Columbia location.  If you would like a slot please email her at: or call.  Available times are from 9am to 5pm.
Private Lesson (one pitcher)
   60 min = $70
   30 min = $35

Semi Private (two pitchers)
   60 min = $35 each
Group Lessons (four pitchers)
   60 min = $20 each

Clinics (five to eight pitchers)
   60 min = $15 each

Jessica is a former FSU softball player (class of 2004),  two time first team all american, two time ACC player of the year, rookie of the year, softball national player of the year, ESPY nominee for best college female athlete, and more. 


"Welcome to the Big Leagues" provides professional baseball and softball instruction to individuals and teams at our facility or yours.

3510 Bush River Road

Columbia, SC 29210

(803) 731-1565


"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." -Michael Jordan  


"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club wont be worth a dime."
-Babe ruth


"My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging."
-Hank Aaron 


"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat." -Herschel Walker


"Strive for excellence, not perfection."