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NorCal Hot Shots Fastpitch Softball
Jeff Hendricks
(925) 392-5755
PO Box 1534
Oakley, California
94561
Player Instruction & Softball Clinics

The Hot Shots are pleased to offer opportunities for private softball instruction for both our Hot Shots players and other softball players in the area with partnerships with some of our local area instructors.

Brandi Macias - Hitting & Defensive Instructor

Phone: 925-679-5022 / E-mail: brandimacias21@gmail.com

Brandi has been partnered with the Hot Shots now for over two years and is also a member of the Hot Shots Board of Directors as the Coaching & Player Development Director.  She currently offers private softball lessons for hitting, catching and defense. 

Brandi played Division I softball at the University of Iowa from 1994 - 1997.  She was a standout player helping to lead the Hawkeyes to a Big Ten Championship in her senior year with a perfect 22-0 season record and led them to three consecutive trips to the Women's College World Series. Brandi was an All-American her senior year and a member of the NCAA first team All-Region and first team all Big Ten.  In 1997, she received Iowa's Dr. Hicks Award for overcoming adversity and excellence and strength of character. She batted .385 as a senior and was a first team All-Big Ten selection. As well as a decorated catcher/center fielder, Brandi is the current all-time home run leader at Iowa with 16, hitting eight as a senior. She also tied a Women's College World Series record for most hits in a game with five against conference rival Michigan.  Brandi also excelled in the classroom winning the Prairie Light School Golden Eye Book award as a sophomore. Annually, this award is given to a softball player for her academic excellence. She was also a two-time winner of the Bronze Medal for academic achievement. She graduated with a bachelor's in health promotions with an emphasis on sports management.

After graduation, Brandi became an NCAA Division I softball coach at Purdue University.  At Purdue, she specialized in Hitting/Catching/Outfield/ and mental game preparation instruction.  Brandi has also served as a Police Officer in the Bay Area where she was a Field Training Officer, a Defensive Tactics Instructor, a Critical Incident Instructor, and a mentor.  Brandi has also continued her love for the game as an umpire and has served as an ASA Championship level softball umpire for the past four years.

Brian McDevitt - Catching Instructor

e-mail: digits7006@att.net

Brian is a Southern California native and began his catching career in 1978.  He began private catching lessons with former St Louis Cardinals minor league catcher and Dodger coach, Mark Cresse at the Mark Cresse School of Baseball in Huntington Beach and over the next 12 years he attended every annual Winter(4 weeks) and Summer (3 Months) training camps at Mark Cresse's School. During those 12 years, Brian had the privilege of receiving one-on-one instruction with professional players such as Mike Scioscia, Rick Dempsey, Mike Marshall, Kirk Gibson, JT Snow, Darrell Strawberry, Brett Boone, Tommy Lasorda, Steve Sax, Rick Honeycutt, Orel Hershiser, Fernando Valenzuela, Mike Piazza, Alex Trevino and many other college players who went on to sign professional contracts. The staff instructors at the camps consisted of High School Varsity and College coaches from Marina H.S, Hart H.S, Huntington Beach H.S, Azusa Pacific College, Golden West College and many others. Brian became a part time catching instructor for the camp at age 13 and at age 16 became a full time catching and infield instructor.

Brian was a four year Varsity player at Servite H.S and Esperanza H.S. as catcher and also played travel ball for the Norwalk Cardinals Mickey Mantle team which won the 1989 Mickey Mantle World Series and gold medal in Coral Springs Florida.  He attended and caught for Golden West Junior College under head coach Burt Villareal.  While attending college Brian worked as a bullpen catcher for Rod Carew at his training facility in Orange County and caught batting practice, bullpen and special events for the Dodgers during the off season at LA stadium.

In 1992, Brian attended open tryouts for the Dodgers in Arizona as a walk-on for three open positions and ended up ranking 6th out of 42 catchers. In 1993, Brian joined the United States Marine Corps and ultimately joined the Marine Corps Commandants baseball team playing against the Navy at Padre's stadium in 1995.  After the Marines, Brian worked part time at the Mark Cresse School of Baseball as a catching instructor. 

 

 

The Hot Shots have hosted various player and coaching clinics in the past and we are currently working to schedule new clinics for 2013.  Be sure to check back for future clinic information.

  

The East County Hot Shots and Debbie Nelson hosted our All American Softball Clinic this Spring. Nearly 80 young athletes came to learn from one of the best in the business, Debbie Nelson. As a college player, Nelson achieved All Region, All State, and NCAA All American honors at Sacramento State University. With over 18 years of coaching experience, Debbie has helped produce talented and top ranked teams at the college level with Sacramento State University and the San Jose State Spartans.

It was a fun-filled afternoon where athletes had the opportunity to improve skills in areas of their game including hitting, throwing, fiedling, baserunning, and much more! Coach Debbie even gave a motivational speech to players about realizing their dreams of competing at the highest levels of softball.   

 

 

 

The East County Hot Shots teamed up once again with Debbie Nelson and All American Sports Academy for the 2009 Winter Warm-Up Softball  Extravagaza! This Winter players had the opportunity to interact and learn from some of the area's most experienced and knowledgeable softball players including professional trainers, collegiate coaches and athletes, plus experienced coaches with the American Softball Association. 

Instructors
Debbie Nelson- NCAA All American, 10 year college level coach, 13 years experience offering private lessons, owner of All American Sports Academy, Nike Softball Camp Director for last 13 years, inducted into Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame in 2009.

Julie Marshall- University California Los Angeles, NCAA National Championship, High School Head Coach 2 years, ASA 18 Gold Head Coach for the Lady Hustle.

Stephanie Ramos- University California Los Angeles, NCAA National Championship, ASA 18 Gold National Championship, ASA 18 Gold Head Coach for All American Sports Academy.   

Vicky Rios- California State University, Northridge, NCAA National Championship, NCAA Defensive Player of the Year, 11 year college level coach.

Melissa Wooldridge- California State University, Bakersfield, CCC All Conference, CCAA Conference Championship, NCAA Regional Tournament MVP.

Stacey DelChiaro- Grand Valley State University in Michigan, training with All American Sports Academy since 12, trainer and assistant coach for 14U Hot Shots.
 

 

  Debbie Nelson, Julie Marshall, Stacey DelChiaro, Melissa Wooldridge, Stephanie Ramos, and Vicky Rios



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