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Pittsburgh Spirit
Rich LeViere
607 Center Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15202
 
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The Pittsburgh Spirit DIFFERENCE: It is quite simple and impactful!  Our Player Development Program (see the related section of our website) that is modeled after successful college and US Olympic softball team practices which is consistently applied to all of our teams (you don't have to worry about different skills/techniques being taught by different teams, ages or coaches); and our dedicated indoor and outdoor training facilities for which we spend approximnately $40,000 each year.  These result in maximizing player development and higher success/winning percentages at tournaments. 

Home of Three National Championship Teams. See the History section of this website for more information about these teams.  

2015 TRYOUTS for 10U & 12U are still open.   Tryouts for our 10U and 12U teams for 2015 are still open.  We have one 10U team and two 12U teams but would like to add more 10U and 12U teams to help develop more young players using the proper training and practice skills.  The 10U & 12U tryout will take place on August 27 (Wednesday) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  If it rains on August 27 - please check back on this website for further information. The tryout will take place at the Northgate High School Softball Field in Bellevue PA off the Bellevue exit of Route 279.  The softball field is at the top of the hill - above the parking lot at Northgate High School on Union Avenue in Bellevue.  If you cannot make this tryout you can contact Rich LeViere to schedule an alternative time at 412-477-4955 or by email at richleviere@yahoo.com. Please see our Tryouts Section and Player Development Section for additional information about our training and development program by clicking on these Sections on the left hand side of this page. Tryouts are planned to be conducted rain or shine - but if the weather is bad please refer back to this website for information regairding any rescheduling, etc.

TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS for 2014 -- We will be attending ASA, USSSA, NSA and PONY tournaments in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and New York.

PLAYER CONTACT INFORMATION SOURCES FOR COLLEGE COACHES:

          Rich LeViere (President and 16U & 18U Teams) richleveier@yahoo.com

          David Quinn (18U) dquinn@alleghenywesteyecare.com



 

ABOUT SPIRIT

The Pittsburgh Spirit Fastpitch Softball Organization is Western Pennsylvania's leader in quality fastpitch travel teams. The organization develops well-rounded, team-oriented players who excel at the highest levels of competition. The Spirit organization's driving philosophy is to maximize the development of the player's skills (both individual and team) by providing a world class practice/drill environment with year round indoor and outdoor dedicated practice facilities. We spend $40,000 each year on dedicated indoor and outdoor training facilities - including an outdoor field for our sole use during the season. We combine this with promoting a positive attitude in all situations--in victory and defeat--both on and off the field. We are humble in our victories and accept our losses with dignity--we teach that a positive attitude is the best approach for everything in life.

Our coaches attend annual national coaching programs where they learn from the leading Division I college coaches and olympians about the latest drill/practice routines and game strategy.

Our dedicated indoor winter practice facilities include: (a) areas for pitching and fielding practice, and eight batting stations with two "jugs" pitching machines during the week; and (b) an indoor sports dome facility on Sunday mornings providing two full size practice fields that allows us to run scrimmages and full field practices, with additional separate practice drill areas. During the spring and summer months we have a dedicated lighted outdoor field.

The Spirit teams win approximately 70 to 90% or more of their games and all of our teams qualify annually for National Championship Tournaments for ASA, PONY or NSA. For information on our three National Championship teams please see the "History" page by clicking on the left side of this page.

Our teams attend, among others, tournaments in Pennsylvania (State Championships), Ohio (Sluggerfest), Michigan (Compuware) and New York (Aunt Rosie's). We also plan to qualify and send our teams to National Championship tournaments at the end of each season.

In 2014, we are fielding a total of eleven teams (one 10U, two 12U, three 14U, two 16U and three 18U) as set forth below.
10/12 and under
14 and under
16 and under
18 and under

2015 Pittsburgh Spirit
TRYOUTS

Our 2015 Tryouts dates are posted.

For more information see our Tryout Page.

Spirit's 2014 Season
Our teams generally place 1st, 2nd or 3rd at 80% of the tournaments. Congratulations to all of our teams.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?"
    Former pitching great Satchel Paige

Pittsburgh Spirit:
Home of Champions


2001 PONY National Champions 12U

2000 PONY National Champions 14U

2000 ASA State Champions 14U

1998 NSA National Champions 14U
If you have questions about Pittsburgh Spirit or news for this website, please CONTACT US! Or, e-mail the president of the Pittsburgh Spirit, Rich LeViere. DON'T FORGET TO SIGN OUR GUEST BOOK!


   
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