IOWA, 2019-20 BreakThrew Fastpitch In-Person Pitcher's Training Program

Step 1 of 3: Submit

The 2019-20 Pitcher's Training Program includes: 12, 1-hour pitching lessons + 2, 1-hour classroom sessions This 7 month program is open to girls 8 years and older with the desire to improve both their physical and mental skills AND with the willingness to PRACTICE what they learn during workouts at home!

Application Instructions

Below is the application for this year’s training program for all my Iowa locations. The application deadline is SEPTEMBER 15th, 2019. Applications received AFTER 9/15 will only be considered if spots remain in the schedule. Make sure to include a cell phone & e-mail address that you check on a regular basis, as this is how I will be notifying you of class time. I anticipate that some of the sites will have a waiting list, so return your application as soon as possible. IF YOU HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO ATTEND A DIFFERENT SITE IF YOUR FIRST CHOICE OF LOCATION IS FULL, PLEASE INDICATE THAT ON YOUR APPLICATION. Should your first choice of location fill up, you will be immediately considered for the other location in the order your application was received. This year's Iowa locations will include: Ames, Des Moines, Fort Dodge and Williamsburg.

A portion of the training program consists of “classroom sessions” and there will be NO pitching during these classes. These sessions will focus on some of the mental aspects of pitching. This is the best format to cover this type of information with you so that we can devote enough time to these very important areas of your game. Pitchers will sign-up to attend the classroom sessions on a date/location that best fits their schedule OR may get the information covered via email if for some reason they are unable to attend one of the sessions. A list of all lesson dates/locations can be found below.

Lesson Dates and Locations

Fort Dodge, IA – Monday Lessons: Softball Connection, 1 North 20th Street
Monday lessons: 10/21, 11/18, 12/9, 12/16, 1/13, 1/27, 2/10. 2/17, 3/2, 3/23, 4/20, 5/4
Classroom sessions: Thursday, 11/14 & Friday, 2/14

Des Moines, IA – Tuesdays: Athlete’s Advantage, 1710 Guthrie Ave
Tuesday lessons: 10/22, 11/19, 12/10, 12/17, 1/14, 1/28, 2/11. 2/18, 3/3, 3/24, 4/21, 5/5
Classroom sessions: see other locations

Ames, IA – Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays: 3T’s All-Star Sports Academy, 57044 241st Street
Wednesday lessons: 10/23, 11/20, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5. 2/19, 3/4, 3/25, 4/22, 5/6
Thursday lessons: 10/24, 11/21, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/26, 4/23, 5/7
Friday lessons: 10/25, 11/22, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/6, 3/27, 4/24, 5/8
Classroom sessions: see other locations

Des Moines, IA – Weekends: Grand View University Wellness Center, 1500 Morton Avenue
Saturday lessons: 10/26, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/15, 4/25, 5/9
Sunday lessons: 3/8, 3/29
Classroom sessions: Wednesday, 11/13 and Wednesday, 2/12

Williamsburg, IA – Weekends: Mary Welsh Elementary School, 2383 Raider Drive
Sunday lessons: 10/27, 11/24, 12/8, 12/15, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 4/19, 5/3
Saturday lessons: 3/7, 3/28
Classroom sessions: Tuesday, 11/12 and Thursday, 2/13

Select Class Locations and Times Available

Please indicate in the text box below which locations, days and time frames your daughter would be available to attend her lesson. Class sizes will be no more than 5 girls. PLEASE BE AS OPEN AS POSSIBLE WITH YOUR REQUESTS. This will allow your daughter the best chance to get into the program and in a class that will be appropriate for her age and skill level. If there is another pitcher that you would like to be placed in class with that is around your same age/skill level, please make sure that you BOTH include a request to be in class together and list the same preferences on class location/times. I will do my best to schedule you together.

1st choice: Wednesdays in Ames anytime from 5pm-10pm
2nd choice: Thursdays in Ames anytime from 4pm-7pm
3rd choice: Fridays in Ames anytime from 5pm-10pm
We would be willing to consider your Des Moines location on Saturday if nothing is available in Ames. We could go anytime from 8am-8pm
Would like to be in class with Molly Smith if possible

Here are the hours I will be teaching in each location:
Mondays, Fort Dodge: 4pm-10pm
Tuesdays, Des Moines: 4pm-10pm
Wednesdays, Ames: 4pm-10pm
Thursdays, Ames: 4pm-10pm
Fridays, Ames: 4pm-10pm
Sun/Sat, Des Moines: 8am-8pm
Sat/Sun, Williamsburg: 10am-10pm

Athlete's Information

Payment Options

Pitchers participating in the In-Person Training Program will receive:
14-hours of instruction by BTF Owner, Myndie Berka:
- 12-hours of pitching instruction (includes video analysis session, radar speed, & use of other technology such as Rapsodo, Pitch Tracker, RevFire 2 to help monitor progress)
- 2-hours of classroom sessions
Written workouts that build on each other for home use
Handouts/assignments covering:
- goal setting
- establishing routines
- dealing with adversity
- communication (pitcher/catcher, pitcher/coach)
- setting up hitters
- charting practice/game performances
Pre-Throwing Routine via YouTube link
Practice Log
Backpack, indoor softball & jump rope

The total cost of the 2019-20 Pitcher's Training Program is $650. If you are enrolling multiple daughters in the program, you will receive a $30 discount for each of your daughters. A $150 deposit (which is credited towards the $650 owed) is REQUIRED when you submit this application. Your deposit will be retained in the event your daughter is given a class time, the class time is accepted, and she fails to attend. If your daughter does not get an assigned class, you will receive a complete refund. You will be directed to pay your deposit through PayPal or a credit/debit card when you submit this form. You will have 3 options on how to pay for the program:

1. Pay the entire $650 now ($620 if you are enrolling 2 or more daughters)

2. Pay deposit of $150 now and remaining balance of $500 ($470 each if you are enrolling multiple daughters) IN FULL through PayPal or credit/debit card as soon as your daughter's class time is accepted.

3. Pay deposit of $150 now and make TWO payments via PayPal/CC. ONE when you get your daughter's class time in early Oct, and ONE on Jan 1, 2020. Each payment will include a $10 processing fee making the total for each payment $260 ($235 if you are enrolling multiple daughters)

Select which option you prefer from the drop down box below

Athlete Waiver/Release Form

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019 (EDT)
Type your name to sign this document:
Typing name is equivalent to a handwritten signature

IMPORTANT: Don't forget to follow the "proceed to payment" link you get as as soon as you click "confirm." Your registration form WILL NOT be sent to me until you have submitted your payment!