about Virtual Softball Academy

The mission of Virtual Softball Academy is to bring quality Fastpitch Softball Pitching and Hitting Instruction to anyone, anywhere. Our staff of professional softball coaches have over 50 years of combined experience. We are former college softball coaches and college softball  players.

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Virtual Softball Academy combines affordable professional coaching using state of the art technology to help take your game to the next level.

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Kim Gwydir

Kim Gwydir


Coach Gwydir was Head Softball Coach at Florida International University for 10 years. In that time, she took the Golden Panthers to several National Top 25 rankings and a regional appearance. Coach Gwydir’s students have progressed to playing on the US and Canadian National Teams, including a USA Gold Medal winner. With over 440 wins, multiple Coach of The Year Awards and too many players to count who have gone to play at the college level, Coach Gwydir has worked with players from age 7 to college.  Coach Gwydir is the owner of USA Elite Training Florida LLC 

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Jennifer Hapanowicz

Jennifer Hapanowicz

Founder/CEO USA Elite Training LLC

Coach Jennifer Hapanowicz – CEO and founder of USA Elite Training LLC and Virtual Softball Academy – has been instructing youth softball players of all ages throughout the New England region, including CT, NH, NY, NJ, ME, and RI, for the past 20 years.  In 2013, Coach Hapanowicz began instructing players in the South Florida area. A highly accomplished collegiate player herself, Coach Hapanowicz attended the University Of Rhode Island on a full athletic scholarship as a pitcher and first baseman.  Utilizing over 20 years of experience in the softball and recruiting industry, Coach Hapanowicz assisted in placing her clients in leading college athletic programs across the country including LSU, UMass, UConn, Stanford, University Of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and many others.

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Heidi Freitager

Heidi Freitager

Founder/Owner Freitager Fastpitch

Heidi Freitager is a nationally-renowned softball instructor, having developed a number of collegiate All Americans and professional softball athletes.

She recently left the University of Virginia after serving eight seasons as associate head softball coach. While there, she served as hitting/catching coach for three seasons and pitching coach for five seasons while also serving as the recruiting coordinator.

Prior to her time at UVA, she coached collegiately at Temple (2008), Nova Southeastern (2005), Morehead State (2004 & 2002), and New Mexico State (2003).

Freitager played at Northern Iowa (1997-2001) where she started at catcher for four seasons and helped lead her team to the Missouri Valley Conference championship in 2000

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Some of the schools our students have attended

U of Florida, Florida State U., UConn, LSU, UNC-Chapel Hill, Stanford, UMass, Florida Guld Coast, U of Virginia, Bryant College, Yale, Bucknell, Providence, Nichols College, Southwest Florida State, Central Florida State, U of North Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University, Florida Tech, U of South Florida, UMass – Lowell, Union, Nicholls College, Bates College, Tufts, Wheaton College, U of Bridgeport, SUNY Oneonta, U of Binghamton, Manhattan College, George Washington U, Western New England College, Hamilton College, Bentley, Brandeis, U of New Haven, Assumption, U of Hartford, Rhode Island College, St. John’s University, Mercy College, Concordia College,

SUNY College of Charleston, Rivier College, Merrimack College, South Carolina – Upstate, Towson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Stevens Institute, Bucknell, Colgate, Columbia, Boston College, UMBC, U of St. Joseph’s, Nova Southeastern University, Cornell, Ohio State, U of Maine, Florida Southern, Roger Williams, Quinnipiac, Salva Regina, Molloy College, Emerson, U of Southern CT, Sacred Heart, Virginia Weslyan, Western CT State, Princeton, Rowan, Albertus Magnus, Ithaca College, Skidmore College,  Saint Anslem University, Coastal Carolina U., Caldwell College, Liberty U., Rutgers U, U of Rhode Island, Stony Brook U., Boston U., Hofstra U., Marist U., College of St. Rose

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