LEAP Softball Pitching Training

LEAP Worden’s Fastpitch Softball Pitching Training

For Grades 5-12


About the Program

LEAP is pleased to partner with Worden’s Fastpitch Softball Training for girls in grades 5 – 12. These are 30-minute, private one-on-one lessons that take place at Worden’s location at 887 Lynch Drive in Traverse City. (off Garfield Rd. between Hammond and S. Airport). Training is open to beginning pitchers who are just learning the art of pitching and experienced pitchers who are looking to elevate their game. Instruction is designed to build proper fundamentals using current and appropriate progression techniques proportionate to each athlete’s age and skill level.

Session Information

  • Lessons and are scheduled on Tuesdays and Sundays. Sessions will be scheduled between 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes in length.
  • All training sessions are scheduled directly through Worden’s Fastpitch Training by calling 269.808.0962.
  • All pitchers are required to supply their own catcher for each lesson. All catchers under the age of 18 will be required to wear a catcher’s mask at all times. Masks will be available for those who do not have their own.
  • Questions can be directed to Worden’s Fastpitch Training at 269.808.0962.

Participation Fee

  • $35 – Introductory 30-minute session (includes evaluation and assessment). Every participant must attend before scheduling further sessions.
  • $225 – Private Training Package is available after the introductory session has been completed. Package includes eight (8) consecutive weekly 30-minute lessons.

About the Instructor – Kim Worden

  • Western Michigan University Softball Playing Career (1979-1982)
  • Western Michigan University Softball Letter Winner (1979-1982)
  • Career pitching record of 46-19-1 (505.2 innings pitched and 175 games played)
  • Holds the highest season pitching winning percentage (1979 – .933 / 14-1)
  • Holds the 3rd highest career shutouts (24)
  • Holds the 3rd lowest career pitching ERA of 0.76
  • Participated in 3 College World Series finishing in the top 10 all 3 years
  • Western Michigan University Softball Coaching Career (1983-2000)
  • Western Michigan University’s Pitching Coach (1983-1985)
  • Western Michigan University’s Assistant Coach (1986, 1987)
  • Western Michigan University’s Head Softball Coach (1988-2000)
  • Career coaching softball wins – 321
  • Holds the record for most wins at home by any WMU softball coach (142)
  • Worden’s Softball Academy ~ Director of Softball/Head Instructor (2000-2013)
  • Began a softball training business in the year 2000 with just a handful of students after leaving WMU and grew the academy to employ 16 softball trainers supported by an administrative staff of 9 members to provide softball training to over 225 students on a weekly basis.


  • 1990 Western Michigan University Alumni W Club “Woman of the Year”
  • 1994 Western Michigan University Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
  • 1997 MAC Coach of the Year
  • 2012 Tribute to Title IX ~ Recognizing 40 key moments/athletes in the history of women’s athletics at Western Michigan University.
  • 2013 Kalamazoo Glass Ceiling Award Recipient ~ Recognizing women who have broken through the traditional barriers to obtain success in the community.


  • Registration and scheduling is done directly through Worden’s Fastpitch Training. Please call 269.808.0962.

PDF DocumentDownload the Student Enrollment Agreement – This must be completed and taken to Worden’s location at 887 Lynch Drive, Traverse City.