About Champions

Founded on Christian principles, Champions Fastpitch Academy began in the Spring of 2000 as private pitching, we have grown to now reach over 3000 kids in counties throughout Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. After 15 years in Atlanta we have helped hundreds of young ladies reach their dreams of playing at the collegiate level. We now have 8 instructors offering pitching and hitting instruction, strength and conditioning programs, as well as a college recruiting service. Our mission is to build upon the God given potential of each individual, developing the skills needed to succeed on and off the field.



Founded Champions in 2000

Experience Florida State Pitcher (96-99) BS Degree in Exercise Physiology MS Degree Kinesiology and Biomechanics All-ACC and ACC MVP ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Emory University Pitching Coach Pace Academy Varsity Coach Founded Champions in 2000


Group Lessons Only



Locations and Availability

Sundays/Monday/Wednesday at Champions

Leigh Prickett

Facility Administrator


Marshall University 3B 2003-2006

Reinhardt University Assistant Coach 2008-2011

Kennesaw State Assistant Coach 2012-2013

Carey (Schiller) Jones


Georgia Tech P/OF (95-99)

BA Degree in International Affairs

3 years Varsity Coach at Lovett

Middle School Coach at Pace

Champions Instructor: 2003-present

Fitness Instructor – Livestrong Boot Camp


Group and Private lessons


Pitching, Hitting, and Infield

Locations and Availability

Available at Champions and NYO (Buckhead)

Jamie (Fitzpatrick) Jones

Kent State Pitcher/1B (04-08)

BS in Math Education

Minor: Coaching

MEd in Math Education from GSU

Former Student of Champions owner Stacy Tamborra

KSU Season/Career HR Record

All-MAC-1st team, All- Region

MAC Conference MVP

Played for EC Bullets and Atl Vipers

Champions Instructor: 2001-present


Group Lessons


Hitting and Pitching

Locations and Availability

Available Sundays/Tuesdays at Champions

Jaime Rasmussen

Auburn University Pitcher (98-01)

Indiana State Grad Student (01-02)

BS Exercise Science and MS in Coaching

1998 Miss Softball Indiana

04-06 Eastern Illinois Pitching Coach

06-07 South Alabama Pitching Coach

Champions Instructor: 07-present

Played for Indiana Magic

Indiana Softball Hall of Fame


Group and Private lessons


Pitching and Hitting

Locations and Availability

Sundays at Champions Only

Brandi Payne

Grambling State Univ Pitcher (07-11)

BS Degree in Marketing

2009 All – Conference Team

SWAC Scholar Athlete

Former student of Champions owner Stacy Tamborra

Played for the Brownsmill Lady Jackets, GA Elite,and GA Fire


Team Training, Group and Private


Pitching, Hitting and Slapping

Locations and Availability

Available Upon Request

Jocilyn Yarnell

B.S. KSU in Exercise Science

All-American D1 Cheerleader

2 Year Team Captain

NCA National Champions

Personal Trainer

Georgia Tech Strength and Conditioning Intern


Sport Specific training. Personal Training. Team and Group Strength and Speed training.


Crossfit and Strength/Conditioning


Instructing 7 days a week at Champions Location.

Jen (Fenton) Maloney

Alabama Outfielder (08-12)

2012 National Champion

2012 All American

3 time SEC Champion

SEC Scholar Athlete


NCAA record holder for the most consecutive stolen bases (74)

Played for East Cobb Bullets Gold

Major: Elementary Education


Team Training and Private lessons


Hitting, Slapping, Outfield

Locations and Availability

Sundays at Champions

Callie Alford

Georgia State University, Catcher/3B 2012-2015

3 Time All NFCA All-Region Team

2015 Senior CLASS Award Finalist & All-American

2 Time All Sun Belt team

2014 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team

2 Time All-CAA Team

2012 CAA All-Rookie team

Georgia State University Career Record Holder for RBI and Home Runs


Team Training and Private lessons


Catching, Hitting, and Defense

Locations and Availability

Available at Champions and D-BAT Marietta

Todd Jennings

Todd is originally from Houston, Texas, but moved to Georgia as a child where he spent his High School years in Norcross playing Basketball and Baseball. He went on to attend the University of Georgia and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He currently lives in Suwanee, GA with his wife Jalana and has two children, Kade and Kinsley, who are currently playing softball at USC Upstate.

He has coached travel softball for 12 years for several elite organizations, mostly notably the Atlanta Vipers. His 2013 Vipers team had a great season finishing as the USA/ASA 16U National Champions and were named Softball Today’s Team of the Year. His teams have consistently placed in the top 10 at many national tournaments from USA/ASA to Premier Nationals and Independence Showcase in Boulder, CO. He has coached numerous girls who have gone onto play softball at the collegiate level. Todd currently wants to share his knowledge of the game of softball with the next generation of softball players and future collegiate players.


Daily by Request


Pitching + Fielding


Champions and D-BAT Marietta

Junior Instructors

Kassidy Krupit

Champions Junior Instructor

Current Lambert High School

Standout Pitcher and Hitter

Committed to play Division I Softball at University of Delaware

Currently plays for East Cobb Bullets

2nd place finish at PGF Nationals




D-BAT Johns Creek

One of the greatest joys of coaching is to see young people realize their dreams and at Champions we have had the honor to see many of those dreams come true. Champions’ instructors have devoted their lives to being positive role models for today’s young people. Our desire is to develop and nurture athletes on and off the field. Our goal is to build strong character grounded in tremendous work ethic and centered on solid fundamentals… Developing a heart of a Champion that is second to none!