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

Lini Bush

No. 5 on UA’s All-time HR leaders: 61
Ranked #54 All-time NCAA DI Home Runs: 61
All-Pacific 12 Conference Honorable Mention 2009-2011
2012 2nd Team All Pac 12
2009 WCWS Appearance
2010 WCWS Runner Up

Emory University Assistant Coach 2016-2017
Eastlake High School, Varsity Head Coach (Chula Vista, CA) 2014-2016
California Lutheran University Assistant Coach 2012-2013


Team Training, Group and Private


Hitting, Catching, Defense

Locations and Availability

Champions (Marietta): Sundays and Mondays

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

Alley Cutting

Kennesaw State University 2016-2018
2017 ASUN Conference Freshman of the Year
2017 ASUN First Team All-Conference
NFCA All-South Region
2018  ASUN Conference All-Tournament Team
2018 ASUN Conference Pitcher of the Year
2018 ASUN First Team All-Conference






Champions (Marietta)

Katey Lynch

Kennesaw State University Utility 2015-2018

Appeared in 56 games as a Freshman
Atlantic Sun All Freshman Team
NISC Regionals 2017
2017 NFCA All American Scholar-Athlete
Atlantic Sun Conference Champion 2018
NCAA Regionals 2018




Champions (Marietta)

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.

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!