About Champions

Founded on Christian principles, Champions Fastpitch Academy began in the Spring of 2000 as individual private pitching lessons.  After 20 years in Atlanta we have helped hundreds of young ladies reach their dreams of playing at the collegiate level. We now have multiple instructors at 5 Metro-Atlanta locations offering pitching, hitting, defense, and catching instruction as well as strength and conditioning programs. Our mission is to build upon the God given potential of each individual, developing the skills needed to succeed on and off the field.

OUR STAFF

STACY TAMBORRA

Owner & Lead Pitching Instructor

 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 

Founded Champions in 2000

Lessons

Group Lessons Only

Specialties

Pitching

Locations and Availability

Sundays/Monday/Wednesday at Champions

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

Lessons

Group and Private lessons

Specialties

Pitching, Hitting, and Infield

Locations and Availability

Available at Champions by Appointment

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

Lessons

Group Lessons

Specialties

Hitting and Pitching

Locations and Availability

Available Sundays/Wednesdays at Champions

Katie Byrd

Southern Wesleyan 2015-2016

Kennesaw State University 2017-2019

Atlanta Vipers Travel Coach 2019-Present

NCAA Regional Participant

 

 

Lessons

Group and Private lessons

Specialties

Hitting and Defense

Locations and Availability

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays  at Champions

 

Lini Bush

University of Arizona

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

Lessons

Team Training, Group and Private

Specialties

Hitting, Catching, Defense

Locations and Availability

Champions (Marietta): Sundays

Jen (Fenton) Maloney

Alabama Outfielder (08-12)

2012 National Champion

2012 All American

3 time SEC Champion

SEC Scholar Athlete

WCWS MVP

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

Played for East Cobb Bullets Gold

Major: Elementary Education

Lessons

Team Training and Private lessons

Specialties

Hitting, Slapping, Outfield

Locations and Availability

Sundays at Champions

Michelle Floyd

University of Arizona Pitcher ‘13-‘17

Threw 9th perfect game in school history
Italy A1 Pro League ‘18-‘19
Venezuela National Team ‘18-Present — Finished tied for most strikeouts at America’s Olympic Qualifier–Top 5 for Strikeouts at World Championships
Athletes International Ministry Collegiate Athlete of the Year ‘17
PAC 12 Pitcher of the Week
PAC 12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

Works For The Atlanta Braves

Available

Monday- Thursday

Specialties

Pitching

Locations

Champions (Marietta)

anna shelnutt

Florida State University

 

Lessons

Groups and Private Lesson Available

Specialties

Catching | Hitting | Defense

Locations

Champions

Deja Bush

Florida State University

 

Lessons

Group and Private Lessons Available

Specialties

Hitting | Slapping | Defense (OF)

Locations

Champions

Taylor Decelles

Samford University LH Pitcher 2017-2021

College Game Appearances: 126
College Innings Pitched: 502
 
High School: 
Hillgrove High School (2012-2016)
2014 GHSA State Runner-up
 
Travel Ball:
2012 National Champion (Atlanta Vipers)

Lessons

Team Training and Private lessons

Specialties

Pitching

Locations and Availability

Available at Champions on Sundays Only

Alley Cutting

University of Georgia

Kennesaw State University, Pitcher

 

Lessons

Private Lessons by Appointment

Specialties

Pitching

Locations

Champions

Ebonee Echols

Michigan State University

 

Lessons

Private Lessons by Appointment

Specialties

Hitting | Defense

Locations

Champions

Layne McLaughlin

Santa Fe College

  • Thomasville High School Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Female Athlete of the Year
  • All Conference Catcher/Utility Player (Santa Fe College)
  • NJCAA National Championship Participant
  • Degree in Special Education from The University of Georgia
  • 3x Time State Tournament Participant (Lovett School)
  • Thomas County Central High School Softball Coach 2015-2017
  • The Lovett School, Assistant Coach: 2018-Present

Available

Hitting, Defense, Catching and Team Training

Location

Mondays and Fridays (Weekends as Requested) at Champions (Marietta)

Malayna Tamborra

Champions Junior Instructor- Pitching/Hitting

Mount Paren Christian School

Atlanta Vipers 18U Gold

 

Lessons

Private Lessons by Appointment

Specialties

Pitching/Hitting

Locations

Champions

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!