ASA awards 14,000th ACE Coaches with a Pocket Radar™ and custom Powerchalk™ account
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today that Toby Lemburg (Cody, Wy.) is the 14,000th certified ACE (Achieve, Certify, Educate) Coach and Steve Davison (Wichita, Kans.) is the 14,001st certified ACE Coach of the 2012 season. In an effort to thank and award those coaches who achieve an ACE Certification, the ASA has teamed up with sponsors Pocket Radar™ and Powerchalk™ to provide Lemburg and Davison and future ACE coaches with a prize pack. Every time the ACE Program reaches a 1,000th milestone, ASA will award that coach with a Pocket Radar ($200 value) and the next coach with a custom Powerchalk account ($100 value).
Lemburg, a coach in the Wyoming ASA, has been involved with softball as a coach over the last eight years.
“The ACE program offers coaches so many great things,” said Lemburg. “One of the things I really take away from the ACE program is how to coach fundamentals to young girls and how to build and sustain a successful program. ASA, and the Wyoming ASA, are a great organization to be a part of. The family atmosphere and the hard work that everyone puts in to promote and sustain fast pitch softball in Wyoming is amazing. This year, our teams hopes to claim a State Championship title.”
The ACE Certification program is online and you can access the tests by login at www.registerasa.com. More detailed instructions are located on the homepage.
Lemburg and Davison bring the number of awarded ACE coaches to 28. Previous recipients of the complimentary Pocket Radar and custom Powerchalk account are Rodney Holder (Magnolia, Texas), Kimberly Moore (Oxford, Ga.), Amye Scrivener (Prince Frederick, Md.), Dan Proffer (Grand Blanc, Mich.), Brian Gorniak (Glen Carbon, Ill.), Katherine Egbert (Hillsborough, Calif.), John McCauley (Malone, N.Y.), Karen Hughes (Henderson, Nev.), Chalise Brown (Conroe, Texas), Julie Cox (Albany, Ore.), Jason Epps (Cypress, Texas), Maria Conn (Flat Rock, Mich.), Randy Eacret (Castle Rock, Colo.), Richie Wood (Soddy Daisy, Tenn.), Bobby Landrum (Claremore, Okla.), Jayme Barnhart (Lisbon, Iowa), Barbara Withers (Spanaway, Wash.), Will Berarducci (Monaca, Penn.), Scott McKay (Dublin, Calif.), Lee Van Hoosen (Omaha, Neb.), Heidi Clayton (Cornelius, Ore.), Bruce Nichols (Syracuse, N.Y.), Beverly Gallegos (Caldwell, Idaho), Jamie Swanson (Reno, Nev.), Michael Scott (Clermont, Fla.) and Cynthia Miller (Grants, N.M.).
About Pocket Radar
Pocket Radar, Inc. designs and manufactures the world’s only pocket-sized speed radar gun which allows users to access real-time pitching, hitting and running speeds with the touch of a button. Using award-winning, patented new technology, the Pocket Radar™ provides industry leading accuracy and speed measurement in an affordable and convenient device that can discreetly measure performance without changing behavior. The Pocket Radar™ has changed the way top teams like Arizona State University, University of Florida, and University of Arizona coach and scout. Featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC News, and CNBC, the Pocket Radar™ has more capabilities than a traditional radar gun wrapped up into an easy-to-use pocket-sized package. Learn more at www.PocketRadar.com.
PowerChalk, LLC is a North Carolina based company offering the world's first and only cloud based video analysis system, and is currently being licensed by USA Baseball, USA Diving, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Southwest Section of the PGA. The PowerChalk™ system is being used by coaches and athletes in over fifteen sports across the globe. For more information about PowerChalk™ visit www.Powerchalk.com.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.