Pro Prospects devotes equal time and attention to the training needs of our baseball and softball players. With two softball pitching instructors on staff all year long, we are able to accommodate our athletes’ off-season and in-season training needs.
Our pitching curriculum expands as you master new skills and addresses each player’s individual mechanical, mental and situational needs. For private lesson players, our instructors identify and correct your specific mechanical challenges and help you master grips/pitches and in-game approach. Or you can come in for pre-season “prep” sessions or in-season “tune up” sessions. From beginners looking to learn the foundational mechanics to elite pitchers looking to fine-tune and improve your grips, control and situational pitching, Pro Prospects can help you reach your goals.
Head instructor Darren Rea was a pitcher for the International Men’s Softball Federation national champion New Zealand Black Sox and has been on staff for 8 years. Brooke Kithcart holds the distinction of appearing in two College World Series.
Darren Rea, Head Fast Pitch Instructor
COACH DARREN, a native of New Zealand, Darren has played Fast Pitch softball at the elite level for over 20 years. Darren is a member of the New Zealand Black Sox National team, the reigning International Softball Federation Men’s World Champions. Darren has played in the ISC Fastpitch tournament for nine years, earning All-World Team status. Additional pitching accomplishments include ASA Men’s Fastpitch and Major Modified National Tournament MVP award in 2004 & top pitcher award in the Neal B. Turfler Memorial Tournament four times.
Darren joined the Pro Prospects staff in November 2005.
Brooke is a 2010 graduate of Ithaca College where she played four years under Coach Deb Pallozzi, a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame. 2002 National Champions, the Ithaca College softball team boasts 11 College World Series appearances, and leads the nation with 26 NCAA Division III post-season appearances. Brooke’s main role with the Bombers was as a relief pitcher. In her four years, Ithaca made two DIII Women’s College World Series appearances, finishing 4th and 7th in the nation.
Brooke attended Minisink Valley High School. Brooke led the Warriors to two Section 9 titles and was named the Times Herald Record Softball Player of the Year in 2006.