Pro Softball Training

About Pro Softball Training

Pro Softball Training is owned by professional softball coach & instructor Erin Goettlicher.  Erin currently resides in Manassas, VA and offers softball training & instruction to all ages & skill levels in the DC and Northern Virginia area.  Coach Erin created Pro Softball Training in January of 2009 when the Washington Glory, women’s professional softball team, discontinued competition in the National Pro Fastpitch League.  During the two years the Glory was in DC, the players and coaches became a source for elite softball instruction, and role models for the many young girls in the area.  When the team left, the need for instruction still remained, and Erin decided to stay and continue working with the local softball community.
Former players, Amber Jackson & Courtney Bures also reside in the Virginia area and work closely with Pro Softball Training to conduct clinics, team training, and individual instruction.

Through the past several years of being involved with the professional level of softball, and working with youth, it became obvious the positive influence pro softball athletes could have.  The opportunity for an aspiring youth softball player to work with a female role model, who has elite skills, and has played the game of softball themselves, cannot be matched.  The need to provide youth an opportunity to work with Professionals and Olympians is great, but the ability for kids to have the opportunity is limited, which is what lead Erin to the next phase of Pro Softball Training. Erin’s ability to unite these two groups is what gives Pro Softball Training it’s unique opportunity.

Pro Softball Training now offers online video lessons and training to softball players everywhere.  Our staff consists of select Professional, Olympic, & National Team Coaches and players.  Our instructors include 3-Time Olympian, Crystl Bustos, 2007 NPF Champions and Coaching Staff of the Year, Carie Dever-Boaz and Erin Goettlicher, Team USA Coaching staff member, Karen Johns, and professional softball player, Megan Willis.  Athletes and their parents have the ability to send video clips to our instructors, who then review the video, and send back the analyzed video clip with feedback and suggestions.  Drill videos and online coaching tools will also be available from our instructors.

Mission Statement

Pro Softball Training was created for elite level coaches and players to continue the positive development, growth, and advancement of fastpitch softball. Through training, instruction programs, camps, clinics, internet technology, and other events, Pro Softball Training aims to create venues and opportunities for elite softball players and coaches to directly share their knowledge, educate, and positively influence youth level softball players, coaches, & parents.  By providing these avenues at the local and national level, it is our goal to continue to improve, build upon, and create even more future opportunities in our sport.

Erin Goettlicher
Professional Softball Coach & Instructor

Owner & Operator – Pro Softball Training
Director of Softball Operations – The Softball Network
Softball Program Development – Snyder Baseball & Softball Academy


2009  Special Talent Cast Member in the movie “How Do You Know” starring Reese Witherspoon.
Sports Studios - Softball tryout & talent search assistant for the casting of “How Do You Know”

2006 NPF Champions


2007 NPF Champions

2007-08 Washington Glory (NPF), Assistant Coach
  2007 National Pro Fastpitch Champions
2006 New England Riptide (NPF), Assistant Coach
  2006 National Pro Fastpitch Champions
2004 Akron Racers (NPF)
2006-07 Georgetown University, Assistant Coach
2001-06  University of Toledo, Assistant Coach
1996-2001 Minnesota State University, Mankato Softball Team Member
2004 NFCA Coaches College – 4-Star Master Coach Certified
2001 Minnesota State University, Mankato – B.S. Human Performance

Carie Dever-Boaz
Professional Softball Coach
International Clinician & Instructor

Teacher & Softball Coach – Magnolia Heights HS, Senatobia, MS
Lead Instructor & Pitching Specialist – Pro Softball Training Online Video Lessons
Instructor – National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Coaches College


2007-08 Washington Glory (NPF), Head Coach

2007 NPF Champions

2007 NPF
Coaching Staff
of the Year

  2008 NPF Championship Runner-ups
  2007 NPF Champions
  2007 NPF Coaching Staff of the Year
2005-07 University of Virginia, Assistant Coach
2004-05 University of Florida, Assistant Coach
1995-2004 University of Arkansas, Head Softball Coach
1993-95 University of South Carolina, Assistant Coach
1987-90 Fresno State University Softball Team Member
  4-Time NCAA Women’s College World Series participant (advanced to championship 3 of 4 years)
  3-Time All-American
  1990 Big West Conference Player of the Year
1990 Fresno State University – B.S. Health Science

Local Training Partners & Instructors

Former Washington Glory players, Amber Jackson & Courtney Bures, work closely as training partners with Pro Softball Training in the local area. Erin, Amber, & Courtney are available as a team or individually.

(Individual, group, & team training rates for Amber & Courtney are independent of Pro Softball Training)

Amber Jackson
Professional Softball Player

After finishing her All-American collegiate career at the University of Maryland, Amber entered the professional ranks in 2007 with the Washington Glory. Amber has played professionally for 5 years including 4 years in the NPF, and the 2010 season with the US Pro All-Stars exhibition team.  During the off-season, she resides in the DC/Northern Virginia area, and remains active as an instructor both locally and nationally.

Courtney Bures
Professional Softball Player
NPF - Akron Racers
2009 U.S. Women's National Team Japan Cup Player

Courtney represents the local area as a Haymarket, VA native and former VA Shamrock.  Courtney played her collegiate career at Mississippi State under now Team USA Head Coach Jay Miller.  Courtney was drafted by the Washington Glory in 2008, and now plays with the Akron Racers. Courtney was a member of the 2009 U.S. Women's National Team roster that competed in the Japan Cup.  Not only did Courtney have the honor of wearing the Team USA jersey, but the red, white, and blue brought home the Japan Cup Gold Medal.

Read more on Courtney Bures by visiting USA Softball.... click here 

Pro Softball Training and staff are not soley affiliated with any specific organization or training facility.
We welcome all softball players & coaches who are looking to improve their skills and knowledge.