Softball Training Academy

Knocksville Softball Training Academy is more than just a training ground for dedicated and talented young softball players. We are a family, a community of players, professionals and mentors, unlimited in our goals, striving for excellence on and off the field.

We are a home away from home, where building strong bodies and strong values are the heart of our game. We are professionals longing to develop the entire person, not just the player. We train different, and we’re proud of it.

ACADEMY FEATURES:

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One-hour expert-level training sessions

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Seasonal appropriate training schedule: Pre-Season, In-Season, Summer, Off-Season

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Players are grouped by skill level to create a competitive training environment

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Trainings scheduled throughout the week to accommodate all schedules

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Holistic-focused training that develops all aspects of the player: physical, mental, emotional

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At-home weekly challenges

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Monthly evaluations to track progress

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Zoom mentor sessions with trainers

MEET THE TEAM

Stephanie Sanders

Former D1 Softball Coach and Athlete
About Stephanie

Hello, my name is Stephanie Sanders and I am the Director of Softball Training at Knocksville Lubbock. My love for coaching and developing athletes began as a division one, Big Ten, softball student-athlete at Michigan State University where I caught, played the infield and outfield. Before my new position with Knocksville, I have spent the last eight years coaching softball at the collegiate level, where I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by and connected to some of the brightest minds in the game and coach some of the most elite athletes in the country, ranging from All-Conference players to All-American players in sport and in the classroom.

My coaching experience:

  • 2015-2016: (DII) Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan
  • 2016-2018: (DI- Big East Conference) Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • 2018-2020: (D1- Mid-American Conference) Miami of Ohio University, Oxford, Ohio
  • 2020-2022: (DI- Big Ten Conference) Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania

My goal as the new Director of Softball Training at Knocksville Lubbock is to provide softball players of all ages with credible, reliable and positive training that will develop athletes to be the best version of themselves. I am passionate about creating a community that will continue to spring the great sport of softball forward! Hope to see you at Knocksville Lubbock soon!

Riley Love #5
Senior – Infielder – Keller, Texas
About Riley

Hi! My name is Riley Love and I am a senior shortstop/third baseman and right-handed hitter for Texas Tech University! Since being at Tech, I was unanimously placed on the All- Big 12 Freshman team while keeping it up in the classroom earning Academic All- Big 12 Rookie Team and Easton/NFCA All- American Scholar- Athlete. I specialize in elite middle infield/corner defensive work and developing hitters. I look forward to working with the future generations of softball players and cannot wait to see you at Knocksville soon!

Jacee Hamlin #22
Senior – Outfielder – The Colony, Texas
About Jacee
Hello! My name is Jacee Hamlin, I am a senior, outfielder for Texas Tech. Off the field, I am a multi-President and Dean’s list honoree and have been awarded Academic All- Big 12 Rookie Team and Easton/NFCA All- American Scholar Athlete Award. I specialize in outfield, baserunning and hitting. I am looking forward to working together and growing this sport!

Morgan Hornback

Graduate – Pitcher – Oregon City, Oregon

About Morgan
My name is Morgan Hornback and I am currently a student assistant coach for the Texas Tech softball team. I recently graduated from Tech where I played both sides of the ball as a pitcher and hitter for all five years of my collegiate career. I played softball for 19 years where I competed at the local, regional, national, and eventually collegiate level. I now plan to pursue a career in coaching collegiately and extend my love for the game to the next generation of ballers! I have a passion for softball and for coaching and I want nothing more than to help young athletes achieve everything they want out of this sport and out of life. I have been coaching and giving lessons for about 8 years where I have coached girls from 6-18 years old. I specialize in pitching and hitting lessons but I am open to defensive lessons as well. I have experience in coaching all areas of the game. I have been blessed with a career in this sport and I can’t wait to share that with you all!
Kennedy Crites
Junior – Catcher 
About Kennedy
Kennedy Crites, a standout catcher for the Texas Tech University softball team, brings a wealth of experience and talent to the diamond. Her dedication to both academics and athletics is evident through her recognition on the 2022-23 Academic All-Big 12 First Team and her previous selection to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team in 2021. On the field, Kennedy has consistently demonstrated her prowess as a catcher, starting 30 of the 34 games she played during her junior year in 2023. Remarkably, she led the Big 12 in throwing out 11 potential base stealers, showcasing her defensive prowess behind the plate. At the plate, Kennedy contributed with a .267 batting average, four doubles, a home run, and eight RBIs. She boasted six multi-hit games and delivered a trio of multi-RBI performances. Her fielding skills remained exceptional, concluding the season with an impressive .982 fielding percentage. We look forward to having Kennedy on our softball training staff at Knocksville!
Abbie Orrick

Junior – Infielder

About Abbie
Abbie Orrick, a junior infielder hailing from Martin’s Mill, Texas, is a standout athlete on the Texas Tech University softball team. Her journey to the collegiate level is marked by remarkable achievements, showcasing her versatility and dedication to sports. In high school, Abbie was not only a formidable force on the softball diamond but also excelled in basketball and track. Her impressive resume includes three consecutive selections to the All-State Softball Team and District MVP honors. She boasted a career-best .707 batting average with seven home runs and 33 RBIs during her high school softball career, while in basketball, she averaged 16 points per game and contributed to two state championship victories. Abbie’s commitment to both her academic and athletic pursuits was evident as she earned recognition on the 2021 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team and the 2021 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete list. Now, as a key player for the Texas Tech softball team, she continues to make her mark on the field, bringing her talent and determination to every game. We are excited to have her on our team at Knocksville!
Chassety Raines
Graduate – Pitcher – Slap Hitter
About Chassety
Hi everyone! My name is Chassety Raines and I am a current graduate student and player at Texas Tech! I am a utility player and have experience as an outfielder, third baseman and a pitcher for the Red Raiders. I am a switch hitter, but primarily hit/slap from the left side. My biggest softball achievement has been winning a National Championship my freshman year with my previous school, Texas Lutheran University. I pitched the Championship game and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. I am thankful for this opportunity to help grow the game of softball and share my love/knowledge of the sport!
Peyton Blythe
Graduate – Outfielder
About Peyton

Hello, my name is Peyton Blythe and I am the Softball Trainer Coordinator and Operations Manager at Knocksville Lubbock. My goal is to give back to the game that I have played my whole life and help little girls reach their dreams. I graduated from Texas Tech after playing there for 5 years. I am a hitter and an outfielder. I am currently pursuing a doctorate in Occupational Therapy at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center. I cannot wait to see you at Knocksville soon!

FIFTH YEAR SENIOR (2023)

Started all 41 games played… led the team with a 1.194 OPS and a .455 on-base percentage… batted at a .374 clip with 11 doubles, a pair of triples and nine home runs… finished the season with the second-highest slugging percentage on the team (.739)… tallied nine multi-hit games and eight mutli-RBI games… boasted the second-highest reached base streak on the team at 21 games

  • 2020-23 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2021 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete
  • 2019 All-Big 12 Second Team
  • 2019 All-Big 12 Freshman Team
  • 2019 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

ACADEMY

Plans + Rates

KTA Program:

Rate / $45 Per Session

Training / 1-Hr Sessions

Trainers / 1:5 Ratio

Weekdays / 7pm-8pm

Ages / 9-18

KTA Sessions:

Non-Member / $60

Member / $50

Monthly Plan / $45

1X Week Plan:

Monthly Rate / $180

Monthly Sessions / 4

Monthly Savings / $60

2X Week Plan:

Monthly Rate / $360

Monthly Sessions / 8

Monthly Savings / $120

*Plus Tax
**Monthly Recurring Charge
***Knocksville Membership required for all plans

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Registration and Refund Policy

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As parent/guardian, I hereby grant permission for the above to participate in Knocksville Leagues. I acknowledge the fact that she is physically able to participate in league activities. I hereby release the league and its employees from all claims from injuries or illness which may be sustained by the above and authorize treatment in an emergency basis in the event such treatment becomes necessary while participating in the league. I also grant permission to Knocksville to photograph the above for future advertisement of their leagues.

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WE WOULD LOVE TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT OUR ACADEMY

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CONTACT

806.224.2555

11717 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79423

HOURS

Monday - Friday: 4 PM - 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 6 PM