Heidi Freitager, Owner & LEAD Instructor

Heidi Freitager is a nationally-renowned softball instructor, having developed hundreds of collegiate All Americans and professional softball athletes.

She recently left the University of Virginia after serving eight seasons as associate head softball coach. While there, she served as hitting/catching coach for three seasons and pitching coach for five seasons while also serving as the recruiting coordinator.

Prior to her time at UVA, she coached collegiately at Temple (2008), Nova Southeastern (2005), Morehead State (2004 & 2002), and New Mexico State (2003).

She also coached at Everglades High School in Florida, leading them to the 2007 6A state championship while claiming two district titles. She also guided the West Pines Diamond Dusters 18 Gold & Gold Coast Hurricanes 16U during her time in Florida.

Freitager played at Northern Iowa (1997-2001) where she started at catcher for four seasons and helped lead her team to the Missouri Valley Conference championship in 2000.

Outside of softball, Heidi enjoys golfing and volunteering on the board for the Almost Home Pet Adoption Center SPCA in Nelson County.


Keith Shifflett coaches locally with the Virginia Legends - Freitager 18U program and Monticello High School.  He played baseball growing up and started coaching locally with the Blue Ridge Heat fastpitch program.  Keith is recognized in the area as one of the best developmental hitting and infield coaches in the area, having developed a number of college-bound athletes during his career.

Keith attended Virginia Tech and lives in Scottsville with his wife and two daughters.

Emily clifford, Instructor

Emily Clifford is currently a student at Bridgewater College and recently completed her first season there, helping her team earn a spot in the ODAC tournament for the first time since 2014.  Prior to Bridgwater, Emily attended Monticello High School and was the starting pitcher there for 4 seasons, gaining All District and All Region honors.    

When Emily is not in school, she spends her time helping coach younger athletes, including her little brother.  She also loves spending time with her dogs, going to the beach, hunting, fishing, and hanging out with friends.  

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Lovingston, Virginia, USA