OUR STAFF
Heidi Freitager, Owner & LEAD Instructor & NUTRITION COACH

Heidi Freitager is a nationally-renowned softball instructor, having developed collegiate All Americans and professional softball athletes.  She currently coaches the Virginia Legends 18U, 16U, and 14U teams headquartered out of the Virginia Beach area.  Heidi recently added a weight loss nutrition coaching certification to her profile as well.    

She 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 and being named Florida's Softball Coach of the Year in 2007. 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.  She earned her B.A. in chemistry at UNI and a M.A. in athletic administration at Morehead State.  

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

 
MILLIE THOMPSON, INSTRUCTOR
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Millie Thompson is a pitcher for the nationally-ranked Clemson Tigers and had a hugely successful freshman year where she helped lead them into their first ever NCAA regional.  Millie has developed one of the deadliest change ups in the college game.  She also achieved a 4.0 GPA for the year.  

 

Millie has been training with Freitager Fastpitch since 2016 and has a terrific grasp of beginning and advanced mechanics, balance training, and working with pitches.  She'll be available for lessons during school break periods.  

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Kenny Szabo of ADAPT will be offering strength, agility, and conditioning classes specifically for softball players for injury prevention and performance enhancement. He currently trains NCAA, NFL, MLB, and NBA athletes as well as working with travel and prep athletes on their development programs.  

 

Coach Szabo played football at Bridgewater College while earning a degree in exercise science and later University of Akron earning double master's degrees in exercise physiology and sports administration.  He is certified for strength & conditioning through NSCA, personal training through ACSM, and carries certifications through USA Weightlifting and Functional Movement Systems.  

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KELSIE SZABO, ADAPT
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Kelsie Szabo of ADAPT offers personalized athlete nutrition coaching, as well as nutrition for the whole family. Her goal is to educate both the athlete and family of how to fuel their body for maximum performance and recovery in order to take their game to the next level. Areas of focus include analyzing current lifestyle and what the athlete/family needs for success, customizing the timing and content of pre, during and post training/competition meals and snacks, as well as general lifestyle nutrition and healthy habits.

 

Kelsie was an all-state, multi-sport athlete through high school, and continued her basketball career at Bridgewater College while earning a degree in exercise science. She currently runs the ADAPT Adult Performance Training Program, and coaches varsity basketball at St. Anne's Belfield School. She is nutrition coach certified through Precision Nutrition and personal training and corrective exercise specialized through NASM.  

You can set up your personalized nutrition with Kelsie:

- Athlete/family lifestyle and nutrition consultation, personalized plan for the athlete, and a 30-day follow up check in. Regularly $299, Freitager Fastpitch members $199.

- Personalized nutrition plan for the athlete (without the consultation). Regularly $99, Freitager Fastpitch members $69.

- Other services: weekly/monthly check-ins, and personalized plan for each family member

Contact Kelsie via email (kelsie@trainatadapt.com) or (540)280-7610.

Dr. Lori SchwanhausSER Freeman, PsyD, Clinical & Sports Psychologist
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Dr. Lori Schwanhausser Freeman was a student-athlete at Northwestern University and later moved on to getting her doctorate at LaSalle in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Sports Performance. She focuses on sports performance issues, mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, trauma and PTSD, adjustment difficulties, and relationship issues.  

 

Dr. Freeman's services can be scheduled by emailing her at lorifreemanpsyd@gmail.com or calling (847) 809-5525.  Insurance can often be applied to her services.  You can check out her site at www.cvillepsychandperformance.com.

Dr. Erin HorN, PH.D., Clinical & Sports psychologist
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Dr. Erin Horn graduated with her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia after a very successful playing career on the softball field for the Cavaliers.  She has extensive experience working with athletes and teenagers on sports performance, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more.  

Dr. Horn's services can be scheduled by emailing her at horn@healthymindsoftheblueridge.com or calling (434) 422-5541.  Insurance can often be applied to her services.  You can check out her site at www.healthymindsoftheblueridge.com.