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Clinic Instructors

Newton Girls Softball is blessed to have a tremendously accomplished group of coaches teaching our players on and off-season.  Our Panther coaches are available for individual and small group instruction, with the exception of players rostered on the team they are coaching.  Please contact the to be put in touch with coaches directly.


Brandice Balschmiter - Pitching


Brandice is a former member of Team USA Softball, and pitched at UMass Amherst.  She leads the Sunday night clinics at the West Suburban YMCA.  


Doug Clott - Pitching

Doug developed the Planet FastPitch @ the YMCA Pitching Clinics with Denise Davis (PFP owner) in 2005. Doug runs the New Beginner pitching program and assists Brandice in the Level 1 - 3 classes. He is a past president of Newton Girls Softball as well as a Rec League and Panther coach. 

Emily Bellush - Pitching, General Skills



Emily was a 3-year starter at Quinnipiac University as a pitcher/first baseman. Emily is the head coach of the 14U Panthers.


Michelle DeVito - Pitching, General Skills


Michelle pitched at Bentley College has extensive knowledge about proper swing mechanics, working to gain more speed/power in pitching motion, and plenty of drills to improve fielding.  Michelle has experience in hitting, fielding and pitching lessons.  She is a coach for the Panther 12U team.  


Rosey Neill - Catching, General Skills


PAC-10 Defensive Player of the Year at Stanford for 3 years and an amazing coach for catching, hitting and throwing instruction. Rosey has worked with our Panther catchers and 12U MiddleEssex team.  


Caroline Atkinson - Pitching, General Skills



Caroline has played over 10 years of softball through collegiate varsity at Roger Williams and is a coach of the 14U Panthers.