WELCOME TO MY LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN!
Learn from an NCAA Champion
CHAMPIONSHIP SOFTBALL ACADEMY
DIRECTOR: ROBIN PAYNE
Phone #: 201-523-0783(cell)
NEW LOCATION: 51 Railroad Ave., Closter, NJ
Championship Softball Academy (CSA) is dedicated to promoting quality instruction and guidance for girls in fastpitch softball throughout Bergen(NJ) and Rockland(NY). Academy Director, Robin Payne, has numerous years of experience as a player and coach. After guiding TSC (now TCNJ) to it's first NCAA Championship as a pitcher (20 game winner) under legendary coach Dr. June Walker, she became UNC Chapel Hill's Associate Head coach.Her primary responsibilities were pitching and recruiting. She then assumed Head Coach status at Plymouth State College (NH). PSC earned a 4th place finish in the ECAC tournament and Robin molded the first NCAA 1st Team All American softball second base person. She was involved in many NCAA advisory committees and was President of the New England Intercollegiate Coaches Association. For her collegiate efforts she was inducted into the TCNJ Athletic Hall of Fame as a player (1996) and with her 1983 Championship Team as Team of Distinction (2008). Most recently, Robin was Associate Coach for Team NJ 2014 Holland summer tour.
C.S.A. offers 1 on 1 instruction starting at age 7 Specializing in:
**Pitching **Hitting **Defense
**Video analysis **Recruiting liaison for high school players
GROUP/TEAM LESSONS AND CLINICS AVAILABLE ALL YEAR
|Congratulations :Colleen McCoy, Pearl River HS, NY: Athlete of the Week, 1st Team All League, County, SectionOffensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All Hudson Valley/ Westchester 2015Playing for Hunter College! Lindsay Gray, Dumont HS: Bergen Record's Athlete of the Week April 8th, 2014 Tayla Gardner, Tappan Zee HS/Johnson & Wales College:
GNAC Conference Player of the Week
GNAC Conference Player of the Year 2014Rhode Island Female Player of the Year 2014Santina Antoshak, Demarest HS/ Lasell College (MA):3rd Team All GNAC Conference 2014Selected to play for Team New Jersey in Holland summer 2014 Julie Pacino, Tappan Zee HS Player of the Year 2007 **Student athletes trained at CSA!!
| CONGRATULATIONS TO CSA 17U summer team finishing 4th in the Bergenfield PAL league! Girls improved and team responded! CSA mission achieved! ONGOING PROGRAMS AT CSA:
Spring Workout 2018 info
ADDED PITCHING CLINIC!
Sunday, 5 weeks: March 25th - Sunday April 29th@ NVBA. 1:00-2pm. $170.00 8-14yrs old.
Start preparing for the upcoming season by registering your daughter for the 5 Week Spring Clinic at CSA!
Sunday, March 25th through Sunday April 29th (no easter Sunday!) at NVBA in Closter, NJ from 11:30-12:30am! Ages 8-14. Hitting, fielding and agility drills will be taught in a challenging environment. If you are getting ready for rec or club CSA will bring out your best! Cost: $170.00 for 5 weeks! Please email or text to ensure spot by March 20th to ensure facility. Spread the word!
10u 12u AND 14u SPRING TEAM INFO!
Tentative Schedule: Tryout/practice Sunday, April 8th @ 1pm. Weather pending! Indoors@ NVBA. 51 Railroad Ave. Outdoors: Closter, NJ. CALL if unsure! Preseason: April 15th & 22nd. Remaining practices during season once a week TBA. Games: SATURDAYS April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26. June 2 & 9th. Tentative time 2pm OR 3pm. Bergenfield PAL league. COST: $350.00. Call for more info or to let me know you will be attending! Spread the word!
PITCHER/CATCHER CLINIC INFO
If enough girls would inquire I will do a pitcher/catcher clinic at another time. Can go to your facility!!
Recreation program Coaches or player clinics: Throughout the winter and spring. Can be any
or all aspects of the game. Position specific or general with one or as many days s possible. Must call
to set up day and time. Cost: 85.00 for 1 1/2 hours per date.
|Pitching/Catching Clinics: Must call to preregister. ONE HOUR of instruction and drills on the windmill pitch. Excellent opportunity for a young player to develop and recognize if they want to pursue pitching in a cost effective manner. Catching skills and drills will also be taught. Last 15 minutes will have pitchers working with the catchers.Only 4-6 players in session! Call for day / time . Cost: $80 / 4 weeks.
4 WEEK Hitting Clinics: Must call to preregister ONE HOUR of instruction and drills to prepare you for the season.
Great way to develop the fastpitch swing and get practice time in! Video analysis given. Call for day / time. Cost: $80
|Speed, Agility and Fielding Fundamentals Clinic: Must call to preregister. One hour of high intensity speed and agility drills (from my UNC Chapel Hill days) whilerking on fielding fundamentals. This is NOT for the weak. Ages 10 and up. Cost: $80.00 per player for a 4 week session. You pick day/time. If you cannot get minimum 4 players, let me know and we could combine groups!
DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR HITTING AND PITCHING CHALLENGES (SEE BELOW)!
Coaches Clinics and Recreation Clinics can be given at your town facility!!
|CONGRATULATIONS:Patti Gerckens, UC San Diego SB Coach, Old Tappan HS, NJ Blue Jays, UNC Chapel Hill player, friendNCAA Division II 2011 Softball National Champion & Coach of the Year!NCAA Division II 2012 Softball 2nd Place Finish Donna Papa, UNC Chapel Hill Softball Coach, friend; National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee
Rebecca Santorella: NV Demarest HS Honorable Mention All League, 2013 Athletic Director Award, Class Rank 4th, Closter Rec Scholarship, Mary's Wings Award - Tomorrow's Children, Merit Scholar TCNJ, Brown University MASTERS Fellowship in Math 2017.
Anita Kubicka, Montclair State U. Softball Coach,teammate TCNJ '83 NCAA Championship Team, friend; 2014 MSU Hall of Fame inductee; National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee 2015
Sue Benjamin, Fair Lawn HS softball Head Coach, Ramsey JAIS/ NJ Blue Jays teammate, friend. 2017 Record Coach of the Year. Semi's in county tourney, won conference with a 24-4 record!
School Vacation Clinics: No School? Play Ball! Cost $99.00 5 days; $80.00 3 days; $35.00 1 day Ages: 7-13 Must call
call to preregister. Great way to continue to improve your game. All aspects including pitching for those who want to
learn to pitch (or fine tune) will be covered. If you don't want to pitch you will continue to hit. Call / email me for more info.
All Skills Boot Camp: Great for rec coaches to prepare their team! $75.00 for day! Call for more details.
NEW OPPORTUNITY: SOFTBALL CAMP OPTION: If there are enough students (8) I will hold a 3 hour Softball camp
instead of a clinic. It will involve all aspects of the game – pitching included for those who want to pitch!
CREATE YOUR OWN CAMP! You pick the days and which skills to work on in a fun, challenging environment.
Camp ratio 4:1 Limit 12 per session. AGES: 7-13.
Pitching Clinics: Must call to preregister. ONE HOUR of instruction and drills on the windmill pitch. Excellent
opportunity for a young player to develop and recognize if they want to pursue pitching in a cost effective manner.
Only 4 players in weekday session and 8 in weekend session. Can be done at your facility. Cost: $100 / 4 weeks.
Hitting Clinics: Must call to preregister ONE HOUR of instruction and drills to prepare you for the season. Great way
to develop the fastpitch swing and get practice time in! Video analysis given. Can be done at Academy or recreation
facility. Beginners to advanced. Call for time. Cost: $100 4 weeks
GIFT CERTIFICATES NOW AVAILABLE!!
Softball gift shop open. I will email list of items: jewelry, clothing and other items available at cost!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: PITCHING CHALLENGE
Get yourself prepared for the season with extra pitching time versus other pitchers in game like situations. Pitch to a qualified catcher and work mechanics to enhance speed and accuracy. A one hour 4 week workout. This is NOT an instructional session. First week fastballs and corners to fourth week pitching to batter's in a batter's box and a count. Only eight pitchers per session. Mental and physical workout!
Must sign up for all four designated sessions.
Weekends or weeknights: Cost: $99.00
ADVANCED HITTING PROGRAM!
Program designed by NJ Jackals coach Ani Ramos. High intensity FASTPITCH SOFTBALL workout aimed to get maximum quality swings to prepare and challenge each player in a small group setting. The fastpitch softball swing (not baseball) fundamentals and advanced topics will be addressed including mental and physical approach. Players will gain important insights and improve their natural abilities and strengths with emphasis on reps.
Must sign up for all 6 designated sessions.
Weekends or weeknights: Cost: $99.00
Unique tools used during private instruction only at CSA to help get to the next level:
****REV FIRE PITCHING TOOL**
MEASURES THE PITCH SPIN AND VELOCITY. TEACHES THE YOUNG PITCHER THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO ELEVATE THEIR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL BY CRITIQUING A PITCHER'S ABILITY TO GET THE PROPER SPIN IMMEDIATELY!
Championship Softball Academy Drill Book now available!
Former UNC Chapel Hill Coach with OVER 25 years softball coaching experience gives her knowledge of the game and favorite drills in the book! Book includes: Practice organization, breakdown and drills. Mechanics of pitching/hitting along with pitching and hitting faults and corrections. Defensive strategy drills, baserunning skills also included. Call for more information....
| High School Bergen Record (NJ) Honors 2014:- 2017Congratulations to the listed current or former players trained by Robin Payne and Championship Softball Academy! Nicole Maldanado, Amanda Maldanado, Caitlyn McKenna, Jackie McKenna, Lindsay Gray, Kira Scarangella, Jen Sweeney,Erica Mascarelli, Danielle Williams, Julia Rodrigues, Olivia Beatie, Veronica Corcoran, Steph Antoshak, Victoria Corcoran, Sophie Check, Megan Zuccario, Rachel Squiccimari, Kristen Farrell, Casey Bergman, Brianna Musco, Sami Miller, Robyn Abunza, Kaitlyn Listro, Erica Aborellella, Amanda Reynolds, Kristina Hughes, Emilie Cieslak, Carly Benjamin, Jaime Ashman, Ursala Castilblanco, Amanda Baric, Sarah Piening,Coach of the Year: Cindy Turner, Park Ridge HS.Jen Sweeney, Ellen Hamlin, Julie Rodriguez, Makenzie McGrath, Courtney Deloughery, Jenna Cooper, Lauren Brown, Liz Reverend, Carly Malone, Lily Lucca-Bederka, Amanda Mulligan, Claudia Mattes, Braden Margret Flahive, Maddie Tredo, Erin Emery, Margaux Lesser, Sydnie Weinberger, Lindsey Germano, Michelle Diehl, Julia Spadifino.
| THE RECORD'S(NJ) HIGHEST BATTING AVERAGE Stephanie Senkevich (Westwood) 2010NEW YORK HONORS: 1st Team All District: Tayla Gardner, pitcher (Tappan Zee HS - NY) 2010 Player of the Year: Julie Pacino (Tappan Zee HS - NY)2007