New Technical Director for South Surrey Minor Softball Association
South Surrey White Rock Minor Softball Association ("SSWRMSA") President David Harris reports that SSWRMSA has entered into a contractual arrangement with Joni Frei to be SSWRMSA's Technical Director for the 2013 season.
Joni is a 2005 graduated from Georgia College & State University where she had an outstanding softball career. Over the last half dozen years Joni has coached at all levels including NCAA Div 1 and internationally. She is a NCCP Learning facilitator and NCCP CANpitch pitching instructor. Last season Joni was responsible for running the associations Learn-to-Play program.
David Harris commented, "Bringing Joni in to be our Technical Director is a result of the association executive listening to our coaches, especially the newer coaches. Joni’s wealth of softball knowledge and her incredible enthusiasm for the game will be a tremendous asset for our association. The Association believes that if the coaches are well trained and having fun then the players too will be well trained and having fun. "
While all SSWRMSA coaches are encouraged to take full advantage of Joni’s expertise, her main focus will be to support the coaches of our youngest players; Learn-to-Play, Mini Mite, Mite and Squirt.
Association members, coaches and those interested in becoming a coach for the 2013 season are invited to come out and meet Joni at our first coaching seminar of the 2013 season
Saturday, November 17th,
from 9:00am to 11:30am,
at the White Rock Community Centre
15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock (by the Whaling Wall)
There is free parking in the parking lot as well as underground.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to find out how Joni can help you and help your team. In addition to meeting and hearing from Joni we will also be looking for lots of feedback on what you would like to see in the way of coaching support for the 2013 season.
This invitation has gone out to all of the 2012 coaches. If there was someone on your team that you thought might make a good coach or helped you out last year please invite them along to this seminar.
If you have any questions or require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact either myself or
Jennifer Pilchak or Tracy Bell.
Space is limited so please RSVP by November 15th.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the seminar
South Surrey White Rock Minor Softball Association
P.O. Box 75263, RPO White Rock
Surrey, B.C., V4A 0B1
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JONI FREI BIOGRAPHY:
Joni graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Health Sciences with Teacher Certification from Georgia College & State University. There she helped lead her team to a 2nd place finish at the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Joni broke a number of school records at Georgia College & State University including homeruns, walks, RBI’s and runs scored. She was the recipient of many prestigious academic and athletic accolades including NCAA National Tournament Team, All Conference Player Awards, University Athlete of the Year and Department of Health Sciences Student of The Year, her senior year. After graduation Joni moved to Europe to play in the Dutch Hoofdklasse.
Upon the end of her competitive playing career she returned to the United States to pursue a career in coaching as an assistant with Kennesaw State University under Hall Of Fame Coach, Scott Whitlock. At Kennesaw State University Joni earned a Master’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration. Joni has coached at all levels of softball including serving as the head coach of the Austrian National Team, Assistant Coach for Division I Kennesaw State University, Assistant Coach for Division I Mercer University, Assistant Coach for NAIA Reinhardt College and Assistant Coach for Georgia Military College.