our coaches

Foothills Fury is proud  of the long list of volunteers who are committed to being part of Foothills Fury Fastpitch for Winterball training and/or the upcoming 2019 Spring Season. These volunteers will continue to help your child develop into the best softball player they can be. Each of these men and women are committed to finding a way for your children to succeed in this game. 

Not only have our coaches helped to develop a reputation of excellent softball players in the Foothills, but they have also helped bring home some pretty serious hardware! 

In 2018 alone, our coaches and assistant coaches lead their teams to seven Golds, and three Silvers in City Championships, one Provincial Golf and two Provincial Bronzes, as well as numerous victories in tournaments!

Thank you to each of you for your dedication and commitment to building the best possible softball program in the Foothills. The players are the real winners here!

What's New!


Coaching Updates

Introducing Advanced Pitching Clinic Head Instructor, Lance Block. Lance comes from West Valley Softball in Calgary where he has been coaching and teaching softball for the past 8 years. Lance is a certified CANpitch Regional Pitching Instructor and Level 1 NCCP certified coach.  Having two daughters that pitch and once being a pitcher himself, he understands that practicing the proper mechanics and techniques is almost as important as having fun!  He has been teaching pitching for the past two years and enjoys working with the athletes, bringing new creative drills to challenge them.”


Introducing Beginner Pitching clinic instructors Mark MacDougall and Torben Sherwood. Both men have coached softball in the Foothills from U10 through U19, and the Alberta Summer games team for 2018. This clinic will focus on foundational skills and teach both the pitcher and the parent the best way develop skills and have fun!


Introducing Catching Instructor Alissa Bender. Alissa has played community and club softball for many years, and most recently played for SAIT. Alissa has instructed our Catchers for a few seasons and we are looking forward to having her return this January.



Respect in Sport

Please remember that AT LEAST one parent must complete the Respect in Sport online course before you daughter will be allowed to play.   

Respect in Sport – Respect in Sport Certification is required for ALL coaches and managers and AT LEAST ONE parent for each player. 

**Girls will not be permitted to play if at least one parent has not completed this online course.** 

The Respect in Sport Program is an online certification program designed to protect our youth as well as enhance Calgary Minor Softball. Providing a safe and fun environment for all our participants. It is Canada’s leading online bullying, abuse, harassment, and negligence prevention program for parents, coaches, and community leaders. A program providing information on parents’ natural influence over a child, the coach or leaders role in an activity, the role parents play in their child’s enjoyment of a sport or activity, and protecting your child when they are outside of your immediate control. It demonstrates negative behaviours and provides ideas of how a situation may be better handled. 

Both parents and coaches need to either click the links below or go through the Calgary Minor Softball Website.  

Respect in Sport only needs to be completed one time in any sport. If you have completed this for hockey, for example, please provide the same reference number.