My favorite sports event/memory/moment is ... winning the 12u CT Babe Ruth Championships with my town team. This was my first taste of softball success. But I think my favorite part about the experience was who I shared it with. My father was the coach of the team, and all of the girls were really close. It can be tough to find a team where everyone really connects, but we had a special bond, and I think that’s why we all played so well together.
Erica McCrystal comes to Centercourt with experience coaching softball camps, clinics, and private lessons in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey since 2004. She graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in 2008 where she played NCAA Division I softball for the Crusaders as a pitcher and outfielder. After moving to New Jersey, she opened her own business, Fastpitch Fitness, and served as a camp and clinic director and private instructor. She was the assistant varsity coach at Lenape Valley Regional High School for three years. Erica has a background in education, holds a Ph.D. in English, and has worked as a high school English teacher and college composition and literature professor. Erica specializes in pitching, slapping, and hitting instruction.