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Diamond Elite Fall Clinics with WA Glory's Nichole Thompson

September 5, 2008 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) - Washington Glory News Release

Diamond Elite is very excited to welcome the Washington Glory's Nichole Thompson to our staff of professional softball instructors

Nichole most recently spent the 2008 season as an assistant coach with the Glory after suffering a season-ending knee injury on the first day of practice in May. Nichole was predicted to be the starting second baseman after her selection to the 2007 NPF All-Star Team and helping the Glory to win the 2007 NPF Championship.

Nichole is currently in full recovery from her knee surgery and looking forward to stepping back onto the field for the Washington Glory in 2009. As an instructor for Diamond Elite, she brings extensive knowledge of the game and experience at the highest levels of softball.

Nichole Thompson's career highlights:


NPF All-Star Team 2006 & 2007

Member of the 2007 NPF Champion Washington Glory

Member of the NPF Arizona Heat 2005-06

Member of the NPF New England Riptide 2004

Ranks in the top 10 in the NPF for doubles, batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage.

USA National Team

Member of USA Elite Team in 2003

Member of USA Blue Team in 2001


4 year starter for Arizona State University 1999-2002

All American Selection 2002

4 time All PAC-Ten selection

2 time All Pacific Region selection

2 time Women's College World Series participant

Among the ASU record books in batting average, hits, RBI's, doubles & stolen bases

Diamond Elite Softball

Fall Clinics with Nichole Thompson

Hitting Clinic

Improve your hitting skills and work with All-Pro Nichole Thompson of the Washington Glory. The hitting clinics will include five one-hour sessions of professional instruction in a small group environment.

Register quickly as each session is limited to only 6 participants!

Clinics will be held on Mondays

September 15, 22, 29, October 6 & 13

Cost $150

Session 1: 4:30-5:30pm Ages 8-12 with 0-3 years of experience

Session 2: 5:30-6:30pm Ages 8-14 with minimum of 1-2 years of travel ball experience

Session 3: 6:30-7:30pm Ages 14-18 with minimum of 3-4 years of travel ball experience

*Experience levels are suggested for each session as a guide to receiving appropriate instruction for skill level.

Register online at the link below:

Register for Hitting Clinic with Nichole Thompson

Short Game Clinic

Nichole's Short Game Clinic is designed for left handed slappers looking to improve their skills. The focus will include basic footwork, upper body fundamentals, mental approach to situations and pitch selection. Mechanics of the drag bunt, soft slap, power slap, and chop slap will be covered.

The clinic will include five one-hour sessions of professional instruction in a small group environment.

Register quickly as each session is limited to only 6 participants!

Cost $150

Session 1: Tuesdays - 5:00-6:00pm

Ages 8-14

This session is designed for players with house league and 0-2 years of travel experience.

September 16, 23, 30, October 7 & 14

Session 2: Wednesdays - 5:00-6:00pm

Ages 12-18

This session is designed for players with at least 2 years of travel ball experience.

September 17, 24, October 1, 8 & 15

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