Denise Davis is the Founder and Chief Instructor at Planet Fastpitch (PFP). PFP offers innovative instruction in all softball skills in a supportive environment and it is revolutionizing training for the 360 degree player. Denise has been the Elaine Sortino Softball School Director for 18 years.
All Elaine Sortino Softball School/Planet Fastpitch instructors are current and former collegiate players, as well as college and high school coaches, National Professional Fastpitch players and Olympians, all of which are hand picked to ensure the highest quality of professional softball instruction. In choosing this softball school, athletes benefit from learning from a team of coaches who are current with cutting-edge techniques and who have competed at the elite level.
An 18 year tradition of excellence continues with the 2014 Elaine Sortino Softball Schools. Together, Coach and Denise built something powerful and inspiring. Denise is committed to continuing to provide this experience to the next generation of players. This School will be instructed by coaches who have been directly influenced by Coach. The Softball Schools are a well-oiled machine that utilizes each moment to become what was most important to Coach…
Elaine Sortino made winning a habit at UMASS. In her 34 years at the helm of the Minutewoman Softball Team, Sortino established herself as one of the nation’s most successful collegiate softball coaches and helped to put UMASS softball on the map.
At the end of the 2013 season, her 1,185 wins ranked seventh all-time among active Division I coaches. She won 23 conference titles and led UMass to three trips to the Women’s College World Series.
In 2004, Sortino was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The NFCA also names UMASS Softball the 34th best softball program all-time.