PFP VARSITY SCHOOL
Varsity is the highest level of training available at PFP. Selected through an application process, Varsity is an ideal combination of group and private training as it caters to both competitive needs and individual issues. Varsity is a culture for champions. It is PFP Nation, a team of high level athletes and achievers with similar work ethics and goals. The dynamic coaching team trains the pitchers, catchers and hitters through mechanics enhancement, timing work and video analysis while addressing plate strategy, alternate pitches, fielding, throwing and emphasizing hitting. Varsity includes LIVE PITCHING/HITTING competition in the inner squad challenges. PFP VIP +GOLD Membership is required.
Applications must be completed by student athletes and not by parents.
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PFP VARSITY SCHOOL INFORMATION
The Varsity School was created by Denise Davis in 2005 and has been the backbone of training and culture at PFP for 18 years. Directed by Denise Davis and Kerri Jacklets, the Varsity School delivers energy in a robust manner to a select group of pitchers, hitters and catchers who want to train at the highest level. We seek out players who have similar work ethic, curiosity, engagement and athletic goals. Athletes who apply will be hand selected by Denise Davis.
During Varsity School, we will tackle player development from every angle. Data, video analysis and classroom sessions will fully support the total development of each player who is accepted. We will dive into physical, mental and sport performance curriculum and push towards a deeper understanding of how all three areas impact game day. Specific areas of development will include mechanics enhancement, timing work, speed measurements, plate strategy, routine and reset design, video analysis, alternate pitch development and sequencing. Students will learn high-level concepts in an intense academic setting with expectations that match that of a college softball program. We will ramp up from technical to tactical as we navigate through the Varsity School, finishing with Live Hitting and Pitching scenarios.
This is a full-service program that leaves no stone unturned.
To train consistently with Denise Davis, you must be a Varsity School Player. This program is on the cutting edge of training and development. The students will be constantly monitored and well-cared for. Pitchers train for 2 hours and catchers for 2.5 hours each week. This is the ideal combination of group and private training. It will cater to individual issues as well as competitive needs. There are also private training choices which include several options of lesson packages. There are also special sister rates.
In addition to all of the dynamic offerings of the Varsity School, there are additional benefits:
All Varsity Students receive yearly pass to Virtual Varsity! Video replays of pitching and hitting classes.
A new and most cutting edge level of metrics, leaderboards and monitoring.
A special event happens each January.
Players will receive the following identification products:
Players will receive a mandatory training uniform.
Each PFP Varsity Athlete will receive one training ball on Week 1 and another ball on Week 13.
Opportunity! Enrolled high school pitchers and catchers will also have the opportunity to earn and learn as Junior Instructors at various PFP clinics. A great part-time job and way to give back to youth pitchers and
In summary, VARSITY = more hours at PFP, more individualized attention, more structured assignments, more seminars, great speakers.
Moving forward within our Varsity program we will always be ready and prepared to deliver our academy virtually in a combination of presentation, collaboration, group work, skill analysis, connections to the best players in the game and recruiting education. We will be adaptable in unforeseen circumstances/natural disasters/pandemics similar to our experience with Covid 19.
PFP will be testing metrics that are applicable to pitchers, catchers and hitters twice during the academic year. The tests will be done in small groups in a variety of available time slots. We will measure our athletes pre and post the training season. These tests will raise the bar! Let's assess, set goals, work hard, then reassess! This data is vetted and will also be useful for your personal recruiting profile.
VARSITY BUILDS CHAMPIONS.
Who should apply to the Varsity School?
Only high level athletes with serious goals of competing at a college level will be accepted. Players must be passionate about softball and becoming a well-rounded player as well as willing to commit practice time.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO SECURING A ROSTER SPOT IN THE VARSITY SCHOOL?
1. COMPLETE THE NEW STUDENT APPLICATION OR RETURNER REGISTRATION & REMIT APPLICATION FEE.
Complete the Returning Student Registration Form or the New Student Application (see links above). Completing this form will require a $350 student registration/application fee. Upon acceptance, this fee will be applied to your ESOFT account as your VIP+Gold Membership.
2. IF ACCEPTED OR ARE A RETURNING PLAYER, PURCHASE A LESSON PACKAGE.
Next, it is required that a lesson package be purchased to be enrolled in Varsity. Lessons are essential for tweaking and reinforcing important class concepts. Please select from a choice of a 6, 12 or 24 lesson pack with either a Veteran or a Master Level Instructor.
Veteran Lesson Package
6 Pack - $275.00
12 Pack - $540.00
24 Pack - $1060.00
Master Package Pricing
6 Pack - $360.00
12 Pack - $700.00
24 Pack - $1,360.00
4. SET UP YOUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM ACCOUNT.
Upon purchase of your lesson package, you will be emailed information to enter into the Google Classroom so that we can communicate educational concepts and announcements with you.
What is the 2023-2024 Varsity School Calendar?
What are the 2023-2024 Varsity School Class Times?
Sunday 11:30am - 1:30pm (Pitching/Catching & Hitting)
Sunday 1:30pm - 2:00pm (Catching)
Sunday 2:00pm - 4:00pm (Pitching/Catching & Hitting)
Monday 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Pitching & Hitting)
Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Pitching & Hitting)
How are the groups assigned?
Denise Davis and Kerri Jacklets will assign group rosters based on abilities and class chemistry:
Groups will be assembled with respect to experience, body awareness, mechanics, speed, pitch menu and age.
PFP kindly asks local players to train in Monday & Tuesday groups to enable long-distance commuter access.
How does the admissions process work?
Applications must be completed and submitted for review:
Varsity Grads from previous years do not need to complete the online application.
Rolling admissions: Beginning immediately and ending when the program is full.
How to qualify for enrollment in the Varsity School?
Completion of previous Planet Fastpitch Varsity Program or PFP training
Must have active status as Planet Fastpitch VIP GOLD Member.
All outstanding balances paid in full.
What are the requirements of the Varsity School?
Computer access. An iPad, iPhone, or iPod.
For pitchers, you need a catcher and/or parent who is able to catch.
Players must be academically eligible in order to maintain enrollment in program.
High attendance record.
What is the Varsity School Policy?
Varsity status remains active until high school graduation/departure to college. The contract is renewable annually.
An auto-pay program MUST be established with PFP. Upon acceptance, PFP now requires all students (with the exception of those who have paid in full) to set up an auto payment plan in their eSoft account.
In the event of short-term, acute injury, players are requested to attend classes to learn by observation. In the unfortunate event of long-term injury, with a valid medical documentation, a medical leave of absence from the program will take place. Pitchers will pay for a pro-rated month and then take the leave. If there are pitchers on the waitlist, they will be invited to fill the open slot. Fees for the waitlisted individual will also be pro-rated as will the balance of private lessons for the remainder of the academic year, basing the remainder of a 2 per month scale. If a VIP participant is pulled from the wait list, she will immediately join the program and will incur a charge for the remainder of the month, a deposit and then begin a monthly installment. She will be a matriculated student in the program from the time that she is pulled from the wait list. The injured pitcher may re-enter the program when healed and when there is an opening in the program.
After 2 warnings and a player/parent/coach conference, any student who does not cooperate with the philosophies, goals, assignments, training regimes, academic eligibility and/or misconduct policy (including drug and alcohol policy) will be dismissed from program and the balance of the yearly tuition is required to be paid in full.
In the event of extremely inclement weather, classes will be cancelled. There is ONE weather-related make-up in April TBD. There will be no other make-up opportunities. Private lessons will not be exchanged for missed groups. Make-ups are not available for schedule conflicts, sickness or vacations.
Planet Fastpitch will provide a Varsity Network list of all students in this elite program (with permission of the student). The list will include name, phone and email. If you have conflict with your assigned time, it is your responsibility to contact a student in another class to make a possible switch. PFP assumes no responsibility for a student’s personal scheduling adjustments. These classes are similar to college classes and must be treated with the same respect. Professors would not be called upon to make up a missed class privately with a student. It is the student’s responsibility to attend the pre-paid sessions regularly.