Complete Game Pitching Seminars

Russell Cooper, National Clinician & Pitching Instructor

Central Iowa Pitching Seminar at DCG High School to be held Saturday, November 21st

This is part of a series of ongoing seminars scheduled every 6 weeks or two months.

Pitchers of all ages are invited to attend.

Pitching instructors and parents are welcome to attend.

Cost is $50 per session.

Please register in advance register for the appropriate session by clicking on the RSVP button below.

You will be asked to provide an email address. Future communication will be made through the email you provide.


"I aim to create a positive learning environment where pitchers of all levels can learn and maximize their ability. I promote athletic excellence as well as positive character traits such as teamwork, good sportsmanship, leadership, confidence, and responsibility.

My goal is to help pitchers build strong basic mechanics. Solid fundamentals lead to an increase in velocity, better movement, and greater accuracy -- all of which can be achieved through drills, practice, repetition, and fun!"

Russell Cooper
National Clinician & Pitching Instructor
Saint Louis, MO


Saturday November 21st

Session 1: 3:30-5:00
Beginning pitchers of any grade level.
Limited to 15 pitchers in this session.

Session 2: 5:00-7:00
Pitchers with prior experience.
Grades 7-12
Limited to 8 pitchers in this session.

Seminar will be held in the high school gymnasium. We ask that you enter the building through the back entrance because the commons and auditorium have been reserved for another event. Please follow the signs in the parking lot.

Session 1: Beginning pitchers of any age

Saturday, Nov. 21st, 3:30-5pm

2555 Northwest 1st Street

Grimes, IA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Session 2: Pitchers with prior pitiching experience in grades 7-12

Saturday, Nov. 21st, 5-7pm

2555 Northwest 1st Street

Grimes, IA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Russell Cooper Bio

Russell Cooper, a native of New Zealand, has been involved in fast pitch softball for over 40 years. Cooper played at the highest level in both New Zealand and the USA for 12 years. His accolades include ASA All-American honors as well as being inducted into the Saint Louis ASA Hall of Fame in 2002 as a pitcher. He settled in the USA in 1990 and started coaching travel ball and began giving pitching instruction in 1996. He has coached two teams to runner up in the USA ASA 16U Nationals. Cooper was a member of the 2012 NFCA summer ball coaching staff of the year. He was a consultant to the Canadian National Softball program as a member of a six person panel that developed a national pitching standard.

"Coop" has presented at softball camps all over the United States at schools including Penn State, Missouri, Arkansas, Florida State, Northwestern, South Florida, LSU, and Washington. Cooper has also coached at Saint Louis University and Washington University in Saint Louis as well as internationally with the New Zealand Junior National Team.

Cooper has mentored pitchers that have attended universities including: University of Illinois-Chicago, Maryland, Truman State, Murry State, Evansville, Forbonne, Kansas, Yale, Bradley, and more.


"What Coop taught me about pitching has been pivotal in my success on a professional and national team level. His detailed knowledge of fastpitch and his ability to simplify the complexities of the motion into a very clear concept is outstanding. What Coop has taught me about pitching has allowed me to maximize my potential as a D1 coach and has given me the tools to help my pitchers reach their maximum potential as well."

Dana Sorensen
University of Oregon State
U.S. National Team

"Coop's knowledge, credibility, & experience make him one of the top pitching instructors in the game. His attention to detail and ability to effectively communicate with athletes of all ages allow him to get the best out of the pitchers he works with."

Mark Smith
Head Coach, Team Canada

"Coop is a regular instructor at my camps. His eagerness to teach, energy & experience are a valuable resource at the University of South Florida."

Ken Eriksen
Head coach, University of South Florida
Pitching coach, Team USA