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Coach Patterson

Coach Jim Patterson

Since 2003, Coach Patterson has had the vision and the dedication to the organization to promote the girls fastpitch travel teams in Northern Virginia through the established Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC).

Coach Patterson has been a select travel coach for 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U for 10 years. He has advanced his travel teams to multiple National tournaments including the USSSA World Series in Orlando 4 times. His Stingrays ’96 team is the only team to qualify for and represent Virginia in four consecutive World Series tournaments. Last summer, the ’96 team finished in the Final Four at the World Series beating such elite teams as Florida, Southern California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Washington, Missouri and Connecticut. Consistently, the Stingrays ’96 are ranked as the top USSSA team in Virginia. Last year, Coach Patterson started the Stingrays USSSA Pride ’98 team. In just a few short weeks, the team won its 1st tournament and has been the topped ranked Virginia team at their level since.

More importantly, Coach Patterson is well respected in the softball community for his enthusiasm, dedication, generosity and innovative practice programs. Every player on Coach Patterson’s Stingray ’96 team MADE and STARTED on their respective high school Varsity teams in their Freshman season. His players attend Robinson, South County, Lake Braddock, Annandale, Chantilly, Falls Church, Stuart and Woodbridge. Most of those players have gone on to earn All-District and All-Regional awards beginning in their Freshmen seasons.

Coach Patterson is also the assistant coach for the Robinson Rams High School Varsity Softball team and has assisted in taking that team to the Regional’s every year of his tenure. Coach Patterson is constantly seeking to improve his training and practice regimes by learning from the experts in the world of softball. Annually, he attends several coaching clinics in order to increase his knowledge and learn different techniques and drills that may be useful. Other coaches come to Coach Patterson’s practices to see the theories put into practice and to take that back to their respective teams and organizations. Some of the annual clinics attended are:
The “Be the Best” Softball Clinic in New Jersey, ASA certified coaches training in Kent Island, MD, and several others.

For Coach Patterson it has always been “about the girls.” His players work hard, have fun and have developed their games so much so that they are all leaders on their respective high school teams. Many of them have taken Coach Patterson’s lead and give back by coaching or helping with the younger teams within the organization.