Alli Hunt- owner - hitting/fielding instructor
University of Missouri
Alli Hunt was a 4-year starting infielder for the University of Missouri. In her time at Mizzou, they made it to three regional appearances, two Big XII tournament Championship games, and finished as a top-20 team in the nation. Alli received All-Big XII academic honors and Defensive Player of the Year. She played and learned under the current coach of Mizzou, Ehren Earleywine. Earleywine has established himself as one of the best coaches in the nation, leading the Tigers to back-to-back-to-back World Series appearances from 2009-2011.
Since graduating in 2007, Alli has earned a Master’s degree in Psychology and has become a full-time instructor and small business owner of iTrain Softball.
Kristin Smith- Catching/Hitting/Pitching Instructor
Vernon College/ Texas Women's University
Kristin Smith played her college softball at Vernon College (NJCAA) and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (NAIA). She was a full time catcher at both schools and earned multiple All-Conference and All-Region awards all four years of her playing career. After completing her playing career, Kristin went right into coaching and spent two years coaching at Vernon College (2005-2007) before making the move to Texas Woman's University (2007-2011). She was in charge of the catchers, pitchers, infielders, hitting and administrative duties at both schools during her collegiate coaching career. Kristin has also been involved in coaching select ball and has been giving private lessons for 8 years.
Kristin now lives in Lewisville with her husband Chris and their two sons, Gentry and Joe. She is available to work with catchers, hitters, and pitchers of all ages and experience levels.
Hailey Winter- Catching/Fielding/Hitting instructor
Louisiana Tech University
Hailey Winter was a starting third baseman and part-time catcher for Louisiana Tech University. LA Tech is an NCAA Division 1 program in the competitive Conference USA. She was voted captain of the bulldogs and was one of only two players to start all 52 games her junior year. Hailey is a right-handed hitter who showed a great balance of both power and discipline at the plate. She had several multi-hit and multi-RBI games and even hit her first two homeruns in back-to-back fashion. She was also a dominant third baseman who possessed an impressive fielding percentage (.967). In 2015, Hailey earned her degree in Sociology from LA Tech.
Originally from Highland Village, Hailey was a four-year letterwinner at Marcus High School. She was named the District 8-5A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, and received first team all-district, second team all-district, and team MVP honors throughout her career. She now is an umpire for all age groups including high school and upper-level select softball tournaments. Hailey was a weekly regular hitter with Alli throughout her high school career, so she is familiar with our program, coaching style, and hitting style. She is available to work on hitting, catching, and fielding.
Kelsey Vining- Catching/Slapping/Hitting
University of Montevallo
Future 1s- ASBA pro softball
Kelsey Vining was the starting centerfielder and a part time catcher for the University of Montevallo. Montevallo is a NCAA Division 2 program in the Gulf South Conference. Kelsey is a left handed hitter who slapped and hit. She is 2 time All-American and holds the school record for career batting average, stolen bases, doubles, and single season batting average. She also played a season of pro softball with the Future 1’s in the ASBA.
Kelsey is currently a physics teacher and coach at McKinney High School. She is originally from Plano and played at Plano West Senior High School. Kelsey earned her degree in Biology at University of Montevallo in 2018. She is available for catching, hitting, and slapping lessons for players of all ages and skill levels.
(Per UIL rules, she cannot work with any McKinney High School players 8th grade and older.)
Chelsea Herndon- Hitting/Slapping/ Fielding Instructor
University of Florida
Chelsea Herndon was a 4-year utility player for the University of Florida. In her time at Florida, they made four regional appearances, four super-regional appearances, and three WCWS appearances. Chelsea was a part of three SEC Championships and the Gators 2014 and 2015 National Championships. While studying her Masters in Sport Management, Chelsea worked as the Video Coordinator for the Florida Gators head coach Tim Walton. She has multiple years of experience giving private individual lessons and coaching players of all ages at Florida softball camps.
Originally from Carrollton, Chelsea was a three-year letter winner at Hebron High School. She was selected as the District Co-MVP, Texas High School All-Star Game MVP, 2 x All-State and 1st Team All-American-Utility player. Chelsea earned her Bachelors degree in Event Management in 2017 and will be graduating with her Masters in Sport Management in August of 2019. She has recently moved back to Texas and is available for hitting, slapping, and fielding lessons for players of all ages and skill levels.