About Us


The VA Lady Lightning teams are based in Northern Virginia and made up of well-rounded young athletes who have a strong desire to play and compete at the collegiate level.  Our organization supports multi-sport athletes as well as athletes with other interests.


  • Coaches and instructors with well over 60 years of combined coaching experience
  • Year-round access to indoor training facility—rain, snow, or shine
  • Hitting, slapping, and pitching lessons offered through private instructors and Pure Performance softball training facility (Fairfax, VA)
  • Teams operate under the umbrella of the nationally ranked Lady Lightning Gold program
    • Back-to-back top-10 finishes at PGF Nationals in 2013 and 2014; top-20 finish in 2015
  • Well-established recruiting relationships with college coaches around the country, including Alabama, North Carolina, NC State, Mississippi State, and Virginia Tech
  • Team-building mini camp in January/February
  • Next Level Fastpitch college recruiting camps
  • High-level end-of-season national tournaments
  • Major events along the East Coast and Southeast
  • Pristine practice fields located in Northern Virginia
  • Continued development for both recruiting and college prep
  • Organized and structured practice plans for team and player needs

For more information about the VA Lady Lightning or to request a private tryout, please contact us at tryouts@valadylightning.org


To contact the VA Lady Lightning Director – Shane Sherlund – CoachShane@valadylightning.org

To contact the National Program Director and Lady Lightning Gold Head Coach – John Corn – CoachJohn@valadylightning.org

To contact the coaches of the VA LLG teams:

TeamCoachEmail
LLG NOVA (18u)Ryan BuchananCoachRyan@valadylightning.org
LLG-Brown (16u)Chris BrownCoachChris@valadylightning.org
LLG-Wools (13u)Tony WoolsCoachTony@valadylightning.org
LLG-Sneath (12u)John SneathCoachJohnS@valadylightning.org
LLG-Thomas (12u)Ruth ThomasCoachRuth@valadylightning.org
LLG-Fulcher (11u)John FulcherCoachJohnF@valadylightning.org
LLG-Kim (10u)Sam KimCoachSam@valadylightning.org

 

For more information on the Lady Lightning Gold National program, please visit www.ladylightninggold.org