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 LLG Virginia State Director and LLG NOVA 18u head coach – RyanBuchanan – CoachRyan@valadylightning.org

To contact the LLG National Program Director and LLG DeMarini Platinum Squad head coach – John Corn – CoachJohn@valadylightning.org

To contact the coaches of the VA LLG teams:

Team Coach Email
LLG NOVA (18u) Ryan Buchanan CoachRyan@valadylightning.org
LLG NOVA 16s (16u) Hector Collazo CoachHector@valadylightning.org
LLG Futures (14u) Tony Wools CoachTony@valadylightning.org
LLG-Sneath (13u) John Sneath CoachJohnS@valadylightning.org
LLG-Fulcher (12u) John Fulcher CoachJohnF@valadylightning.org
LLG-Kim (11u) Sam Kim CoachSam@valadylightning.org
LLG-Sheffield (10u) Mark Sheffield CoachMark@valadylightning.org

 

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