Meet Our Specialists


SPMSA is very proud of the talented specialists we have coaching and working with both our Rep players and House League Athletes.

Meet these amazing coaches!

 

Brittany Hohmann-Advanced Pitching Coach

Brittany grew up and played ball in the very competitive BC Fastball scene.  Brittany played a mix of A and B ball growing up depending on the team she played for. She was part of a Provincial winning team at the B level in U16 and went on to place 3rd at Westerns . 

 

She went on to attend the University of Mobile on a scholarship.  It is a NAIA school and they were the reigning champions of NAIA the year she was a freshman. 

 

She has been a pitching instuctor for 5 seasons with one season spent as an assistant coach.  Brittany has a great personality and is able to adapt her instruction for each individual pitcher.  She shows her passion for her students by often attending games and competitions to both encourage and be able to give further feedback during her instruction.  

 

Brittany and her husband recently welcomed their second child.

 

 

 

Rachael Clarke-Outfield Specialist/Rep Coach

 

Rachael spent 2 years at Rainy River Community College, a NJCAA Div 3 in International Falls, Minnesota. There she made the 1st team all-division for the 2013-14 season as well as the 1st team all-conference that same season, and the 2nd team all-division for the 2012-13 season. The 2013-14 season the team won their divisional and represented region 13B at the NJCAA Div 3 nationals in Rochester MN.  She then transferred to Chowan University, a NCAA Div 2 in North Carolina. There she received 1st team all-conference for the 2014-15 season and 2nd team all conference 2015-16 season. At Chowan her team were the Division Champions for 2 consecutive seasons, and Conference Champion runner ups for 2 consecutive seasons as well.

 

She graduated from Chowan University with a 4.0 GPA, Presidential Scholar recipient, with a BSc in Psychology. 

 

Rachael was part of the coaching staff of the U16 Storm that took the Silver medal in last year's Provincials.?  Rachael has an unmatched enthusisam for coaching young women.  She brings her huge depth of knowledge and communicates it in a way young players can understannd. 

 

We look to expand her role in our program, so that more players can benefit from her knowledge, particularly the science of the outfield, as these positions become increasing important as players reach new age divisions.  

 

Racheal comes from a very sporty family and is continuing her education, as well particpating in other sport past times, such as curling.

 

Kate Talaga-Beginning Pitching Instructor

Kate recently finished her minor career with Sherwood Park Softball and plays for the Storm Intermediate team. Kate attended Nationals in U16 and U19. She was also selected to be part of Team Alberta and participated in an exchange with a Team from Japan. Kate has been offering beginning and intermediate pitching lessons for the past three seasons both for Sherwood Park and other associations. Kate loves to work with new pitchers and offers a calm and reassuring presence as players take on this new and difficult skill. Kate is also a coach with the association. She is currently a third year Psychiatric Nursing student and looks forward to a career working with children and young teens. 

 

 

Annie Gogich-Catching Instructor/Rep Coach

 

Annie is a Associate Manager at Orange Theory Fitness and dedicated instructor and coach. Having herself been instructed by over 30 qualified instructors, coaches, pro and NCAA players in the past, Annie was a student of the game and one of the most feared catchers to come out of Alberta. Her catching skills lead to multiple provincial medals,  high finishes at Canadian championships she attended from 2007-2013, Alberta and Canada Summer Games and a one year stint at Saddleback Junior College in California. Annie has been instructing and coaching for the past 3 years and enjoys making breakthroughs with her students and supporting their accomplishments.

 

Aside from catching Annie was a talented all around softball player, a lefty with big power, who could bunt and slap when she thought it was a good idea and play any position including pitching. She loves bringing all of her experience to her students she instructs and always has time for players with questions about anything that has to do with softball.

 

Her hobbies include snowboarding, basketball and travelling and she loves bringing her dog, Charlie wherever she goes.

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