About Elite Fastpitch

About Tom Besser  |   About Elite Fastpitch


Tom Besser’s Elite Fastpitch has been training Fastpitch players (8 to 18) since 1989. He has become one of the USA's authorities on pitching, catching and coaching those positions. Elite is now the largest windmill school in the world. 

In this school year, Elite Fastpitch will operate 4 successive 6-week sessions of pitching starting in Sept. In some locations there may be additional six week sessions added (see schedules). Class Availability- PLEASE NOTE- some classes and locations may have a waiting list, please be patient, and send your registration form and a $40.00 deposit in ASAP. The earlier you start, the earlier you get in. 

Tom Besser is the-
*Current Owner, President & Instructor of Elite Fastpitch.
*Current Editor of East Coast Fastpitch (the Elite Fastpitch Newsletter now on line).
*Former Pitching Coach for Drexel University (NCAA Div. I).
*Former Tech. Writer for National Fastpitch Magazine.
*Former Tech. Writer for Women's Fastpitch World Magazine.
*Founding member of Professional Fastpitch Pitching Coaches Alliance (Advanced Pitching Technology)
*Former Pitching Consultant for pitchers of the WPF League.
*Former Head Coach of St. Peters College (NCAA Div. I).
*Former Coach Georgian Court College (NAIA / NCAA II). Ranked 12th USA.
*Former Head Coach Burlington County College.
*Former Head Coach of Team New Jersey & NJ Renegades.

Lisa Besser is the-
*Former Owner, President & Instructor of Elite Field Hockey.
*Current Owner of Digital Image Plus & Video Operations for Elite Fastpitch.
*Current Instructor for Elite Fastpitch Inc.
*Former Video Training Assistant Drexel Softball.
*Former Field Hockey Player Michigan State University.
*Two time Midwest Region All-American selection.
*Two time All Mid-Western Field Hockey Conf.
*Academic All Big Ten Conference.

Why choose Elite Fastpitch? - Simple, We know Fastpitch softball. We are experienced at all levels of the game from recreation play thru Pro. We know how to make "you" successful at each travel, High School level and into college. Our methods are the key to our success. Our classes are unlike any others (part instructional, part workout). If you doubt our success, check out Our Pitchers page!!! OUR PITCHERS ARE OUR RESUME. We know the colleges, the coaches and their needs.

Note-
*Assisted 20 to 35 senior pitchers per year into College in last 15 years.
*Coached 33 All American Pitchers.
*Coached 150+ All State HS Pitchers in (NJ, PA, DE & NY) since 1992.

Elite Catcher Clinics- Our course is skills oriented. Some of the best HS, travel & college catchers in NJ are ours. See our catcher's page and schedule.

Video Analysis Program- Our video analysis program is the state of the art training technique that will insure complete understanding of the task at hand, how it should be performed, where it's not being performed and what a student must do to correct faulty mechanics. Any task, pitching, hitting, bunting, sprinting etc. 

Recruiting Skills Videos- In most years, Lisa and Digital Image Plus shot, edited and produced over 100 videos for students who aspire to play in college. She has shot groups in NJ, PA, DE, MD, CT and NY. Don't let a "well meaning" dad do these, it could be a $150,000 mistake. We will schedule groups and individuals between late March and early Nov. 

Private Instruction- This year we will expand our private instruction but most will be done in Tabernacle. Our facility is equipped with on-site instant video. All motion can be captured, analyzed, retrained and improved on the spot. See our Private Instruction Page. 

School's Mission Statement- Elite Fastpitch exists to improve the quality of the sport, through instruction in pitching, catching, other position instruction, offensive techniques and training the coaches of the east.