Eagle Select Softball
The Eagles Select Softball Program has made a strong commitment to the young softball players in Zionsville. In conjunction with the Zionsville Little League, the Eagles Select program provides a competitive and development focused environment to grow the young ladies in our program as young people and softball players through these core principles.
The Eagles Select Program offers great developmental opportunities for the young ladies in the program through professional instruction, structured and targeted training, increased competitive opportunities and a dedicated indoor training facility.
Beginning at 8U, players will be placed onto teams based on both subjective and objective evaluation data in order to field the most competitive-appropriate teams.
Eagles Select Green – will field our most competitive team, playing in the most competitive tournaments/doubleheaders and involve the highest commitment level.
Eagles Select Silver – will field our next most competitive team, playing in competitive-appropriate tournaments/doubleheaders.
Eagles Select White – will field a fully developmentally focused program to help the young ladies grow and will feature doubleheaders
- Open to ages 6-14 (age as of December 31 of current year))
- Year-round access to indoor training facility
- HitTrax system for data-driven development of hitting, pitching and catching
- Advanced professional pitching, catching, hitting and fielding instruction
- Team and player assessments at beginning and mid-year to set and adjust training
- Small group training to better address development needs of players
- Weekly optional batting, pitching and catching
- Weekly team practices and workouts
- Competitive games and tournaments in the fall, spring and summer
- 2-3 high quality uniforms
Megan Russell, Pitching & Hitting
Following a stellar high school career at Franklin Central High School on Indy’s southside, Megan stayed close to home playing college ball at the University of Indianapolis. From the time she stepped on the field as a freshman, Megan made an immediate impact. Her accomplishments included: Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Freshman of the Year; 2-time GLVC Player of the Year and in her sophomore year became UIndy’s first softball All-American. When Megan finished her career as a Greyhound she left as the leader in career homers (36), runs batted in (156), pitching strikeouts (662) and wins (62). For the last five years, Megan has been a pitching and hitting instructor at TLR Sports.
Bailee Newton, Catching
Bailee is a former ZLL and ZCHS varsity softball player. She graduated from Zionsville in 2009 and returned home after earning her teaching degree from ISU. She is now a math teacher at ZMS and is headed into her 7th year as the ZMS Head Softball Coach. She is extremely passionate about this sport and is excited to help develop not only skills for these players but their love and passion for it!
Bri Wagner, Hitting & Fielding
Bri is currently an assistant for the High School program and is a former Lady Eagle Softball player herself. After graduating, Bri went on to play college softball before returning to Zionsville to help develop softball in Zionsville. Eagles Select Softball is thrilled to have Bri on staff and closely relate the development of our players to that of the high school team.