The coaches who will lead our team are:
Coach Medeiros enters his 6th season coaching club softball with the Tigard Blast. Prior to that he coached several seasons of softball with Tigard Little League and a few seasons of CYO basketball. He is also President of the Blast.
Frank's core coaching principles are to care about the girls as people, to be enthusiastic about everything we do and to trust the girls. He believes that if we do the right things the right way for the right reasons the results will take care of themselves. Coach Medeiros considers himself a teacher the game; his players and teams constantly improve.
Coach Siegel returns for his 3rd season coaching the team. Ryan also coached the 12u team last year, was previously the President of Keizer Little League and coached softball through Keizer LL for several years. Ryan was recently elected Vice President of Blast.
Ryan believes it is his job as coach to help the girls have fun, learn the game, teach good sportsmanship and team play - all of which results in positive life lessons. He is not a coach to yell or scream at players for making mistakes. Instead he believes in correcting the mistake in a positive way. Ryan believes the best way for the girls to learn to the best of their abilities is to have brief verbal instruction and high volumes of repetitions to practice the correct method.
Coach Braun returns for her 2nd season coaching this team in the Spring/Summer season.
Savannah is a former Blast player. She starred at Tualatin HS where she played in two 6A State Championships, winning one. Savannah currently plays for the New Mexico Lobos. She works with the girls on 1B and OF play, as well as hitting.
Thank you for considering the Blast. If you have questions about our program or are interested in joining our teams, please use the Contact Us or Tryout Registration forms at the top of this page.