Dale H., Hillsboro, OR Softball Coach

Dale H.



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I have been coaching, pitching, catching and hitting for over 25 years both privately and as a high school coach. View all coaching experience

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1 session package with Coach Dale. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$30 1 session + one-time fee

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3 session package with Coach Dale. 60 minute session length

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$87 3 sessions ($29/ea) + one-time fee

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5 session package with Coach Dale. 60 minute session length

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$135 5 sessions ($27/ea) + one-time fee

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10 session package with Coach Dale. 60 minute session length

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$261 10 sessions ($26/ea) + one-time fee

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  • California State University--Sacramento (CA)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield, Infield, Catcher, Pitcher

  • Fielding, Baserunning, Hitting, Pitching


  • California State University--Sacramento (CA)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield, Infield, Catcher, Pitcher

  • Fielding, Baserunning, Hitting, Pitching

More About Coach Dale

I have been involved in competitive Fast pitch softball for over 35 years. I was trained by an olympic level and highly regarded college coach and played at the highest level on a traveling men's fast pitch team.

I have been coaching, pitching, catching and hitting for over 25 years both privately and as a high school coach. I have been involved in many clinics and seminars nationally. have taken my summer teams to Colorado and California, and Florida, with proven results ,

A typical session involves fundamentals and mental focus. The main focus being and fundamental repetition and mental focus, i specialize in pitching fundamentals, catching postioning and calling a game, hitting and bunting and slapping, knowing the pitcher and focus.

As a player i was twice voted most outstanding pitcher in regional tournaments, was voted as a member of nationals all tournament team, voted outstanding hitter in four regional tournaments with a career .300 batting average, tossed 4 no hitters and two perfect games.

As a coach have lead many of my teams to tournament championships, coached my 14U team to a fourth place finnish in the prestigous Sparkler tournament in Colorado Gold Division at the time the highest finnish by an Oregon team.

Also have umpired softball at all levels for 20 years and have been selected to umpire at both Oregon and Washington State tournaments.

First and foremost i first like to sit down and talk with the athlete, get to know what she wants , her goals , what she thinks she needs work on. Then i would proceed to work out the athlete on basic fundamentals , evaluate and look at where the athlete is in her particular area, throwing , mechanics, positioning, stance. After this initial meeting and workout, again sit down and discuss with the athlete what our course of action we are going to take, it has to be a joint agreement, working together gets results its not my way or the athletes way its both of us working together to find success.

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Client Reviews

Coach Dale was fantastic!! He took the time to get to know my daughter and find out what her short and long term goals were for the game. He was incredibly knowledgeable and had a way of explaining things that made it easy to apply the changes and see noticeable results. Would absolutely recommend him!!!

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So far so good. Coach Dale was great. He quickly could tell what her weaknesses were and right out of the gate coached to improve them. He has a very good way of critiquing without hurting feelings. By the end of the first session she was more confident and excited about the next session. You could tell he knows what he’s talking about and his coaching methods are perfect. If you’re thinking it will be awkward or uncomfortable it’s not. He instantly comes in fast and gets started and everything was great. Booking more sessions now

Coach Dale is great!
He is always positive and supportive at all practices. My daughter skills have significantly improved after each practice and she looks forward to each practice. In addition, Coach Dale always listens to my requests in areas which I think my daughter needs improvement.
I highly recommend Coach Dale!
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Coach Dale was very knowledgeable. After one session my daughters hitting has improved tremendously. Her fielding has gotten better also.

Very encouraging, patient and can easily explain what needs to be done and what needs to be corrected. This is exactly what my little pitcher needed. She’s so excited for her next session.
Thank you Coach Dale

Coach Dale was professional and honest. My 9 yr old liked working with him and his pitching techniques are working well for her so far.

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Great session. Both my daughter and I were very happy that we scheduled the session with Coach Dale. He addressed listened and was great in explaining the hows and whys you do things. Coach was encouraging and patient in teaching her the mechanics that she did because she was told to but not told why and what the outcome of her movements would be. We should have done this a long time ago. Her love for the game is rekindled and burning hot. Thanks Coach.

My daughter has only seen Dale twice and ahe is already pitching better. His coaching style is very postive and encourgaing. My daughter is 12 and was nervous about having private pitching lessons, but Dale made her feel comfortable right away with his easy demnor and positive attitude.

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My granddaughter had her first session with coach Dale today, he connect and made her feel comfortable right away. Showed her what she was doing wrong with her hitting and helped with her foot work at first base. Afterwards she was excited about having more lessons with coach Dale.

Speaks very well to young players, positive but is able to correct.

Coach Dale is amazing. He makes my daughter feel very comfortable and confident. She looks forward to every session. Cannot wait to see where she is come spring. Very happy with our choice having Dale coach her. She has already made so much progress in just two sessions.

great first session!

Coach Dale was Amazing. I will look forward to my Daughter working with him now and in the future!

We have had two sessions so far with Dale and our daughter has loved them! Dale is knowledgeable and personable. He works well with our 13 year old daughter, and has given her confidence and already helped her improve her pitching. He has an understanding of the mechanics and a way of demonstrating and teaching it that is easy for her to understand and pick up. We are excited to see what this next year of working with Dale will bring for her game.

My daughter is very shy and didn’t want a male coach but with in 5 min she was talking with him and just after her first lesson I couldn’t believe how well she was pitching.

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I just wanted to say how impressed we are with Dale and his coaching techniques and approach with our daughter. She can be very shy at first when meeting new people but she opened right up to Dale and felt comfortable with him right away. To me, this speaks loudly of his ability to make a connection with the player which ultimately enables the coaching session to be so much more successful. You can tell right away that Dale is very knowledgeable and passionate about softball and truly enjoys helping players become the best they can be. We are looking forward to continued coaching sessions with Dale all year long and are excited to see what the future will hold for our daughter based on what he has done for her after only 3 sessions. We highly recommend Dale to anyone looking to improve their softball skills. Thanks Dale!!

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We had a great lesson ! Very patient and encouraging. Helped with batting techniques and 1st pitching lesson.My daughter is excited for her next lesson.

We met Dale for the first time yesterday! He was patient , encouraging, and had basic drills my daughter can do to make her a better pitcher! My daughter really enjoyed the time and is a little excited to practice now😁

Coach Dale is awesome. We have had 3 sessions and my daughters confidence has improved and she throws more strikes than balls. Her speed has increased with just a few minor tweaks to her mechanics.

Amazing coach one session and I already see a huge improvement on my daughters game can’t wait for her to have the chance to work with him more.

Coach Dale is great. He's very patient and offers great tips. My daughter has continued to improve after each session. She likes the fact that he tells it how it is. If she is doing something good, he'll praise her. But if she is doing something wrong, he'll tell her in a nice way. So that it comes off being more of a suggestion than a critique.

Coach Dale is a great coach

Very easy to work with and good at breaking down the technique for our 12 yr old.

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My granddaughters first practice with Coach Dale (5-STARS) for sure we will probably continue all winter so Ally is ready for the new season..

Great Job coach Dale...

Coach Dale is a great resource. He helped my daughter make changes with one lesson. He really knows his stuff!

Great with our daughter, knowledgeable, patient and super encouraging and always positive! So glad we work with Dale! He is amazing!

Coach dale is an excellent teacher and very knowledgeable.

My 13 year old had her first hitting lesson with Dale and it went very well. Coach made some minor adjustments to her swing and talked strategy, recommended a lighter bat and she's looking forward to lesson #2.

Coach Dale is excellent! He has a patient demeanor and gets right through. He approached my daughter with just the right amount of teaching and correction. His supportive tone and high level of expertise gave my daughter confidence. I highly recommend Coach Dale!

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Very compassionate and coach our daughter has learned a great deal from him

Dale is a great coach with an easy-going style that makes it easy for the kids to follow and retain information. We saw improvements to mechanics and confidence after one session. Coach Dale also makes himself available as a resource for coaches/parents of the kids he instructs so we can ask questions as needed in order to effectively work on things between sessions--I would highly recommend Coach Dale!

In just a couple sessions Dale has boosted my daughter's confidence and refined her skills. I feel super lucky we've got him!

Coach Dale takes the time to go into good details in calm and efficent manner. Does a great job in explaining and showing how what he is teaching is to be done

Coach Dale is a great coach, he has taught my granddaughter how to pictch with confidence within herself. He has the patience to explain her mistakes and how to correct them. We have seen great important in her picthing. He bring out her abilities.

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Coach Dale is great! We saw improvements after the first lesson.

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Dale is a great coach. One session was all I need to make a marked improvement in my swing and throwing abilities. I had the basic idea down, but Dale helped me identify a few flaws that we're keeping me from hitting doubles instead of singles!

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Coach Dale was great, he started on the pitching fundamentals with my 11year old daughter, and reviewed her current pitching motion. His positive feedback and encouragement put her at ease and allowed her to focus on the little tweaks he was recommending. My daughter was very happy with the session and went out the next day to pitch a great game! We're looking forward to future sessions with Dale!

Coach Dale did a great job coaching my daughter! After 1 session he had fixed her bad throwing habits! We can't wait to work with him again!

Coach Dale was great. He made my girl feel comfortable and was LO-key. My daughter agreed that she enjoyed the session and liked his advice especially since her change up slowed down significantly in one hour! She has had women coaches her whole time and was a little apprehensive however Dale was super cool with her.

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Coach Dale did a great job explaining his lesson plan and what he hopes the player will gain from each session. I am really looking forward to seeing my daughters growth as she continue to work with him.

Dale is very personable and knowledgeable.He exercises great patience with our 9 year old daughter and giving her positive feedback. She has learned a lot in the four sessions we scheduled. we're so excited about her development with scheduled more lessons!

Coach Dale really understand what a pitcher need to be successful. He gave my daughter some quick tips for warm up and how to keep her energy up throughout the tournament. He's not only working on her techniques but also her mental game. Thank you coach Dale

He was great and got my kid to loosend up when up to bat thanks coach dale!

Coach Dale has been a wonderful coach for my daughter! The way he breaks down the pitch has really helped! Very patient and positive! Thanks!

1st session - AMAZING - our 8 year old girl softball player learned proper stance for hitting - went from maybe a hit once in a while to multiple hits one right after another! Her catching improved when learning position of mitt - pitching improved with learned focus - WAY.TO.GO!

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Very patient and knowledgeable. My daughter has seen tremendous growth and confidence since working with coach Dale. Thank you coach. We will definitely be continuing to work with coach. Thank you

Very knowledgable and great with clients!!! Fantastic communication and flexibility!

Coach Dale was extremely helpful and friendly. He helped give my mom her confidence back at the plate and had her hitting better than ever!

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Coach Dale has been amazing to work with. He really knows his stuff. After one session my daughter was excited about softball again. He has been working on pitching mechanics with her and there is already a big improvement. Her change up is coming along very nicely. We will continue to meet with him. My daughter is 12 and is somewhat shy but feels really comfortable with him. He is hands on and makes improvements but also very encouraging and gives praise. We are so happy we found him!

My daughter has really enjoyed working with him. She has said he is really positive and gives good feedback. He is helping her clean up her delivery and helping her get the most out of her pitching. It's really been a positive experience for her.

Fantastic. Great at coaching, instructing as well as asking the player questions and listening. My 12-year-old daughter was having trouble with batting after moving up to 12U and after one session she is more confident, more aware and connecting! She can't wait to continue training.

Coach Dale is fantastic! Really hit it off with my daughter as she noticed immediate improvement! I would highly recommend him and look forward to his continued coaching lessons.

First session with Coach Dale. I have always coached my daughter, but she's progressed beyond my capabilities. Having Coach Dale jump in was seamless, and we were seeing instantaneous improvements with her slap.

Coach Dale was calm and confident. My 13 yr old daughter was having confidence issues after a very negative coaching experience. Coach Dale helped her feel more positive about her skills after just one session. We are looking forward to many more. Thanks Coach! Would definitely recommend him.

We feel very blessed to have found Coach Dale. My daughter has played softball for 5 years and was struggling with hitting this season. She also wanted to work on her pitching skills. Beginning with the first session with Coach Dale he made some corrections and she started hitting the ball again. She even learned a new pitch during the first session. He is such a positive coach and my daughter feels very comfortable working with him. Too many coaches do not know how to give constructive criticism and can come across very harsh which brings the confidence down in the player. Coach Dale is the opposite of that and is so refreshing to work with. My daughter is already regaining her confidence and believing in herself again!!! I know she is going to excel with the help of Coach Dale and I highly recommend him!!

We've only met Dale once but so far so good. He was very good at breaking down what he wanted my daughter to do into small, ever increasing steps. My daughter is looking forward to her next lesson!

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Very positive coaching techniques. Calm, knowledgable, and a lot of fun!

Really Great Coach. He was able see what I was doing wrong right away. After one session I feel more confident In my hitting abilities. My swing,step and timing are way more on point now. I recommend Coach D to anyone.

My daughter was really nervous about her first session but Coach Dale was so professional and on point she quickly felt at ease. Immediately he gave her pointers that surprised her and put a smile on her face. She loves pitching and he made her feel, with his help, she could be the best!! AA+

I was very impressed with Coach Dale's teaching style and experience. On day one he was able to quickly understand what my daughter needed to focus on to improve her batting skills. My daughter was comfortable and pleased with the amount of new knowledge she gained in just one session. She looks forward to working more with Coach Dale in the future.

Coach Dale was a great coach! After one session I am saw and heard a lot of good stuff. His training and techniques were just what I was hoping for - definitely top notch. I would recommend coach Dale and look forward to our future sessions.

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