George R., Landenberg, PA Softball Coach

George R.



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As a girl's 18U fastpitch softball coach, an x-Men's Class A Manager/Pitcher/Player, a PTR certified tennis pro and recent retiree, I now teach softball/baseball/tennis full time. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  1. 501 S 3rd St, Oxford, PA

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles


Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach George. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach George. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$165 3 sessions ($55/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach George. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 minute

$260 5 sessions ($52/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach George. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$500 10 sessions ($50/ea) + one-time fee

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Team Analysis
In-Person Training for up to 13 athletes

Slow motion video and analysis of each player’s swing or throwing motion or fielding technique.

Session Length: 30 minutes

$65 1 session + one-time fee

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  • West Virginia University (WV)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Pitcher, Outfield, Infield, Catcher

  • Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning


  • West Virginia University (WV)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Pitcher, Outfield, Infield, Catcher

  • Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning

More About Coach George

2015-16 Private Instructor (softball, baseball, tennis)
2015-16 Head Coach – 18U Fusion Fastpitch Softball
2015-16 Assistant Softball Coach – Kennett High School
2015 PTR Certified Tennis Professional
2012-15 Assistant Coach - Fusion Fastpitch Softball
2009-11 Assistant Coach Delco Chaos 18U Softball
2008 Manager CC Stars 16U Fastpitch Softball – 3rd place at PONY Nationals
2007 Manager CC Stars 16U Fastpitch Softball – 17th place at NSA Nationals
2006 Manager CC Stars 16U Fastpitch Softball – 17th place at PONY Nationals
2005 Manager CC Stars 14U Fastpitch Softball
2004 Manager Lady Fireball 14U
2003 Manager 12U undefeated Little League Softball
1996 Fastpitch Pitching Coach for boys at a Japanese elementary school
1978 Manager Citizen's Banks Men's Class A Fastpitch Softball

Men’s Tennis USTA 4.5 National Baseline
1974-1983 & 2006 - Class A Men’s Fastpitch: Manager, Coach, Pitcher, 2B, 1B
WV Class A Men's Slowpitch State Champions
Certified Scuba Diver
Intercollegiate Foosball
Junior High / Babe Ruth Baseball
Little League All Star

Record and analyze video baselines of each player's swing and throwing motion in the first session.
Provide feedback by stepping through video frame by frame: strengths & weaknesses.
Conduct drills to enhance strengths and fix weaknesses by breaking down muscle actions, making corrections to separate components and putting things back together with the appropriate muscle memories.

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Client Reviews

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George is one of the best coaches our kids have seen in the game that helps them develop as players and will take them to the next level.
George works to formulate guiding principles, standards, and policies for conducting competitive fastpitch softball programs for players of all ages. George provides instruction, guidance, recommendations, and expertise for every aspect of the sport.

George encourages our daughter to participate in softball with the highest tradition of competition so she can become a leader in her sport.
George has a big collection of skill-building drills for players. The drills that George has designed for our kids, helps them to have all the tools they need for the entire range of offensive and defensive softball and baseball skills. The effort, pride, and enjoyment on our kids faces is a reward for us, as parents and the sign of a good coach—the type of coach George is.

George shares his own principles, insights, strategies, methods, and experiences which has helped both our son and daughter enhance their experience and development of the game. George is filled with insight and advice to help kids learn and grow. George will help you improve every facet of your game. He provides excellent practice drills, breakdowns of technical positions, game strategies, conditioning programs, mental preparedness, and goal-setting strategies to assist you in building your game.

What makes George a good softball/baseball coach is that he has an in-depth understanding of how the game works and what makes a player better. He has inspired my kids, lead by example, and offered encouragement during practices. He is a motivator with a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the sport and the athlete. George is able to generate the desire to excel in our kids. Motivation may mean keeping the practice fun, fresh and challenging. When motivating our kids, George stresses trying to reach
performance goals, not outcome goals. Fun and enjoyment are the cornerstones to George's successful coaching.

George challenges, motivates, and pushes our kids to achieve and perform at their maximum potential.

After just 1 session my granddaughter is showing improvement with her swing and throwing.

Wow! Coach George really knows his stuff. First lesson with my 9 year old daughter (this is her first year playing softball) and Coach was performing [habit forming] batting and throwing drills that I would never have thought of. My daughter asked me a few days after the first session, "When do I get to go practice with Coach George again?" I'm looking forward to our next session.

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Our daughter started improving from day one with coach George. He has a specific goal for her each meeting and his coachimg style is exactly what she needs. Hitting improved right away. Fielding getting better each time. We love to go see coach George. Even I have learned a lot. Great job coach...

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Coach George is an experienced knowledgeable coach who truly cares about me growing as a player. He had frame by frame analysis from a skills video i sent him to fix my mechanics defensively.His passion and dedication to see me improve is such a great quality as instructor I look forward to gaining more knowledge and grow as a player. Thanks coach Ruff
Hailey L.

Had a great first session with coach Ruf, broke down the swing showed the weak areas and Gave her drills to work on. Knows how to relate to his student and my daughter is hooked after one lesson. We will continue with coach for the long term.

Coach George was awesome! The lesson was great informative and he has a great attitude also! I will deffinitely be seeing B coach George again for my daughter!

Coach George is wonderful! He assessed my daughter's current skills and thoroughly explained how to improve in ways we understood. My daughter is able to put his coaching to use right away! We are eager for our next lesson!

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Coach George is very knowledgeable, and easy to understand. He identified several areas to work on that will improve my daughter’s game. I would recommend Coach George to anyone who wants to improve their game.

Coach George was phenomenal. He worked on each aspect of my daughter's hitting approach and broke down the strengths and weaknesses frame by frame. He is passionate and provides concise feedback. I would recommend him to anyone looking to increase their softball IQ.

Coach George was wonderful! He is very knowledgable of the game and gave very effective feedback to help improve my daughters game. You could feel the passion he has for coaching his students. My girls can't wait to go back!

Coach George has been great to work with. My 10 year old daughter had developed a fear of the ball in fastpitch softball and literally went through the spring and fall ball seasons without getting a hit and rarely even making contact with the ball, both during games and during practice with coach pitch. Additionally, she had issues with looking up during the swing and dropping the head of the bat when she started her swing. Coach George managed to work with her through several coaching sessions to help her get over the fear of the ball and corrected the other issues. She started making contact with the ball, both in the batting cage and on the field. After a few weeks, though, something changed in her swing and she was completely missing every pitch. Coach George watched her closely and saw that she was swinging up when the ball was coming down. He worked with her through some interesting techniques to develop muscle memory and eliminate the upswing. Soon after, my daughter was making contact again and managed to make contact on 126 consecutive pitches in the batting cage! We continue to go to Coach George on a regular basis. Besides batting, he teaches a complete game and we've gotten additional instruction on catcher's techniques, fielding and throwing. Coach George does a great job and makes it fun for the kids. My daughter and I highly recommend him!
Dad: "I have been a softball coach now for 8 years. My oldest daughter now 15 and my youngest 12, they have been both coming to Coach Ruf for the last 5 years. I can not thank you enough for all your hard work with both of my daughters. Your great instruction and philosophy in teaching softball has been a great contributor to their success and love for the game. I can't thank you enough! Yougster: I have been playing softball as far back as I can remember. I started going to Coach Ruf two years ago and my hitting has improved drastically. He has taught me many things about the game and about the fundamentals that go into the game. He is a great teacher and is so funny and he is so fun to be around.
Although I was not lucky enough to personally play for a team led by Coach Ruf, I’ve gone to him for years to hone my batting and slapping skills. He has a unique ability to break your swing down and help you to realize what you can improve on, so that you will learn to self-correct your mechanics outside of lessons and make adjustments during games. He communicates new concepts and drills at a high level in a way that you will remember. To this day, I still hear “George-isms” in my head during batting practices when I’m working on something that he has taught me before. Working with Coach Ruf provides you with an innovative, enthusiastic, and focused environment to improve overall as a player and as a person. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get better and isn’t afraid to work hard along the way.
I've known GRuf for 15 years and I will never forget our first encounter as it happened while I was coaching his oldest daughter. After speaking with him a few minutes, I knew that he had probably forgotten more about softball than I was likely to ever know. Since then, I have had the privilege of getting to know him very well and have coached alongside him on various teams. George is a lifelong student of the game and that is one of the elements that makes him a wonderful teacher. Whether it is pitching, batting, base running, or any of the other fundamentals, George finds the most creative and innovative ways of teaching the skills to young players. If a player truly desires to improve and is willing to listen and apply the lessons that George teaches, there is no telling how much they will accomplish in the game of softball. What strikes me most about George is his sincere caring for each of his players and his desire to see them succeed.
Coach GRuf has a unique quality about him that allows him to combine science with softball/baseball and apply tested theory's to practices. One of his many strengths is the ability to break down the weaknesses of an athlete and take corrective actions to improve on his or her shortcomings. He simply makes you a better player.
Coach G.Ruf is my coach, my friend, and an inspiration anyone would be lucky to have. Every time Coach GRuf steps onto the field, his quirky side gets locked away inside and his intense persona comes out. This passionate man says every sentence with a purpose. I'm not sure what drives the intensity in him; it could be his Japanese background, his love for the game, or just his refusal to accept defeat. When Coach GRuf is talking about the game of softball, one can notice his eyes lighting up and the affectionate tone in his voice, as if he's falling in love with softball over and over again. The endless hours of dedication GRuf puts into our team motivates me to work harder to make him proud. I would give anything to have the spirit he has. GRuf supports his players unconditionally. Any player would be fortunate enough to play under the lead of Coach GRuf.
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