Coach Ron did a great job with my 11 year old daughter! Worked on a variety of pitching drills with her, with emphasis on drills we could work on at home. Noticed improved accuracy by the end of the session. He even stayed late to work on her swing. Would recommend and will schedule more sessions.
My 11 year old softball pitcher "wannabe" just met with Coach Ron last week
for the first time. We will be booking a second coaching session soon! My
daughter felt he explained things on her level, and had many "fun
exercises that we could do at home. He freely shared his knowledge, and was
able to see "bad habits" that he quickly tried to fix. His schedule is very
I caught fastball in Windsor for 20 years. I was lucky enough to catch many excellent pitchers during that time. My favourite was Ron Parent. I bet I caught for Ron for 12 or 13 years. There might have been others that threw harder, or had more movement on the ball, but Ron knew how to pitch better than any of the pitchers I caught, and that made it fun. Ron knew how to get ahead in the count, use his strengths on the mound to keep the hitters off balance and most of the time, Ron made them hit the pitch he wanted them to hit. That is why Ron was so successful as a pitcher, but Ron was more than just a great pitcher, he was a great baseball player. Ron could hit the ball with both power and average, so he was always in the line up. In the outfield or at first base. There were other pitchers that could hit the ball, but no other pitchers that I saw in the 20 years we played together, who could run down a fly ball in the outfield, throw a bullet to 3rd base or home plate from right field to cut down runners, or steal a base when you needed it. Ron knows the game of baseball very well.
Ron’s abilities between the lines were many, but Ron also took a leadership roll with our team, helping others reach their potential. I feel that all these skills will serve him well as a coach at any level.
Come On, Ronnie
I played with Ron for many years and was one of his catchers. Ron is an exceptional talent and loves the game of fastpitch softball. An all around great player with a pleasant demeanor that transcended to lift the level of play of all around him. I would highly recommend Ron to anyone looking for a fastpitch softball instructor.