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Gulls Softball Academy

2019/2020 Softball Winter Workout Program


Description: The most dynamic winter training opportunity in Utah! All skills intensive covering all aspects of the game, physical & mental training, & softball specific speed & agility training. 

Program Dates: Nov 7 – Feb 27 (No Practice Nov 28 – Thanksgiving and Dec 26 – Christmas break)
Program Dates: Nov 7 – Feb 27 (No Practice Nov 28 – Thanksgiving and Dec 26 – Christmas break)
Pricing: $575 per student. $550 per student Team Rate (5 or more from same team) OR Sibling Discount (one discount per student maximum).


Program Dates: Nov 5 – Feb 25 (No Practice Dec 24 and 31st – Christmas Break)
Tuesdays: 5-7pm (ages 8-12), 7-9pm (ages 13-18) 
Pricing: $575 per student. $550 per student Team Rate (5 or more from same team) OR Sibling Discount (one discount per student maximum).

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Lauren Cusick Softball Director

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Softball School Staff

Softball Philosophy

Keep it simple. Softball is a beautiful game of precision, patience, and integrity. We practice quality, consistency and competency in order to uphold those essential aspects of the game. We fear nothing, and we leave it all on the ball field.

Lauren Cusick

From Salem, Oregon, Lauren was a 4-time 1st Team All-Conference and All-State player also earning State Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Region honors. Lauren played 3rd base for Colorado State University from 2004-2008 earning 1st Team All-Conference 4 times, MWC Player of the Year, MWC 10th Anniversary Team, NFCA All-Region and Easton All-American honors. She set 4 school records during her career, including career and single season homeruns (38, 20), slugging percentage (.863) and runs scored (61). Following her collegiate career Lauren was a Grad-Assistant Coach at Colorado State from 2008-2009, transitioning to coaching 14u-18u travel ball and offering private lessons from 2009 – present. 

Colorado State University Individual Records
Single Season Homerun Record – 20
Career Homerun Record – 38
Slugging Percentage - .863
Runs Scored – 61

Mountain West Conference Awards
MWC All-Tournament Team (tournament discontinued after 2005) – 2005
MWC All-Conference Team – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
MWC Player of the Year – 2008
MWC 10th Anniversary Team – 2008
NFCA Awards
NFCA All-Region 2nd Team – 2006, 2008
Easton All-American 2nd Team - 2008

Lindsey Palmer De Leon

Softball Pitching, Hitting, & Fielding Coach. 

Lindsey De Leon

From Stansbury Park, Utah, Lindsey De Leon (Palmer), was a 4-time 1st Team All-State and MVP player as well as Gatorade Player of the year. Prior to pitching and playing 1st base & outfield for the University of Utah (2008-2010), Lindsey pitched, as well as played infield & outfield for SLCC from 2006-2008 where she earned NFCA NJCAA All-American Honors twice, Easton Sports 1st team All-American and NJCAA National Female Athlete of the Year as a pitcher. In 2008 she pitched a 29-2 record with season 309 strikeouts & led the team in hitting 45 RBI's & 55 hits. 
Following her collegiate career Lindsey coached at SLCC and Weber State University, where her pitchers earned Conference Player/Pitcher of the Year, NJCAA Nationals 1st Team All-Tournament, 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-Tournament accolades. Her Weber State University teams earned two births to NCAA post-season play during her tenure.
*** Lindsay is back with the Salt Lake Community College Bruins as the pitching coach 2017-Present. 
Along with 5 years of coaching college, she has coached summer ball teams from 2010-2014 & regular Private pitching & hitting lessons since 2006 to the present. 

Lauren Bell

Specialty Coach : Slapping, Infield, Speed and Agility

Lauren Bell

From Murray, Utah. 4-time All-Region first team. 

College- BYU. 4 year starter for middle infield, 4-time WCC Conference Champs, 4-time NCAA Regional Appearances, 2-time WCC Defensive Player of the Year, 3-time WCC 1st Team All-Conference, 2-time WCC Player of the Week, .948 career fielding percentage, .334 career batting average. 2nd on team in batting average (.373), runs (43), & hits (62) junior year. Finished 8th in career at bats (648) and runs (146), & ninth in hits (218). 

4-time WCC Academic Honors. Graduated from BYU in Exercise & Sport Science, & is a nationally certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist. 


Cyd Allen

Specialty Coach: Catching, Hitting, Speed and Agility

From Taylorsville, Utah. 4 time 1st Team All-State selection, 2007 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year, 2 time State MVP, 1 time State Champ, 1 time State runner-up. 

College- BYU, SLCC, TEXAS TECH. NFCA 1st Team All-American, SWAC 1st Team, Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year, 1st Team All-Region, Big-12 Conference Player of the Week. Big-12 Conference Student-Athlete Ambassador for Texas Tech. 

Graduated from Texas Tech double majoring in Exercise & Sport Science & Nutrition. Was the strength & Conditioning coach for Cheerleading program at Texas Tech. Then received a Master’s Degree in Leadership & Management. Is a NSCA-Strength & Conditioning Specialist & Certified Sports Nutritionist.