Cindy Bristow

Cindy Bristow

Cindy Brisotw University of California Riverside Pitching Coach Action Shot
  • Cindy Bristow, Assistant Coach at UC Riverside and owner of Softball Excellence, is one of the most renowned and experienced pitching instructors and clinicians in the world and an NFCA Hall of Famer.
  • Bristow’s skills and experience range far and wide. She has been involved in virtually every facet of softball throughout her 30-plus year career in the sport, including:
    • College Coach: Current Assistant Coach (Pitching) UC Riverside. Also coached collegiately at Arizona State, New Mexico State and Wichita State.
    • Professional Coach: Georgia Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch League
    • Pitched collegiately (Cal Poly Pomona) and Pitched professionally (Santa Ana Lionettes).
    • Past-President of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA)
    • National Director of Junior Olympic Softball and National Teams Director for USA Softball (formerly the ASA)
    • Director of Development for the International Softball Federation (ISF)
  • She has authored numerous instructional books and videos on pitching, and has given thousands of pitching clinics and lessons to players of all ages and skill levels around the world, including NCAA Division I & II pitchers.
  • As an avid student of the game, Bristow understands the mechanics and fundamentals of pitching, and is able to get that knowledge across in an easy-to-understand manner. As a result of her pitching expertise and prowess, she has gained a well-deserved reputation as a pitching thought-leader and innovator.
  • Bristow’s creativity and innovation along with her ability to simplify complex concepts and make them apply to any level pitcher or coach makes her message extremely valuable to our Pitching Summit.

Cindy’s love of learning has led her to create both the Pitching and the Hitting Summits as opportunities for college coaches to grow the game by learning from each other.

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The Pitching Summit will be held at The Westshore Grand hotel in Tampa.