Let's Elevate Your Game!

  • Offering both group and one-on-one lessons in hitting, slapping, fielding, and catching!

  • Creating, organizing, and hosting incredible events for club programs! Coming soon!

  • From premiere club events to collegiate umpiring, I have tons of experience officiating this game!

  • Favorite photographs and memories from all my years around the game!


Coach, Clinician, Official, Past Player

Aaron Vail is the Owner of Aaron Vail Fastpitch dba Ships Fastpitch. In addition to his own business, he is the National Club Director of the American Athletics Softball Organization and current NCAA Division I Umpire in multiple conferences. Prior to his current roles, Vail coached at the NCAA Division I & III, NJCAA & High School levels. Most recently, Vail served as the Assistant Softball Coach & Recruiting Coordinator at Oregon State University in 2015-2016 season. In addition to his coaching and officiating background, Coach Vail is an ASA All-American & ISC 23 and Under All-World Men’s Fastpitch Player. Vail completed his 4-Star Master Coaching Certification through the NFCA and is concurrently completing his B.S. degree through the United States Sports Academy in Sports Coaching and M.S. in Applied Kinesiology in Sports Coaching through Texas Women’s University.

  • Christen Hardee, Assistant Softball Coach, San Jose State University Mountain West Conference – Division I

    "I've had the pleasure of knowing & working with Aaron as a fellow coach in the NFCA Master Coach program as well as on our camp staff. Aaron's tactical knowledge of the game far exceeds that of even most Division 1 coaches. His experience as a fastpitch player, coach, and umpire provides him a wealth of knowledge for this game from a variety of angles. He understands the speed of the game at the highest levels and what it requires to reach that skill level. He has a passion for the game that not only spurs him on to achieve success, but is a tremendous inspiration to the athletes he coaches. His knowledge, passion, and positive teaching style have helped me grow as a coach and rekindled my own passion for this game, as it does for those he coaches. Aaron also has an amazing eye for talent and a knack for categorizing athletes into the level of softball at which they can excel and reach their maximum potential as an athlete, as well as gain the most positive college experience available. His experience with all levels of softball enables him the ability to advise young women in the best direction to go and how to get there based on their talents and desires. It is my pleasure to give the highest recommendation toward Aaron Vail as a coach, student, and teacher of fastpitch softball."


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