New Canaan Softball, New Canaan Girls Softball

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Rita Jagodzinski (CT Rams Coach)

Born and raised in Stamford Connecticut grew up playing Softball and has loved the game ever since.

Softball related background:

  • 4-year Varsity starter at Stamford Catholic High School
  • ALL FCIAC 1st Team Honors
  • She has coached and played at competitive Travel Leagues
  • Competed against many former National Olympic Gold Team Members. 
  • High School Softball Coach at Trinity Catholic, both, as an Assistant and Head Varsity Coach. 
  • Trinity Catholic girls conditioning specialists for both the softball and basketball programs  
  • Currently coaches at the Darien High School Softball Program and is the Head Coach of the Stamford Stars 8U 2019, State Championship Team, who will be heading to the Babe Ruth World Series this summer. 

Rita coaches and mentors each player, through private lessons, to improve and enhance their skills to reach the next level.  With her extensive fitness knowledge, education and expertise she has been instrumental in assisting athletes who want to play at the collegiate level.    

Rita’s background is in exercise and fitness graduating from Springfield College where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science.  Her love for fitness has brought her full circle to nutrition.  Rita’s passion for nutrition and overall health has helped many clients (of all ages, children to adults) achieve their overall well-being goals. 

Rita’s coaches and leads by example. Her main goal is to first teach and instruct the game of softball the way it was meant to be played and to empower young athletes’ and instills confidence in them both on and off the field. 

She resides in Stamford, Connecticut and owns a successful Fitness Training and Consulting company for over 15 years. She had helped many clients from Fairfield County reach and maintain their health and fitness goals.


Kara Orr (Pitching Consultant / Instructor)

  • 3 year starting Varsity Pitcher for Danbury High School
  • USA Elite Fastpitch Softball Training
  • Starting pitcher for Long Island Bandits 18u Gold Elite Team
  • Pitcher for Merrimack College (Division I)
  • Professional Pitching Coach / Instructor
  • 2019 12u NC Rams Travel Softball Coach

Pam Mazzarella (Hitting Instructor)

  • Played for Brookfield High School (won SWC and State championship)
  • Division 1 Pitcher for Florida Atlantic University where they were top 25 all 4 years she was there
  • Played for the Italian National Team, and participated in the Italian league for 7 years where her team won 4 national titles, and was a finalist in 2 Euro Cups
  • Head Coach High School Varsity Softball at Boca Raton High School in Florida, Ridgefield High in Connecticut, and has been giving private / group instruction in Connecticut since 2006
  • Head Coach of the Brewster (New York) Rockets
  • Head Coach and manager of the Connecticut Panthers Elite
  • Professional Pitching Coach / Instructor


Alex Miller (Hitting and Fielding Instructor)

  • College Baseball at UCONN and Rollins College
  • Professional Baseball player with the Alpine Cowboys in Pecos League
  • Completed one year of AmeriCorps Service in Florida coaching and teaching at Academy Prep of St. Petersburg
  • Coach and trainer at Skyhawks Sports Academy
  • Current 10U head coach and assistant coach for 9U-18U Clubhouse Travel teams (Fairfield, CT)