softball at the nook

Director of Softball: Christina Aulbach

The Nook Softball Center offers eight independent instructional areas, eight indoor batting cages, four indoor pitching lanes, an additional 8,000 square feet of drill space and our Nook Diamond – a full-sized softball infield with room for outfielders (approximately 125’ down the left and right field lines and 150’ in center, with a 15’ wall). The Nook Diamond has dugouts, a scoreboard and two levels of seating. The Nook creates a vibrant softball atmosphere that exudes energy and encourages great play!

 Coaches & Teams: Find upcoming tournaments under the “Programs” button.

Learn More About
Nook Softball:

Softball Elite 100 Fall Showcase Clinic

This USA Softball sanctioned showcase is a must-attend for players and college coaches alike! Hosted by The Nook Softball Academy, the clinic will offer the following:

• Showcase games in the dome
• Metric testing
• Mental performance seminar with Jeffrey Swarr
• Olympic-quality nutritional lunch
• Engaging Q&A forum with college coaches
• 4 forty-minute clinics coached by a variety of DI-DIII coaches
• Showcase t-shirt
• Metrics report for coaches and athletes

Sunday, November 13
8:00am – 4:30pm

Softball Academy

The USA Softball nationally ranked Nook Softball Academy has selected 10 travel teams of over 120 girls from the central Pennsylvania region for the 2016-2017 season.

Tryouts have been completed for the year, however, we are still looking to add a few key players to our 12U Green team (Coach Dina Henry) and 16U Green team (Coach Craig Gingrich). If you are interested in one of these teams and wish to schedule a time to be seen by the coaching staff, please email [email protected].

Fall Outdoor Tournaments

These fun outdoor tournaments will be held at local softball fields in Lancaster County.

Fall Frenzy Round Robin 12U/14U | October 1

Columbus Day Classic 16U/18U | October 8-9

Halloween Havoc 12U/14U | October 29-30

Winter H.S. Dome League

High school softball teams with open rosters are invited to join us in the Spooky Nook Astroturf dome this winter for our first winter fast pitch league. This league will be a great prep for teams to see players in action and sake off the rust before starting the spring season.

January 6 – February 24
$1150 per team – limited spots available!

Personal or Group Fielding/Hitting Lessons

Private softball hitting and fielding instruction is available at the Nook for softball players of all ages and skill levels. Our coaching staff, with many years of coaching and playing experience combined, will work with players one-on-one and customize lessons for players’ wants and needs.

The following Nook Softball private instructors are available for private lessons:

  • Morgan Kibler (Jacksonville University, Donegal HS coach) – hitting & fielding
  • Erin Whitman (WCU, Millersville coach) – catching, hitting, & fielding
  • Christina Aulbach (Saint Francis University, 10U coach & Softball Director)
  • Justin Zimmerman (Men’s fast pitch pitcher and Nook 16U assistant coach)

· 1-on-1 private lesson – $65/hour or $45/half hour
· 2 or more player lesson – $45 per player

Personal or Group Pitching Lessons

Spooky Nook Softball offers pitching lessons for beginner to advanced level pitchers. Nook Softball pitching coaches Sam Derr and Justin Zimmerman offer great instruction and years of experience. Whether you would like to learn how to pitch and build strong mechanics or you are looking to increase your velocity and accuracy, Sam can help you achieve your pitching goals. Pitchers are required to bring their own catcher to each pitching lesson.

  • Sam Derr (Kutztown, LVC); NCAA Division II Pitcher of the Year
  • Justin Zimmerman (Men’s fastpitch pitcher and Nook 16U Elite assistant coach)

· 1-on-1 private lesson – $65/hour or $45/half hour
· 2 or more player lesson – $45 per player


We have several softball specific spaces available for team, groups, companies, and individual rentals.

You can now book the batting cages/pitching lanes and the small turf (60×120) online!

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Softball Academy

Read about The Nook’s travel club program for fast pitch softball.


Sports Programs

Explore all of the clinics, leagues, camps, lessons and tournaments available through The Nook.



Nook Partners
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