My favorite player still is the player who is always open to growing and learning, not just being the best. While striving to play competitive in the 3A Metro Mountain Division, close attention is paid to every player on an individual basis. It is through high expectation that great results are found. My coaching staff and I bring a multi-faceted approach to our coaching centering around strength and conditioning and group dynamics. I have a certified strength and conditioning coach on staff who works primarily with running, outfielders and psychology of sport.
As a program, we want to build at the core and work around it. We believe that with sound fundamentals and clear knowledge of the game; all girls will be successful. We also ask that each girl come committed. In a day an age where there are endless possibilities and opportunities to be involved in many things we ask that during softball season the girls commit. Without this full commitment the voids and gaps in a program can be costly.
We like to play small ball and manufacture runs, which means we are a running team and like to take chances. Can you keep up? Girls must be ready to be challenged and to be critical thinkers on the field and make decisions based on their given or learned knowledge. We aim to have a program that is self driven with high motivation and a hunger for the win, all within the boundaries of integrity. The skills that they learn from the field will take them well beyond their years at Seattle Prep.
Meet the Coach
Now approaching his 6th season as head coach at Seattle Prep; Coach Magallanes has been a part of the coaching world over the past twenty years, and has worked with youth across Arizona and Washington, teaching and coaching what he knows best, softball.
As a player himself, he is able to offer the best gift possible-to give back and help another athlete reach their potential. He has many years of experience in both the academic sector as a coach and in the select Softball world offering a rich and unique learning experience. His strengths as a pitching coach and hitting specialist - working on slap work with left-handers and teaching batters how to hit for power are an added bonus.
He brings a ton of experience and love for the game, as a collegiate player himself turned softball player and eventual coach he believes in the Jesuit tradition and opportunity of an education. He also believes, as a coach, he is able to level the playing field and help all player athletes reach their personal best on and off the field. As a coach he says," it is my responsibility to help my players become stewards and to help champion what it means to be part of a team and a contributor to society at whatever level they choose."
2003 - 7th Place
1996 - 7th Place