5 Tool Academy has several exceptional opportunities to develop your softball game this summer. A team of seven softball instructors, all of whom have D1 playing and/or coaching experience, are available for lessons in all aspects of the game for athletes ages 7 and up. This group represents the region’s best instructors and most have at least a few openings available immediately. Instructors include:


Instructor Background Availability Teaching Focus
Amanda Arnett Ball State Graduate Mon, Tues Pitching, Hitting
Carolyn Wilmes Ball State Athlete Tues Pitching
Josh Johnson Ball State Asst Coach Wed Pitching, Hitting – Class format only
Leigh McAnally Ball State Former Athlete Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri Catching, Hitting, Fielding
Lyndsay Gadbury Ball State Former GA Coach Mon, Tues, Wed Hitting, Fielding, Catching
Rachel Houck Ball State Grad and Asst Coach Tues, Wed Hitting, Fielding
Stacey Goyette Butler Asst Coach Mon, Wed Hitting, Pitching, Fielding


You can read more about each of the instructor’s credentials here. For more information or to schedule a lesson, email or call 765.759.9310.

Josh Johnson is offering a Softball Pitching Academy which begins June 7. This opportunity allows pitchers to develop their game with a truly elite pitching instructor. A few spots remain in the 5 p.m. class – you can register here.

Finally, Coaches Rachel, Josh and Stacey are teaming up with Taylor University’s Jack Lewis to offer Summer Softball Camps for only $49 in June. Each fast-moving camp will offer 3 hours of instruction and includes a 5 Tool shirt. You can learn more or register by clicking on the links below:


Athletes Grades 3-5 June 19 – 9 a.m. – noon
High School Athletes June 19 – 1 – 4 p.m.
Athletes Grades 6-8 June 22 – 1-4 p.m.



5 Tool is thrilled to offer so many terrific opportunities for softball athletes to develop their skills from experts in the game. We hope you will join us this summer!