Cal State Fullerton Head Coach will bring on-demand video skills and drills for younger players
February 27, 2017 – Studio City, CA; Youth Sports Network Interactive Media (YSM) announced today that Cal State University Fullerton Titans head softball coach Kelly Ford has joined its YSPN360.com youth sports coaching and education staff. Kelly is in her 5th year with the Titans and was named Big West Conference Coach of the Year in 2016. YSPN360.com is a free web based youth sports training and education resource for coaches, young players and their families.
Kelly was a standout collegiate fastpitch softball player and junior college head coach prior to heading the Cal State Fullerton program. She teaches game fundamentals as well as higher skill levels with age-appropriate training and coaching techniques. She’ll be joining the baseball and softball coaching team at YSPN360.com to help bring its comprehensive youth sports programs to players, parents and youth sports coaches.
“I’m honored that I’ve been asked join a great group of coaches and educators, Kelly remarked. “By including parents and youth coaches, we also keep our focus on how important team sports are to kids just having fun as well as developing confidence in their abilities. If you’re in it to earn it, the hard practice becomes fun.”
YSPN360 CEO Lou Birdt made the announcement. “Kelly is a great addition to our team of coaches. YSPN360.com is about educating and inspiring the next generation of athletes, their parents and coaches,” Birdt said. “There are more than 2 million volunteer coaches and nearly 40 million young athletes in team sports Kelly can help us reach out to.”
The growing YSN360.com coaches lineup includes Oakland A’s pitching coach Curt Young, L.A. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts, Florida State Head Softball Coach Lonni Alameda, University of Oregon Head Softball Coach Mike White, plus other professional and collegiate coaches. More information is available by visiting and subscribing at www.yspn360.com. It’s easy and free. Subscribers will be kept posted as more sport and additional coaches join the site.
About Kelly Ford
Kelly Ford is in her 5th year as women’s fastpitch softball coach for the NCAA Division One Cal State Fullerton Titans. In 2016, the Lady Titans won the Big West Conference championship and she was named Coach of the Year. Prior to joining Cal State Fullerton, Kelly was Head Coach at Mount San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, Calif. Ford guided the Mt. San Antonio program to four California State Championships (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009), seven South Coast Conference Championships (2003-08, 2001) and earned South Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors five times.
Ford’s 11-year career at the community college ended with an amazing 455-102-1 (.816) record. Prior to Mt. San Antonio, she served as NCAA Division One Assistant Coach at her alma mater, Oklahoma University as well as a stint at Cal State Northridge. Her coaching philosophy is to constantly build and rebuild so the highest level of excellence is achieved.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Kelly excelled in softball, basketball and volleyball in high school. She played two NJCAA National Championship seasons at Central Arizona College in 1988 and 1989 before a stellar career with University of Oklahoma. Kelly has a Master’s degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Coaching.
YSPN360.com is the on-demand sports instruction and training web site of Youth Sports Network Interactive Media, Inc. (YSM). The mission of YSPN360.com is to be the premier youth sports training and education resource for coaches, young players, and their families by offering a unique 360-degree approach to developing the whole player, parent and coach.YSPN360.com is a free subscriber-based website with content presented in an age and skill appropriate manner that parents and coaches have told us they prefer. Information for practice, skills development and team play can be taken right to the field or court via mobile apps, tablet video presentations, and printouts. For example, youth coaches can use YSPM360.com as a comprehensive interactive reference for hitting and pitching from elite professional and collegiate coaches.
YSM’s goal is to make sports more fun for kids of all ages by providing free high quality tools and instruction, like baseball mentoring from high profile collegiate and professional coaches who are eager to share their knowledge and tested coaching techniques with the next generation of young players. YSPN360.com will seek to offer a balance between proven techniques and new ideas for teaching, coaching, fitness and strength training, nutrition and psychology appropriate for young athletes, their parents, and coaches.
The company has been able to build the site through the generosity of the contributing coaches, who want to give something back to the sports they love. The goal is to help raise the overall level of play, coaching and parental interaction. YSPN360.com will initially provide instruction in Baseball and Softball and will soon add Soccer and Volleyball, among other sports. YSM is based in Studio City, California.