Players receive high level training and development year round. In addition to our certified coaches who volunteer countless hours, Calgary Adrenaline staffs elite international, NCAA players and coaches, and National team alumni.
Courtney has been playing ball since she was 4 years old. After high school graduation she was an NCJAA All American and an NCFA all American during her two years at her junior college in Kansas, USA. For her final academic years, she went onto play for the for the University of Texas in El Paso, an NCAA Division 1 school.
She continued her career to play in places such as Germany, Australia, Jamaica and Spain. Courtney was selected to play for the State team in South Australia and played against some of the top players from all over the world. Summer of 2018, Courtney played in Spain where she was one of the top pitchers in the conference with only one earned run. During the last 5 years she has played for the Red Nation, an aboriginal team in Canada, helping bring home 5 consecutive gold medals and being named MVP and MVP pitcher.
Born and raised in South Africa, Candice started her softball journey at the age of 8. She started to see success at age 11 when she was the youngest player to make the USSASA U13 Junior National team. She continued a path that allowed her to travel the world and experience ball in places such as the Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Argentina, Colombia, and Canada. Candice has played at the Nationals, World championship, and Olympic qualifier levels.
Along the way she received many MVP and batter awards. In 2002 she wanted to expand her resume and went on to get 3 levels of her coaching certification in South Africa. She maintains her knowledge and skill by continuing to attend various clinics and seminars. Over the last few years she has been a part of several clinics and organizations as a hitting and player development coach.
Katie Van Kampen (Rosentreter)
Left handed pitcher, Katie, was a member of the Manitoba Gators from 1996-2001. During this time, she also earned herself a spot on Team Manitoba competing in the Western Canada Summer games (1999) and the Canada Summer games (2001). Joining forces with the Smitty’s Terminators in 2002 they won more than 6 provincial championships and 2 Western Canadian championship titles. In her final year (2008) they brought home the Canadian National championship. In 2017, this team was inducted into the Manitoba Softball hall of fame.
In 2002, Katie received a softball scholarship to Mercer University (NCAA Division 1). To date she maintains several Mercer records including lowest career ERA and highest career wins! In 2017 Katie was inducted to the Mercer Athletics Hall of Fame. During her time at Mercer, she won Division 1 Atlantic Sun Conference pitcher of the year, first team All-conference, Mercer athlete of the year, and NFCA All American Scholar Athlete.
From 2002 to 2008, Katie was a valuable member of the Canadian National team at the senior, Elite, developmental and junior levels- competing globally in the World University games (Thailand), US World Cup (Oklahoma), Pan Am games (Brazil) and Canada Cup (Vancouver). In 2008 Katie was a Canadian Olympic team alternate participating in the Olympic tryouts in Beijing and Australia International Challenge in Sydney.
Torri has been playing softball for more than 20 years. During her career she attended many provincial and national championship events, and in 2014 her team brought home the Gold medal. Torri earned a spot on Team Alberta in 2013 to attend the Canada Summer Games in Quebec.
In 2013 she wanted to give back to the sport she loves and began instructing both pitching and hitting. Over the years she has worked with several organizations and is also retained privately with players to work one on one.
Currently Torri is playing senior A softball in Calgary winning 2 division 1 league championships and most recently won the gold medal at provincials.
Cara has coached fastball for 5 years and has been with the Adrenaline club for 3 seasons. She was the head coach for the U12 team in 2017, and the assistant coach during 2018. Cara has played ball herself for over 40 years and still plays women's ball today. She has also played at the collegiate level in the U.S. at Jamestown, North Dakota. Her passion and love for the game is evident, and she highly values the ability to be able share her knowledge and experience with our young athletes.
With over 11 years of coaching softball in Calgary, Ed has helped numerous teams medal at the local, Provincial and National levels. In 2012, Ed helped form Calgary Adrenaline and in the first year of operating, he was the head coach of the ‘98 team which took gold at provincials, silver at Westerns, gold in the GPLS league, and placed second in the women’s industrial league division 1. Over the next few years, his ’98 team continued to bring home medals each season and Ed was named Minor Coach of the Year by Softball Alberta.
In their final season together, the team placed 7th at Nationals (only team to beat the National champions), silver at Provincials, and 9th at Canada Cup. Ed is NCCP level 2 certified and has completed his Softball Canada Instructor Certification. Even now after his two daughters are off playing ball at the collegiate level in the United States, Ed continues to pass along his knowledge and love for the game to young athletes and coaches both in and outside of our organization.
Jay and his daughter joined Calgary Adrenaline 7 years ago. Jay’s teams have participated at Canada Cup and Nationals, and found success at Westerns and numerous U.S. tournaments. Growing up playing baseball and high-level ski racing, Jay gave back to the sports he grew to love and obtained his NCCP level 2 in Softball and level 2 coaching in Alpine racing. Jay’s passion for coaching comes from being able to assist in the personal and professional development of these young athletes.
Jody is entering his second-year coaching with Calgary Adrenaline. The last 2 teams he coached placed silver at Provincials. He has coached competitively in hockey, baseball, and softball for over 12 years and holds several certifications. Jody’s philosophy is to imbed the fundamental skills into his players, all the while continually challenging individual skills through competitive and fun drills. Jody also has played fastball/softball for over 41 years.
Chris, NCCP level 2 certified, has coached softball for 9 years, including the last 5 with Calgary Adrenaline. Having played baseball and slo-pitch for a combined 30+ years, Chris brings a lot of skill and knowledge to not only our organization, but also to baseball and basketball where he has also coached for over 6 years.
Recently, Chris had the pleasure of being a part of the Adrenaline U14A team that placed bronze at the 2018 Provincials, and silver at the 2016 U12A Provincials. He continues to add to his resume by attending numerous coaching conferences and seminars whenever he can.
Jason has over 11 years as head coach with Fish Creek Little League with 2 intermediate division championships under his belt. He also coached 5 all-star teams that were successful in winning 2 championships and 2 bronze placings at provincials. During his tenure with FCLL, Jason was a valued board member for 9 years, serving 3 of those as President.
Jason adds to his resume with 5 years in hockey as head coach and assistant coach. With a previous role as assistant coach for his daughter’s softball team at the community level, Jason is now stepping up to head coach as she enters her second year with Adrenaline.
Kevin is going into his third year of being a member with Adrenaline with 2 of those being in an assistant coach role. Before this, he coached at the community level in both softball and baseball. He grew up participating in baseball, softball, football and track.
Craig joined Adrenaline 5 years ago where he was an assistant coach for the first 2 years and head coach for the remainder. During that time his teams have placed second and third Provincially. Craig holds his NCCP level 2 certification in softball.
Kelly has been coaching softball for over 15 years and is one of the co-founders of Calgary Adrenaline. He is level 2 NCCP certified for softball and coaches’ boys and girls high school rugby. Kelly was actively involved in a wide array of sports throughout his life including fastball, rugby, football, wrestling, boxing and Tae kwon do. Today he is still participating in numerous water sports and downhill skiing.
Starting out as the head coach for ‘Learn to Play Softball’ in 2011, Bob continued in the community stream until 2016, achieving numerous City Championship titles. He made the move over to Calgary Adrenaline during 2017 to help coach the U14 team where his eldest daughter was playing. In 2018, Bob accepted the U12 head coach position with his youngest daughter’s team, and will continue alongside her to coach the 2019 U14 team.
Bob played “A” level baseball for 12 years, where his team won the Provincial and City Championship title 3 times. In 1998 Bob made the switch over to “B” fastball where he played for 10 years on the Calgary Bar Association Fastball team. In addition, he has played both high level football and curling, and still curls today. Bob - NCCP and Epstein Hitting Certified - believes that a successful season is measured by player development, both as an athlete and as an individual.