Jason began playing baseball at age three, and travel ball at age 6 in programs sponsored and coached by major league players and coaches throughout the Southeastern US. While at Loganville High School, Jason played on a state championship team and was recruited to play and various colleges. While at Georgia Gwinnett College, he served as president of the baseball association for the schools’ club team and helped develop their softball and baseball programs. He is currently pursuing is his teaching degree at the University of North Georgia and is a former Cobb County Police Officer. In addition, Jason has spent more than 8 years training athletes, and 7 years coaching with the Cambridge feeder softball program. Jason is also the former coach and developer of St. Pius’s feeder program. Jason has worked with numerous college coaches developing athletes and has assisted several schools and travel organizations in player development. He has helped numerous players develop in baseball and softball and has a resume of getting players recruited to play at various levels of college ranging from division 1-jr college. Jason is married to former Berry College softball player Holly Little. They have two children, one son named Luke age 2, and a baby girl named Harper age 3 months.
Coach Jason Little
Holly played collegiate level for three seasons at Berry College before leaving for Nursing School at Mercer University. Holly played Outfield and was a Slapper. She started as a freshman, finished her collegiate career with a .319 batting average, helped lead the Vikings to Southern Athletic Association Champions as a senior, and was named Honorable Mention for the SAA All-Conference team at Berry. Holly started her travel ball career with the Alpharetta Fury and the Georgia Fire through 18u Travel Teams. She attended Milton high school where she was given the coaches award as a freshman and as senior, was named on the Georgia Dugout Club All-State team. In addition, Holly has coached for four years with the Milton and Cambridge Feeder Softball program, Coached the past four years with the Georgia Mustangs, run numerous development camps, and gives pitching and hitting lessons. Holly was the Head Coach of the 2015 GA Mustangs 98 team.
Coach Holly Little
Coco (Corrie) Roberts has been a pitching and hitting instructor for 17 years. She coaches girls of all ages. A native of Southern California she grew up playing softball since the age of 6. She was a part of OC Batbusters where they won the ASA national Championship. She played her 4 years of College softball at Georgia State University where she set multiple hitting records and was a 4 time All Tournament and All Conference team each year. During her Junior year she was selected to the All South East Region Team. She also coached at Milton for 4 years. She strives to teach her students to their personal strengths.
Coach CoCo Roberts
Coach Indigo Diaz
Indigo is currently a Professional Baseball player for the Atlanta Braves. He was drafted by the Braves in the 2019 MLB draft in the 27th round out of Michigan State University. In his time with the Braves he has become a promising prospect and began to gain ground quickly within the organization.
Indigo’s college career began at Iowa Western Community College in the fall of 2016. In his time there, he pitched as both a starting pitcher and a reliever posting a 14-2 record with an ERA of 2.93, and 140 strikeouts in 95 innings of work. In his sophomore season he earned First team all-Region, First team all-district, First team all Canadian, and All American accolades. After his sophomore season at IWCC he transferred to Michigan State University where he worked primarily as a closer. In his time at MSU he recorded 7 saves, and 51 strikeouts in 44 innings. He also studied economics at Michigan State University.
Indigo grew up in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has been competing in sports for his whole life. He understands the difficult balance of trying to specialize in a sport while also trying to remain a well-rounded athlete. Indigo has had the opportunity to be coached by some of the best coaches in the world, and he understands what it takes to play at the next level. His philosophy in coaching is that every player is different, and a coach’s job is to help each player get the absolute most out of their abilities, given the constraints of their body. Indigo also understands what it means to be a great teammate, and he looks forward to sharing his experience and wisdom with players and parents from the area.
Coach Indigo Diaz
Kyrstyn began playing softball at 7 years old in Southern California, then moved to Georgia at the age of 12 and played for the Georgia Mustangs her whole travel ball career, where she took instruction from, Tim Todd, Holly Little, and GRIT’s owner and head instructor, Jason Little. Kyrstyn was a four year varsity starter at Chattahoochee High School, where she broke multiple single season and career records, including: Single Season RBI Record and the Career Home Run, RBI, Walk, and Batting Average Records. She earned Most Outstanding Offensive player of the year her freshman year, was selected to the 6A All Region Team in 2014 and 2015, received honorable mention in 2013 and 2016, and helped lead her team to the state playoffs as senior captain in 2016, which is still to this day the furthest Chattahoochee has gone in softball history. Kyrstyn continued her softball career at the Birmingham-Southern College were she played for two years, and was also named 1st Team for NFCA DIII Leadoff Classic Collegiate Tournament in 2018, followed by DIII Conference Championship and Conference Tournament Championship in 2019. Kyrstyn then transferred to Reinhardt University, where she continues to play.
Coach Kyrstyn "Mooch" Fisher
Fernando Tanaka is from São Paulo, Brazil. He started playing baseball at the age of 5 and since then he has had the opportunity to represent Team Brazil in a few occasions:
1998 - U8 Pan-American Baseball Tournament in Caracas, Venezuela.
2003 - U13 CABA Tournament in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
2004 - U14 Pan-American Qualifiers to World Baseball Tournament in Monterrey, Mexico
2005 - U15 World Baseball Tournament in Mexico City, Mexico. 2006 - U16 Pan-American Baseball Tournament in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
2007 - U17 Showcase Brazil vs Japan in Japan
Fernando was also fortunate to receive a full scholarship after sending a video to each one of the Junior Colleges here in US. Northwest Florida State Community College gave him the opportunity to be a Raider as a Freshman. Shortly after his Freshman year, Fernando received another full scholarship to Stillman College (D2) in Tuscaloosa, Al. He played most of my games as a Short-Stop, but the only position he didn't play during an official game was First-Baseman. During three years as a Tiger he received a multiple awards:
2013 - Captain Award
2013 - Best Offensive Award
2013 - SIAC Baseball Tournament All-Tournament Team
2013 - SIAC Baseball Tournament MVP
2014 - Captain Award
2014 - SIAC 1st Team All-Conference
2014 - SIAC All-Tournament Team
2014 - SIAC Player of The Year
2014 - ABCA/Rawlings Division II All-South Region 1st Team
2015 - Captain Award
2015 - Pre-Season All American
2015 - SIAC 2nd Team All-Conference
Here are Fernando's numbers as a Tiger (https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=tanaka000fer )
Coach Fernando Tanaka
Kali is from Gainesville, Ga and has played softball since she was 4 years old. She attended East Hall high school where she won many awards for softball including; Captains Award 2x, First Team all region 3x and First Team All State 2x. She lead the Lady Vikings to their first state tournament in history her junior year. She also played travel ball since she was 12 for teams like the Atlanta Vipers and Georgia Impact. She caught the attention of many recruits including Elon University, Boston College and her ultimate choice the University of North Georgia. She played for the Nighthawks all 4 years of her college career. Winning conference 4x, regionals 3x and going to the World Series in 2018. Also in 2018 she was apart of a record breaking 62-4 season with UNG. She now coaches high school varsity teams and will graduate with her degree in education in May 2020. Kali loves to help girls develop a love for the game as she did when she was younger. She can help fielders, hitters, and pitchers reach their best potential mentally and physically. She also has endless connections to college coaches in order to help your kids get recruited.
Coach Kali Turner
Joe grew up in Florida and played all sports but his true passion has always been with baseball. With that passion, Joe has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in the game of baseball stemming from his decorated amateur career all the way through his 14+ years as a professional left-handed pitcher. As an amateur Joe was a 2-time Team USA Gold Medal Winner, which helped him get rated by Baseball America as the #1 16 year old in the nation and the #2 17 year old (behind Joe Mauer). Armed with a live fastball that reached 97MPH and the best-rated curveball in the MLB draft, his performances vaulted him to the point where the Angels selected him in the 1st round (10th overall) in the 2000 draft.
As a professional Joe has played with the Angels, White Sox’s, Rangers, Dodgers, and Rockies reaching the AAA level. He has also played internationally in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Panama. During his professional career he was rated as the #1, #5, and #9 prospect by the Angels and was a top 50 overall player in MILB. Joe had the honor of being selected as an All-Star 5 times throughout the years. One of his favorite memories of playing is being a part of winning a Puerto-Rican League Championship and playing in the Caribbean World Series.
Currently Joe is serving as a Pitching Coach in the player developments ranks for the Cleveland Indians. In the off-seasons Joe goes back to home to Atlanta sees it as the perfect opportunity share his experience and knowledge of the game with his amateur athletes. He knows that none of his or his players successes can be attained without the learning and overcoming of obstacles. Failure is our best teacher and it must be embraced. When you work together with Joe on your path through baseball you will not only improve your physical abilities but you will also gain discipline and confidence while working in a fun environment.
Coach Joe Torres
Keara was a Gatorade Player of the year in the Georgia High School 2016-2017 season. This prestigious award recognizes not only on the field achievement, but high academic achievement and proven character off of the field. A four year letterman varsity pitcher with unrivaled confidence and Grit, Keara knows what it takes to be mentally tough to dominate on the mound. After high school, Keara continued her softball career pitching at the University of Georgia.
Coach Keara Napoli
Owner and President of Georgia Fire Fastpitch Organization
Owner of Level Up
Coach Tim Todd
Coach Kelley Bagarose
Coach Katelyn Cooper