Developing Team Players for Life
Stealth is a fast pitch softball organization based in Sugar Land, TX and sanctioned by the Sugar Land Girls Softball Association. Our teams are generally comprised of players from Fort Bend County and the greater Houston area. Our mission is to develop all of our players into the best possible ball players they can be while keeping the game in proper perspective.
The Stealth motto "Sperare Excellentiam" is latin for Expect Excellence. This is a major part of our effort in teaching our players. All players who wear the purple should expect excellence out of themself, their team, their coaches and in every other area of their life.
We strive to teach the team concept while encouraging our players to grow individually. Although winning and losing are a huge part of the game, it's not our main focus. Our desire is to see our players develop their skill levels and have every opportunity to play college softball. Stealth Gold plays a full exposure schedule in the fall and various exposure tournaments in the summer like Fireworks, Gold Qualifiers, and invitational tournaments. So far, every senior that has played for Stealth Gold has received an offer to play college softball.
We exist to learn the meaning of teamwork, to improve our skills - both on the field and in the classroom - with character and hard work, and to open doors to future education and softball playing opportunities.
A History of Success
The Stealth organization was founded by Freddy Hinojosa who coached the Stealth from 2008 through 2014. The organization now consists of five teams from 10U to 18U. Now in it's eighth year, the organization is now seeing former players returning from the college ranks to coach younger generation Stealth players.
The 18U team is managed by Coach Dave Scott who has been with Stealth for four years. Head coach Laura Martinez (Stealth 2011) just finished her collegiate career at Prarie View A&M and assistant coach Christina Eberhard (Stealth 2011) played her collegiate softball at Texas Women's University.
College Recruiting is a big part of the Stealth Gold team's success. We have helped prepare 25+ young ladies for the college ranks. Every senior that has come through the team has gone on to play college softball, most with financial benefits or outright scholarships.
Giving Back is also a huge part of the Stealth way. We bring back former Stealth players from the college ranks to help with coaching each summer. It has been a win-win situation for 3 summers now. The Giving Back Program has allowed former players to gain valuable hands-on coaching experience and our younger players an opportunity to bond with college players.
The Stealth method of teaching is a simple 3 fold concept: Practice, Preparation and Play
Practice is where good habits are formed. We believe in working hard at every practice to sharpen our skills, increase our confidence and speed up the pace our game play. Practice is where fundamentals, game savvy, player development, and team plays are taught. We use various skills and drills that we have learned through our years of experience that are specifically catered for each player on the team.
Preparation is where the mental part of the game takes over. It's the time where players should reflect on everything learned in practice. It's also the time to get any extra work needed to perform at maximum potential. Preparation is what makes the game time experience all that it can be. Practicing at home, getting private lessons, and studying team plays are all important facets of the preparation phase. They not only get our young ladies ready for the game but for life.
Play is the part of the game everyone looks forward to. Our philosophy is to help our players focus on the game, inspire them to play hard, and allow them to have fun. From time to time there will be teaching moments during the Play facet (which are usually addressed on an individual basis) but for the most part we want our girls to compete.