The San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1974 to offer a quality recreational and competitive softball program to girls age 5 to 18. SRVGAL is the largest girls' softball organization west of the Mississipp

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SRVGAL Academy: 925-831-9214


Instructor: Jason Kicherer 925-984-6680

Jason Kicherer is a professional softball/baseball instructor, specializing in hitting, fielding, throwing, and catching mechanics and offers video analysis. He also offers boys pitching lessons. Jason won the national championship in 1997 as a 3rd baseman for Chico State. He brings 20 plus years of experience honing the skills of softball and baseball players of all levels.


Softball Pitching Instructor: Lindsey Barnes 925-339-1318

Lindsey Barnes a former collegiate softball pitcher with over 16 years of coaching and training experience and is currently offering her professional pitching fundamentals to girls ages 8 and up. Lindsey has competed at the ASA 23 & U and Women's Major level.


Softball Pitching Instructor: Abigail Murphy 650-438-2312

Abigail is a Bay Area native and former Division 1 pitcher at UC Santa Barbara. Since 2002, Abigail has been giving private pitching lessons and clinics to softball players around the Bay Area, with several of her pitchers going on to play at the collegiate level.  Abigail specializes in pitching and works with girls of all ages and skill levels, from developing and perfecting fundamental pitch mechanics to advanced pitch count strategies and game management. 

Abigail has a thorough knowledge of the game and is passionate about girls participating in sports.   With over 15 years’ experience as a communications leader, Abigail knows firsthand the life lessons learned from training and working hard to perfect a skill.  


Instructor: Ryann Yelder 925-303-0113

Ryann is the head coach of the California Grizzlies JV softball team.  Coach Ryann played softball for over 15 years, most recently at the collegiate level where she graduated from Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, CA.  In her final season, Ryann made 1st Team All-Conference and, as an outfielder, was ranked #1 in the Conference in Fielding Percentage.  Ryann was also named Team Captain in her second year.

Coach Ryann brings to Stompers and the Academy her terrific knowledge of the sport, combined with her strong passion to teach others and her overall love for the game.  In addition to playing softball, Ryann has coached middle school players, as well as Little League players.  Ryann gives instruction on hitting, catching, and fielding. She can also be reached at