IN THE CIRCLE
Nyree works with a dedicated family of pitching students in Austin, Texas & through her Brick Wall Softball online coaching program. She coaches clinics around the country as a roster girl with The Packaged Deal, the #1 softball clinic in the world and serves as head coach to NT88 Fastpitch, a 10u select team.
Growing up in Eugene, Oregon, she is one of the most decorated players to come out of the Pacific Northwest, winning back-to-back high school state championships for Marist Catholic High School. She collected several All-State, All-District, MVP, Female Athlete & Pitcher of the Year awards and competed with the prestigious Firecrackers-Rico out of Huntington Beach, placing 2nd at the PGF National Tournament.
Nyree played softball on scholarship & graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Psychology in 2016. She has represented two countries playing international softball, winning a world championship with the USA U19 National Team & competing in the 2018 world championships with Team New Zealand as a dual citizen.
Nyree is an outspoken advocate for student-athlete mental health & is working to eliminate stigma in sports, encouraging players to prioritize taking care of their minds as they do their bodies. Her studies & work at Stanford focused on childhood development & she was Project Manager for a large research study helping to improve veterans’ mental health.
A softball fan from day one, Nyree grew up at the field watching her dad become a legend of the game, representing both New Zealand & Team USA. She has been mentored & coached by several of the greatest minds in the game & considers her dad, Mike White, to be her greatest influence & teacher as both a player & a coach.
The Brick Wall softball approach to pitching is rooted in what works and is built from:
- 10 years’ experience coaching hundreds of young pitchers of all ages around the world
- 20 years’ experience pitching at the highest levels of the game
- Mentorship from the top minds in the game
- Extensive study of elite pitchers, biomechanics, & pitching data
- Continual growth and study of new information, methods, & technologies
Nyree aligns each pitcher’s personal style and strengths with elite mechanics, based upon what is most effective for you, tailoring her teaching to your needs. The ability to demonstrate & show pitchers what mechanics & skills they are learning is a game changer.
You will master the foundations of pitching with healthy mechanics that minimize injury and maximize power, learn to hit locations with accuracy, and develop an effective off-speed pitch. Then we will focus on true movement pitches, deception, command of the strike zone, attacking hitters’ weaknesses & continual velocity building.
We utilize video analysis and collect feedback to provide you with insight, so you can make huge strides towards your goals in your solo work and troubleshoot independently when you are in the circle. Our programs build athleticism, stamina, strength, mobility, explosiveness, agility, and arm health to help you reach peak performance on the mound.
You will learn how to use your mind to your advantage, not your detriment. Having been exactly where you are now, experiencing both success & failure, ups & downs, sacrifices, frustrations, and roadblocks young pitchers experience, Nyree is a mentor & guide on your pitching journey.
THE STORY BEHIND BRICK WALL SOFTBALL
As a 14-year-old growing up in New Zealand, Mike White was asked by his team to learn how to pitch. He began by going to the softball fields in Wellington, studying the men’s fastpitch greats, and pitching against the brick wall at his school. Self-taught, he went on to become the greatest men’s pitcher of all time.
A world champion, member of 4 halls of fame & legendary college coach at the Universities of Oregon & Texas, Coach White is a living example of the power in overcoming the odds, studying our craft, coaching ourselves, and using pitching open doors.
His life’s work has been sharing his incredible knowledge and insight to his players, continually studying & growing the game, and impacting the lives of young women through sport. Inspired by the story of Mike White, Brick Wall Softball’s core values are work ethic, never-ending growth, & empowerment through sport.