More about who we are and what we do
VIDEO SKILLS ANALYSIS -- our KWIK FIX SOFTBALL.com web service offers a variety of coaching options for your player's skills improvement, including customized practice packages and in-person coaching consultations.
LESSONS -- Whether you have a beginner who needs to learn to throw and catch, swing, or pitch with the correct mechanics, or an advanced high-school, or club player who is readying for college ball, we can provide one-on-one or small group skill instruction sessions.
SKILLS CLINICS -- For larger groups of players such as club or school teams, we offer skills clinics which we design to improve the specific skills as requested by coaches. Any and all skill work for all ages and ability levels conducted in a fun and energetic setting with plenty of hands-on drill work.
COACHING CLINICS -- we can help beginning coaches learn how to teach skills, evaluate talent, organize practice and manage game situations. We also work with advanced coaches to help their teams continue to progress to higher levels.
COACHING CONSULTATION -- When coaching presents specific challenges with players, practices or game situations, we can provide experienced and specific advice to help coaches solve problems and streamline their coaching effort.
COLLEGE RECRUITING -- for advanced players and their parents and coaches, we can help guide them through the college recruiting puzzle to help them realize college softball dreams. We produce college recruiting SKILLS VIDEOS for prospects to send to college coaches, as well as networking with college coaches to enhance player recruitment.
Our specialty is softball (all ages and skills) and baseball (mostly youth) training for players, teams and coaches covering hitting, short game offense, pitching, throwing, catching, base running and all defense positions.
Club softball in Vancouver, Washington
Camas High School, Washington state
Mississippi State University, SEC
-Four-year starting shortstop, team captain
and All-SEC honors, NCAA regionals
Semi-pro: Stratford Brakettes 2 years
-Two-time ASA National Champions
WPFL 4 years: Akron Racers,Texas Thunder
Assistant Coach, Harvard University
Assistant Coach, University of Missouri
Assistant coach/consultant for club teams
in Houston and Albuquerque
Private instructor since 2006: Texas and
New Mexico, also Colorado
Licensed Massage Therapist B.S. in Physical Education, concentration in Fitness Mgmt, Mississippi State University
Native of Camas, Washington
Coach Karrie's full bio below
29 years ASA playing career as SS, P, #3-4 hitter for teams based in Texas, California and Washington
- 15 ASA and ISC national tournaments
- Two ASA national championships
- Two ASA First-team All-American awards
Head Coach, Longmont HS, Longmont CO 2012
Pitching coach, University of New Mexico
Pitching & catching coach, University of Missouri
- NCAA regionals 3 appearances
- Two Bix XII Tournament Championship games
- Three pitchers 1st-team honors
Pitching & catching coach, Northwestern State Univ. - NCAA regionals, Both pitchers 1st-team honors
- Southland Conference Tournament Champions
Pitching & catching coach, University of Oregon
- NCAA regionals, 2 pitchers all-Pac-10 honors
Assistant coach, Olympic College, Washington
Assistant coach, South Kitsap High School, WA
18 years private instruction and softball clinics
B.S. Psychology, Texas A&M University
M.Ed. Special Education, University of Texas at Austin
Native of Baytown, Texas
Coach Tom's full bio below
Coach Karrie Rider bio...
A former professional softball shortstop and two-time ASA national champion, a Big XII and Ivy League assistant coach, as well as a four-year starting shortstop in the SEC, Karrie Rider offers private and team softball instruction in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Coach Rider specializes in hitting, infield, outfield, catching and throwing instruction for players and coaches from beginner to advanced and has proudly watched many of her students move on to play collegiate softball including a 2013 SEC All-Freshman team standout who led Texas A&M in home runs and hitting, earning NFCA All-American honors and leading the Aggies to NCAA Super Regionals. Karrie's other students have signed with the University of Houston, Lubbock Christian, Houston Baptist,Lamar and other four-year and junior colleges. And in 2012 she graduated from the elite Boulder Massage Therapy Program and now offers sports massage for throwing athlete post-event recovery and injury prevention techniques.
Coach Karrie moved to New Mexico in 2009 after four years as a very popular private instructor in the Houston area, where she retired from professional softball in 2007 after three years with the Texas Thunder of the National Professional Fastpitch League. Prior to playing for the Thunder, Rider played for two seasons with the legendary Stratford Brakettes, winning two ASA national championships in 2002 and 2003. She began her professional career with the Akron Racers in 2000.
Rider served as assistant coach with the Missouri Tigers in the 2003 season when MU charged from last place in the Big XII to a strong third place conference finish and a berth in the NCAA Regionals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During the 2002 season she served as the assistant coach with the Harvard Crimson.
Coach Karrie grew up playing club softball in the Vancouver, Washington area and was recruited to play shortstop for Mississippi State University where she was a four-year starter at shortstop and won SEC academic honors each year of her Bulldog career, NCAA Academic All-American honors and was twice named to the SEC All-Conference 2nd Team for her softball performance. She helped lead the Bulldogs to an NCAA regional berth hosted by the University of Washington in 2000.
Tom Royder bio...
Since leaving a 13-year coaching career covering high school to junior college to the Pac-10 and Big XII conferences and becoming a private fastpitch instructor, Tom Royder has developed a strong following with players, coaches and teams of all levels in Albuquerque and across New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and the southwest. Royder teaches all aspects of fastpitch softball with specialty in pitching, catching, hitting and slap hitting, and currently his students include top performers in little league, travel ball, high school, junior colleges and universities… as well as beginning softball hopefuls.
Coach Tom has more than 18 years experience with instruction, camps, clinics, production of skills and college recruiting videos, and helping players learn the game safely and correctly as well as guiding college prospects through the recruiting process. He continues to network with college coaches around the country to help scout New Mexico, Colorado and Texas talent. His 2012 student class produced 12 college signees with Stanford, Texas A&M, Lubbock Christian and other colleges across the Southwest, including three who in their first college seasons in 2013 earned NFCA & NAIA All-American, NCAA All-Regional, SEC and Pac-12 All-Freshman teams, NCAA Player of the Week and Sooner Conference Freshman and Pitcher of the Year honors. Also in 2012 his pitching staff and key hitters led Albuquerque's Eastdale squad to the Girls Little League World Series title in Oregon viewed on ESPN.
Coach Tom began his coaching career in 1995 in the Seattle area when he volunteered to help the South Kitsap High School (Port Orchard, Washington) Wolves. His passion for coaching kept him with the Wolves for four seasons and during the final two years he also served as assistant coach for the Olympic Community College Rangers in nearby Bremerton, Washington.
After two seasons coaching both high school and junior college softball, Royder jumped right up to top NCAA Division 1 softball when he became the pitching and catching coach for the University of Oregon Ducks in the ferociously-competitive Pac-10 Conference. Royder’s webfoots guided UO to a third-place finish at the NCAA regional tournament at LSU in 2000. In 2002 Coach Tom left Oregon to coach the Northwestern State University Demons where his twirlers dominated the Southland Conference to finish second and then win the conference tournament and secure the conference bid for the NCAA regional held at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Royder’s pitchers both won all-conference first-team honors, tied the school record for most wins and strikeouts, and took home the conference MVP award in a year when 12 other school softball records were broken by the Demons.
From NSU Coach Tom took over as the pitching and catching coach in Columbia, Missouri, for the University of Missouri Tigers in 2003. From last place to third place in the Big XII Conference and a return to the NCAA regionals in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Royder’s first season at Mizzou was very successful. The following two years found the Tigers returning as well to NCAA postseason tournaments held at UCLA and back in Columbia as host team in 2005 losing a heartbreaker to Stanford in the finals. During Royder’s coaching stint at Mizzou his pitchers led the Tigers to two championship games in the Big XII Tournament, losing twice in 0-1 heartbreakers first to Peaches James and Nebraska in 2004 and then to Cat Osterman and Texas in 2004 in Oklahoma City. His pitchers won all-conference and all-conference tournament first-team honors, broke the school single-season strikeout record, and tossed back-to-back no-hitters (using three pitchers) in the 2005 NCAA regionals in Columbia. And partnered with Coach Tom’s game pitch-calling strategy, Tiger pitcher Erin Kalka struck out 24 Oklahoma State Cowgirls in 2004 in a 14-inning win to place third all-time in the NCAA D-1 record books for most strikeouts in a single game.
The dry sweet mountain air of the New Mexico mountains lured Coach Tom away in 2006 when he took over as pitching coach for the University of New Mexico. For two years he worked to develop the Lobo pitching staff while offering softball instruction and skill development consultation to the young players and their parents, teams and coaches in our state. Lobo highlights included twirler Kelly Ninemire's savage handling of the UCLA Bruins (13-0) in the 2007 Arizona State Kajikawa Classic and her Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week honors.
And finally, It all started when, after cutting his teeth on youth baseball (and after his walk-on selection to the Texas A&M baseball team), Coach Tom fell in love with fastpitch evan as a teen pick-up player in the industrial league in Houston and grew up to play nationally competitive softball for 29 years on teams based in Houston, Austin, Redding, Sacramento and Seattle as a shortstop, pitcher and #3 hitter. He played in 15 ASA and ISC national tournaments during his career, winning two ASA titles and earning ASA 1st-Team All-American honors twice. &