We believe that our job is to develop the total person, and not just the athlete. Our players learn to respect the game of fastpitch softball and all who are involved in it. Our idea of a perfect game is one in which only the players and the game are noticed; the coaches and umpires seem to disappear. Softball is fun because of the relationships that are formed on the field, the team unity, and the ability to accomplish a common goal together as a team. While a member of Lehigh Valley Patriot Flames, our players will learn about commitment, success, trust, respect, pride, tradition, attitude, motivation, responsibility, discipline, mental toughness and integrity.

Flames Coaches for 2016-2017 

12U Rich Spanitz        richspanitz@gmail.com

12U Kyle Bartosh       kylebartosh@yahoo.com

14U Joe Gmitter         josephgmitter@rcn.com​

14U Scott Bortz          scbortz@rcn.com

14UA Tim Cunningham  tcunningham81@gmail.com

16U Ricky Sechler     ricky.sechler@gmail.com

18U Art Getchius       samrusty1@yahoo.com

18U Mike Bilous         mbilous73@gmail.com

18U Blake Morgan     ​blakeh@ptd.net

12u [Bartosh] Looking looking for pitcher and catcher

14uB [Bortz] Looking for utility/catcher

14uB [Gmitter]  Looking to finish rosters​

​The Lehigh Valley Patriot Flames believe that our greatest contribution is in teaching young people the values of competition: to make a commitment, to work hard, to strive for excellence, to sacrifice to make the team better, and to be the best you can be as a person and as an athlete. 

LATEST NEWS

process

family

When you're dealing with an region filled with new travel teams,  your program and training can be the difference between domination and just treading water. Winning isn't the only thing, but we don't work this hard to lose.  At Lehigh Valley Patriot Flames, we're continually finding the best new ways to improve play, strength and teamwork. 

 


It's old fashioned , but it works.  The Lehigh Valley Patriot Flames  considers all players, family and all coaches at every level part of the Flames Family. We are a team on and off the field.  Team-buiding, fundraisers, and other events keep us united. Our players play for more than themselves, their parents, or their coaches- they play for each other. Go Flames.

 


quality

Dedication to improving our knowledge of the game and our skill at coaching it is passed directly to our players who embody those attributes. As a result, while not focusing solely on wins, we have achieved tremendous success on the regional and national level. The Lehigh Valley Patriot Flames have ranked near or at the top in the tri-state area for tournament wins and first place finishes for  well over two decades.

leadership

OUR BELIEFS

There are leaders, and then there's everyone else. At Lehigh Valley Patriot Flames, we take immense pride in our quality coaching at every level.  The coaching staff is well supported and well trained.  Many of our coaches regularly attend yearly coaching clinics in order to be a better leader for their team. It's that training and commitment to improving that our coaches impart upon our players.

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