Welcome to beBOLDfastpitch


Coach Jay Bolden –  Owner of beBoldfastpitch  – Bio and info below

  • Former Volunteer Coach (Pitching) – Loyola University Chicago
  • Former Pitching Coach – St. Xavier University 
  • Former Assistant Coach – Trinity Christian College
  • Illinois Softball Coaches’ Hall of Fame – Class of 2021
  • 25+ years of Coaching High School and Travel Ball
  • Former Men’s Fastpitch Player
  • Several College Committed Pitchers and Hitters (D1 – D3 & NAIA) – Check out my committed athletes!

Results at Loyola University Chicago – 2023

  • 2023 Team ERA 2.66 down from 4.01 in 2022.
  • 2023 Team WHIP 1.27 down from  1.59 in 2022.
  • 2023 Team Walks Totals – 97 down from 123 in 2022
  • 2023 Team batting average against -.247 down from .293 in 2022
  • Pitcher of the Week in the A10 Conference by 2 different pitchers

Results at St. Xavier in 2022

  • 2022 Team ERA 2.44
  • 2022 Team K/7 3.86
  • 2022 Strikeouts 181
  • 2022 Team Batting Average Against .264
  • Pitcher of the Week in the CCAC 2x and 1 Honorable Mention
  • Team Record 39-8

I am an Elite Level certified Paulygirl Fastpitch Instructor. What does that mean? I’ve been vetted to teach safe, and elite level pitching mechanics. We are a network of pitching instructors from around the country and world, who meet weekly to discuss pitching mechanics, share drills, and help each others students get better.


I have truly been blessed with great players who have worked hard, both during the season and in the off season. I have had several players play at the collegiate level, anywhere from Junior College, and NAIA to Division 1 through Division 3.

I’m excited to help your daughter reach their goals!

Schedule a lesson with Coach Jay?  Please message me for availability!!

Have a question? Send me a message!

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