Worden's Softball Academy

I-94 Exit 80, enter Midlink Drive on east side of Sprinkle Road, look for Softball Fans logo on NW of building

3433 Midlink Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49048


Sun - Wed: 9 am - 9 pm
Welcome to our Academy
Established in 2000, Worden's Softball Academy is the leader in Fastpitch softball training in Southwest Michigan. We offer year round indoor professional softball instruction customized specifically to the athlete's age and ability. Our training staff uses a step-by-step, skills training method that fosters proper progression for each athlete to perform at her highest potential.

Academy Programs
Hitting LessonsPitching Lessons
Catching LessonsDefensive Skills Lessons
Skills ClinicsSmall Group Training
Cage RentalsFacility Team Rentals
Softball Pro Shop

Congratulations Academy Students!
Meredith Adams - 2014 All-State, Kyla Nickrent - 2014 All-State Honorable Mention, Brooke Wyman - 2014 All-State Honorable Mention

Brandi Boven - Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Bailey Clements - Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Megan Dahlinger - Lake Forest College

Tanner Kiessel - Grand Valley State University

Kyla Nickrent - Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kaitlyn Reimer - Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Abbey Watson - Kalamazoo Valley Community College

We commend you for the Desire, Dedication and Determination it has taken to achieve your goal of playing collegiate softball. We know you will each make significant contributions to these softball programs! It has been a privilege to watch each of you grow not only as softball players but, more importantly, as people.

We look forward to following your collegiate careers.

Ann Kasdorf/Mike Clark

Our Mission Statement
Worden's Softball Academy is dedicated to providing quality instruction to prepare female athletes for softball competition.

Training is designed to build on proper fundamentals using current techniques and to work in an appropriate progression specific to each athlete's age and skill level.

We make every effort to make training enjoyable, positive experience so that each athlete has the opportunity to develop confidence as they strive for their goals.

A Message from Kim Worden
Ann Kasdorf As many of you know, I've dedicated the past 4 decades of my life in an effort to positively affect the athletic pursuits of nearly a thousand young women as a collegiate softball coach and a professional softball trainer. I have been fortunate to have had a very long and rewarding career in softball. Words, alone, cannot express how much I have cherished the opportunity to work in a field that I love and care about so passionately. The time, however, has come for me to pass down my leadership role to others. With my official retirement date of 4/1/2013 approaching, I have been working diligently over the past year to ensure a seamless succession plan for The Academy. I am proud to announce that Mike Clark and Ann Kasdorf have been appointed to act as Co-Directors of Softball Operations at Worden's Softball Academy. Both Mike and Ann have compiled impressive professional credentials throughout their coaching careers. They have each been a part of our very talented training staff here for the last 5 years. I am confident in their ability to lead this organization with dedication, commitment and integrity. I've entrusted in them a legacy I've spent my career building - and have faith they will carry on that legacy as well as expand The Academy's ability to serve the growing softball community in Southwest Michigan with excellence and distinction.

Mike ClarkThank you all for your loyalty and commitment to training over the past 13 years. I leave here with a great appreciation for all those who have enriched and blessed my life. Rest assured I will not remain idle; nor will I lose my personal passion for the sport. My enthusiasm for softball and for the many female athletes who strive to perform at the "top of their" game is everlasting!

Always remember to train hard through goal driven practice because "Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect." - Vince Lombardi

Best wishes always!