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About Coach D

Owner & CEO of DR3 Fastpitch

My name is Danielle Rubin, but my clients call me Coach D

 

I was born & raised in Canton, Georgia. My parents are Karl & Susan Rubin and I have one younger sister, Nicole. I started my softball career at 8 years old playing for the local rec ball association. I didn’t start taking pitching lessons until I was 9 then eventually moved to travel ball my 2nd year of 12u. My softball career #LEVELEDUP in 8th grade, when I became a part of a nationally ranked travel ball organization, Ga Impact (Bass); coming in 3rd place at PGF Nationals. On March 6th of my sophomore year, I verbally committed to play D1 Softball at Kennesaw State University #HootyHoo. I finished my high school softball career playing for the Atlanta Vipers Organization. I attended Kennesaw State University my freshman season then finished my playing career at Georgia College and State University. I have given lessons & worked at clinics/camps throughout my college career then later I started my own brand, formerly known as DR3 Pitching, in May 2019. Teaching is in my blood. In May 2020, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Special Education degree, certified in PreK-12th grade.  I then obtained my Master's in Special Education in July of 2021. 

Even though my softball journey did not turn out as I originally planned, I am so grateful for where it has led me! Coaching is my passion. I feel it’s my life calling and it’s pure joy for me to be making a difference in these young players' journey both on and off the field.

I am currently a pitching instructor, mental training coach, and mentor to incredibly talented girls, ranging in ages from 5-51 in all 50 states and 4 countries! I’ve worked with over 500 pitchers virtually since May 2020. I give in person lessons at Prime Athletic Center in Canton, Georgia. I also coach part-time for the 18u Georgia Thunderbolts – Carver.

I have had so many good times playing the sport I love. I have also faced a lot of adversity, and pain, and have shed a few tears but at the end of the day, it was the “failures” that I have come to appreciate more and more since I’ve taken on a different role as a coach. I never thought I’d admit it, but I know I would not be the instructor I am, have the drive that I have, and the passion I have, without going through some hardships and challenges. What I thought was a mess is actually my message to each player I have the privilege to teach: Ladies, never give up on your passion! Just know that God closes one door but always opens another door if we stay in His will.

 Background

Lesson Experience 
  • Georgia Prime '08 - Gray 2019
  • In Person Lessons in Middle Georgia 2017-2020
  • In Person Lessons at The Prime Athletic Center in Canton, Ga (2020-Current) 
  • Online Lessons World Wide (2020-Current) 
  • DR3 Pitching LLC CEO 2021
  • DR3 Fastpitch CEO 2022


Travel Ball Experience 
  • Georgia Prime '08 - Gray 2019
  • Georgia Prime '08 - Green 2020-2021 
  • Barrie Storm (Canada) Online Consultant 2020-2022
  • Palouse Havoc Fastpitch (Idaho) Online Consultant 2020-2023                      
  • Georgia Thunderbolts - Carver 2021-2023   
  • Georgia Impact - Carver (Consultant) 2023-2024
Certifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education
  • Master's of Special Education
  • Fastpitch Pitching Biomechanics (Coachataclick)
  • Fastpitch Pitching Rotational Transition (Coachataclick) 
  • Foot Doctor Esia Coach (FDE Coach)
College Pitching Experience
  • 2016-2017 Kennesaw State University (Coached by Pete D’Amour & Doug Gillis)
     
  • 2017-2019 Georgia College & State University

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