Bases Loaded, LLC

Instructors and Clinics

We are proud to announce that the following instructors are available for individual and team instruction at Bases Loaded!  All instructors make their own schedule so please contact them to make appointments.

Shane Nelson:   Baseball and Softball Strength and Conditioning
*Currently strength and conditioning coach at Chesterton High School
*Graduate of Valparaiso University and United States Sports Academy
*Holds multiple sports-training certifications
*Coach Nelson will customize his clinics to the needs of softball and baseball players

Contact Coach Nelson at 

Karissa Zippel:  Softball Instructor- Pitching and hitting
*Pitched at Purdue North Central
*Current junior varsity coach at Valparaiso High School
*Assistant coach at Purdue North Central 2016 season

Coach Zippel can be reached via text at 757-613-9592.

Tarah McShane:  Softball instructor:  Hitting and catching
*Played at Valparaiso University
    2015 Team Captain
    2015 CSM Horizon League All-Conference player
    Tarah understands what is needed to be successful offensively at the travel softball and collegiate level.
She is able to completely break down the swing and make necessary adjustments to immediately enhance her student's swing.

Coach Tarah can be reached via phone call or text at 630-930-7487

John Coddington: Throwing instructor
John is the founder of Michiana Sports Medicine, an NATA board-certified Athletic Trainer, and an Indiana Licensed Athletic Trainer.  John has nearly 40 years of experience instructing athletes in proper throwing mechanics from t-ball players to professional level players.  He specializes in injury care, prevention, and rehabilitation of athletes.

John holds an overhand throwing clinic Saturday mornings at 9:00 at Bases Loaded.  Pre-registration is not required.  Cost is $30 per athlete.  If you are interested in an underhand throwing lesson, please contact John.

Coach John can be reached through Lynn Coddington at  Check out the website at

Casey Martin:  Hitting and defense instructor

Bio coming soon!

If you are a coach who is interested in giving lessons at Bases Loaded, please call Denise at 219-678-4487 or email Denise at

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