NF Softball Performance


Nicole Fougerousse, CEO & Lead Instructor

Nicole is a former NCAA D1 softball pitching coach and currently consults Transylvania University softball team in sport psychology.  She holds a Masters degree in Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology from Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland.  Nicole has over 10 years experience coaching various levels including 10U-16U travel ball, high school, and collegiate softball.

Darren Fizer, Strength Coach

Darren is a former NCAA D1 football player and coach who brings a wealth of knowledge in the strength and conditioning domain.  Darren’s main responsibilities include developing and instructing the strength, conditioning, agility, and speed programs for NF Softball Performance.

Tayler Kail, Catching Instructor

Tayler played NCAA D1 for Butler University.  Her primary position for the Lady Bulldogs was catcher. After college she began coaching 14U and was the Varsity Assistant Coach at Danville Community HS.  While at Danville Community HS she helped lead the team to their first sectional championship appearance in 10 years. As an athlete Tayler, played elite, gold-level, travel softball.  During her travel ball career she placed 6th in the ASA National Tournament out of over 160 teams, in addition to winning the ASA Super World Series championship.  Tayler will be the leading instructor for catching classes that are offered.