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SSG Sox Softball Program Announces New Leadership

The SSG Sox Softball Program in Jackson announced a new leadership lineup beginning the 2023 Spring/Summer Season.

Kayla Vanderford has been named the SSG Sox Director in Jackson. Kayla brings strong experience to program as it continues to grow in the area. A native of central Mississippi, she played softball at East Rankin Academy before playing collegiately at Copiah Lincoln CC, earning several awards and recognition. She earned her Bachelors Degree from Mississippi State University. While working towards earning a PhD in Behavior Health Sciences from Arkansas State University and after, she coached many collegiate prospect teams and high school travel teams. She has organized and hosted several instructional camps and clinics, and is a softball skills instructor.

Joining Kayla as the Assistant Softball Director is Grace Self. She played high school at Madison Ridgeland Academy before attending and playing softball at the University of West Alabama.

At MRA Grace was three times named to the All Conference Softball team, and twice to the All State team, with a Division II State Championship in 2015. At UWA, she was named to the GSC Spring Academic Honor Roll every year on her way to earning her Bachelor's Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications in 2022, and earned 2nd Team All-Conference honors her freshman year. She was a softball coach from 2018-2022 including travel teams for two years in MS, provided instruction for pitching, hitting and defense, and ran softball camps and clinics for both young players and prospective players. In 2019, Grace brought the mulit-sport Fellowship of Christian Athletes to UWA where she also served as President for 3 years, organizing and directing campus-wide events.

"I am excited that Kayla and Grace are joining us as we continue to grow our softball programs with great leadership", said Chris Snopek, founder and CEO of P360 Performance Sports. "They have so much experience, and their enthusiasm for softball is contagious - everyone is excited."

The SSG Sox Softball Program is hosting tryouts for all ages on January 29. For free registration please CLICK HERE for more information and signing up.

Coming in February the new SSG Sox Softball website will be launched, with dedicated content and social media accounts for all teams and players in Jackson, MS Gulf Coast and Birmingham AL.

About P360 Performance Sports

P360 Performance Sports is the home of the SBG and SSG Sox Youth and High School Showcase Programs. Facilities are in Jackson, Pearl, Hattiesburg, The Barnett Reservoir (under development), Ocean Springs (under development), Pascagoula, Auburn, Sylacauga and Birmingham AL. The facilities are equipped for instruction in Pitching, Hitting, Fielding and Speed & Agility training for players of all ages. Daily Classes are held Monday-Thursday in all locations, providing group skills training for SBG and SSG Sox players, which is included in their membership.

Professional Instructors are on staff to provide individual private training for players. Several additional training programs are available to all members. In Pearl, Hattiesburg and Auburn, Performance Training for athletes is offered by professional staff trained in this discipline.

In 2022, over 1,800 players participated in the various programs and leagues provided by P360 Performance Sports, including the Southeast Collegiate League with college players with NCAA eligibility playing in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Alabama.

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