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Thang Nguyen

Thang Nguyen

Head Coach

Phone: 507-398-3408 (cell)

Don Jochum

Don Jochum

JV-Squad Head Coach

Phone: 507-951-1631 (cell)

Brendan Adams

Brendan Adams

Varsity Asst Coach

Phone: 507-291-0224 (cell)

Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

Volunteer Asst Coach

Phone: 507-358-7115 (cell)

Dave Campion

Dave Campion

Volunteer Coach

Breaking News / Updates

Registration for Spring Softball:
Officially, registration for Spring Softball will open on March 1st and runs thru March 16th. Please get registered early so you can work thru any issues with having physicals on file, etc. In order to register you must have a physical on file that does not expire prior to June 10, 2021. Questions or issues with registration can be directed to Kim Griffin (kigriffin@isd535.org) in the athletic office.

To register, go to www.johnmarshallrockets.org and use the links on the left side for Spring Sports registration (will be available starting March 1st).

To check the status of physical for a student, sign on to Skyward family access and look under the "Report Card & Portfolio" tab on left hand side of screen. This will be listed with all of the testing results and report cards.

This form (2021 Sports Physical Form) should be downloaded / printed / filled out and taken to your provider when getting a physical. Once you get your physical done, please email it to Kim Griffin (kigriffin@isd535.org) in the athletic office. In addition to your own provider, here are additional options for getting your 2021 sports physical completed: 2020-21 Sports Physical Options.

Open Gym:
We will host open gym (cage) on Wednesdays, starting Feb 3rd, 6:30pm - 8pm, in the JM indoor cage. Masks required at all times in building. Do not come if not feeling well, have been exposed to anybody with a positive test, or you are waiting for a test result. Remember to wipe down all equipment before and after using. Spread the word.

Winter Google Meetings:
Every other Wednesday, starting Jan 13th, we will be hosting a Google Meeting for all softball program members from 1:45pm - 2:30pm to stay connected, visit and chat with each other. Spread the word an encourage all team mates, new and old, to join and stay connected during this time of virtual learning.

Google Meeting (https://meet.google.com) code: f7opsj7p4w

Stay tuned for the website for any information on any open gyms or other opportunities (end of January at earliest). Signup for JM Spring softball will be open in late February, early March. Spread the word!!

2021 Spring Season / Spring Break:
MN High School League (MSHSL) approved the Spring calendar, with a start date of March 29th for Softball -- which is about two weeks later than the normal start date. The current start date also happens to occur at the start of the RPS scheduled Spring Break -- which runs Friday March 26th thru Friday April 2nd.

We will practice during Spring Break, but with a slightly modified schedule. We will start full practice, all levels on Thursday April 1st. We will hold practices and workouts for our 9th grade team players (7th thru 9th grade) starting Monday March 29th. For JV and Varsity players in town, we will also hold optional practices and workouts Mon - Wed.

Please plan any Spring Break travel so that you will be back by and at practice Thurs of Spring Break week. Games will start the first week of April so we need to be practicing and getting ready to hit the ground running. Most importantly, contact the coaches with known Spring Break conflicts asap. Thanks!

Captains for 2021 Season:
Coaches announced captains for next season via a Zoom yesterday. Congrats to the following 2021 Captains and we look forward to their leadership during the next year. They are a great resource for information to all players at all levels:
- Mikayla Gee
- Megan Ihrke
- Abby Miles


2020 JM Rocket Varsity Poster

JM Softball 2020

Varsity Game Scorecasts

Use the link below to see the iScore game information, replay, etc from all JM Softball varsity contests.  Generally the scorecast will only be available after the game has completed versus live scoring due to lack of internet connection from the venues.  But if we have a live connection you will be able to see live game scoring.

http://iscorecast.com/?c=whzzc4cxc4


jmfastpitch JM Rocket Fastpitch jmfastpitch
 Recent Results 2021 Big Nine Conf Overall
Tue April 1st John Marshall 0-0 0-0
   Mankato West 0-0 0-0
   Northfield 0-0 0-0
   Faribault 0-0 0-0
   Winona 0-0 0-0
   1 Mankato East 0-0 0-0
   Red Wing 0-0 0-0
   Mayo 0-0 0-0
   Owatonna 0-0 0-0
   Austin 0-0 0-0
   Century 0-0 0-0
   Albert Lea 0-0 0-0

Motivate Yourself To Be Your Best

What are you going to do with your chance: https://youtu.be/IN-uQLCv2dw

One day you won't ... so give it all today: https://youtu.be/FNBJ6Ink9KE

Believe in yourself.  Focus on yourself.  Motivate yourself.  https://youtu.be/Bum4sd9drJs

Anatomy Of A Teammate

What kind of teammate are you... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_iM05vVP84

"I'm looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion ..."  Mike Kryzewski

Anatomy Of Romero's Swing

Take a look at this great breakdown of one of the best hitters in softball - Sierra Romero from the University of Michigan.  A nice image of what she focuses on and feels on each swing, a video showing those points in motion.  She also discusses her mentality to her at bats.

Defying Doubt

Determination, hard work, belief in yourself can overcome doubts that others may see in you...  https://youtu.be/CdDsg69weRo