Owner/Hitting & Defense Instructor
A Pembroke Pines native, Bailey Castro began making a name for herself as a standout on the Gold Coast Hurricanes travel organization. She ended up at the University of Florida as a mainstay in the starting lineup for the Gators. She is most known for being a part of the two-time WCWS National Championship Teams in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. After her playing career, Bailey spent 3 years coaching at the Division II level and after just one season as a head coach, she was named the 2018 SSC Coach of the Year. BC Softball was established in 2019 as a lifelong dream of hers to continue to grow the game in the South Florida area. Bailey holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership. Bailey specializes in hitting and defensive lessons.
Owner/Hitting & Catching Instructor
Chandler is from Kennesaw, Georgia where she grew up playing boy's baseball for the first 8 years of her career. In 2007, Chandler made the switch to fastpitch and played for the East Cobb Bullets and the Georgia Impact organizations. Chandler played her collegiate career at Young Harris College in North Georgia. in 2014, she was recognized on the National level as an All-Southeast Utility player. She served as a true utility playing 5 positions over her time as a 4-year starter. In 2018 and 2019, Chandler spent two seasons as Bailey's assistant coach where they won the 2018 SSC Title. Chandler holds a Bachelors degree in Business and Public Policy and a Masters degree in Organizational leadership. Chandler specializes in hitting and catching lessons.
Head Pitching Instructor
Growing up in central Florida, Nikki began playing softball at the age of 10. She is a left-handed pitcher who began her collegiate career at Hillsborough Community College. After spending two years there, she made the transition to Palm Beach Atlantic University where she played under Bailey Castro for two seasons. Nikki was a dominant left-handed pitcher for the Sailfish who topped the staff in many statistical categories. Nikki specializes in teaching different pitches to all age groups. She also possesses an exceptional realm of mechanics and spin. Nikki holds a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science.
Hitting and Defense Instructor
Sydney Jones joins BC Sports as a softball instructor specializing in hitting and defense. Sydney is from West Palm Beach, Florida where she attended Palm Beach Gardens High School. Jones was a four-year impact player at Southern Illinois University. During her time as a Saluki, Jones left her mark hitting a career 30 homeruns with 106 RBIs. Appearing in 209 career games, Sydney also helped the Salukis in multiple positions—catching while also patrolling the infield.
Head Speed and Agility Coach
CJ Jones joins BC Sports as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. The Boynton Beach wide receiver spent 2 years at the University of Iowa before beginning his NFL career in 2003 with the Cleveland Browns. He spent 7 years in the League and is most known for his time spent with the New England Patriots under Bill Belichick in 2007 and 2008. After his time spent in the NFL, Jones returned home to South Florida to begin training athletes in the South Florida area. Coach CJ develops athletes of all ages, sports, and skill-levels. From football, to baseball/softball, to gymnastics, Coach CJ has a plan for any athlete!
ABOUT OUR OWNERS
Our instructors have all been former athletes of the game of softball. We believe that one of the biggest assets in teaching the game is having played! From travel all the way through high school and college, our instructors use their experiences to guide athletes in the right direction.
Both Bailey and Chandler spent time as college coaches at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Throughout their shared experience in the NCAA coaching world, they learned much more about the recruiting world. This helps them understand the needs of the athlete and prospective programs in order to send them to the next level!
Our instructors have many years of experience giving lessons in the states of Florida and Georgia. Throughout this time they have created loyal clients and a trusted system of instruction. At BC Softball, we believe in not only developing athletes, but developing them as people as well.