OGC SHOCK was formed in 2019 and began with a 12U and a 14U Team. The teams travel to tournaments throughout the United States competing in Tournaments. OGC SHOCK was the foundation for Ohio Game Changers. OGC utilized having travel softball teams to mentor players focusing on mental health and how it relates to the game. The purpose of OGC SHOCK is to have a platform that brings the players through a mentoring process that allows them to become better versions of themselves on and off the field. Our coaches are fully vetted with background checks, SafeSport Certifications, USA & USSA Sanctions, Concussion, Lindsay's Law, and participate in additional mental health training to identify red flags that pertain to abuse and other at-risk behaviors that leads to mental health issues.
Head Coach Lorena Nichols and Assistant Coach David Shaw provide a competitive atmosphere where the players earn their positions by completing off field practice assignments at home. They treat the girls with respect and manage to keep everyone in their lane. Players play, coaches coach, and parents cheer and encourage. The team's success is determined by everyone staying in their lane and making sure that the the players have a safe place to perform. The coaches are fair and do a phenomenal job of leading with love.
Head Coach Brandon "Boo" Murray and Assistant Coach Curtis Locker are the dynamic duo when it comes to player development. They are mild manner coaches that speak to players on a level that is fair, calm, and provides proper training and developmental strategies that allows the players to continue their love of the game. The coaches are not trophy chasers, they are not focused on wins and losses. Their strategy is building relationships with players and families that will allow the team to continue to stay together for years to come.
Tryouts never seem to end. Turnover in the softball world is consistent as players get hurt or find that they would be better fit for another team. However, tryouts are based on the formula of attitude, effort, and performance measures. Tryouts are not just for the players but also the parents. OGC SHOCK takes pride in providing a drama free environment. To play for OGC SHOCK the players must want to be there, they must put in the effort to be a good teammate, and have a positive attitude. Parents must also have a positive attitude and not place their desire to win over the mental health of the players. If you are looking for a 14U Team, please contact Lorena Nichols via email email@example.com or 12U team Brandon 'Boo" Murray via email firstname.lastname@example.org