COACHING STAFF

Pat Keefe

Head Coach  CoachPat@ArlingtonImpact.org

(703) 336-9076

Pat has coached and played in Men’s Tournament Softball for close to twenty-five years.  After his children became the age to play baseball/softball and basketball, he began coaching them in not only house leagues, but eventually at the Travel level.  Pat began his youth coaching career in Annandale with the Annandale Boys and Girls Club coaching all of his children in the younger leagues.  In 2011, Pat began assisting another coach with a house team at the AAA level in Arlington Little League (ALL) with his oldest son’s team.

Pat became a head coach for his oldest son’s 50/70 Team in 2014 in ALL.  Additionally he coached a Little League 50/70 All Star team that same year.  In 2016 and 2017, Pat was the head coach of his older daughter’s Arlington SAGE (2006) Travel Softball team.  When a need arose for a head coach for his younger daughter’s Arlington SAGE (2007) Travel Softball team in 2018, Pat was asked to fill that role, and gladly accepted.  He continues to fill that role today.

 

In addition to baseball and softball, Pat has also coached his sons and daughters in basketball in Annandale over past several years.  Pat enjoys coaching the kids and working diligently with them to improve their skills, their mental game, their knowledge of the game, and their confidence.

Assistant Coach

Coach Manjula is currently in his third year as an assistant coach in the Arlington SAGE
organization. He has coached with the same team (currently 12U) the entire time. Prior to that he has coached baseball in Arlington Little League (2008-2011) and assisted coaching at Arlington Babe Ruth (2012-2013) and Senior Babe Ruth (2014-2015). He also comes with a multiple discipline of coaching background. He is a licensed U.S. Soccer Federation Coach for U8-U10 and coached for Arlington Soccer Association from 2014-2016. His coaching experience spans further as he is also a licensed U.S. Field Hockey coach for junior Olympic level. He is also a rugby coach in a competitive stage where he has coached alumni teams to win several championships in MD and NY.

 

Assistant Coach

Yvette Carlson was born and raised in Alamogordo, NM. She started playing softball at the age of 6 and has never stopped being around the sport since, whether it has been playing, or coaching.  She has played in multiple State Championship Softball Games in NM, and was named MVP in one her Sr. Year of HS. Yvette has been a head coach in the Arlington Girls Softball Association since 2012 and also served as an assistant coach with Alexandria Tsunami travel team in 2015, until her daughter began playing for the Arlington SAGE (2006) team in 2016.  She focuses not only on developing players to be solid, competitive ballplayers but also concentrates on youth player development, prioritizing progress over perfection, and balancing skills acquisition with long-term lessons in health, self-confidence, team cohesion, integrity, and sportsmanship. In addition to coaching softball, Yvette has coached blind and visually- impaired female athletes in Track & Field, and was also previously a Ski Instructor for blind athletes.  Yvette has served as a swimming coach at the High school level, and also previously a Swimming Instructor for New Mexico State University in Alamogordo, NM.  She has a teenage son and daughter who are both active in sports.

Pitching Instructor

Becky Anderson has been providing pitching instruction in the DC metro area for over 10 years. She was a four-year Division 1 starting pitcher at George Mason University. During her college career, she set various single-season school records including ERA (1.29), shutouts (7) and opposing batting average (.183) in addition to throwing the fourth perfect game in school history. She earned numerous conference weekly honors and four conference season honors. In 2010, she was nominated for the Lowes Senior CLASS award and was nationally ranked in ERA (#13), walks allowed per 7 innings (#7), and hits allowed per 7 innings (#27). When she wasn't in the circle for the Patriots, she played third base, first base, and outfield.   

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