Strike Zone Sports is a top training center for Minnesota Fastpitch Softball Lessons.

Strike Zone Sports offers Minnesota Fastpitch Pitching, Hitting, Slapping, and Fielding Lessons. Our indoor training facility is located in Eagan, Minnesota. Our staff is led by former Minnesota Gopher softball All-American and Professional Fastpitch pitcher Sara Moulton. Sam Macken, another former Gopher, leads the hitting/slapping/and fielding lessons. Whitney Johnson, former NDSU Bison standout pitcher is a part-time pitching instructor.


We are thrilled to announce Strike Zone Sports will be opening our doors on Monday May, 18th 2020. Thank you all for your patience and continuous support during these difficult and uncertain times.

We as a staff at SZS care deeply about the health and wellbeing of our athletes and their family members. We fully support the Minnesota Department of Health and Governor Tim Walz’s #StaySafeMN recommendations on practicing social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Please take a moment to read our updated COVID-19 facility policy & expectations below.

What you can expect from instructors once open:

  1. Staff will wipe down touchable things before, throughout and after each day (door handles, light switches, parent cage tables, bathroom sink handle, toilet seat, etc.)
  2. Staff will have a “sanitizing station” at the facility for use before and after lessons
  3. Instructors will remain six feet from clients at all times inside the space
  4. Instructors will wear COVID-19 masks at all times inside the facility
  5. We plan to keep the garage door and front door open at all times to create a fresh air flow throughout the space
  6. We will only allow 10 people maximum in the facility at one time

We ask the following from our clients who plan to participate in lessons:

  1. Do NOT attend your lesson if you feel sick or have any flu-like symptoms
  2. Clients please wait to enter the facility until your exact lesson time (this will help ensure we only have a max of 10 individuals in the space at one time)
  3. Wash your hands or use the “sanitize station” before and after your lesson
  4. Pitchers must bring their own balls and equipment to lessons (this includes buckets for catchers to sit on)
  5. Hitters must wear batting gloves during entire lesson, this includes while picking up balls between reps
  6. Participants are recommended to wear a Covid-19 mask in the facility
  7. Bring your own individual water bottle
  8. Spectators/non-participants must remain outside of the facility during all lessons
  9. We recommend lesson payments be made through Venmo or PayPal (communicate with your instructor on their preference)

We will be monitoring our situation daily and will make any adjustments necessary to keep Strike Zone Sports a safe and operational space for our clients and instructors.

Instructor calendar’s with availability can be found below:


Sara Moulton

Sara Moulton is a former Strike Zone Sports standout client, a 2014 graduate and 4-year letter winner from the University of Minnesota, where she set records in nearly every pitching category and held top spots on most national leader boards each year. She led the Gophers to 2 Regional appearances (2013, 2014), one Super Regional appearance (2014) and one Big 10 Championship (2014) in her tenure. Sara finished her career earning 4 All-Conference, 3 All-Region ...

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Whitney Johnson

Two-time Summit League tournament MVP and 2013 Pitcher of the Year Whitney Johnson enjoyed a record-setting career for North Dakota State University. She ended her career as the Summit League’s all-time leader with 994 strikeouts. She was the Bison all-time leader in appearances (153), games started (131) and inning pitched (861.2), and second in opponent batting average (.185) and strikeouts per 7 innings (8.08 avg.) Johnson was a member of three Summit League championship teams and ...

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What People are Saying!

Our daughters were 15 and 9 when they transferred to Sara Moulton at Strike Zone Sports for pitching lessons. Although they were at drastically different levels in their pitching development, Sara was able to connect with both girls and dial into each of their individual needs. Sara’s accomplishments in the sport of softball allow her to speak from first-hand experience and she is a true mentor. She stresses mechanics to increase velocity and accuracy and talks through the mental aspects of pitching. She works with each athlete to maximize their abilities and reach their desired goals. We couldn’t be happier with our daughter’s progress and everything they have accomplished. We are so grateful to Sara for all that she has done.

Kari Ahlstrom