GOLD MEDAL TRAINING
with Jenny Topping
Jenny Topping is an American, former collegiate 4-time NCAA Division I First Team All-American and medal winning Olympian, retired pro All-Star left-handed hitting softball player originally from Whittier, California. She suited up primarily at the catcher's position for the University of Washington from 1999-2000 and Cal State Fullerton for the seasons 2001–2003. She is best known for being a member of the 2004 Athens Olympics Gold Medal winning Team USA. She also played professionally in the National Pro Fastpitch for the Akron Racers in 2005–2006, 2009. Currently she holds numerous school records for both universities and is the Big West batting average champion in just three seasons of play. Finally, she is one of nine NCAA players to bat .400, drive in 200 RBIs on at least 50 home runs and an .800 slugging percentage for a career.
Her company, Gold Medal Training, aims to train and develop elite softball players through high-level physical and mental workouts. With Jenny's decades of experience playing softball at the highest level, athletes are guaranteed to receive the best coaching and training to prepare them for the next step in their softball journey.
BEAST MODE SOCCER
with Kim Gonzalez
We are an affiliate of the internationally known program that was started in L.A. by David Copeland-Smith who trains such players as Alex Morgan, Morgan Bryan, Tobin Heath and many more. Over 60 NWSL players have trained with Beast Mode Soccer. The Sacramento (Roseville) location was started by Kim Gonzalez, a local coach and trainer who played at Santa Clara and semi-professionally for the Silicon Valley Red Devils. As a former player, she strives to create an encouraging environment where players are free to make mistakes and are supported throughout their journey with the world’s game. She helps players own their own development and systematically attack their weaknesses to turn them into strengths.
COACH NICK PAULSEN
Nick was a pitcher/utility player for Jesuit High School in Carmichael, CA. He won a Section Title in 2009 with current MLB Players Rhys Hoskins (Phillies), Andrew Susac (Orioles).
Instead of playing college baseball, Nick chose to focus solely on earning a Business degree at San Diego State University. He also received a minor in Psychology while at SDSU.
After college, Nick began his coaching career in San Diego, CA. He served as the JV head Coach for Clairemont HS for 2 years.
He most recently served as the Varsity Pitching Coach for El Camino HS in Sacramento, CA for the 2018 season. The Eagles finished the season with 15-10 record. The pitching staff finished with a 2.8 ERA on the season. He will have the same role for the upcoming season.
Nick has experience playing AND coaching EVERY position on the baseball field. He can switch-hit and can also switch-throw with both arms.