First Springfield Sports Academy For Women To Open

First Springfield Sports Academy For Women To Open / WICS

A local athlete is using her gifts to help the next generation of players.

Tina Buck was a pitcher for the UIS softball team and since graduation Buck has coached young girls locally for years.

Now, she's set to open the Buck Fast pitch Academy in Springfield on the 21st. It will offer coaching for both softball and baseball and it will be the first academy in the Capital City to focus on just female athletes.

"I try my best to reach out to coaches, if I have a kid that I know is going to be a great quality asset for their team I try to communicate that with that college coach and also you know give advice to the students and the parents on how to get involved in that recruiting process at an early age," Buck said.

Buck says she hopes to expand the academy to all sports. To learn more about the academy, send an email to

Click here for more information on the academy.

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