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All of the coaches here truly care about your well-being!

All Pure Performance coaches have “been there – done that” and can relate to your experiences as an athlete. We are looking forward to helping you reach your maximum potential and thank you for trusting us enough to lead you through the process.

Rosie Anderson

Lead Pitching Instructor

Rosie grew up playing in NOVA and was selected to first team all-district every year as a pitcher for Yorktown HS in Arlington. She was an All-Met selection her senior year as well as the team’s MVP, and was offered a scholarship at East Carolina University. However she remained local and began providing softball instruction in 1997. She has coached varsity softball at National Cathedral School, Bishop Ireton, JEB Stuart, and TC Williams. Rosie also plays Women’s Baseball and in 2008 she was inducted into the Women’s National Baseball Hall of Fame. To continue to improve her skills as a pitching instructor, Rosie began studying under Denny Tincher in 2010. She is also a graduate of National Massage Therapy Institute as a Certified Massage Therapist.

Ryan Buchanan

Facility Director

Ryan Buchanan was a pitcher for Fairfax High School before transferring to DeMatha in his junior year. Shoulder surgery kept him from realizing his dream of pitching in college, but when his alma mater Catawba College offered him a position on the women’s volleyball coaching staff, he took the opportunity. Over twenty years later, and he is still coaching, only now it is softball, baseball, and basketball. Ryan is the general manager of the Virginia Lady Lightning, a regional team of the Lady Lightning program as well as the general manager of the Fairfax Naturals Baseball organization. He has been certified as a functional strength coach by the National Pitching Association. Due to his own history with injury, he studies extensively to make sure he teaches young athletes the best ways to maximize power while minimizing wear and tear on their bodies. In his spare time, he runs an accounting practice, indulges his wife’s passion for college sports, and finds new ways to embarrass his children.

Grant Thompson

Baseball Hitting and Fielding Instructor

Grant is a native of Springfield, VA and played for Annandale High School. He graduated from Shenandoah University in 2021 as a 4 year member of the baseball team as an outfielder.

In 2020-21: named as an alternate captain… named third team All-ODAC…

In 2019-20: named to leadership council… named first team All-State by VaSID… led team with a .479 batting average… also had five doubles and eight RBI…

In 2018-19: named to the team leadership council… earned All-Tournament honors after helping Hornets to a second straight ODAC championship… named to the Kean Regional All-Tournament team… earned Academic All-State honors…

In 2017-18: named to the leadership council… earned first team All-ODAC honors… named third team All-South Region by… earned second team All-Region honors from the ABCA… named second team All-State by VaSID…

In 2016-17: named to the Leadership Council…

DeJon Morris

Hitting, Fielding, and SAPT Instructor

Dejon Morris played outfield and second base for Pebblebrook High School in Atlanta, Georgia. During the summers, he also played travel baseball for East Cobb Astros for three years. When he graduated high school, he was offered to come play at Gordon College to play center field. He was known for his speed and hitting. Unfortunately, during his time at Gordon he tore his rotator cuff. After rehab, he began offering baseball lessons to ages 8-12, focusing on hitting and speed. During that time, Dejon transferred to Georgia Southern University to earn his bachelor’s in business administration. Now living in Arlington, Dejon works at a law firm in DC. In his free time, he continues to provide hitting and SAPT lessons and still has a great passion for the sport.

Skylar Jones

Hitting and Fielding Instructor

Skylar Jones joins us from Pamlico County, NC. She is a retired collegiate student-athlete that played softball at Division II level at Barton College and also and the Junior College level, Palm Beach State where she was team captain.

She is a new resident in the Fairfax area and looking to give back to the community in any impactful way possible! Her love for the game runs deep and she is super excited to spread her experiences with the sport that has given her countless opportunities!

Amber Verstynen

Hitting and Fielding Instructor

Amber graduated from George Mason University in 2022 after playing on the Division I team for 4 years. During her junior year, she led the team with a batting average of .306 and served as a leader on the team. During her time at George Mason, Amber played outfield and catcher. On the offensive side, she hit lefty utilizing a combination of slapping and hit away. Before her time at George Mason, Amber was a four-year letter winner in softball at Tabb High School in Yorktown, VA. She earned first-team all-state honors in her senior year while helping lead her team to an undefeated season. Amber played 4 years with the 18u Sarasota Heat.

Julie Reynolds

Fluid Yoga

B.S., Food & Nutrition, minor in Wellness
M.Ed., School Counseling

A lifelong athlete, fitness enthusiast and instructor, Julie discovered yoga to recover from long distance running. After graduating from college, Julie moved from Ohio to become a fitness instructor at the White House Athletic Center in Washington DC. She spent several years working with Inova as the Manager of the Prevention Program for Partnership for Healthier Kids educating school aged children and their parents on healthy habits through nutrition and fitness activities. Today Julie is a school counselor in FCPS and teaches yoga at a variety of locations throughout Fairfax. Her true passion is bringing yoga to young athletes to enhance their performance through a mind and body connection. Her classes incorporate a vinyasa style yoga practice with alignment, balance, breath, core engagement, flexibility and strength as the areas of focus.

Erica Brasher


Erica graduated from Lake Braddock Secondary School in 2019 after playing on the varsity softball team for 4 years. During her junior season, she helped Lake Braddock win the 6a Regional Championship. Her senior year, after batting .383 with an OBP of .451, Erica was named Lake Braddock softball’s offensive player of the year. That year she was also named to first team All Conference, first team All Region, as well as honorable mention All Met. Erica played 3 years with the 18u Lady Lightning Gold NOVA. During her final season of travel ball she batted .460 with an OBP of .486 and a slugging percentage of .630. Erica is a lefty slapper with power who plays all outfield positions. She is currently playing Division 1 softball.

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