Available 2024 Pro Easton Athlete, NCAA D1 & D2 Catcher/3B/1B Utility, 2023 Best Hitter Award Winner w/ Overseas Experience in the Netherlands, Australia, & Austria | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Available 2024 Pro Easton Athlete, NCAA D1 & D2 Catcher/3B/1B Utility, 2023 Best Hitter Award Winner w/ Overseas Experience in the Netherlands, Australia, & Austria

Name: Tyler Aasland

Height: 172.72cm

Weight: 68kg

DOB: May 16, 2000

Date Available: May 31, 2024

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: C

Positions (alt): 1B, 3B

College: St. Edward's University

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Personal

Sponsored Pro Easton Athlete x Lead Coach for Jen Schro Catching x Owner Coach Tyler Catching

Owner of @coachtyler_catching, and SBJO recruitment team member

In my first pro season overseas in the Netherlands, I took on a leadership role as the starting catcher, sharing the knowledge I’ve gained from playing at both the NCAA Division 1 and 2 levels in the U.S. I bring competitive, vocal energy to the field when I’m catching and pride myself in my relationships with my pitchers.

In Australia, I played third and first base in addition to catching , and was awarded Women’s Team of the Year Utility Player when our team won the 2023 South Australia State Championships. In this tournament I hit AVG .461 with two doubles and an OBP of .538.

As the starting catcher for the Crazy Chicklets in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, we placed second in the league for regular season, and second in the Championship series. I worked as a player/coach writing practice plans, training our catchers, working with hitters, and rotating as a third base coach during games. In regular season I hit AVG .410 with a .541 SLG. At the end of season I earned the defensive catcher Gold Glove Award and offensive catcher Silver Slugger Award in the Austrian Softball League.

In the 2023 European Winners Cup B, I assisted the Crazy Chicklets in winning the silver medal placing 2nd in the tournament, securing a spot for Austria in the European Winners Cup A next year. In this tournament I was individually recognized for my leading batting average of .611. and earned the Best Hitter Award.

My command of my defense is one of my defining characteristics as a player, and I’m able to do so because of the trust my teammates and I build together on and off the field. I’m able to transfer many of my skills from catching to the corners, and I love leading my team whether its on defense or offense. I lead by example by consistently putting in extra reps outside of practice, bringing the energy up during practice and games, and by prioritizing positive communication with my team and coaches to best serve the program.

Career highlights

2023 Austrian Softball League Catcher Gold-Glove Award

2023 Austrian Softball League Catcher Silver Slugger Award

2023 Austrian Softball League Silver Medalist

2023 WBSC European Cup Winners Cup B Best Hitter Award, AVG .611

2023 WBSC European Cup Winners Cup B Silver Medalist

2023 Austrian Softball League, AVG .410 SLG 0.541

2023 CFS Round Player of the Game/MVP, Hills Association

2023 Women’s Team of the Year Utility, Softball South Australia

2023 Senior State Champions Women’s A Grade, Softball South Australia

2023 South Australia State Championships AVG .461, OBP .538

2022 Netherlands Silver League Summer AVG .326 OBP 0.473

NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete Award 2018-2019, 2020-2021, 2021-2022

University of South Dakota, Summit League 2nd Place, 2019

18U PGF Premier Nationals 3rd Place, CA Cruisers, 2018

Coaching

Follow my instagram page @coachtyler_catching to see recent content of me training catchers in California, Netherlands, Australia, and Austria.

I am the Lead Catching Coach at Jen Schro Catching in southern california, and I’m also the owner of Coach Tyler Catching LLC where I give private lessons/classes to catchers and hitters. I specialize in coaching catchers and running team defense/team defensive plays, and I also love working with hitters individually on their swing mechanics and plate approaches. One of my strengths as a coach is my ability to communicate the why behind what I’m teaching. I’m the type of athlete that’s very academically inclined and learns best through demonstration and strategy, and I’ve learned that I can reach more players by teaching this way as well. Growing up in Southern California I had access to a huge concentration of high quality coaching that I’m passionate about sharing. My softball IQ and teaching style has been heavily influenced by my experience working with Jen Schroeder, and I love teaching young catchers about these advanced skills they may otherwise not be exposed to.

Overseas Goals

I want to continue playing softball overseas to contribute to the overall development of this sport while also strengthening myself as an athlete. Sharing my softball knowledge and experiences is something I’m passionate about sharing with as many teams and players as I can. Playing overseas is a privilege; long term, I want to play as many seasons overseas as I can in the next few years while making my way into more competitive leagues. Learning about the countries I’m traveling to and creating lasting relationships with the players and coaches I work with is important to me, and I’ll always be grateful to the game of softball for it.

Articles/Recognitions

Last-Gasp Thriller – Heat Turned Up – The Courier Sport

State of Success for Hills – The Courier Sport

Tyler Aasland Interview – From Netherlands Cup to Playing Professionally

2018-2019 University of South Dakota Beats Michigan 

What I’m passionate about outside of the sport: Surf & Turf Therapy Persists Through Pandemic

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2023 Crazy Chicklets Austria Softball League (ASL) Coach, Starting Catcher, 1st & 3rd Baseman, #3 Hitter
2023 Hills Heat South Australia - Adelaide Women's A Grade Catcher, 3rd Base, First Base, #3 Hitter
2022 Hoofddorp Pioniers Netherlands Silver League Starting Catcher, #3 Hitter, Team Co-Captain
2020-2022 St. Edward's University NCAA D2 Second String Catcher
2018-2019 University of South Dakota NCAA D1 Redshirt Freshman
2018 North American Select Team (NAST) Netherlands Cup Starting Catcher, #3 hitter
2017-2018 California Cruisers 18U Gold Second String Catcher

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2020 Head Softball Coach San Clemente Girls Softball USA Softball Junior Olympic Fastpitch Softball Coached and managed team of amateur youth players ages 13-14 for the spring season emphasizing team building dynamics
2021-2022 Coach Jen Schro Catching Retreats Youth Instructed catchers aged 8-18 through catching skills like framing, blocking, knee throws, spoke on panel about experience playing D1, D2, and overseas and about mental health as a student athlete, and helped instill sense of confidence in young athletes
2022 Organizational Softball Coach Hoofddorp Pioniers 12U, 15U, and 21U Coached Netherlands softball teams by implementing American collegiate softball strategies for team defense, position players, pitchers and catchers, and hitters
2022 Catching/Organizational Coach Lady Dukes Softball High School Coached alongside American Pro softball player Samantha Show running 14U team practices and working with team catchers/defense/hitters in Austin, Texas
2020-2023 Private Instructor Coach Tyler Catching Ages 10-18 Built up local clientele in California working with players ages 10-18 on hitting mechanics, situational hitting, plate approaches, then catching skills like receiving, blocking, knee throws/pickoffs
2016-2024 Catching Coach Softball Performance Workshop Ages 8-18 Coaching elite, D1 committed catchers with Jen Schroeder from ages 8 - 18 running catching drills, fitness circuits, and competitions working on receiving fundamentals, blocking, knee throws, and commanding the defense.

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2023 Crazy Chicklets (European Cup) 6 18 3 11 0 0 0 7 1 2 0 0 .611 .632 .611
2023 Crazy Chicklets 19 61 22 25 4 2 0 11 9 6 4 0 .410 .486 .541
2023 Hill's Heat 18 39 6 14 4 0 0 11 4 6 0 0 .360 .419 .462
2022 Hoofddorp Pioniers 20 43 - 14 2 0 0 6 9 6 0 0 .326 .473 .372

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2022 St. Edward's University 11 15 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 0 .267 .267 .267
2021 St. Edward's UYniversity 11 26 3 5 1 0 0 1 1 11 0 0 .192 .250 .231

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Jen Schroeder

Owner?Head Coach, Jen Schro Catching

Leah Glasgow

Head Coach, St. Edward's University

Ton Van Koeverden

Head Coach, Hoofddorp Pioniers

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.)

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Host Family

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

Prior engagements: No

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

Traveling with a companion: No

Educational background: I graduated in December 2022 with my B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. My neuroscience background has a focus in psychology, biology, and chemical dependency issues/addiction. Since graduating I’ve founded Coach Tyler Catching while working with Jen Schro Catching, and plan to continue my career in softball both stateside and internationally.