*Available June 2024* Pro Easton Athlete, NCAA D1 & D2 Catcher/3B/1B Utility with Overseas Experience in the Netherlands, Australia, & Austria
Name: Tyler Aasland
DOB: May 16, 2000
Date Available: April 25, 2023Will Pay Flight
Positions (alt): 1B, 3B
College: St. Edward's University
Sponsored Pro Easton Athlete x Jen Schro Catching Ambassador
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. 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.
2023 Austrian Softball League Catcher Gold-Glove Award
2023 Austrian Softball League Catcher Silver Slugger Award
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
Follow my instagram page @coachtyler_catching to see recent content of me training catchers in California, Netherlands, Australia, and Austria.
I’ve trained with Jen Schroeder since I was 12 years old, and continue to coach at her elite catching retreats. 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.
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.
Since completing my first pro season in Netherlands Silver League in 2022, I’ve gone on to play in the South Australian Winter Season 2023 for the Hills Heat in Adelaide. I’ve been catching for our American pitcher, playing third base, and playing first base in games while continuing to lift and hit outside of practice. My goal is to become stronger and better everyday in preparation for the summer 2023 season.
What I’m passionate about outside of the sport: Surf & Turf Therapy Persists Through Pandemic
|2020||Head Softball Coach||San Clemente Girls Softball||USA Softball Junior Olympic Fastpitch Softball||Coached and managed team of amateur youth players aged 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 aged 10-18 on hitting mechanics, situational hitting, plate approaches, then catching skills like receiving, blocking, knee throws/pickoffs|
|2016-202||Catching Coach||Softball Performance Workshop||Ages 8-18||Coached elite, D1 committed catchers with Jen Schroeder from ages 8 - 18 years running catching drills, fitness circuits, and competitions working on receiving fundamentals, blocking, knee throws, and commanding their defense|
|2023||Crazy Chicklets (European Cup)||6||18||3||11||0||0||0||7||1||2||0||0||.611||.632||.611|