The winter training season is well under way with over 60 Sluggers engaged in hitting lessons at our Slugger Training Center. Every team has weekly hitting practice at the center, and each team works on defensive skills at a local gym. Older teams are creating and completing their skills videos as well.
November saw the Slugger Coaches attending their own hitting clinic, taught by Frank Hill. Frank went through each step of the hitting process. Older Sluggers along with Slugger Graduate Coach Andrea Starr both assisted with the drills and learned from the clinic. Work was concluded with and analysis of Slugger Players’ hitting videos. The club plans on conducting 4 more clinics on different aspects of the game, including pitching.
We are in the process of planning on a 2 week clinic for younger players interested in learning the skills of hitting. The program will focus on not only some hitting, but also some fun activities involving hitting. T-shirts will be given to each camper. More information will be available in the January Newsletter. The Head Softball and Travel Commissioners will be coordinating the event; Coach Dan Long will be the lead planner and instructor.
Our November Slugger of the Month Awards have been awarded:
The 14U Ackerman team honors Sarah Graham as their November Slugger of the month. This fall, Sarah led pitchers with 4 wins and 2 saves, and a team leading 19 rbi’s and a slugging percentage of .727. She is a model Slugger.
Lindsey Onnezi was voted by her team as the Slugger of the month for November. Lindsey was chosen because she is always positive and never gives up even in tough times. Lindsey is also known by her teammates as a hard worker.
Finally ,we all wish our whole SAA Family a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!