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Winter 2020 Softball Clinic Sundays for Grades 5 through 8

New Canaan Softball has arranged winter softball clinics for new and current players in grades 1-8. Players are strongly encouraged to join our “Softball Sundays” coached this year by the staff at Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy in Stamford. Players will learn the basics of the game, sharpen their skills and train for the spring season. Players will be grouped by age and ability. Limited space available this year to ensure good coach to player ratios. 

Where: Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy in Stamford

Dates/Times:  6 weeks, 1.5 hours on Sundays:

1-2:30pm

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8

Cost: $210 for all six dates. 

Drills:  Catching, hitting, infield, outfield, base running, basic rules and game structure tailored to each age group.

 

Base Cost: $210.00

Opened: 11/21/2019

Open to: Girls

Residents of: 06840

In Grades: 5 to 8 for 2019-20 School year

3 registrations 7 open positions.  

Winter 2020 Softball Clinic Sundays for Grades 3 through 4

New Canaan Softball has arranged winter softball clinics for new and current players in grades 1-8. Players are strongly encouraged to join our “Softball Sundays” coached this year by the staff at Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy in Stamford. Players will learn the basics of the game, sharpen their skills and train for the spring season. Players will be grouped by age and ability. Limited space available this year to ensure good coach to player ratios. 

Where: Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy in Stamford

Dates/Times:  6 weeks, 1.5 hours on Sundays:

1-2:30pm

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8

Cost: $210 for all six dates. 

Drills:  Catching, hitting, infield, outfield, base running, basic rules and game structure tailored to each age group.

Base Cost: $210.00

Opened: 11/21/2019

Open to: Girls

Residents of: 06840

In Grades: 3 to 4 for 2019-20 School year

5 registrations 15 open positions.  

Winter 2020 Softball Clinic Sundays for Grades 1 through 2

New Canaan Softball has arranged winter softball clinics for new and current players in grades 1-8. Players are strongly encouraged to join our “Softball Sundays” coached this year by the staff at Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy in Stamford. Players will learn the basics of the game, sharpen their skills and train for the spring season. Players will be grouped by age and ability. Limited space available this year to ensure good coach to player ratios. 

Where: Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy in Stamford

Dates/Times:  6 weeks, 1.5 hours on Sundays:

1-2:30pm

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8

Cost: $210 for all six dates. 

Drills:  Catching, hitting, infield, outfield, base running, basic rules and game structure tailored to each age group.

 

Base Cost: $210.00

Opened: 11/21/2019

Open to: Girls

Residents of: 06840

In Grades: 1 to 2 for 2019-20 School year

8 registrations 12 open positions.  

Spring 2020 Softball - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders

A Division (eligible ages 6 & 7, typically grade 1, Coach Pitch)

The A division emphasizes fun and participation while also teaching and reinforcing fundamental skills. Coaches pitch to the batters and instruct the defensive players from the field. In games, outs will count, but each team will bat the entire line up when they are on offense. Players will typically have one practice and one game per week. Days and times TBA.

AA Division (eligible ages 7, 8 & 9, typically grades 2 & 3, Coach Pitch)

This division continues to develop the players' skills and love for the game. Coaches pitch and to the batters and instruct the defensive players from the field. Players will play three out innings. Score is kept. Players will typically have one practice and one game per week. Days and times TBA.

Season: The season will run 4/20 through 6/14, weather permitting.

We cannot accept friend requests, and kindly ask that you list any recurring conflicts during registration.

**Parents of players birth year 2011 can choose to forgo any draft opportunity that would move your player from AA to AAA. Should your player be drafted to AAA an additional $125 charge is applied.

Player Evaluations:Required for all players second grade and above. Evaluation day will be on Sunday, 3/15 at Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy. Times TBA. Please check the website as it gets closer for more details.

Base Cost: $205.00

Opened: 12/01/2019

Open to: Girls

Residents of: 06840

In Grades: 1 to 3 for 2019-20 School year

Spring 2020 Softball - Players in grades 4-9

Players in this age group will be placed in an age and ability appropriate kid-pitch division: AAA, Minors, Majors or Juniors. Teams in these divisions will typically have one practice and two professionally umpired games per week. There will be an end-of-season playoff.

The season will run 3/30 through 6/14, weather permitting.

We cannot accept friend requests, and kindly ask that you list any recurring conflicts during registration.

Player Evaluations: Required for all players. Evaluation day will be on Sunday, 3/15 at Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy. Times TBA. Please check the website as it gets closer for more details.

AAA Division (eligible ages 8, 9 & 10, typically grades 3 & 4, Player Pitch)

Most of the players in this division will be league age 9. Players pitch from a distance of 35', with "coach rescue" rules. AAA uses an 11 inch softball. Stealing is introduced. Scores are recorded and the season concludes with a championship tournament. League play for this division includes teams from Darien and Rowayton in the spring, and additional nearby towns in the fall. Players will typically have one practice and two professionally umpired games per week.

 

Minors Division (eligible ages 9, 10 & 11, typically grades 3, 4 & 5, Player Pitch)

Players pitch from a distance of 35', with more limited "coach rescue" rules than AAA. Minors uses an 11" softball. Expanded introduction to stealing. Scores are recorded and the season concludes with a championship tournament. League play for this division includes teams from Darien and Rowayton in the spring, and additional nearby towns in the fall.

 

Majors Division (eligible ages 11 & 12, typically grades 6 & 7, Player Pitch)

The Majors program is a competitive league for 12 year olds and select 11 year olds. Players pitch from a distance of 40', with no "coach rescue" rules. Players will use a 12" ball. Higher concepts in stealing and bunting are frequently used. Standings are recorded throughout the season and a playoff will determine the league champion. League play for this division includes teams from Darien and Rowayton in the spring, and additional nearby towns in the fall.

 

Juniors Division (eligible ages 13 & 14, typically grades 8 & 9)

In Juniors, players pitch from a distance of 43' with a 12" softball. Juniors compete in a county-wide league versus teams from neighboring towns. The Juniors program is intended to serve as a bridge between the Majors program and the High School program. There is typically one weekday and one weekend game each week. The season culminates with a playoff tournament and championship game.

Base Cost: $330.00

Opened: 12/01/2019

Open to: Girls

Residents of: 06840

In Grades: 4 to 9 for 2019-20 School year

Spring 2020 Softball - Kindergarteners

The Rookie division is for our beginner softball players in Kindergarten. The emphasis is on fun and participation. It is an instructional program used to introduce our newcomers to the basic rules of softball and fundamentals of hitting, fielding, throwing, and running the bases. A 10" "softee" softball is used. Most players are able to hit off coach pitch by the end of the season, but a tee will be used in scrimmages as necessary.

The season is six weeks long (weather permitting).  We will play on 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/30, and 6/6.  Each Saturday, there will be a 90 minute clinic, time TBA. Stations of skill “games” will keep players on the move. As the season progresses, learning-focused scrimmages are introduced.

Player Evaluations: Not required.

Base Cost: $95.00

Opened: 12/01/2019

Open to: Girls

Residents of: 06840

In Grade: K for 2019-20 School year

2020 Parent Participation Registration

All volunteers must register here to be placed as a rostered Coach or Assistant Coach.  You only need to register once per calendar year.

Opened: 12/01/2019
Closes: 05/01/2020

Open to: Men & Women