Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thank You Work Party Volunteers

The coaches would like to give a big thank you to everyone who came down to the field Saturday to help with the annual Field Cleanup Day.

We are ready to play.

Players will walk back to a new outfield fence, covered batting cage, and cleaned out storage areas. The infield is in fantastic shape, dugouts are clean, and there is plenty of room for player equipment bags in the storage room.

While cleaning out the shed, we discovered two "Wildcat Pride" softball banners. They are now proudly hanging on the backstop.

The facility looks better than it ever has. Let the games begin!

Go Cats!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Covering of Bullpen Complete

Let the rains return. It will not affect our ability to keep practicing.

A huge thanks to Spero Koulouras for his efforts in designing and erecting our new bullpen covering. Coaches and Spero were down at the field Saturday putting on the finishing touches, and it looks great.

The covered bullpen will allow us to practice even when it rains. Three pitchers and catchers will be able to throw at one time. Hitters can work on stations with bow nets or whiffle balls. There is even room for live ground balls on real dirt.

This is the latest in a list of recent field improvements designed to help take the Los Gatos High School softball program to the next level.

Go Cats!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

2015 January Player Clinics Schedule

I am thrilled to see that 23 players want to participate in our January clinics. Remember, these are one-hour sessions limited to four players per session. Below is the schedule, which I will also post on our team website (link below under Wildcat Softball). I have scheduled one clinic per interested player. If you are interested in any of the open slots, let me know. Open slots are highlighted in green. Also, if you cannot make any of your assigned slots, please let me know well in advance so I have time to fill it with another player. 

Players can attend no more than two on-field clinics per week. On days you are not on field, we will still have conditioning from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Cardio on Mondays and Wednesdays, and weights on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So, there is something softball-related Monday through Thursday all January.

2015 Clinics

Monday 2:30 p.m. Annika Briski Erin Kiuttu Thea Koulouras Macy Zech
Monday 3:30 p.m. Serafina Johnson Shelby Copper Orli Arad Julianna Callahan
Tuesday 2:30 p.m. Emma Rochel Camille Hench Giulianne Pate Sarah Storton
Tuesday 3:30 p.m. Macie Manion Nicole DalCielo Jocie Potmesil Orli Arad
Wednesday 2:30 p.m. Jocie Potmesil Makenna Moore Sydney Tucker Amelia Dunn
Wednesday 3:30 p.m. Taylor Folsum Carrington Ratcliff Natalie Mercik Maddy Laskey
Thursday 2:30 p.m. Madeline Colombo Maddy Lucey Maila Ruggiero Ashley Mains
Thursday 3:30 p.m. Shelby Copper Giulianne Pate Je'zsanay Hill Sam Holmgren

Friday, January 2, 2015

Field Improvements to Greet Players in 2015

Following a successful fundraiser in 2014, players returning for the 2015 season will walk into a much-improved facility in 2015.

Gone is the mud, and in its place is 10 yards of rock that will make life at the field much more pleasurable for players, coaches and fans.

Rock has been layed from the foot path all the way to the equipment shed and over to the batting cage. Now, following a rain, we will not have to sludge around in the mud for three days. And stepping stones were added to the dugout entrance to replace the plywood and rubber mat.

Plans are also underway to cover the bullpen, which will allow workouts to be held during the rain. Not only will pitchers be able to throw, ground balls can also be fielded in the enclosure, and whiffle balls can be hit.

The batting cage lights have been repaired, and the cage will also be tarped to allow use during most rain storms. No more canceled practices due to rain.

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