Rec season is from April 9 - June 9, 2018. All players registered before March 26th are guaranteed a teamshirt by the first game and can lock in the $90 price. Late registrants subject to $10 late fee.
Volunteers to coach/assist, please indicate by clicking on specific role of interest. Volunteers are appreciated!!
PLEASE NOTE: REQUESTS FOR specific TEAM COACH/TEAM PLACEMENT CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.
You will be contacted by the head coach in the first week of April about your player's team and schedule information. Website provides greater detail about Rec age levels and divisions. All playing divisions are based in age as of
12/31/2017. Concerns or questions, contact age division coordinator.
All refund requests made prior to program start date, may subject to a $10 cancellation fee. Once Rec season begins, any requests require a medical note and be subject to partial reimbursement pending review.
Weather cancellations:no rain-date or make ups. Head coach will notify via email but some decisions are made live at the field.
Absences: email head coach in advance of practice/game so they can plan
MISS SHEN/HAYNERS ACADEMY SOFTBALL YOUTH CATCHING CLINIC – will be held on Thursdays.
Dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 12 from
Location: The Sports Barn Recreation Center in Halfmoon.
Ages: 8-14 years old (must be 8 years old by January 1, 2018)
Cost: $125 for Miss Shen players up until February 15th. Beginning February 16, registration will increase to $150 and opened up to catchers outside of Miss Shen, at which time registration will done through Hayner's Sports Barn. All inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructor: Norm Hayner (former 4 year starting catcher, Siena College)
Program Focus: All foundational skills essential for successful softball catcher play. This includes but not limited to:
- Physical skills and technique development: receiving, throwing, blocking, bunts, tag plays, pop ups and wild pitches. Elements of strength development will also be introduced.
- Mental skills: leadership, attributes of effective catchers, poise, emotional maturity, overcoming fear, situational knowledge, pitcher/catcher and catcher/umpire relationship.
- Required Equipment: girls must bring full catchers equipment each session.
The Shenendehowa Miss Softball America program was founded in 1973 by a small group of parents who wanted their daughters to have the opportunity to participate in organized sports. The first summer, 135 girls, ages 9 through 15, participated in the program. The second and third seasons saw participation rise to 240 girls and 280 girls, respectively. Teams were coached and managed by parents. Games were played on the school fields and occasionally on the fields at Sherwood Forest, or Country Knolls.
In 1976, the league dropped the national affiliation with Miss Softball America and joined the Hudson Mohawk Girls Softball Association as Miss Shen Softball. Games were played with teams from Clifton Park, Cambridge, Schuylerville, Greenwich, Colonie, Saratoga, Cohoes and Brunswick. In 1988, Miss Shen was proud to open our own complex of fields.
The Miss Shen Softball league is governed by a Board of Directors. Past board members have paved the way for all of us at Miss Shen so that we may enjoy an inclusive league, fun environment, and top-notch playing fields. Thank you to our league presidents for their leadership. Today, we have over 700 girls, ages 4 through 17, registered to play and we rely on the participation of many parent volunteers.
We offer our girls opportunities to learn more aspects of the game through optional clinics and camps. The popular winter pitching clinic, which takes place from December to March, has been offered for many years. We also hold an annual catcher’s clinic and other clinics throughout the year.
Our recreation program encourages a have-fun attitude where girls can learn and participate in the game of softball.
The girls who play in the travel program enjoy more competitive play against local area teams and participation in Local, State and National tournaments. The travel program adheres to ASA rules.
We are proud of our history and look forward to our future!