Is your player at Rec games wishing she could pitch? We are proud to announce our instructor lead Spring pitching clinic.
Instructor led by Erika Daigle and current Shenendehowa pitchers.
Erika was a pitcher at Russell Sage College and broke the single-season strikeout record her freshman year. Her pitching career at Shen was legendary. She has been coaching for five years. To read her bio please, see our Miss Shen Facebook page or Miss Shen website. She is currently working towards a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Russell Sage College.
In order to try pitching at Spring or Fall Rec, you need to attend a pitching clinic offered from Miss Shen. This is a great opportunity early in the season to learn and improve your skills. This is a beginners program for all A and AA (ages 7 – 10) players. For Minors division (age 6), you can register to be wait-listed and added into the clinics if room is available.
Where: Miss Shen Fields - FIELD 5 or Field 6
When: Session 1 – 4/29, 5/6, 5/12 (Saturday), and 5/20; 5-6 PM
OR Session 2 – 4/29, 5/6, 5/12 (Saturday), and 5/20; 6-7 PM
Capped at 20 pitchers per session. If both sessions do not fill we may combine into one session at the earlier time slot. Communication will be sent out in the event this happens.
Price: Flat rate of $36 for all 4 days. No proration can be applied to rate.
Please register at Sports Signup and select either session 1 or session 2.
Play: June 12-August 1, 2018
This program is for the softball player who wants to further develop what they have learned at the rec level and bring that into a more competitive environment. We estimate a 10 game schedule that will be played between mid June and the end of July. It will consist of approximately 1-2 games per week, with some games at Shen and some games requiring local travel. Will also include at least 1 local tournament.
Miss Shen fee: $50, cost of team t-shirt included
Non Miss Shen fee: $60, cost of team t-shirt included
* Definition for Non Miss Shen fees: from a school district other than Shen
The rules are very similar to our A division rec rules and are designed to
keep the game moving and allow the girls to play at a more competitive level
than our rec division. It will be coach pitch to your own team and the
girls get a maximum of 6 pitches to put the ball in play.
Birthdate range is Jan 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2010 (age 8 or under as of 12/31/2017).
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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!