Current Session Info

Spring 2020 Recreational Season

The Miss Shen Spring Recreation season runs from early April through early June. Register before March 13th to avoid the $10 late fee (fee will go up to $100 on March 14th).

PLEASE NOTE: Requests for a specific coach or team cannot be guaranteed.

You will be contacted the 1st week in April about your player's team and schedule information. Practices are expected to start on or about April 6th. The first games will be the week of April 20th. Please see for greater detail about Rec age levels and divisions. All playing divisions are based on age as of 12/31/2019. Concerns or questions, please e-mail

Any adults who want to volunteer to help during the season should register and select the role (coach, assistant coach, or team parent) they would prefer. Volunteers are always needed and are appreciated!!

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2020 Catching Clinic

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Miss Shen & Hayner Academy Youth Softball Catching Program

Program Focus: All foundational skills essential for successful softball catcher play. This includes, but is 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 relationships.

Ages: 9-14 (must be 9 years of age by Jan. 1)
Day: Wednesdays {March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8}
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Location: The Sports Barn Recreation Center; 130 NY-236, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Instructor: Norm Hayner (former 4-year starting catcher at Siena College)
Cost: $150 until Feb. 15. Beginning Feb. 16 - $175**
Equipment: Girls must bring full catcher’s equipment each session.
Registration: (Registration closes Feb. 15th)

**Enrollment is limited! Depending on the number of registrants, this program may open and be offered to catchers outside the Miss Shen program starting Feb. 16, at which time registration will be through and the fee will be $175.
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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, Miss_Shen_logoSchuylerville, 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!