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2020 TMHS & TGSL Indoor Clinic

We are pleased to announced the Second Annual Tewksbury Memorial High School Girls Softball Team and Tewksbury Girls Softball League joint clinic!

WHEN:  Saturday March 28th and Sunday March 29th from 9:00am to Noon

WHERE: Gym at Tewksbury Memorial High School

COST: $100 per girl (any family with more than two will receive a 50% discount)

BENEFITS: Tewksbury Memorial High School Girls Softball Program 

WHO: Girls age 6 through Grade 7 from ANY town or city

 

Please register early as space will be limited.

Thanks

TGSL

Opened: 02/10/2020
Closes: 03/22/2020

Open to: Girls
born between: 12/31/2005 and 01/01/2014

2020 CLINIC Instructional

Tewksbury Girls Softball Instructional Clinic - Grades Pre K and K (usually ages 5,6 as of August 31st)

****Pre K = -1 and K = 0 when entering grade on registration****



The Instructional League is a FUN division geared to very young players with an emphasis on working the player's skills, NOT com[petition.  The Instructional League Clinic meets twice a week beginning on May and ending in Mid-June.  Innovative drills are used to help the girls learn the basic skills of softball.  the girls also participate in simulated games to introduce them to what they will experience in the Junior 8U League.

Skills introduced are:

How to Hold a Ball

How to throw a Ball

How to catch a Ball

Fielding Stance

Basic Fielding of the Ball

Basic Base Running

Proper Batting Stance

Proper Swing

Sportsmanship and Social Skills Associated With Team Sports / Softball



There are no tryouts or drafts in the Instructional Clinic League.  Every effort is made to place players on teams with classmates according to school information provided on the registration form.  If there is a particular parent you would like to see you child placed with every effort will be made to accommodate the request as teams are being formed.

Opened: 01/10/2020
Closes: 04/15/2020

Open to: Girls

In Grades: Pre-K to K for 2019-20 School year

2020 8U Junior League

Junior 8U League

Grades 1 & 2 (usually ages 7 and as of August 31st)

 

The Junior 8U League is a FUN division geared toward younger players with the emphasis of working on each players skills, NOT on the competition. This league meets twice a week beginning in late April.  The season is divided into thirds.  The first third of the season each team will have two practices per week, the second third each team will have one practice and one game and the last third each team will play two games per week.  The Season ends in mid June. 

 

Skills that are reintroduced and reinforced:

Softball Safety - Being aware of your surroundings

How to Hold a Ball

How to Throw a Ball

How to Catch a Ball

Fielding Stance Introduction to Catching Behind Home Plate

  -Proper Position

  -Safety

Base Running and Leading

Proper Batting Stance

Proper Swing

Sportsmanship and Social Skills Associated With Team Sports - Softball

Batting a Pitched Ball from a Coach

 

There are no tryouts in the Junior 8U League.  Teams are organized from every registered player primarily by school and / or random hat pick.  Rosters are limited in size to ensure all players have the oppurtunity to develo their skills. There are no assigned positions; all players will participate in every game and will rotate throughout the season getting to play every position at least once. 

Opened: 01/10/2020
Closes: 03/31/2020

Open to: Girls

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

2020 10U Junior League

Junior 10U League

Grades 3 & 4 (usually ages 9,10 as of August 31st)



The Junior 10U League is a FUN division geared toward younger players with the emphasis of working on each players skills and introducing competition. This league meets twice a week beginning in April.  The First half of the season each team will have one practice and one game and the second half each team will play two games per week. All Teams in this division make the playoffs. The Season ends in mid June and every effort is made to coordinate the end of the season with the end of the school year.



Skills that are introduced, reintroduced and reinforced:

Proper batting stance and swing

Proper way to hold a softball

Proper throwing technique and throwing motion

Proper way to field and catch a ground ball; two hands

Proper way to catch a fly ball; two hands what is a ball

Proper way to run the bases

Recognizing and understanding all positions on the field

Playing all the positions on the field unless there is a safety concern

Understanding the strike zone; what is a ball and strike

Hitting off "live" pitching; girls pitch to each other (no coach pitch)

Introduction to the windmill pitching technique

Inrtoduction to proper techniques to become a catcher

Learn to become part of a team and understanding what is best for the team and not the individual player

Learning the basic rules of softball; 4 ball = a walk, 3 strikes = a strikeout, 3 outs ends an inning

Learning the difference between a force play and a tag play

Understand what "tagging up" means

Learning the proper way to take a lead

Learning to make "cut-off" plays and back up bases

Proper sliding techniques

Communication skills with fellow players, coaches and umpires

Being respectful of other players, coaches and umpires

Become accustom to playing with a regulation 11' ball.  No "softies"

Learn what a home team and away team are; ie. who bats first


There are tryouts and a draft for the Junior 10U League.  Every girl that "tries out" will make a team.  If she cannot make it to tryouts she will placed on a team via a random hat pick.








 

Base Cost: $100.00

Opened: 01/10/2020
Closes: 03/31/2020

Open to: Girls

Residents of: 01876

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

2020 12U Intermediate League

The Intermediate League

Grades 5 & 6 (usually ages 11 & 12 as of August 31st)

 

The Intermediate League is similar to the Junior 10U League,  meeting twice a week beginning in early April and ending in mid June.  Every effort is made to coordinate the end of season with the end of the school year.

There are tryouts and a draft in this division.  Every girl that "tries out" will be placed on a team.  If a player is unable to attend tryouts she will be placed on a team via random hat pick.

 

All teams in this league make the playoffs.

 

Skills that are introduced, reintroduced and reinforced:

Proper batting stance and swing

Proper way to hold a softball

Proper throwing technique and throwing motion

Proper way to field and catch a ground ball; two hands

Proper way to catch a fly ball; two hands what is a ball

Proper way to run the bases aggressively

Recognizing and understanding all positions on the field

Playing all the positions on the field unless there is a safety concern

Improving understanding the strike zone; what is a ball and strike

Hitting off "live" pitching; girls pitch to each other (no coach pitch)

Improving the windmill pitching technique

Improving techniques to become a catcher

Learn to become part of a team and understanding what is best for the team and not the individual player

Learning the difference between a force play and a tag play

Understand what "tagging up" means

Learning the proper way to take a lead and steal a base

Improving ability to make "cut-off" plays and back up bases

Improving proper sliding techniques

Continuing to improve communication skills with fellow players, coaches and umpires

Being respectful of other players, coaches and umpires

Become accustom to playing with a regulation 12" ball. 

Become familiar with coaching "signs".  (steal, bunt, etc.)

Opened: 01/10/2020
Closes: 03/31/2020

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 5 to 6 for 2019-20 School year

2020 14U Senior League

Senior League

Grades 7 -10 (usually ages 13-16)



The TGSL Senior Program provides recreational and competitive opportunities for girls in fast pitch softball. Whether a player views softball as a new sport to learn, as a way to have fun with friends, or as a path to high school teams, the TGSL Senior League has something for them.  Foremost, the goal of the Senior League is to help aspiring young softball athletes learn a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime in a positive, safe, and supportive environment.  The Senior League combines teamwork, sportsmanship, instruction and competitive play so that the girls are able to have fun.



Any 16 year old girl player who is not on either a High School Varsity Team or a Travel Team is eligible to play in the Senior League.  Travel Teams do not include MiddleEssex teams.  If the player is 16 and only playing on a MiddleEssex team, the player is still eligible to participate in the Senior League.

Base Cost: $100.00

Opened: 01/10/2020
Closes: 03/31/2020

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 7 to 10 for 2019-20 School year