Coaches: Nick Kraus & Jacob Lemke
Coaches: Bailey Crampton & Jessica Dean
North Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation
Fall Developmental Softball League Schedule
Saturday August 24th :9:30 am-12pm —Clinic with stations
Tuesday, August 27th : 5 pm-7 pm —First team practices (Goal: How to field a ground ball (with hand drills) and Defensive positioning—with throws to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, home, how to back up a teammate on the diamond, calling the ball and talking on the diamond)
Saturday, August 31st—No League Activities (Labor Day)
Tuesday, September 3rd : 5 pm-7 pm—Team Practice (Goal: Fly balls (calling the ball, 1st step back, 2 hands) and outfield cut-offs to 2nd, 3rd, and Home AND hitting off tee and soft-toss)
Saturday, September 7th : 9:30 am-11:30 am—Scrimmages
Tuesday, September 10th : 5 pm-7 pm—Team Practice: (Goal: Base running—through first base bag, rounding the bases, not watching the ball, how to listen to base coaches and read coach’s signs, leadoffs, stealing AND defensive positing review)
Saturday, September 14th : 9:30 am-11:30 am—Scrimmages
Tuesday, September 17th : 5 pm-7 pm—Team Practice (Base running review, brief infield defensive positioning review AND defensive positioning on steals to 2nd and 3rd with catcher work and on bunts (proper blocking and throwing)).
Saturday, September 21st : 9:30 am-11:30 am—Scrimmages (Stealing bases will be allowed beginning this week—stealing home will still be prohibited)
Tuesday, September 24th : 5 pm-7 pm—Team Practice (Hitting—tee work, soft-toss, coach pitching to players, players pitching to players with full infield.)
Saturday, September 28th : 9:30 am-11:30 am—Scrimmages
Tuesday, October 1st : 5 pm-7 pm—Team Practice (Defensive positioning review of infield and outfield, coach/players pitching to players with live infield and outfield)
Saturday, October 5th : 9:30 am-11:30 am—Last Scrimmages
*Words written in blue are new concepts and skills that will worked on for the majority of practice.
**All practices will consist of half-hour pitching tutorials for all players. All players are guaranteed to pitch at least one inning in a scrimmage if they desire to do so.
***Saturday scrimmages will be held on the Lady Jacks Varsity field. Tuesday practices will utilize the Varsity field and Humphrey field.