THE REC 

North Tonawanda Youth Center

 

2019 Developmental Fall Softball Program

League Information! 

After a highly successful 2018 season, NT Developmental Fall Softball is back for a second season, and registration is now OPEN!



This league is designed to help players progressively build their softball knowledge and skills through specially designed practices and scrimmages! 


Fall Ball is open to all girls in Grades 5-8. The league will run on Tuesdays and Saturdays from August 24th through October 5th. 


The league will be held at the NT Lady Jacks Softball Complex on Payne Avenue between Taber Place and Humphrey Ave. 


Tuesday evenings will be practices from 5-7 pm, where players will learn softball skills and concepts regarding fielding, base running, hitting, and pitching. Saturday mornings will feature scoreless scrimmages against other teams in the league, with the first games held at 9:30 am. This format is designed to help players progressively build their skills throughout the fall season, with different elements of the game being installed each week. 


If you would like to see the format of what will be worked on during  practices and scrimmages, click here. 


The cost of the league is $20 for NT residents, and $25 for non-NT residents. 


You can register for the league at  https://www.ntparksrec.com or in person at the NT Recreation Offices at 500 Wheatfield St in North Tonawanda. 


If you have any questions, please contact Nick Kraus at ntyouthrecsports@gmail.com 



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 pitching to players with live infield and outfield)


Saturday, October 5th : 9:30 am-11:30 am—Last Scrimmages


Notes:

*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.