The objective of the Southington Girls Softball League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community, the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect so that they may be well adjusted, stronger, and happier children a
Travel coaches looking to register their team for fall ball click on the "Fall Ball Registration" tab above or the yellow "Register for Fall" button on the right. Follow the directions from there to create an account and register.
Any questions regarding fall ball registration please email Rick McQuatters at email@example.com for assistance.
SGSL is excited to announce the USA Elite Summer Softball Clinics
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Congratulations to the '05 Lightning team on their National Championship
2020 / 2021 Lightning & Thunder Tryout Dates
Please see the Lightning and Thunder tabs for more information.
** Thunder 16u tryouts, for girls born in 2005 or prior,
will be held on Wednesday August 5th and Monday August 10th. **
If you need to contact us, please see the Contact Us link at the top of our website.
Location: Panthorn Park, 500 Burritt St., Southington CT
Dates: Monday-Thursday, August 3-6, 2020 (rain date 8/7) Time:9 am - 12 noon All Skills
12:30 - 3 pm Pitchers/Catchers
Ages: 8 - 16
Clinic Director: Jen Hapanowicz
Clinic Fees (membership info below):
Southington Players & USA Elite Members Before 7/5:
All Skills $129; Pitchers/Catchers $109; Both $209 (registration after 7/5 - additional $25 charge)
Non-Southington Players/Non-USA Elite Members Before 7/5: All Skills $149; Pitchers/catchers $129; Both $229 (registration after 7/5 - additional $25 charge)
Clinic Staff & Format: Clinics will be instructed by the Director, Jen Hapanowicz and the USA Elite Training Softball Coaching Staff.Players will be broken up into skill and age groups during each clinic session.
All Skills Program: The daily program will emphasize the following skills: throwing, fielding, the short game and hitting. In addition, fundamentals of each position (double-plays, covering bases, cutoffs, etc.) and defensive and offensive strategies will be covered. This program includes base running, sliding, selecting the proper equipment for the individual position and live game situations.
Pitchers & Catchers Program: Each day the pitchers and catchers will spend the first half of the clinic working on specific skills for their position. Pitchers will learn the correct fundamentals of windmill pitching including: how to grip and snap the 2 and 4 seam fastball, drills to improve arm circle speed and mechanics, drills to improve balance and explosion in the pitching motion. The goal of clinic is to improve accuracy and speed. The beginning pitchers will work on Change-ups and the advance pitchers will work on spins for various pitches. All pitchers will work on fielding position, and how to set batters up. All pitcher speeds will be checked via radar gun and spin rotation via the Rev Fire. The catcher skill work will include learning the proper stances, framing, throwing techniques, blocking, pick off plays, fielding bunts, passed balls and how to call a game
Refunds are available to anyone who has paid a registration fee. In order to accurately process refunds in a timely manner, we have created a simple contact form that we are requiring be completed in order for your refund to be processed.
Additional choices on the form allow for league donations, should you wish to donate a portion or the entirety of your registration fee to support the league's work, which includes ongoing field maintenance, budgeted park improvements, and overhead for potential events, to name a few.
Please allow 30 days for refunds to be processed. There will be a credit card processing fee deducted for each player for payments that were made by credit card.
Click this link to access the form:https://forms.gle/9h2d6tHKPXhUtNJZ9
Southington Girls Softball Leagueis made up largely of volunteers, and the operation of the league is comprised of many activities that take place 'behind the scenes'. Did you know that we have:
A Field Maintenance Committee to keep our 10 playing fields - dedicated solely to Southington girls in grades K-12 - in a good and safe condition;
Various pre-season Organization Committees;
A Concession Stand Committee to help in the operation of our main source of income;
A Fundraising Committee,
An End of Season celebration Committee,
Charity tournaments Committees,
and much more.
All of this activity is done for the benefit of all our girls by volunteers. SGSL is one of the finest, if not the finest, facility within the state of Connecticut, dedicated to girls' softball. Comments validating this have been made year after year by coaches and officials both within and outside of the Town of Southington. However, none of this happens without your help.
It's true that everyone has a busy schedule these days, but just a few hours of your time can be an invaluable contribution to both the league and to our girls' total experience of the sport. So please, ask any of our Executive Board members how you can get involved and take pride in knowing that your contribution helped to make treasured memories on these fields for your young girl to last a lifetime.
On behalf of the SGSL Executive Board, thank you,
President, Southington Girls Softball League
The Town of Southington has made available this document which contains important information that all parents should have access to for the safety of each girl playing softball. This form will also be available for parents to take during in-person registration sessions.