Pike Liberal Arts to host softball clinic this weekend

Published 10:25 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Aristotle wrote, “Good habits formed in youth make all the difference.” Nowhere is this advice more apt than in the sporting world. Ask any professional athlete, and he’ll tell you that he only achieved success through constant practice and repetition of the most basic aspects of his sport.

For this reason, the Pike Liberal Arts Lady Patriots softball team will be hosting a spring softball clinic this Saturday for youngsters hoping to build the fundamental skills necessary to succeed at the high school level. Lady Patriot Varsity and Junior Varsity players will instruct participants in hitting, fielding, throwing, catching and baserunning.

PLAS head coach Allie Park said the clinic would help girls hoping to have breakout recreation seasons. “This is a great opportunity for young softball players to learn and develop the tools they need for a successful season,” Park said. “All girls playing for the Troy Parks and Recreation Department this spring will have a great time learning and getting prepared for softball games at this clinic.”

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Park said the focus of the clinic will be on the fundamentals of the game. “Coaches and PLAS players will be teaching all players an understanding of fundamental skills in hitting, throwing, catching, fielding and baserunning,” Park said. “This is a great opportunity for the Pike softball program to continue to develop our young grade school athletes and give them the tools they need for success. If your daughter is interested in playing softball, she should be in attendance.”

The clinic is open to all softball players in grades K-6. Registration for the camp will be $40, which includes a t-shirt.

The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Mendy Avant Softball Field on the campus of Pike Liberal Arts School. If registering the day of the event, players must be registered by 8:30 a.m. in order to participate.

Every softball player is encouraged to attend the event. Players should bring their own equipment to the clinic.

For any questions concerning the clinic, e-mail Coach Allie Park at apark@pikelib.com.