Published March 21, 2019
NORTH READING — North Reading Girls’ Softball is wrapping up its pitching and catching clinics at the end of the month. This was a successful offseason program designed to develop future pitchers and catchers in North Reading.
The Pitching Clinic was run by Sarah Curry. Curry has been associated with the NRGS program from age 6 all the way through 14U. She is back with the program as a member of the Board of Directors.
Mimi Mahon ran the Catching Clinic. She has experience as a collegiate All-Region catcher and is currently the Assistant Coach at Tufts University.
The clinic focused on teaching fundamentals to girls participating in 10U to 14U. Catching and pitching clinics are so important to the growth of this instructional league.
“In softball, the pitching motion is an entirely different skill,” said NRGS Board of Directors’ President Jennifer Vant. “Learning the proper technique from a young age is key. Going hand-in-hand with that is making sure we have girls trained in catching.”
These are two positions that can make or break the flow of a softball game. The NRGS League has made a concerted effort to focus a series of clinics specifically on these two skill sets. It also gives the girls a chance to throw the ball around throughout the winter.
“The clinics are great,” said parent Brooke Rogers. “It’s a nice way to bridge the gap between fall and spring. My daughter loves coming to these clinics.”
Player evaluations to kick of the season will be held at Extra Innings in Middleton on Sunday, March 31. Evaluations for 14U will be held from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., followed by 12U is from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 10U from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information go to www.northreadingsoftball.com.