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Thurs 4/23/15 update

posted Apr 23, 2015, 5:06 AM by m4 Life

FRIDAY'S GAME MAY STILL BE A GO....for 6:00.  Please stay tuned for further updates!

Working on rescheduling rainout from yesterday with HGA...must find out Lake Drive availability for 6:00 time...since our "slot" is M & W 4-5:30 only.

GAME DAY REMINDER: Players should be onsite, dressed, warmed up and ready to take the field 1/2 hr before the game time.  Boone pitching phenom, Bekah Slattery, worked with 2 of our pitchers on Monday.  Each of those pitchers now have a customized 15 minute "warm-up" routine; they should have their own :warm-up buddy" warming them up on sideline.  Starting pitcher will then warm-up again with starting pitcher when we get 15 minutes on the field & reserve pitchers will be semi-ready to go! 

Checking in...Week of April 20

posted Apr 20, 2015, 6:36 AM by m4 Life

TWO GAMES THIS WEEK!!! - Wed (home) Friday (St. Francis, Bally)

*** GAME CHANGE:  Please let me know if 8:00 works for Friday's Game ***  

GAME 1: Seriously, folks, he girls did really well last night when you consider the changes that were thrown at them (& us!) at the field.  Much of the confusion was due to the fact that our coaching staff was not represented at the league meeting on March 30, due to our own private commitments.  To summarize two big changes:
  1. the girls can steal when the ball leaves the pitcher's hand, NOT when it crosses the plate
  2. there can be NO standing contact with the catcher or girls will be ejected.
    1. if the catcher has the ball when you are coming home on a tag play you MUST:
      1. give yourself up
      2. go around her
      3. slide
So Coach Fontana and I were having individual, on-base discussions with the girls as they came to our bases.  Normally, I'd prefer to reinforce teachings while the girls are running, not teach them for the first time...we can fix that.


We have much to work on tonight, focusing on rules changes and the strategies to address them properly by acting out base-running situations.  Additionally, I am hoping to have a skills coach present today (Coach Bobb or Fontana) to work with pitchers and catchers exclusively for the majority of  practice... as you see there is much action at the plate with that duo with the rule change.

There will NOT be any work on hitting in practice this week, so if you want to get the girls to the cages that'd be good....maybe you could team up on Tuesday & hit SlugFest in Exeter!  Feel free to use the email list to coordinate that effort.

I think the girls all know the batting basics and simply need to gain confidence in front of the plate, which comes from being in front of the plate as much as possible.  The 2 games this week should help in that regard also.

Gooooo Knights!


posted Apr 8, 2015, 8:39 AM by m4 Life

Website -  current as of 4/8/15 @ 11:30; posted schedule and shirt order form.
Warm-ups - Will get payment details to you shortly...still waiting on final price...must make minimum order of 12 to get best price, so just send size and customization info for now.

Practice today - rainy and cold right now (11:38); let's move to gym for those who can make it (3:00 - 5:00)

2015 Starts!

posted Apr 8, 2015, 7:57 AM by m4 Life

OK, we are out in the field as of Monday, 4/6 and it was a good one!  These girls look great...they want to play, they come out prepared to play, and they are really PLAYING softball already.  We are hitting, running and doing situations.  We have already advanced to discussions about double plays.  

Double plays would never be required, per se, but we are setting the bar..maybe they'll get one, maybe they won't, but we want them to always think about it.  DP's are real adrenalin starters...the euphoria lasts for WEEKS!

Practice from now on Mondays & Wednesdays Lake Drive, 4-5:30, unless you hear from me otherwise.  Will move to gym if rainy, and will make the call by noon....still trying to decide what to do about today, 4/8; it's gloomy but not raining here in Amityville.

2014 Season Launches!

posted Mar 18, 2014, 6:53 AM by m4 Life

Indoor (IC gym) practice begins week of 3/17  Mondays and Wednesdays 3;15-5:00

First Game: Wed, 4/2 - 6:00 at BC vs St. Ignatius..Be there @ 5:15 please.

Outdoor practice at Lake Drive begins on 3/31 - 4:00-5:30 (or sooner, if conditions permit!)

Schedule Changes

posted Apr 8, 2013, 5:06 PM by m4 Life   [ updated Mar 18, 2014, 6:55 AM ]


CYO Schedule Changes

posted Mar 18, 2013, 8:17 PM by m4 Life

Note changes in CYO schedule for game # 2 and game #7, highlighted in blue.

Pitching Clinic...

posted Feb 21, 2013, 8:15 PM by m4 Life

...Saturday, Feb, 23: 7:00-8:00 PM.  Please see attached flyer.

Softball Registration...

posted Feb 16, 2013, 6:09 PM by Immaculate Conception CYO   [ updated Feb 20, 2013, 10:40 AM ]

...has begun!  Please register online by selecting "Registration" in the left hand menu of this website, under: Coaches' Corner, Forms and Diocese CYO Links (or contact the school office for a packet).

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