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Softball Pitching Clinic 2017-18



What:  Beginner/Advanced Level Softball Pitching Clinics with Coach Alison Richards
Where:  Snider Park Batting Cages
When:  Every other Sunday starting September 10th, 2017, and running through November 19th (Sundays may shift here and there as-needed).
Times:  5:00 - 5:45 PM for beginner-level pitching (AA/AAA kids who have not pitched in games before, or are just beginning).  6:00 - 6:45 PM for advanced-level pitching (Majors kids or AAA kids who have pitched a full season).  If players are unsure which group they should be in, please come to the early time and Coach Alison will sort it out.
These clinics are offered free of charge!


Requirements from Coach Alison:

1.  Be ready to learn!  I'm willing to teach anyone willing to learn, but my preference is that you are either in it or not...and not coming one day here and there.  But, on the other hand, I realize that this is the off season, and girls/families are busy.  I'd also like to make sure that if you are at the pitching clinic, you are planning on participating in NKLL for the spring.

2.  MUST, MUST, MUST have your OWN catcher, or work with us BEFORE the practice to arrange for one.  That's my only really sticky thing - with as many girls as we may have, I can't be catching and teaching.  Sharing a catcher works, but doesn't give the girls as much work, and there tends to be distractions with the one not pitching.

3.  Kids should wear tennis shoes, bring their gloves/faceguards/whatever they usually play with, and be ready to practice outside on A Field if the daylight/weather support it.

About The Coach

Coach:  Alison Richards



·   4 years as starting pitcher for Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington

·   Winning pitcher of the 1998 NAIA Division II National Championships

·   Pitching coach for beginning—advanced 1995-present (private lessons as well as NKLL softball coach; Portsmouth, RI Little League; Middletown, RI Little League; St. George’s school; Skagit Valley Community College assistant 1999-2001; and various clinics for coaches)

·   Base Raiders (ASA 12-U) Assistant Coach, 2001-2002 season

·   Softball GTE District VIII Academic All-American, 1998

·   Softball Pac West Conference All-Academic First Team, 1999

·   NAIA National Pitcher of the Week (March 26-April 1, 1996)

·   Pacific Northwest Athletic Conference 1st Team Selection (1996, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99)

·   Pacific Northwest Region All-Sectional First Team (1996, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99)

·   Western Washington University Athlete of the Week (5 times)

·   Pacific Northwest Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week (4 times)

·   Pacific Northwest Region Pitcher of the Week (3 times)

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