MS Softball

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOFTBALL

With so many new softball players in 2021, our goal is to develop a love of the game through skill work, team building, and encouragement.

Upcoming Games

On Wed., April 21, Coach Kendra scheduled a “coaching scrimmage” with the Flood Brook rec team, which is also a brand new team this year. She and the FB coach will stop the game frequently to explain rules, talk about where to throw the ball if it is hit to them, when they need to tag the base or the runner, etc. With so many new players, this will help everyone feel more confident in our first official game. Parents are welcome to watch if they wear masks and socially distance themselves from non-family members.

Wed 12

MS Softball @ West Rutland

May 12 @ 4:30 pm
Sat 15

MS Softball @ Flood Brook

May 15 @ 1:30 pm
Tue 18

MS Softball vs. West Rutland

May 18 @ 4:30 pm
Mon 24

MS Softball vs MEMS

May 24 @ 4:00 pm
Wed 26

MS Softball @ MAU

May 26 @ 4:30 pm

Practice

Tue 11

MS Softball Practice

May 11 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Thu 13

MS Softball Practice

May 13 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Fri 14

MS Softball Practice

May 14 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Mon 17

MS Softball Practice

May 17 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Thu 20

MS Softball Practice

May 20 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Fri 21

MS Softball Practice

May 21 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Tue 25

MS Softball Practice

May 25 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Wed 26

MS Softball Practice

May 26 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Thu 27

MS Softball Practice

May 27 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Roster

Skyler Bickford 8
Phoebe Bissell 7
Sophia Cochran 7
Olivia Coolidge 7
Kendall Faley 7
Keira (Kiki) Goodell 7
Helen Hammell 7
Martha Hutcheson 7
Kiara Larson 7
Cheyenne Leonard 7
Ann Levering 8
Althea McGunnigle 7
Erin Scott 7
Aila Thompson 7
Lindsey Treat 8

EQUIPMENT

Everyone has a glove. Consider batting gloves too. They can take the sting out of a hit. I also suggest infield face masks for anyone who wants to play infield. They are not required. Long Trail supplies them for the pitcher and 3rd baseman. I have seen enough softball injuries to insist my daughter has one, so I am suggesting this to parents as well.

For more information, please contact:
Kendra LaRoche
Coach, MS Girls Basketball
klaroche@longtrailschool.org
(802) 867-5717 (LTS) Cell: 802-735-3780

TIPS FROM COACH KENDRA

  1. Throw and catch every day. Think about the fundamentals I am teaching in practice and try to practice them. 
  2. Swing a bat every day. If you don’t have a bat, swing a stick every day. You don’t even have to hit anything with it (although hitting things can be fun!) but think about the fundamentals of your swing in each swing. In a game, you will be too nervous to think about them, so think about them now so they come naturally in a game. 
  3. When your glove is not being used by you, store it in a warm place with a softball in it. Make sure the ball is in the upper, laced part, not the palm. This will help your glove loosen up to make it easier to catch in the future. 
  4. If you are a pitcher, take 50 pitches a day, after warming up your arm. Pitch to others, pitch to the side of the garage (with parents permission), pitch to a tree… you get the idea.
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