Our goal is to generate teams for Middle-Essex League play at all three age levels, and for Tournament Softball at the U12 and U14 levels. Players will be evaluated for either or both types teams at this event, based on their stated preferences.
The young 2014 Acton-Boxborough U10 Lightning team had a great summer season. The girls started the season against a very experienced Littleton team; impressed by their opponent’s performance the Lightning team quickly learned how the game was to be played. At the following game the Lightning picked up their first win against Lexington. The team worked hard and continued to play good softball but falling short a few runs early on in the season led to some close loses. By mid-July the confident Lightning team found their stride as they went undefeated in the last 5 games of the season. The team’s pitching was led by Taylor Flannery, Michelle Mazzu, and Maya Benway. Together the three girls logged 115 strike outs in the books. Rebecca Kniker, Lily Newcombe and Jessica Fredricks controlled the game with strong protection behind the plate. Cailey Ryan and Elsa Grant managed the corners of the field at 1st and 3rd while great infielding by Sarah Verner, Kathleen Mazzu, Song Leav, Jenny Baum and Lauren Baum closed the gaps. All of the girls were making contact with the ball towards the end of the season, driving in runs with excitement and stealing bases with pride. Congratulations to our young Lightning team for an impressive season.
We are gathering information for players interested in our Summer “Travel” Softball Programs for 2015. We understand that a number of things can change between now and next year, but we generally try to form teams in the fall to schedule off-season (winter/spring) development activities. Some teams may need to expand in the spring, if roster additions are needed.
We are currently targeting Saturday September 6th for the player evaluations. Please mark your calendars!
More info to come soon on the timeslots for each age group.
Please note that expressing interest in the summer program and attendance at the player evaluations does not require you to participate nor guarantee a spot on a summer team. We’re merely seeking interest to help us start thinking about the number and types of teams we might form.
Special prices and discounts for AB Youth Softball players!
Pitchers and Catchers Camp for ages 9-14
August 12-15th, 10-noon at AtBats. Fee of $95 for AB Youth Softball players
Former AB softball standout pitcher and college player Kara O'Riley returns to AtBats this summer to run our August Softball Pitchers & Catchers Camp! The camp is open to new and experienced players and covers pitching mechanics & strategies, catching techniques, hitting, defense, and game situations. Kara had a stellar career at ABRHS, with a 1.92 ERA and earned DC League MVP in her senior year. Kara now plays for Salve Regina College and had an outstanding freshman year, with a .315 batting average and 5 homeruns. Joining Kara to provide catching instruction is Sydney Despres of Franklin Pierce University. Sydney catches for Kara on their outstanding summer team, the "Bad Apples". This is a great opportunity for young pitchers and catchers to learn skills from such talented college athletes! Fee of $95 for AB Youth Softball. For more information and registration, click on AtBats Softball P&C Camp or call 978-266-1766.
10% discount for AB Youth Softball!
Advanced Softball Camp for ages 12-14
August 25th-27th (Mon-Wed) 9am-noon at AtBats. Fee of $145 or per day rate of $50. Fast paced 3-day instructional camp with coach Meaghan O'Neal that covers hitting, throwing, fielding, and conditioning. For details visit August Softball Camps.
Softball All-Skills Camp for ages 8-11
August 25th-27th (Mon-Wed) 1pm-3pm at AtBats. Fee of $115 or per day rate of $40. Camp covers the skills of throwing, fielding, hitting and game know-how with a mix of instruction and fun games! For details visit August Softball Camps.