Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00
That familiar crack of the bat was back as several dozen teams from SYAC Girls Softball recently took to the athletic fields to begin practices for the spring season. Each spring, hundreds of girls from Syosset, Woodbury and Jericho in grades K through 9 play SYAC softball. SYAC has four divisions: Instructional (grades K-1), Pony (2-3), Junior (4-5), and Senior (6-9).
The season begins on April 23 and extends to playoffs in early June. Teams hold practices before the season begins, and once the season starts, there are several games a week. Games are held on weekday evenings.
The annual SYAC Girls Softball Skills Clinic will be held Saturday, April 21 at Syosset-Woodbury Park. The clinic is free to all girls registered to play SYAC.
The SYAC Skills Clinic will be conducted by U18 players on the Long Island Thunderbolts Softball Club, a tournament travel organization. Coaches Carmine Mazzaro and Peter Janowsky will instruct the Thunderbolts players, who will teach hitting skills with older players and basic skills with younger players.
For more information and to register for the SYAC spring season, visit www.syacgs.org.