Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
The SYAC girls softball skills clinic was a big hit with several dozen girls and their families who took part in the annual event on Saturday, April 21. The clinic helped players to tune up for the start of another great SYAC season.
For the second year, the clinic was led by the Long Island Thunderbolts, a softball tournament travel organization. In the first hour of the two-hour clinic, girls learned hitting techniques. In the second hour, they learned basics of throwing and fielding. Parents also got into the action, catching with their daughters and learning teaching tips for practices and games. The clinic drills were followed with ice cream for everyone.
Several hundred girls from Syosset, Woodbury and Jericho play SYAC softball each spring. Teams play several games a week on weekday evenings, and the season extends through playoffs in early June.
SYAC travel teams were also in action last week. The Syosset Cyclones U10 squad won games Friday, April 20 and Sunday, April 22, while the Cyclones U12 junior squad won on Friday night as well. Both teams are undefeated. However, the U12 senior squad was rained out on Sunday. For more information about SYAC girls softball visit www.syacgs.org.