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Fillies Pee Wee For my capstone I coached a pee wee softball team. The girls ranged from six through nine year olds.
21st Ward Softball There are five different teams; royal, purple, teal, gold, and navy. There are three different age levels; pee wee, junior, and senior. I have been playing softball there since I was six.
GoalsTo give younger girls inspiration to play the game ofsoftball and go out from playing softball in this leaguewith a bang.
Steps that were taken... Contact the commissioner and receive permission to coach my own team. Find an outside mentor. Meet the team and review the rules. Enjoy the season.
The Team.I was assigned 11 girls; Brooke, Molly, Erin, Jalynn,Grace, Shawna, Olivia, Delanie, Sarah, Paige, andCarolynn.My job was to figure out their skill level.
& the fun begins... Meeting the team. Their first practice.
The drills... Batting Throwing Fielding Running
The first practice.
Problems.Lack of communication.Parents who did not give me the time of day.I was asked to give up the team.
Problems solved.Meeting with the commissioner.Discussed with the parents.Spoke with the girls.
Parents who stepped in... Jim Vercio; My other outside mentor. Jay Buscio; Brooke’s father. Jay Bevenour; Molly’s father.
ScheduleFriday, April 22 6:00 pmSaturday, April 23 3:00 pmFriday, April 29 6:00 pmSunday, May 1 1:00 pmThursday, May 5 6:00 pmFriday, May 13 6:00 pmSaturday, May 14 6:00 pmSunday, May 15 11:00 amFriday, May 20 6:00 pmWednesday, May 25 6:00 pmFriday, May 27 6:00 pmThursday, June 2 6:00 pmThursday, June 9 6:00 pmSaturday, June 11 11:00 amSunday, June 12 11 1:00 pmFriday, June 17 00 6:00 pmSaturday, June 18 11:00 am
ScoresFriday, April 22 W 18-6Saturday, April 23 n/aFriday, April 29 W 8-6Sunday, May 1 W 23-16Thursday, May 5 W 19-11Friday, May 13 W 12-3Saturday, May 14 W 11-9Sunday, May 15 W 5-4Friday, May 20 W 4-0Wednesday, May 25 W 12-1Friday, May 27 n/aThursday, June 2 n/aThursday, June 9 n/aSaturday, June 11 n/aSunday, June 12 n/aFriday, June 17 n/aSaturday, June 18 n/a
The outcome.Undefeated! (9:0)Our last game is June 18, 2011.The progress of the girls.
Reflection If I were to coach again, I would start by communicating with the parents more than I did. I would also work on focusing my work schedule around the team because I know that it is such a large priority.
PaigeCarolynn Shawna Grace Meet some of the girls... Brooke
Not pictured: Jalynn Shawna DelaneyOlivia Brooke GraceMolly Delaney Molly Paige Erin Carolynn Grace Shawna Sarah Olivia Sarah Brooke Paige Erin 2011 Peewee Royal Carolynn