North Shore softball opens spring registration

It may be fall, but the North Shore Girls Softball League is already gearing up for its spring 2012 season.

“It’s right around the corner and I’m both honored and excited to get the recreational season going,” says Cathy Scheg, North Shore’s new president. “We are fortunate to have an amazing group of volunteers working to provide girls 5 to 14 with a positive athletic experience in the game of fast-pitch softball.”

According to Scheg, a goal this year is to extend the league’s community outreach efforts to make more families aware of what North Shore has to offer.

“We want families to know that softball is a sport that girls can enjoy throughout their elementary and middle school years and beyond,” says Scheg. “Many of our North Shore girls go on to play high school softball at Torrey Pines, Canyon Crest, and other high schools.”

North Shore also plans to focus on improving the level of play throughout the league through skills clinics, pitching lessons and a season that includes both scrimmages and games. An emphasis also will be placed on improving managers’ and coaches’ skills with clinics for coaches and league support.

North Shore is the only league in San Diego County to offer a skills clinic for girls conducted by the coaching staff and players of the UCLA Bruins Softball Team.

“We are very proud of our association with UCLA,” says Scheg. “Our girls truly benefit from this relationship. Girls come away from the clinic with new skills, and they are inspired to play the game of softball.”

Registration is now open for girls from 5 to 14 years of age. To learn more about the North Shore Girls Softball League, or to register online for the Spring 2012 season, visit

www.nsgsl.com

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