2013 will be a year-long celebration for one local softball league as it celebrates 25 years of quality softball in the North Shore region of San Diego County. North Shore Girls Softball is made up of the communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, and Torrey Hills. John Wood, a resident of Carmel Valley since 1998, will preside over the league during this milestone year.
“As a coach and volunteer in the league, I have seen the focus on player development reap benefits as teams have consistently qualified for the highest level tournaments”, said Wood.
As president, Wood plans to continue the emphasis on skills development, and plans to have fun along the way. It was at the end of the last All Star season that he reached out to the East Honolulu Girls Softball league and began charting a course to participate in their Paradise Tournament held each summer near Waikiki. There is obvious excitement in his eyes as the talks about the trip that is almost 10 months away.
“I love the support we get from our North Shore families and the spirit with which they approach every season…I expect we will be taking several teams to Oahu next summer to play softball and make a pilgrimage to the “other North Shore.”
Registration is now open for the spring season. Registration closes on Nov. 30. The North Shore season begins on Jan. 12, 2013 with an exclusive day-long development clinic featuring the 12 time NCAA Champion UCLA Women’s Softball Team. Evaluations for Divisions 10U, 12U, and 14U will be on Sunday, Jan. 13, and Opening Night will be on Feb. 8. Visit http://www.nsgsl.com/ for details.