Play: June 12-August 1, 2017
Miss Shen Softball is starting an 8U travel division. This is
our first time starting the travel program at this age level. This program
is for the softball player who wants to further develop what they have
learned at the rec level and bring that into a more competitive environment.
We are working with 4 other towns in our area to develop a 10 game schedule
that will be played between mid June and the end of July. It will consist of
approximately 1-2 games per week, with some games at Shen and some games
requiring local travel. Will also include at least 1 local tournament.
Miss Shen fee: $50, cost of team t-shirt included
Non Miss Shen fee: $60, cost of team t-shirt included
* Definition for Non Miss Shen fees: from a school district other than Shen
The rules are very similar to our A division rec rules and are designed to
keep the game moving and allow the girls to play at a more competitive level
than our rec division. It will be coach pitch to your own team and the
girls get a maximum of 6 pitches to put the ball in play.
Birthdate range is Jan 1, 08 to Dec 31, 09
Deanna Marie River's foundation will be sponsoring a free softball clinic held on Sunday, June 11, 2016 at our Miss Shen fields.
Deanna and her family participated in the Miss Shen Softball League for many years. We are honored to have the foundation choose Miss Shen fields as a place for this clinic.
Who: ages 5 - 10 years
When: Check in 9:30-10am
Opening ceremonies 10:15-11am
Actual clinic runs 11-12:30
Where: Miss Shen Softball fields
Bring: bat, helmet, cleats or sneakers and a SMILE!!
Please spread the "518" word about this clinic. Tell your daughter to bring a friend but be sure the friend gets PRE-REGISTERED online. Girls do not have to be a Miss Shen member or a resident of the school district to attend this clinic -- open to all pre-registered girls playing softball at any experience level - ages 5-10 years old. To register for this free softball clinic, please visit the Miss Shen website (www.missshen.org). New to Miss Shen clinics/camps:programs? Create a Miss Shen account to register for this free clinic at www.missshen.org
Note: On this very same day, Miss Shen is hosting the annual Deanna Rivers 518 Memorial Softball Tournament. For questions about the tournament, visit the Foundation's website at http://deannamarierivers.wix.com/tournament especially if your team might be interested in playing in the tournament. The foundation also has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Deanna-Rivers-518-Softball-Memorial-Tournament-453514868056600/
Build all skill levels essential to success!
Receive outstanding instruction from coaches who will bring out the best in each girl!
Increase your “love of the game”!
Make new friends!
Have a great week of fun!!
July 10 – 14, 2017
8:30 AM – Noon
For Girls Age 7-12
Miss Shen Softball Fields at the Clifton Commons
(If rain – camp will be conducted at The Sports Barn on Rte. 236 in Halfmoon)
Registration Fee: $145 for Miss Shen Players
$160 for Non-Miss Shen Players
Camp Directors: Ken & Norm Hayner
Coaching Staff: Hayner Academy female staff and current college softball players.
To register go to www.missshen.org. For a complete listing of all summer camps go to www .haynersportsbarn.com. Questions? Please email Ken@haynersportsbarn.com or call 664-4537.
The Shenendehowa Miss Softball America program was founded in 1973 by a small group of parents who wanted their daughters to have the opportunity to participate in organized sports. The first summer, 135 girls, ages 9 through 15, participated in the program. The second and third seasons saw participation rise to 240 girls and 280 girls, respectively. Teams were coached and managed by parents. Games were played on the school fields and occasionally on the fields at Sherwood Forest, or Country Knolls.
In 1976, the league dropped the national affiliation with Miss Softball America and joined the Hudson Mohawk Girls Softball Association as Miss Shen Softball. Games were played with teams from Clifton Park, Cambridge, Schuylerville, Greenwich, Colonie, Saratoga, Cohoes and Brunswick. In 1988, Miss Shen was proud to open our own complex of fields.
The Miss Shen Softball league is governed by a Board of Directors. Past board members have paved the way for all of us at Miss Shen so that we may enjoy an inclusive league, fun environment, and top-notch playing fields. Thank you to our league presidents for their leadership. Today, we have over 700 girls, ages 4 through 17, registered to play and we rely on the participation of many parent volunteers.
We offer our girls opportunities to learn more aspects of the game through optional clinics and camps. The popular winter pitching clinic, which takes place from December to March, has been offered for many years. We also hold an annual catcher’s clinic and other clinics throughout the year.
Our recreation program encourages a have-fun attitude where girls can learn and participate in the game of softball.
The girls who play in the travel program enjoy more competitive play against local area teams and participation in Local, State and National tournaments. The travel program adheres to ASA rules.
We are proud of our history and look forward to our future!