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Softball Factory Conducts Clinics for Little League Softball

Softball Factory Conducts Clinics for Little League Softball

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Softball Factory and Little League Softball have teamed up to offer the latest in instruction, training, evaluation and competition with a series of clinics that will be conducted this year.  The first of the Little League Youth Clinic and Skills Challenges was held last weekend in Monroe, La.

“It was great to be in my hometown giving back to the local Little League softball players,” Lea Ann Jarvis, Director of Softball Operations for Softball Factory, said about the clinic in Louisiana. “It is important for young players to create a solid base of fundamentals, and it was good to see all the players work hard during the clinic.”

Softball Factory, an extension of Baseball Factory, conducted four similar clinics for Little League players last spring.  Additional clinics this spring will be held with the next one taking place in Dandridge, Tenn., on April 28.

“The Softball Factory clinics will provide a platform for Little League Softball players to not only learn the latest training techniques, but also find out where their skills are with the evaluation part of the clinics,” Sara Thompson, Director of Softball Development for Little League, said.  “One of our goals is to provide some of the tools needed so each player can develop into the best possible player they can be.  The Softball Factory clinics will provide all the components needed to achieve that.”

Instruction for each clinic will be conducted by the Softball Factory staff, led by Ms. Jarvis.  She coached Division I college softball for 17 years, played professionally and was a member of the USA National Team, which won the 1986 and 1990 World Championships.  Under her direction, the Softball Factory’s experienced staff of former college coaches and players will provide expert softball training for Little League players attending the clinics.

The players participate in fun challenges that test their performance in different essential softball skills.  The areas the players will be evaluated in include foot speed, base running, fielding, hitting, and pitching.  Clinic instruction will take place both in a one-on-one situation as well as a group setting.

Information on the upcoming Little League Youth Clinic and Skills Challenge events, which are for children ages 8-13, can be found on the Softball Factory website, at: www.Softball-Factory.com/training.

In March 2009, Baseball Factory became a Little League sponsor as the Exclusive and Official Player Development Partner of Little League Baseball.  When Baseball Factory expanded to include a softball division, the new division also became a partner with Little League.

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Lea Ann Jarvis, the Director of Softball Operations for Softball Factory, provides instruction for the players in attendance at the Little League Youth Clinic and Skills Challenge held in Monroe, La., earlier this month.