Parkway Girls Softball League will offer a Pitching Clinic for any player interested in developing this very specialized skill. Anyone interested in pitching during the spring or summer season is encouraged to participate. Janelle Carlson, the League's pitching coach and founder of East Coast Pitching, will run the clinics. Here are the clinic's details:
Instructor: Janelle Carlson
Dates: Saturday, October 15 - Saturday, November 19th (six sessions)
Times: 8:00am-9:00am and 9:00am-10am
Location: Washington Irving Middle School, Roslindale
Because space is limited, please register for your desired time on the PGSL website (parkwaygirlssbl.com/register). Please contact Mark Batte at
if you have any questions. This clinic is being offered on a first come, first served basis. When registering, please provide your Pitching experience. We will make our best efforts to match up similarly skilled players, creating a more effective clinic.
Each pitcher is required to provide their own catcher (parent / responsible friend or sibling) for each session.
PGSL is offering a Fall hitting clinic for all players, which provides an opportunity to improve your player's hitting skills. We are excited to announce the return of last year's hitting instructor, Angela Vecchione. Angela has been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally as a force in fast pitch softball, in both High School and College.
Angela, was a four year All Star at Whitman-Hanson High School (1997). As a senior she was awarded the Boston Globe, Brockton Enterprise, and Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic Awards. As a four year starter at Bridgewater State College (2001) she twice helped power her team to World Series play while accumulating awards such as BSC Female Athlete of the Year (1998), ECAC Player of the Year (1999), MASCAC Player of the Year (1999 & 2001), and third team All-American honors. She holds records at Bridgewater State for most career hits, most triples in a season, career stolen bases, and NCAA Division III record for career triples. After college, Angela was an assistant coach at Wheaton College.
Once again, a key feature of the hitting clinics is that players will be split into Beginner/Novice and Intermediate/Advanced groups. The Beginner/Novice Group will be for players who have never taken a PGSL hitting clinic (or have taken one and need a refresher course); and will focus on fundamentals. This group generally consists of U-8 and U10 players. The Intermediate/Advanced Group is for players older players or players who have taken PGSL hitting clinics before and will focus on more advanced techniques and have a quicker pace.
The Fall hitting clinic will be a four week session held on Saturday mornings (October15th, 22nd, 29th, and November 5th). The clinics will be at the Washington Irving School at 105 Cummins Highway in Roslindale.
There will be two one-hour sessions each week:
Beginner/ Novice: 10:00am to 11:00am Intermediate/Advanced: 11:00am to 12:00pm.
Twelve girls can be accommodated in each group, and all players must register on the PGSL website. The cost is $60 for each four week session. Participants may pay by credit on the PGSL website, by accessing the registration tab and selecting the 2016 Fall Hitting Clinic. Payment may also be made by check, payable toPGSL. Checks must be brought to the first session.
Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and it is expected that this session will fill up quickly. Please send an email to pgslregister for any questions you may have.
The Parkway Girls Softball League is participating in the 2016 Charles River Softball League Fall Ball season. Fall Ball consists of teams in the U10, U12, U14, and U18 divisions. The games are competitive, but in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. It is a good opportunity for players to get extra game experience.
The Fall Ball season will consist of games on the Sundays of September11, 18, 25 and October 2, 16 and 23. The U10, U12, and U14 teams will play double headers beginning at 9am, with the second game concluding around 12:30pm. The U18 team’s games will be nine innings, and begin at 10am. Games will be played in WestRoxburyand in other surrounding towns that participate in the league, such as Newton, Waltham and Norwood.
Registration will be based on the following birth years
U10 Birth Years 2005-2007
U12 Birth Years 2003-2004
U14 Birth Years 2001-2002
U18 Birth Years 2000-1998
Please register for the correct team based your daughter's birth year. The registration fee for Fall Ball is $50 and can be paid by sending a check via the mail or credit card on the PGSL website. Registration for each division will be limited to the first 15 players that sign up, additional players will be placed on a waiting list. There will be no tryouts or cuts.
We are also looking for parents that are interested in coaching the teams. Please send an email to if you are interested. We hope to have a head coach for each team, with multiple assistants. The responsibilities of the head coach include communicating the schedule to your team, ensuring you have enough players each week, bringing the equipment to the game, and making the line up. You can practice as much or a little as your schedule and your team's interest allows.