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2018 Baseball and Softball Registration

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Dick's Sporting Goods Appreciation Days

Souderton area Baseball and Softball League is celebrating with an Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods from March 2nd through March 4th!

Dick’s Sporting Goods will hold a special Appreciation Day for all of our participating players, coaches, and their family members. Please click on the image above to download a full-size flyer for this event.

All of our members will receive 20% off their purchase! So join us for Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods as we gear up for the upcoming season. Every season starts at Dick’s Sporting Goods!

 


Winter Workout Clinic Registration

Souderton Area Baseball and Softball league is proud to presents our 2018 Annual Winter Baseball Clinics!! This is a great opportunity for the kids to shake off the winter cobwebs and begin getting prepared for Souderton's spring baseball and softball season. The clinics are a fantastic way to not only work on throwing, hitting, and fielding fundamentals, but also to have some fun with friends. We had a great turnout last year and hope to have the same this year. SABL is very excited about our new website platform, and would like to provide some simple instructions in order to get your kids registered for the clinics. The first step is to please make sure your child is registered in one of our spring baseball or softball programs. If you have not done so already, you can go to SABL Registration. There you can create an account and then register for any of our available programs. Please note that you DO need to create an account before you are able to register. The second and final step would be to visit, Annual Winter Baseball Clinics, and register for any, if not all of the 8 available dates. Clinic registration is now open and will end on Saturday February 3. Please feel free to contact Benjamin Divens with any questions or concerns pertaining to registration. THANKS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT THERE!



Updates & News

In the 40 years that Jack Thomson has been coaching high school baseball, he has seen a noticeable rise in the talent of players trying out for his team.

They scorch line drives, they hurl blazing fastballs.

But something is often missing.

“They can’t play catch,” said Thomson, a coach in California, one of the more fertile grounds for future major leaguers. “They’re bad at it. You’d be surprised how bad it looks. We have to teach them how to play catch.”

In modern youth baseball, where the culture has been transformed by the pursuit of the holy grail, a college athletic scholarship, the fundamentals are falling by the wayside in favor of flashier skills like big-league-style hitting and pitching.

Private coaching and specialized camps are proliferating along with travel teams whose primary goal is putting players in a position to display their batting and pitching skills at college recruiting showcases. These events are cattle calls, with everyone trying to impress.

Read the full article here

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Important SABL Age Changes

The purpose of this message is to inform you of a recent change in the structuring of our baseball program’s age groups. The change for the 2018 season will be as follows:

The SABL Board of Directors recently met to discuss current and projected registration numbers for Baseball for the upcoming 2018 Season. The Board of Directors have decided to change the age groupings for the baseball divisions for the 2018 season. Please follow the below instructions when registering your child for baseball. The divisions will be as follows:

Quick Ball- ages 4-6- Any player that will be 6 years old prior to May 1, 2018 has the option to move to the next level if the player has one year experience with Quick Ball. Parent has the discretion with a 6 year old player. If you are registering your child for this level, please check off Quick Ball on the registration page, and indicate your desire for your child to “play up” in the comments section when registering.

Pony- ages 6-7- Players at this level have previous experience at Quick Ball and/or baseball at Pony level. This level will focus on throwing, fielding and hitting fundamentals. The league will be machine pitch. If you are registering your child at this level, please check off Pony 2 on the registration page.

Minors- ages 8-9- The focus will be on the continued development of throwing, fielding, and hitting fundamentals.  The first half of the games will be player pitch with coach support if needed. The second half of the games will be machine pitch.  There will be a mid-season practice week, followed by all kid pitch, with support from coaches if needed.  The league would not require umpires during regular season. If you are registering your child at this level, please check off Minors on the registration page.

Majors- ages 10, 11, and 12- Majors will be a competitive league with the same rules and field dimensions as our current Minors program (46' rubber / 60' base path).  The league would require hired umpires for all games.  The league would hold end of season playoffs. If you are registering your child for this level, please check off Majors on the registration page.

SABL feels that these changes will provide our baseball players the best learning experience which will ultimately lead to a fun and successful season. If anyone has any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact us.

2018 SABL Coaching Opportunities

SABL has decided to invest money in individuals that have expressed interest in coaching baseball, softball, both or Quick Ball. The SABL Board of Directors realize that our coaches are our #1 resource. We need to equip our coaches with tools, techniques, drills, etc. to make them the best they and Souderton Area Baseball and Softball can be. We greatly appreciate all that our coaches have done and continue to do for the youth in our organization. Ultimately, if coaches are running effective and efficient practices and games, this will lead to an increase in participant interest and skill development.

New Website Experience

Welcome to the new SABL website. This is an ongoing project with several enhancements planned for the near future. Please leave your feedback below for any changes or updates you would like to see. Our goal is to provide our community, coaches, and parents with the best online experience possible so we want to hear from you! Simply add a comment below and we will review your input on where the site can be improved.
 
Thank You,

SABL Board of Directors


Many Thanks to all Who Participated!



Souderton's own Paige Guinther Phillies home Run Derby Champion!