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Winter programs

Winter 2021 programs

For PWGFS families preparing for the Spring season, our offseason training offerings are open for registration. Use the link on the upper right-hand side of this site to get started.

The pitching program offers instruction for beginner and intermediate pitchers of all ages, and runs Jan. 13 to March 13. It is open to players who are simultaneously registering for a PWGFS season. See below for more detail. Sessions take place on Wednesdays, between 5 and 7 p.m., ad Saturdays, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Phil Freeman and Larry Belk, both seasoned coaches at the travel, high school and recreational league levels, are the instructors.

Our catching program runs Jan. 30 to Feb. 27, and costs $50. It involves instruction on positioning, blocking, throwing to bases and more.

Winter hitting and fielding clinics take place on Feb. 21 and March 7 for 8U and 10U player, and Feb. 28 and March 14 for 12U and 16U. They cost $30 per session.

Each of these will be held at the Kids' Choice Sports and Fun Center at 13000 Sport and Health Drive, Woodbridge, Va., 22192.

Covid safety guidelines as provided by the center, county and state will be in place, which means everyone will need to wear a mask and socially distance when entering the building. Participants may remove their masks when they begin to pitch, but adult catchers will have to wear them, and no additional guests will be allowed to accompany the pitcher indoors.

Stay tuned for more detail about skills assessment (March 20) and the draft (March 21) and the first day of games (April 10).

Players who need help meeting the costs might qualify for the Lacy Scholarship Fund. Reach out to [email protected] for details.

The price for the pitching program varies by age group:

  • 8u - $295 (includes spring, fall and pitching program fee)
  • 10u and 12u - $395 (includes spring, fall and pitching program fee)
  • 14u/16u - $405 (includes spring, fall and pitching program fee) 
  • 18u - $405 (includes spring, fall and pitching program fee)

Winter 2020 programs

Does your daughter plan to pitch or catch this coming softball season? Has she shown interest, but never been able to try it in a game? PWGFS is now accepting sign-ups for its 2020 winter pitching and catching programs — a great value compared to private coaching — but space is limited, so don't wait to reserve your spot.

The programs are open to beginning and intermediate pitchers, and beginning catchers. Don't wait until the season starts for your player to start practicing. Now is the time to sharpen their skills!

Pitching clinic
Locations: Rippon and Fred Lynn Middle Schools
Dates: Tues., Thurs. & Sat., Jan. 7 through March 14, except week of Jan. 14.
Times: One-hour sessions in the window of 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Saturdays, 9-12.
Cost: $150, but priority goes to those players that have registered with the Spring/Fall discount (8U $295, 10U & 12U $395, and 16U/18U $405)
Instructors: Larry Belk, Phil Freeman, Steve Shipp. Larry and Phil have coached PWGFS, travel and at local Middle and High Schools. Steve is a longtime coach and instructor whose daughter is a pitcher for Michigan State.

Catching clinic
Date and time: Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. (Five weeks of instruction, five weeks working with pitchers in the pitching program).
Cost: $50
Instructor: Joe George, (14 years of coaching experience)
Location: Fred Lynn MS

An adult must be present for either clinic; pitchers will need a catcher to work with, and the parent is the best choice. Experienced pitchers and catchers may work together, but an adult must still be present to learn the material so it can be practiced at home.

Register by clicking hereSend questions to [email protected]

Aren't sure you're ready to commit? There will be a free introduction/demonstration Jan. 7 at Rippon, and an assessment/parent discussion Jan. 9. The programs begin in earnest on Jan. 11.  

Stay tuned to PWGFS.net for coming details about the winter hitting & fielding clinics, likely to be held on Sundays in late Feb./early March, and on the spring season. Registration for all divisions is currently open! You can also follow PWGFS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please let us know by email at [email protected] if you have any questions.
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