Whats Happening Right Now
- Individual Lessons
- Small Group Trainings
- Open for 1 winter/spring team currently for upcoming Spring Season
SOFTBALL 2023 WINTER PROGRAM:
2023 Softball Pre-Season Camp Registration – OPEN – SIGN UP NOW!!!!
The focus of our pre-season Go The Distance Softball clinic is to prepare the girls for the upcoming softball season. We’ll work on the specific fundamentals of hitting, as well as the development of primary and secondary positions: pitching, catching, infield/outfield and more. It’s a fun way to get excited for the season, while learning new skills to perform their best and improve their game.
Saturday February 4, 11, 18 20 Parker Road
Saturday March 4, 11, 18 Chester, NJ
*Time Slots: 1 – 2 pm / 2 – 3 pm
About the Program
We couldn’t be more excited at GTD to be formally introducing our new head of softball, Coach Pete Samila. Coach Pete Samila is a Union High School graduate and current Head Softball Coach at St. Elizabeth’s in Morristown, New Jersey. He played baseball all through High School. He played middle infield, outfield and pitcher. After graduating Kean college, Coach Samila played on a competitive men’s slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball team called Big Apple out of Rahway NJ, where his passion for the game grew. After years of competing, his love for the game expanded to coaching. Coach Samila has been coaching youth baseball and softball for 15 years and loves to teach the fundamentals. He has also taught special education for over fifteen years in Basking Ridge. He was the head Softball Coach at William Annin Middle School in Basking Ridge from April 2008 to April 2019. There, he led his team to a league final and 4 semi finals appearances in the lower Skyland Conference. In February of 2020 Coach accepted the Head JV Softball coach at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge leading his team to a 9-8 record.
He is CPR/FIRST AID Certified, Fundamentals of, Coaching Certification, Concussion Certification, Heat Acclimatization Certification
We will be formally starting small group training, which allows for in depth focus on each athlete and her fundamentals in hitting, defense, throwing, baserunning, and more. It is a great program to sign up for this winter. Coach Samila is currently accepting clients for individual and small group lessons. If you have a parent run team, it’s a great opportunity to develop the girls in the winter season to prepare for spring. We will train three to four athletes maximum at a time per small group. Training time will be based on the age of each group. Most groups will train for one hour each session and one to two hours a week. This will lead into the start of the Spring rec/travel season. Reach out quickly, as his availability will likely fill up fast!
We are also excited and looking at a completion date of around March to have completed our full 60/90 feet infield, setup for softball as well. It includes inset bases, backstop, and outdoor full batting cage to accommodate multiple stations for intensive and continuous training. This field will be utilized as soon as the weather permits and field openings will be decided by GTD. This will be available well prior to the opening of most town fields.
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