New Canaan youth softball to expand
New Canaan softball is expanding its league this year, by building on the successful momentum from its 2015 season, introducing the sport to younger players and adding new coaches to fill a growing need.
This past spring 2015, in the Majors Division the town’s two NC teams were crowned "co-champions" of the regular season by beating all of their Rowayton and Darien opponents in the playoffs. The Majors All-Stars then went on to win the District 1 Championship and fell just short, 5-3, in the semifinals of the state sectionals.
At the younger age groups, the league invested in five weeks of paid coaching to assist with skill and capability development at practices.
The league also embarked on its first year of Little League travel softball at both the 10U and 12U age groups in a successful partnership with neighbor players from Rowayton and Darien.
During the fall 2015 season, New Canaan Softball fielded four teams, one in each division, which is the highest participation the league has ever had. The Juniors division team lost only one game during the fall and went on to beat Westport 19-9 in the championship game.
"We’re building on the recent successes from 2015 to help recruit and retain great players for 2016," said Rob Moore, league President. "We are adding more coaches with softball experience to our roster and board, a new practice field, and for the first time ever, we’re inviting kindergartners to join the league, like their tee ball counterparts. There is a real excitement growing around this sport in New Canaan".
Spring registration is currently open at http://newcanaansb.leag1.com with a $25 early bird discount if signed up before January 15th. The league is also offering an upcoming winter clinic to introduce new players to the game as well as refine skills for current players. Clinic registration can also be found at: http://newcanaansb.leag1.com.