DHAA Knights Start Winter Training For Our Softball Program Nov. 15

By: Dyker Heights Athletic Association

Dear Parents/Guardians

As we start a new winter training season for girls softball.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our  Knights girls softball program.   We host girls softball teams for grades 2nd to 12th year in high school.

We have In-House teams that play just in the spring (late March to June) and then we have travel teams that play Spring, Summer and Fall.

We also host our own league for girls softball that has teams come from all over to play in.

Our softball program has been very successful over the last few several years.  One measure of our success is that our girls approaching high school (7th and 8th grade) are the most sought after girls (by high school coaches) than any other organization.

We have high school coaches constantly inquiring about our girls and asking us to let them attend our practices and games to try and recruit out girls.

Another measure of success is that our  teams always win championships in their respective age groups (both In-House and Travel League).

Also our  (5) travel teams went to 19 tournaments this year in three states and won 6 times and was runner up 6 times

We are looking for more athletic girls to join our program and play a sport that has all the following benefits

Girls who play softball do better in school. Exercise improves learning, memory, and concentration, which can give active girls an advantage in the classroom.

Girls who play softball learn teamwork. Sports teaches valuable life skills. Negotiation, managing confrontation and working towards a common goal are all subjects that pop up on the playing field.

Girls learn leadership skills. All of us have the potential to lead and excel in at least one area of our life. It is critical that girls learn early what it means to be a leader and a role model for others around them. Leadership skills are critical to career success. Team sports can help girls identify their strengths.

Girls how to set goals and reach their goals. When you work with coaches, trainers, and teammates to win games and achieve goals, you’re learning how to be successful. Those skills will serve you well at work and in family life.

Our softball program is good for a girl’s health.  We do strength and conditioning all winter long.  In addition to being fit and maintaining a healthy weight, girls who play sports are also statistically less likely to smoke or do drugs.

Playing softball sports boosts self-confidence. Girls who participate in softball have higher self-esteem and pride in themselves. Why? It builds confidence when you know you can practice, improve, and achieve your goals.

Girls who play softball sports have a more positive body image than girls who don’t participate.

Our girls make friends for life  Being on a team helps girls make friends. Friends are a mood-lifter. And being on a team creates tight bonds between friends. It’s good to know your teammates will support you — both on and off the field! It’s important to kids to know that they belong somewhere, and being part of a team is a great start.

Over the last few years, we have worked with girls that have never played softball before , trained them with the necessary skills to play the game and instilled a lifetime passion for the game of softball

(some are now playing on their high school teams and looking forward to playing in college).

FACILITIES \TRAINING

We have winter training

featuring use of 2 gyms

3 indoor batting cages

high school and college trainers

All latest equipment for making sure that all our girls have every single advantage to improve their skills

Strength & Conditioning workouts all winter long

Catcher clinics

Pitching clinics – two pitching coaches

Outdoors training includes the use of three softball fields

Outdoor batting cage

Pitching machines

If anyone is interested in attending a practice or wants to talk more about this program

my cell number is 917-675-1476.    If you are just interested in attending a winter workout register on our website  WWW.KNIGHTSAA.ORG

and e-mail me that you just want to attend a workout and

you will get email for practice times.

PETER J. MCCARTHY | PRESIDENT

DYKER HEIGHTS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

c/o St. Bernadette Rectory

8201-13th Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11228

Tel:  917-675-1476 | E-mail: mccarthy@freehill.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If anyone is interested in attending a practice or wants to talk more about this program

my cell number is 917-675-1476.    If you are just interested in attending a winter workout register on our website  WWW.KNIGHTSAA.ORG

and e-mail me that you just want to attend a workout and

you will get email for practice times.





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