softball hitting clinic
On Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the FredoniaPomfret Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Center for Sports Skill Measurement and Improvement, will host a baseball and softball hitting clinic at Russell Joy Park for boys and girls between the ages of 10-16. Attendees should bring their own bats if possible.
The clinic will be conducted by the center's founder, Kevin Morse. After a warm up, all players will be given a baseline tee exit speed number. The instruction will be an overview of the seven functional skills required to maximize exit velocity - leverage, absorption, elastic energy, pitch timing, body timing, momentum and sweet spot awareness.
The center works closely with one of the pioneers of maximizing exit velocity, Perry Husband. Morse is a Husband-certified instructor and since May has conducted hitting clinics in Georgia, Mississippi, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio to more than 200 players.
The clinic will be limited to 20 players each day and players must be Village of Fredonia, Town of Pomfret or Fredonia Central School residents to attend.
Call the FredoniaPomfret Recreation Office at 679-2311 to pre-register.
2012 Men's Adult Basketball League
An organizational meeting for all teams interested in participating in the Dunkirk Recreation Men's Adult Basketball League sponsored by the Dunkirk Recreation should contact the Recreation Office at 366-9879 to register their team.
Should there be enough interest in filling a league, a meeting will be scheduled regarding league fees, rules and a starting date. The league is open to all area teams. Games will be played at the Wright Park basketball courts.
Touch Football Tourney set for July 26
Tri-County Football will hold a pre-season touch football tournament for children ages 7-12 at the George Dispenza Memorial Field located at 10199 Broadway Road in Gowanda on July 26. The tournament will run from 6 to 8 p.m. The tournament is open to children who reside in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and souther Erie counties.
Each registered player will receive a football related gift, a chance to participate in touch football games against children their own age, refreshments and be eligible for awards. The cost is $10 per child payable at the field on the night of the event.
In order to register for the tournament, call Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity Softball Game
The Forestville sports club will host a charity softball game on Saturday, July 14 at the Forestville High School.
The Babe Ruth 14U girls will play the Little League 14-year-old boys in a softball game. The event starts at 4 p.m. with a prize auction, a 50/50 drawing and a food stand.
The game will start at 5 p.m. and will be followed by a home run hitting competition for the players and adults. All proceeds will go directly to the Kaicher Family College Fund.
For more information or to donate, contact Mike Nasal at 998-9720.