Holy Softball Batman! Thanks to the 86 players that participated in the 2020 youth evaluation program last Sunday! We are extremely excited about the great turnout and are remaining optimistic that the current events will not slow down our season!! Thanks for coming out ladies and we look forward to the opportunity to get on the field!!
Due to the number of participants at each age division, please note the following evaluation time slots for the Youth Softball Evaluation:
2nd & 3rd Graders: 4:15PM to 5:15PM
4th & 5th Graders: 5:30PM to 6:30PM
6th, 7th & 8th Graders: 6:45PM to 7:45PM
Please have your player to the High School Aux Gym 15 minutes prior to the start time to get signed-in, warmed-up and ready to go on time. If the new time slot doesn’t work for your player, you can bring them to the previously scheduled time slot.
Youth clinics and evaluations are right around the corner and the high school season is about a month and a half away!!! Excitement is building and we hope you can join us at our monthly club meeting on February 10, 2020, 7 PM at Culvers. See you there!!
A big thank you to R&R Doors for installing the overhead door on our new storage shed! Their generous donation came just in time to beat the snowy weather! Once again we are so fortunate to have so many amazing corporate sponsors! Go Mount Horeb Softball Nation!!
Lauren Chamberlain is headed to Reedsburg High School on March 7th and 8th for a Power Hitting Clinic open to ages 8-18. The camp will be led by NCAA All-Time Career Home Run record holder and 2013 NCAA World Series Champion, Lauren Chamberlain and the Reedsburg High School coaching staff.
Happy New Year! The Mount Horeb Softball Club has had many successes and firsts this past year that we wanted to share. Following is a list of just a few things we have accomplished in no particular order:
Seven youth teams played this summer – up one team from 2018!
Two youth fall ball teams
Two Tournament Teams: U10 and U12
New varsity head coach Jeramie Holman!
Began a pitching incentive program – K-Club
Varsity and JV High School Team (there was not enough players for a JV team the previous year)
High school teams had three event nights: Youth, parents/grandparents, and senior night
First year of our youth volunteer program (VIP) – 76% of the families met the volunteer requirements – what a great participation by our families!!
Successful calendar raffle fundraiser by our high school and youth players
Volunteered at football concession stand as well as cotton candy and snow cone sales at the Homecoming game
Cotton candy and snow cone stand at Norsk Anniversary summer event
Had an expanded offering at concession stand – walking tacos and nachos
Upgraded concession stand: replaced microwave, bought new table, and added new accessories/utensils.
New sidewalk – MHASD paid for this – we are now ADA accessible to both fields!
New backstop fencing and bracing at Field #1 (American Fence)
New concrete and field gates at Field #2 (Finks Paving and American Fence)
New Storage Shed (Finks Paving, Hellenbrand Custom Construction, Brings Building & Jet Crete, R&R Doors, and Dave Jones, Inc.)
Softball Club was on TV – TV-W aired a short clip about our club
Had an awesome float in the Frolic parade and large group of youth handed out merchandise
A huge thank you to all of sponsors, volunteers, committee members, and board members who make everything possible. In addition to celebrating these tangible achievements, we will never forget to celebrate the individual accomplishments and firsts of our youth – that first hit, the first home run, the first inning pitched, and for some the first practice and the first game.
Thank you to all who have made this past year a success, and may we never lose sight of these personal accomplishments. We are proud of all our youth players!! Here’s to an amazing 2020. Go Mount Horeb Softball Nation!!
Thank you to those who braved the cold to attend our annual meeting last week. As part of this meeting we elected three members to officer roles. This year Eric Swiggum has been re-elected to the Vice President role. Doug Fischer is our new treasurer and Jeff Mester has stepped into the Advisor #2 position. We thank Eric for his continued involvement at all levels and welcome our two new officers. We look forward to working with them to continue to build the softball program. We would also like to thank Holly Kellesvig for her outstanding work as the outgoing club treasurer. She is stepping off the board after completing her two-term limit in this role. Holly is a founding member of our club as well as a generous corporate sponsor. Also, a big thank you to Barry Larson, who is stepping back from the board to allow him to focus more time on his critical Youth Coordinator role within the Club. If you have or had a daughter in the youth program in the last several years you know the amount of time Barry puts in to making everything run smoothly. Thanks to all of you for your past and future contributions!!!