Our 2021 fall season is coming to an end. A special thanks to our volunteer coaches for their dedication. Here are a few of our youth teams that participated. We look forward to seeing you all in the spring!
U10 Larson comes in with a first place finish at the Second Annual Hammer Fest Tournament in Prairie Du Chien! Awesome job to the 2021 Champions! Viking Softball is on fire!
Congrats to Team U12 Mester’s second place finish in the Woodside Class B and C State Tournament! Way to go coaches and players on a great season!
Mount Horeb Viking’s U14 team, led by coaches Jason Hanson and Eric McCue, won all three games on Saturday to win the tournament in Lodi. Great job by all on a terrific season!
|The youth softball skills assessment is scheduled for Sunday, April 18th at the High School Softball Fields.|
The JV & Varsity fields are between the Middle School and Intermediate Center off East Garfield Street.
2:00-3:15 p.m. = 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders
3:30-4:30 p.m. = 5th & 6th graders
4:45-5:45 p.m. = 7th & 8th graders
WHAT TO WEAR / BRING
Mask, Water Bottle, Fielding Mask, Batting Helmet, Bat, Spikes, Glove
Please send your player in a jersey or shirt with a number on it to help out the evaluators.
Please park in the IC parking lot between the IC and Middle School.
Come to the sign-in table which will be located on the sidewalk between the Varsity & JV fields.
Make sure you and your player have a mask on and make sure your daughter has a water bottle, fielding mask, batting helmet, bat, spikes, glove, and a jersey/shirt with a number on it.
With 71 players being assessed, parents will not be allowed to be on the fields. You are asked to wait in the parking lot.
To reduce the amount of people coming and going between sessions, once the players have completed their skill assessment they will come to you so we can avoid congestion.
Players will be evaluated by independent evaluators in the following skills:
U8 level will play regular catch with no pitching. They will be evaluated on how they can throw and catch from approx 15′. U10/U12/U14 will be evaluated during fielding drills.
U10/U12/U14 ONLY: if your daughter has interest in pitching we need to know at the sign-up table when they arrive. Each player will get 15-20 pitches total from the regular pitching distance in the pitching lanes.
Each player will make 3-5 throws to 1st base from each of the infield positions. U10/U12/U14 ONLY: will get 3-5 fly balls in the outfield and will need to demonstrate the ability to catch the fly ball and throw to 2nd base.
Registration for the 2021 Youth Season is now open! Click here to register via TeamSnap.
Hello Softball Families,
The Softball Club is once again looking to hold an official vote to determine the next step in the future of the youth summer softball season. Now that we have moved into Phase 2 with optimism for Phase 3 coming in early July, we need to determine the interest to play games as part of Phase 3.
MEETING DATE: Thursday, June 25
LOCATION: Zoom Meeting (web address directly below)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 766 7724 2327
ACCOMMODATIONS: Voting will occur via the CHAT feature at the bottom of the Zoom window, so if possible, please login using a computer. If you need to access the meeting on your phone and the CHAT option is not available, we will allow email voting as long as you verbally state this during the call. E-mail voting will be completed privately to one of the Board members as designated on the call.
You must be present on the Zoom Meeting in order to be eligible to vote.
This special meeting will be held for the specific purpose of discussing and voting on two items:
- Shall all Mount Horeb Softball Club youth teams be allowed to play in games within Dane County if permitted under the Forward Dane plan?
- Shall all Mount Horeb Softball Club youth teams (with exception of tournament teams, as they are already approved) be allowed to play in games outside of Dane County if games are permitted under the Forward Dane plan?
These will be the only topics discussed. If you should have other questions or concerns on non-related topics, please contact Kurt by phone or email as listed at the bottom of this email.
A reminder to all receiving this invite, only those individuals who have paid their membership dues and who are in good-standing with the Club per our bylaws will be allowed to vote (https://mohosoftballclub.com/membership/). Our post office box will be checked at 4PM on the day of the meeting for payments. You may also make arrangements with Kurt (firstname.lastname@example.org) to drop payments off at my house directly. If your membership payment is received after this date/time you will not be able to vote on these topics but will certainly be able to vote on upcoming decisions.
If it is decided to move forward with games, the Club Board Members in combination with the Youth Coordinators will establish game guidelines for all players, coaches, and parents to follow. This group will gladly accept input from parents on these topics but final decisions on specific rules/guidelines will fall with the Board and Youth Coordinators.
We are looking for and expecting a polite and meaningful discussion on these topics – the same as the last meeting. As stated previously, regardless of where you fall on this topic, we ask that you refrain from commenting to the coaches and suggest you avoid discussing your concerns in front of your players as we want them focused on practicing/games and not politics. If you would like to have a conversation about what is or will be occurring, please contact one of Board members directly and your comments will be taken under consideration. (https://mohosoftballclub.com/board-members/)
Just as the rules, suggestions, and plans provided by our governmental bodies and advisory boards have been fluid, so likely will be the Club’s approach as things move forward. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times.
The Mount Horeb Softball Club Board