Melrose Youth Softball is a recreational softball program that runs in the Spring and Summer. MYS is dedicated to teaching girls the sport of softball as well as teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship and self-respect.
Great news! Our annual Winter Skills Clinic for girls in grades 3 through 9 is scheduled to start this coming Sunday, March 1st at 4pm at the Rams Athletic Complex in North Reading. We have reserved half of their interior facility for our girls. There will be a series of “stations” set up that will enable their professional instructors to help our girls improve different aspects of offensive and defensive skills. Typically the girls are divided up by age and put through drills that focus on the fundamentals like batting, catching, throwing, etc. It’s a great program and every year I am pleased with the results and I hope the girls are too.
Besides, after all this terrible weather my daughter is READY to get out and do something active for a little while! The clinics will be held on Sunday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm on March 1st, 8th and 22nd. It only costs $30 for all three clinics and we hope your daughter can take advantage of it.
Girls who are in 1st and 2nd grade will get their own skills clinics on Wednesday evenings (3/18, 3/25, 4/1 and 4/8) at 6pm. They last about an hour and will be run by Michelle Carson – I can think of nobody better to introduce them to the joy and excitement of softball. The clinics will focus on the basic rules and skills that will help them to enjoy the upcoming seasons. She’s great with the girls and I’m sure she will inspire them to look forward to the spring. There is no fee for these workshops so there is no reason not to bring your daughter (and her friend?) to the Roosevelt gym!
On those same nights, at 7pm there will be a pitching clinic for girls in grades 4, 5 and 6 at the Roosevelt gym. For that hour they will receive professional instruction on the art and science of softball pitching techniques and skills. We thought the instructors from last year were so good that we asked them to come back for a second year. Although it doesn’t start for a couple more weeks, we can only accept 15 players for this clinic, so please sign up right away!
On those same nights at 8pm will be the final clinic of the evening: Pitching clinic for girls in grades 7, 8 and 9. Again, we can only accept 15 players for these workshops and hope your daughter can join us.
Incidentally, we have seven players registered for each of the pitching workshops – so sign up right away!
Finally, I hope you will take a few minutes to sign your daughter up for the spring 2015 season. We have great coaches who are committed to teaching the girls the best athletic and sportsmanship skills possible. They all have daughters on the teams and are a pleasure to work with. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to sign your daughter up for the new season here: https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?org=melroseyouthsoftball.com
In conclusion, this winter can’t last forever so start looking forward to the brisk morning games and hot afternoon playoffs!
As in previous years, MYS will be offering our famous Winter Skills Clinics at the Rams Complex in North Reading starting at the end of February as well as the Farm League and Minor League skills clinics at the Roosevelt school gymnasium. We will publish the dates and provide a registration link as soon as they become available.
As usual the spring season will begin around the middle of April – as soon as the city opens the fields and will run through the second week of June.
Finally, the board would be very interested in hearing any suggestions you might have to improve our league after last season. Was there anything we really botched? Anything that went especially well? If you have any helpful ideas that you would like to share, please send them to
Likewise, we are eager to recruit additional volunteers to help with the governance of the league and would like to invite anyone who might be interested to join us. We meet once per month during the winter and as the spring approaches we may meet as much as once per week to get the season off the ground. To be included in any future meetings, please let me know at