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Welcome to Panthorn Park

Home of the Southington Girls Softball League


Southington Lightning & SGSL Thunder
travel softball programs

2019 / 2020 Lightning Tryout Dates

Please see the Lightning tab for more information


10U Lightning: Players born in 2009 and 2010. 

7/29 & 7/31 at 5:30

Contact: Paul Emmendorfer at or 860-839-4340


11U Lightning: Players born in 2008

7/30 & 8/1 at 5:30

Contact: Dennis Insogna at or 860-919-5058


12U Lightning: Players born in 2007

7/30 & 8/1 at 5:30

Contact: Pete Cowen at or 203-589-7156


13U Lightning: Players born in 2006

7/31 & 8/1 at 5:30

Contact: Ed Beaupre at or 860-302-9965


14U Lightning: Players born in 2005

7/30 & 7/31 (8/1 Make-up date) at 5:30

Contact: Marci Moskal at 860-276-7869


16U Lightning Blue

8/1 & 8/5 at 5:30

Contact: Dave Smith at or 860-970-3520


16U Lightning Black

7/31 at 5:30

Contact: Kevin Rogers at or 860-302-6701


18U Lightning

7/30 & 8/5 at 5:30

Contact: Tim Rose at or 860-463-7087


12U Thunder: Players Born in 2007 or 2008

8/6 @ 6pm and 8/11 @ 10am

Contact: Chris Matthews at or 860-508-6280


14U Thunder: Players Born in 2005 or 2006

8/8 & 8/12 @ 6pm

Contact: Rick McQuatters at or 860-982-0138 and/or Jim St. John at or 203-206-9625


The next SGSL Board of Directors meeting will be held on 

Tuesday, June 4 @ 8:00 PM

in the League Meeting Room (above the concessions stand)

at Panthorn Park 

Guests are always welcome; members are requested to attend.


Please join us in congratulating the University of St. Joseph for the GNAC Conference Tournament Championship this weekend.  This win earns them an automatic bid into the NCAA Div. III tournament.  We are proud that there are 5 Southington players on this team who all participated in SGSL and our travel program growing up (L-R/Top row-Bella Russo, Frankie Ferrante, Kara Klimaszewski.  L-R/Bottom row-Michelle Woodruff, Alessandro Milardo).  Good luck girls!!!!!! 



If you need to contact us, please see the Contact Us link at the top of our website.

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SGSL Summer Sandlot
SGSL is proud to announce the return of our summer sandlot! Do...

USA Elite Summer Softball Clinic
   USA Elite Training & Southington Girls Softball...
Calling all Softball Fans...SGSL Needs You!
Southington Girls Softball League is made up largely of volunteers,...
Concussion Education Plan
The Town of Southington has made available this document...
SGSL Summer Sandlot

SGSL is proud to announce the return of our summer sandlot!

Do you long for the days of heading out to play with friends, picking teams, making rules and playing the game you love? Not ready for softball season to end? Well then, the SGSL Sandlot is for you! (Use this link to sign up!)

The program will be facilitated by current coaches who will act as pitcher and catcher. Teams will be split up accordingly and the players will play the game. The goals of the programs will be: 

1. Have Fun 
2. Socialize with friends and teammates 
3. Work on conflict resolution, teamwork and game strategy.

Registration is free. No obligation to participate: drop-in style attendance.

Complete the quick online registration. Required for participation.

Sandlot t-shirt purchase option.

WHO: Current (2019) SGSL Majors, Minors, and Farm players moving up next season.
           Your favorite coaches from the 2019 season
            Interested parent volunteers

WHEN:    Monday Nights 6:00‐7:30 PM 
DATES:    Mondays beginning July 1 through July 29 
WHERE:    Panthorn Park Field #1 (Majors)Field #6 (Minors, Farm moving up)
FEE:    FREE to eligible players!

*Players should dress accordingly for play, bring a glove and a drink. If they have their own helmet and bat, they are welcome to bring those as well.  We will have all other equipment needed.

SGSL sandlot is intended for fun and character development, not for coaching. Parents are encouraged to drop and go if they are not staying to actively volunteer.

SGSL sandlot is a "drop-in" event. Come to one or all five!
However, all players and volunteers are required to register once. The free player registration and coach/volunteer sign-up is available here:

Please join us for another great sandlot experience!


Mike Konopka
President, SGSL

by posted 06/30/2019

by posted 05/29/2019
USA Elite Summer Softball Clinic

   USA Elite Training & Southington Girls

Softball present 

       2019 Summer Softball Clinic

August 5- August 8 at

Panthorn Park, Southington, CT. 


 “Take your players skills to the next level. Get coached by the professionals who have been training the top players in CT for the past 27 year with proven results.”



Register Now with link below!


Dates:      Monday, August 5- Thursday, August 8, 2019 (rain date 8/9)

Time:  9 am - 12 noon  All Skills
          12:30 - 3 pm     Pitchers/Catchers

Ages: 8 – 16 (players will be broken up into groups by age and skill)

Clinic Fee for Southington Players who register by July 5:  All Skills $129; Pitchers/Catchers $109;  Both $209*

Clinic Fee for Southington Players who register After July 5: All Skills $154; Pitchers/Catchers $134;  Both $234*


Clinic Staff & FormatClinics will be instructed by the Director, Jen Hapanowicz and the USA Elite Training Softball Coaching Staff.  Players will be broken up into skill and age groups during each clinic session. For complete bio of staff go to

All Skills ProgramThe daily program will emphasize the following skills:  throwing, fielding, the short game and hitting.  In addition, fundamentals of each position (double-plays, covering bases, cutoffs, etc.) and defensive and offensive strategies will be covered.  This program includes base running, sliding, selecting the proper equipment for the individual position and live game situations.

Pitchers & Catchers Program Each day the pitchers and catchers will spend the first half of the clinic working on specific skills for their position. Pitchers will learn the correct fundamentals of windmill pitching including: how to grip and snap the 2 and 4 seam fastball, drills to improve arm circle speed and mechanics, drills to improve balance and explosion in the pitching motion.  The goal of clinic is to improve accuracy and speed. The beginning pitchers will work on Change-ups and the advance pitchers will work on spins for various pitches.  All pitchers will work on fielding position, and how to set batters up. There will be daily strength and speed stations for pitchers and catchers.   All pitcher speeds will be checked via radar gun and spin rotation via the Rev Fire.  The catcher skill work will include learning the proper stances, framing, throwing techniques, blocking, pick off plays, fielding bunts, passed balls and how to call a game.



by posted 05/15/2019
Calling all Softball Fans...SGSL Needs You!
Southington Girls Softball League is made up largely of volunteers, and the operation of the league is comprised of many activities that take place 'behind the scenes'. Did you know that we have:


  • A Field Maintenance Committee to keep our 10 playing fields - dedicated solely to Southington girls in grades K-12 - in a good and safe condition;
  • Various pre-season Organization Committees;
  • A Concession Stand Committee to help in the operation of our main source of income;
  • A Fundraising Committee,
  • An End of Season celebration Committee,
  • Charity tournaments Committees, 
  • and much more.

All of this activity is done for the benefit of all our girls by volunteers. SGSL is one of the finest, if not the finest, facility within the state of Connecticut, dedicated to girls' softball. Comments validating this have been made year after year by coaches and officials both within and outside of the Town of Southington. However, none of this happens without your help.

It's true that everyone has a busy schedule these days, but just a few hours of your time can be an invaluable contribution to both the league and to our girls' total experience of the sport. So please, ask any of our Executive Board members how you can get involved and take pride in knowing that your contribution helped to make treasured memories on these fields for your young girl to last a lifetime.

On behalf of the  SGSL Executive Board, thank you,

Mike Konopka
President, Southington Girls Softball League


by posted 01/01/2017
Concussion Education Plan

The Town of Southington has made available this document which contains important information that all parents should have access to for the safety of each girl playing softball.  This form will also be available for parents to take during in-person registration sessions.

by posted 06/15/2015
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