The objective of the Southington Girls Softball League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community, the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect so that they may be well adjusted, stronger, and happier children a
 
 
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League Events:

Welcome to Panthorn Park
  Home of the Southington Girls Softball League

& Southington Lightning


 


The next SGSL Board of Directors meeting
will be on Tuesday, 6/7 at 8:00 p.m.
in the meeting room (above concession stand) at Panthorn Park.
Election of officers will be conducted.
All current Board Members are requested to attend


 

2016 SGSL Scholarship Award Recipients. 

 

2106 Scholarship Award Recipients

 

Pictured from from left to right:

Emily Mankus (UCONN)

Alissa Paul (Boston College)

Brenna Sarantides (UCONN)

 


Below is information regarding tryouts for the 2016 Southington Lightning travel teams. 

 

 16U (Born 1999 & 2000)

16u Team has an open pitching position. 

Please contact Coach Rich Ierardi at

 

 

 

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

2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Southington Girls Softball League is proud to announce the 

2016 SGSL Scholarship Award Recipients. 

 

2106 Scholarship Award Recipients

 

Pictured from from left to right:

  • Emily Mankus (UCONN)
  • Alissa Paul (Boston College)
  • Brenna Sarantides (UCONN)

 

Players will be recognized at Panthorn Park during the Jewel Classic on June 4.

 

Congratulations, and good luck in college next year, girls!

 


by posted 05/22/2016
SGSL Picture Day was May 14th
 
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If you are unable to make the SGSL Picture Day event, you can call the Lifetouch Toll-free Customer Service Center:  888-255-5191 to inquire about individual make-ups.   


by posted 04/29/2016
SGSL Day at Hartford Hawks

SGSL Players & siblings

If you participated today, or want to see what you missed, click here for lots of photos.


by posted 04/17/2016
USA Elite Summer Softball Clinic

     USA Elite Training & Southington Girls

Description: LogoSoftball League present 

       2016 Summer Softball Clinic

August 8-11, 2016 at Panthorn Park

 

 “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 20 year with proven results.”

 

Clinic Directors:  Jen Hapanowicz & Melissa Berardi

 

Register Now with link below!

 

https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=944&GroupID=1415090

 

 

Dates:      Monday, August 8 - Thursday, August 11, 2016 (rain date 8/12)


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 SGSL Players who register by July 1:  All Skills $119; Pitchers/Catchers $99;  Both $199*


Clinic Fee for SGSL Players who register After July 1: All Skills $144; Pitchers/Catchers $124;  Both $224*

 

* Note: Any player who are Non- SGSL or Non-USA Elite Member will be charged a $20 Non-resident fee.

 

 

Clinic Staff & FormatClinics will be instructed by the Director, Jen Hapanowicz and Kim Gwydir, Melissa Berardi 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 www.usaelitetraining.com

All Skills Program
The daily program will emphasis drills to improve individual skill of throwing, fielding, and catching. Players will learn the correct sequence of hitting mechanics, and the importance of balance and rhythm during their swing.  Player will be taught how to maximize the power in their swing with correct weight transfer and hand path to the ball. The short game skills will be introduced as well during the offensive portion of the clinic.  In addition, the fundamentals of each position (double plays, covering bases, cutoffs etc.) and defensive and offensive strategies will be covered.   This program includes base running, sliding, diving, and 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. 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 04/10/2016
Thank you Parents, Coaches, and Players!

Parents, Coaches, and Players of the SGSL,

 

I want to thank you for all of your support for our field setup day this past Saturday, March 12th.  We had a great turnout and got a lot of work done at the park.  The weather was beautiful and it was a great day.  There were too many volunteers to thank individually (a testament to the turnout) but I wanted to share a few of the projects that were accomplished:

- Batting cage setup

- Overall field grooming and cleanup

- Signs and new backstop blockers put up

- Meeting room painted

- Picnic tables painted

- Over 200 feet of drainage added to several fields!

The park has never looked better.  I am proud to be the President of this league and to be a part of this community.  Thank you all for your hard work and I am looking forward to a great 2016 SGSL season!

Watch for pictures to be posted soon from this great day!

Sincerely,

Jim St.John

SGSL President

Beautiful shine to our concession floor tiles. Many thanks to Jay Pearson!Spic & Span and Ready to Serve You!

by posted 03/13/2016
Batting Cage Renovations by Home Depot

 

I can't say enough good things about "Team Home Depot"!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work and financial assistance with our NEW batting cage.  Truly an amazing bunch. Also, thank you to Rick, Rich and Mike from SGSL and Lightning for busting your humps today.  Awesome job all around from everyone.

 

Kev


by posted 10/11/2015
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
Field Status
Batting Cage - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
Field 01 - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
Field 02 - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
Field 03 - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
Field 04 - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
Field 05 - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
Field 06 - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
Field 07 - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
Field 08 - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
Field 09 - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
Field 10 - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
Lower Level Field - Southington OPEN (5/29) 
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