Crimson Bears Open Den to Teach Youth Softball

    JDHS Crimson Bears softball players Carlynn Casperson and Denali Isaak instruct youth batter Anabelle Sullivan during a JDHS softball clinic for youth athletes last weekend. (Photo courtesy JDHS)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé girls softball team held a fundraiser on Saturday, April 2, using the opportunity to give back to the youth in the community.

      “We have been wanting to hold a softball clinic for the past several years and we decided we would do it this year,” JDHS coach Alexandra Razor said. “The Beginners Softball Clinic was done as a fundraiser, but it was also to provide young girls in Juneau an opportunity to learn more about softball before the upcoming little league season.”

      The clinic was held in the JDHS Auxillary Gym. The team taught 20 girls in the eighth- and-under group and 14 girls in the nine-to-11 year-old group. 

      JDHS players worked with groups of three to five girls, teaching them all types of softball fundamentals. 

      “Our goal was that girls walked away with some softball skills and parents left understanding more fundamentals and drills they could do with their daughters,” Razor said. “We spent time on throwing, catching, footwork for grounders, hitting, agility/base running, and pitching. The JDHS Softball players did an excellent job of sharing their knowledge and love of softball with the young players.”

      After the clinic, JDHS softball players made instructional videos of each drill that the girls tried during the clinic. Those videos and an informational flyer will be sent out to parents and players as reminders of the correct form and types of drills they can easily do at home. 

      According to Razor all participants, parents, and JDHS softball players had a great time and are looking forward to doing another clinic in the future.  

    More from Sports

    • East, Colony, Juneau Top Football Polls

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Huskies, East Anchorage Thunderbirds and Colony Knights all opened the prep season last weekend with wins and sit atop the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Poll in Division I.

    • Pepperdine Starter Kendyl Carson Returns to Roots

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - She doesn’t have to shovel snow off the driveway when looking for a game now but Pepperdine University starting point guard Kendyl Carson remembers those elementary school days that led her across Juneau middle and high school courts to sandy beaches in Malibu, California.

    • Hoonah Hosts First Annual Hoops Camp

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Once considered a hot-bed for youth basketball play in Southeast Alaska the city of Hoonah is hoping to reinvigorate that passion through their roots on the hardwood courts.

    • El Sombrero, Too Tall Tees Win Golf Classic

      Juneau, Alaska - El Sombrero won the men’s division and Too Tall Tees the women’s division of the 8th Annual Juneau Chamber Golf Classic, July 30th at the Juneau Golf Course.

    • White Leads Huskies D, Williams Huskies O in Season Opening Gridiron Win at Dimond

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Huskies started the 2022 prep gridiron season against the Dimond Lynx much like they played through last season, using a powerful running game and a stifling defense as they cruised to a 37-0 win in Anchorage on Saturday.

    Comments

    Add a comment

    Log in to the club to add your comment.

    Current Conditions

    Crude Oil Price