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SCENES FROM OPENING DAY 2019

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PITCHING CLINICS
REGISTER FOR THE APRIL/MAY SESSIONS

Milton Girls Softball is pleased to offer professionally run Pitching Clinics for girls in Grades 2 through Grade 8. These clinics are designed for girls who are interested in becoming better pitchers or would like to learn how to pitch.

The Pitching Clinic consists of (4) 50-minute sessions over 4 weeks. This session is optimized for Beginners and Intermediates. Instructions include the basics of proper mechanics, correct footwork, arm circle, posture, grips for pitching. Age specific skills are taught, along with drills for accuracy, movement and power.

We have serveral options to chose from:

  • Date: Starts Monday, 4/29 running 4 Mondays (4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20)
  • Time options: 5pm session (beginner), 6pm session (intermediate), 7pm session (intermediate)
  • Cost: $80
  • Location: Cunningham Park or Kelly Field

Kaitlyn Sherman (view bio) will be running the clinics at Cunningham Park.
Ashley Beese (view bio) will be running the clinics at Kelly Field.

* Girls need to bring their own catcher – an adult or player. Catcher should bring bucket to sit on (if you have one), 1-2 softballs, and a small white towel to simulate home plate.

Register for the time slot and location that works for you.

Note: we will also be offering clinics in June (6/3, 6/10, 6/17 and 6/24) with these great instructors. More to come.

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MILTON GIRLS SOFTBALL IS NOW ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Milton Girls Softball is excited to announcing that we are now accepting scholarship applications. We will be sponsoring two (2) $250 scholarships for graduating high school students who have participated in the Milton Girls Softball program for a minimum of four years and are planning to continue their education at a vocational school or college or university (two-year or four-year) or has enlisted in a branch of the US Armed Forces. These scholarships are one-time grants, designated to assist students pursuing further education.

Applicant Requirements
To be eligible for consideration you must:
  • Be scheduled to graduate this year (Class of 2019)
  • Participated, a minimum of four years of league play, in Milton Girls Softball recreational program
  • Complete the MGS Scholarship Application
  • Submit a brief essay describing how MGS prepared you for your future. Please include what you gained from MGS to prepare you for high school softball, volunteering or umpiring if applicable. Minimum 400 and maximum 600 words, double spaced.
Applications must be postmarked, emailed or submitted online by April 12, 2019 for consideration.
 

You can apply online or by complete and submit the downloadable application.

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FREE FRESHWOMEN CLINICS
AT MILTON ACADEMY

Milton Girls Softball has added two Freshwomen clinics to the schedule. The clinics are 100% free and will be held on two consecutive Fridays at 6pm.

  • Date: Fridays - 4/5, and 4/12 - your coach will notify you about your team's designated day
  • Time: 6-7 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Milton Academy (Indoors in the gym near the swimming pool)

 No registration required. See you there.

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Free Intro to Pitching Clinic
for Sophomore Players (Grades 1-2)

Milton Girls Softball is excited to host a free pitching clinic for Sophomore Players (Grades 3-4). This clinic is intended for girls who have never pitched before and would like to learn the basics. 

The clinic will be on Friday, March 29th at 6pm at the Milton Academy Gym (near the swimming pool). Space is limited to 15 players.

Sign up for the free pitching clinic.

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A BIG "THANK YOU" TO Our Sponsors

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Summer Travel Tryouts
on Sunday, March 31st

We are excited to announce the 2019 Summer Travel Tryout Schedule. You must register for tryouts if you plan on attending.
>> Register for Tryouts

Sunday, March 31st

  • 14u - 3pm
  • 12u - 4pm
  • 10u - 5pm

There will be a single makeup date for girls who are not able to attend the 3/31 date.

Sunday, April 7th

  • 14u/12u - 3pm
  • 10u - 4pm

Notes:

  • We are offering a single tryout date and one makeup date. There will not be any additional tryout dates offered. Please plan accordingly.
  • Tryouts are at Kelly Field.
  • If you currently play for our Milton Monarchs, you do not need to attend tryouts.
  • If your daughter would like to play softball this summer and would prefer not travel to other neighboring cities and towns, another option may be our summer house league (Summer Jam).

For more infromation on Summer Travel as well as determining your player's age level eligibility, visit our Summer Travel Page.

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New Scorecard Installed Thanks to The Friends of Donny Higgins 

Milton Girls Softball is excited to share that we have a new scoreboard at Cunningham Park. Due in large part to the donation of the Friends of Donny Higgins, we have installed a new scoreboard at Cunningham Park. The scoreboard will be ready for opening day and will be dedicated during our Opening Day festivities. 

The Friends of Donny Higgins is a special charity that promotes local youth sports program and we are grateful for the contribution the organization has made to our program. Donny Higgins was a very special young man whose life was too short. He was a loving husband and father as well as a great son and friend to many. His wife and four children presently live in Milton.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the donation Milton Girls Softball received from the Friends of Donny Higgins, please think about attending the Friends of Donny Higgins Winter Gala on Saturday Feb. 23rd, 7PM at the Westin Boston Waterfront. This is a wonderful event filled with food, drinks, laughs and conversation. Many of us on the board will be attending and we ask that you help support a great cause. The tickets include a buffet dinner and open bar. Many Milton residents attend to support this organization. Even if you cannot attend, please consider purchasing a ticket. Thanks for your continued support.

To purchase tickets, please feel free to reach out to:

Tommy Walsh
Brian Mullaney
Kevin Olivieri

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REGISTER FOR THE
2019 SPRING SEASON

Milton Girls Softball encourages you to register for the 2019 Spring Season.

  • Kindergarten Instructional Program - $80

  • Freshwomen Division (Grades 1 and 2) - $85

  • Sophomore Division (Grades 3 and 4) - $150

  • Junior Division (Grades 5 and 6) - $150

  • Senior Division (Grades 7 and 8) - $150


PRE-SEASON CLINICS

For girls in Grade 1 through Grade 8 we are offering FREE Pre-Season clinics starting in late January and running until late March ($100 value). The clinics are held at Dirt Dawgs in Canton.

View the complete Winter Clinics ScheduleSpace is limited so sign up now to reserve your spot.

Register for the Spring Softball Season by clicking on appropriate link above or on the REGISTRATION LINK at the top of the page.
 

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Calece Johnson and Tommy Walsh named to Executive Board
Milton Girls Softball would like to welcome two new members to our Executive Board: Calece Johnson and Tommy Walsh
 
Calece has been coaching for the last 6 years and a member of the Milton Girls Softball board for over 4 years. She has contributed greatly to our program working on the scholarship program, equipment inventory, by-laws, capital planning, equipment pickup/ drop-off days and many other contributions behind the scenes. 
 
Tommy has been coaching since 2001 and has been a member of the board for the last 3 years. Tommy is willing to do anything people ask of him. He has coached multiple teams during the same season, helped out with our clinics, summer and Monarchs tryouts and is the point person for our Summer Travel Program. 
 
As part of the Executive Board with Brian Mullaney and Kevin Olivieri, this group leads the board by inviting participation of board members to determine and establish the leagues and programs to be offered by MGS as well as league rules, registration fees, and age requirements.
 
The Milton Girls Softball board as a whole is responsible for governance:
  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Strategic planning
  • Acting as the fiduciary responsible agent
  • Setting policy
  • Raising funds and support development efforts
  • Maintaining visibility in the community
  • Facilitating communication between board, coaches and parents
We are excited to have Calece and Tommy join the Executive Board as we kick off the 2019 year.
 
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