Baseball and Softball Coaching Staffs Assist DC Coaching Clinic
Dec. 20, 2013
WASHINGTON - Members of the Georgetown baseball and softball coaching staffs took part in a youth coaching clinic this past Saturday, Dec. 14.
"This is the beginning of a bigger effort to bring together a cohesive city-wide plan to grow baseball in all segments of the city," said Gerard Hall, a Recreation Specialist at the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).
With approximately 60 youth coaches in attendance, from little league to high school, the clinic helped teach coaches how to best prepare athletes to play at the collegiate level, both on and off the field.
"Our staff enjoyed working with the coaches on Saturday," Georgetown Baseball Head Coach Pete Wilk said. "Both parties are enthused and excited about growing our game in the city and joining forces to create a better baseball situation for kids in DC."
"The clinic was a wonderful opportunity for community outreach," said Hoyas' Softball Head Coach Pat Conlan. "There was a great turn out of city coaches who were eager to learn. My staff and I look forward to continue helping develop the game of softball for the city youth."
Saturday's clinic was spearheaded by the DPR Athletic Program Administration. Several other public and private organizations collaborated for the event, including the DC Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA), DC State Athletic Association (DCSAA), DC High School Classic, Inc., DC Public Schools (DCPS), Public Charter Schools, DC Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken and District 3 Little League.