Washington Glory Offers Elite Training, Clinics & Camps for Fastpitch Players

July 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
ASHBURN, VA, JULY 7, 2007 — The Washington Glory launched its elite softball training clinics and camps this week through an e-blast to amateur fastpitch teams and athletes across the country. The workshops are geared toward providing young women with a unique opportunity to train under the direction of the Glory coaches and professional fastpitch athletes.

“These clinics and camps provide an amazing opportunity for fastpitch players to receive instruction from our professional coaches and players” says Glory general manager Paul Wilson. “Coaches Dever-Boaz and Goettlicher are highly regarded in the fastpitch world for their instruction. They and our players will provide these young women with excellent instruction, as well as positive role models they can aspire to emulate.”

There are several different options for Glory clinics and training camps.

Individual Training Sessions are available for young women to engage in one-on-one position-specific instructional workshops with the professional athletes of the Glory. These sessions range in cost from $75 for a single session to $350 for a package of five lessons.

Small Group Training offers up to four participants the opportunity to train with a member of the Washington Glory. This personalized session provides four athletes an hour-long training session geared to the group’s needs and goals. The small group training costs $160 per one-hour session.

The Team Practice Clinic will allow local fastpitch softball teams the chance to have the Glory’s professional coaching staff train a team of up to fourteen players during a two-hour session. This is a fantastic opportunity for the team’s coaching staff to learn how their professional counterparts prepare and run a practice. Cost per clinic is $500.

The Diamond Elite Hitting and Pitching & Catching Camps take place July 30th - 31st and August 15th - 17th, respectively. These camps are designed for advanced fastpitch athletes 14 years old and up. The hitting camp will be run by elite hitters in the NPF and will include training assisted by the industry’s most advanced digital technology to perfect players’ technique. Glory Head Coach Carie Dever-Boaz will be leading the pitching camp in August.

Coach Dever-Boaz is widely regarded as one of the best coaches and pitching instructors in the country. Erin has six years of Division 1 college coaching experience as well as an NPF championship ring she earned last year while coaching the 2006 NPF champion New England Riptide.

The organization plans to continue the training program throughout the off-season. Paul's Sports & the Washington Glory are opening an indoor training facility in the Ashburn area during the fall 2007. This facility will feature ongoing specialized training by the Glory coaches and players! Space within the facility will also be available for rent by individuals and teams.

For more information regarding this summer’s softball training, clinics and camps or to register, contact Erin Goettlicher at (571) 246-7071 or send an email to training@washingtonglory.com.

About The Washington Glory
The Washington Glory is the DC area’s professional women’s fastpitch softball team. In its inaugural year with the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, the team is coached by Carie Dever-Boaz and Assistant Coach Erin Goettlicher. The team plays its home games at the softball complex at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. More information about the team can be found online at washingtonglory.com or myspace.com/thewashingtonglory.

About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names Women’s Pro Fastpitch and Women’s Pro Softball League. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the official development partner of the National Pro Fastpitch League. The partnership, which began in 2002, is part of The Commissioner's Initiative on Women and Baseball, a league-wide effort to help the MLB and its 30 major league clubs build stronger relationships with female audiences.

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