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New Canaan Softball Expands League To Younger Players

New Canaan Softball is expanding its league this year to younger players and adding new coaches to fill the growing need.
New Canaan Softball is expanding its league this year to younger players and adding new coaches to fill the growing need. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan Softball is expanding its league this year by introducing the sport to younger players and adding new coaches to fill a growing need.

In the younger age groups, the league invested in five weeks of paid coaching to assist with skill and capability development at practices last spring. The league also embarked on its first year of a Little League travel teams for the 10- and 12- and under age groups in a partnership with neighbor players from Rowayton and Darien. The travel team will continue in 2016.

New Canaan Softball fielded four teams, one in each division, which is the highest participation the league has ever had, this past season. The Juniors division team lost only one game during the fall and went on to beat Westport 19-9 in the championship game.

“We’re building on the recent successes from 2015 to help recruit and retain great players for 2016,” said Rob Moore, league president. “We are adding more coaches with softball experience to our roster and board, a new practice field, and for the first time ever, we’re inviting kindergartners to join the league, like their tee ball counterparts. There is a real excitement growing around this sport in New Canaan.”

A seven-week program for players in grades K-8 will be held on Sundays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. beginning Jan. 24 for $140.

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