by WWW.NRLL.ORG, 2019-05-13T19:42:45.000-07:00May 13 2019, at 07:42 PM PDT
Mother Nature may have pitched a shutout the first time around, but the North Reading High School baseball team and North Reading Little League are ready to take another swing at Varsity Day.
The re-scheduled event is set for Wednesday, May 22, from 4:30-6 p.m. at NRHS’s Carey Park when Hornets players and coaches will host a clinic to teach youngsters the finer points of the game in a relaxed and encouraging environment.
Varsity Day is free and open to NRLL players of all ages – from Tee-Ball through Senior League – and will include instruction, contests, and a pep talk from varsity head coach Eric Archambault. There will be hitting, pitching, fielding, and throwing stations, followed by complimentary pizza, drinks, and slush.
NRLL players are not required to register for the event, but are encouraged to coordinate attendance with their coaches and teammates and to wear their team jerseys.
“Varsity Day has quickly grown into another great North Reading baseball tradition,” Archambault said. “It’s a day that, as a program, we really look forward to – the opportunity to teach and engage the town’s youth players in a fun, positive way.
“After our original date was rained out, we wanted to find a day that would work for as many of the kids as possible. Our players are always excited for Varsity Day because they get to interact and share their knowledge with the Little Leaguers and show them fundamentals that will help them improve their game.”
With NRLL’s Tee-Ball, Instructional, Farm, and Minors teams all off that day, league president Eddie Madden sees the potential for a strong turnout.
“The 4:30 p.m. start makes it an ideal time for our younger players to attend,” he said. “And even if they can’t get there right at the beginning, I hope they’ll still come and experience as much of the clinic as possible. They’ll learn a great deal and can really come away being inspired by the high school players.”
More information and event updates are available at www.nrll.org.